Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Whose is it?

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crazy Corn

All that rain we got has made the corn around here grow like crazy! This isn't even the tallest of the corn around here. I've never seen corn this high in Kansas in June! The old adage "knee high by the 4th of July" is blown out of the water this year!
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Friday, June 25, 2010


The Florida cousins surprised us with a last minute visit! It was fun at Papa & Binga's!
The following is our attempt at getting a picture of all 6 cousins and then all of them with Papa and Binga. Pay close attention to the boys...very funny.

Mia dressed as Caroline from "Little House on the Prairie"

Papa took all 6 kids exploring. He said that's the last time he takes all of them by himself! The boys were a bit of a handful:)

Another Flood!

Trying to catch up a bit on my pictures while I've got a computer I can do it on!
A couple weeks ago we got close to 8 inches of rain in less than 48 hours. So we had another flood! We're very thankful we installed sump pump last year. It worked overtime, that's for sure!

They would fill up the water bucket from the sump pump and "water" the sidewalk! It kept them entertained for a long time!

LOVE their faces in this one!

The morning after the first rain-we got 6+ inches in a few hours' time. Our front sidewalk was completely under water. They didn't seem to mind that it was ice cold. Again, it kept them entertained!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Double trouble!!!

Jacob & his cousin Toby-they're less than a year apart.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Double trouble!!!

Jacob & his cousin Toby-they're less than a year apart.
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Picture Overload!

I'm finally getting around to putting some pics on here. I hate not editing them!! :) We've been busy already this summer!

The VBS program was last night. The kids did SO GOOD!! I can't believe Jacob stood up there as long as he did. I couldn't see Anna through all the heads. I can't get the videos to download to my video site straight from my camera :( but he was so cute singing the songs and doing the actions!!
After the ridiculous meltdown we had before leaving, I'm surprised she was happy and cooperative! She did great, though. The theme was "Egypt Files".

He's not a baby anymore!! :( Such a big boy. So proud of him!

THE set:) It took forever and a day, but I think we did an amazing job using partitions, sheets, paint & colored duct tape!! :)

Oh my. We've had so much rain in the last two days. Over 6" Saturday evening/Sunday morning and I don't know how much last night. We are SO GLAD we put the sump pump in last year! The electricity went out for about 20 minutes yesterday evening and the water immediately rose to shin level under the house! Thankfully Ben & Seth were here so they helped bail it out while we found our neighbors and hooked up to their generator. The pump has been going off every 8-10 seconds since Saturday night! And the forecast doesn't look any better for the next week or so. Poor farmers--the wheat was a few days from being ready to cut and then all this rain!

Playing with rose petals.'s sideways! Anna can now "carry" Jacob! ha!!

My roses are blooming!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Live-in Playmate!

I think the kids would be okay with Seth living with us forever! From the minute he gets home to the minute they go to bed, Seth is their playmate. They wrestle, they play, they wrestle. Everybody loves it! Mom & Dad get a break, the kids have a blast AND get worn out, and Seth...well, he gets to act like a kid!! :)
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Puppy Love

About a month ago, Jacob became attached to "Rufus"-a puppy Anna got from Grandpa & Grandma Wallman a couple years ago. I have no idea why (same as I have no idea why Anna is so attached to Pink Teddy!). Maybe it's because he sees Anna with Pink Teddy or maybe it's just because! Either way, it's pretty cute! :)
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Missions Team

Another mission trip for my cousin Addie...this time to Guatemala! Follow along on their journey of faith and outreach and pray for them! They've been there a week already and I think have another week to go.

Ride 'em Cowboy!

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Random, photo-less post

Still no computer, but at least my computer-genius dad is going to fix it for us! So I have no pictures for you. I apologize because I don't like to read blog posts without pictures! :)
Things are getting busy around here. We spent last week in Iowa (see Cassie's blog for videos!) and had a great time. When we have cousins together (even when it's just 3 of them!), it makes me wonder what things were like when all of my cousins got together at the had to have been chaotic, but I don't remember it being that way as a kid! I'm sure the parents have a different story!!
This week started VBS at our church...with an Egyptian theme! Anna and Jacob are in the same class with their favorite teacher Kim! She has her hands full with all those 3-5 year olds!!! Sadly and oddly, the skit at the end of day 1 (that all the kids go watch) really scared Anna. Evidently there was a robber with a mask in it and she had horrible nightmares last night. She's had bad dreams before, but I've never heard her scream like she was last night. And it's not just at night. She walked by her room this evening (wasn't dark yet but the light was off in her room so it was dark in there) and she ran crying back to the living room because the rocking horse looked like the robber's mask. And then during baths she started crying because she couldn't stop thinking about the robber. Poor girl! So we talked about how God can take away the scary things in her mind and that He's always with her and all she has to do is pray for His peace. And I read her the verses in Philippians about being anxious for nothing and thinking on things that are lovely. So far tonight, as long as I'm right beside her she's fine. She's stirred around several times and kind of awakened but looks at me and goes right back to sleep. Hopefully this passes soon...she hogs the bed!! I think Jacob was even having some bad dreams last night, too. Anna said the skit scared him, too. He's been sleeping good so far tonight (spoke too soon!). They skipped VBS today because they both got so little sleep last night.
I had another appointment with my OB this week. When she tried to get the heartbeat, baby was moving around so much that she could hardly get it long enough to get a read on it! It was funny (and hard not to laugh and keep my belly still!). It was so loud, all the swishing around. I'm pretty sure I've felt baby move a few times this week, too!! I can't wait until baby is big enough for the kids to feel movement. I know Anna doesn't remember feeling Jacob move, so it'll be really fun this time! I'm finding that I have to take it easy already with things. :( I'm only 4 months! But at least baby and I are healthy. Next month we get to have the big sonogram and find out boy or girl! I still think girl, but I think Aaron is still thinking boy. We shall see! I'm sure we'll be doing another name survey...we've talked about girl names and can't agree on one!
We'll soon be heading to Colorado to see Aaron's family. His brother and family are moving overseas to his next station!! We're so glad things worked out for us all to see them before they move.
Then we'll hopefully be at Aunt Cara & Uncle Terry's for harvest! Anna is so excited (so is her Mama!!) and Jacob will be once he sees the combine and tractor:)
Then July will be here and Anna's party. I can't believe my baby is almost 5! She's growing up way too fast. Kindergarten already!! *sigh*
Alright, I better get to sleep. Nothing better than falling asleep to a thunderstorm!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

Right?? Well, after last night's weirdness, I shouldn't be surprised at this morning's weird breakfast choice! Heading off the VBS...or is it Egypt?! :)
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Handy Man

Seth is staying with us for the month of June while he works at the grain elevator-between the end of school & his mission trip to Ghana. So we cleared out the coat closet for him to use. While doing so, something struck Aaron the build a shelf above in his closet. So he did! It will be great for keeping shoes out of the way (I foresee a lot of late night goings-on in the future!). Good job honey!!!
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