Saturday, February 28, 2009


Last night, just before sundown and then for several hours after, the planet Venus (visible for several months now) was supposed to be at it's brightest and close to a crescent moon. It was so neat to see! The moon was just a little sliver, and right above it, you could see Venus. There was not a cloud in the sky, so we had a perfect view of it!!

Obviously, the bright crescent is the moon. That bright spec just above and to the right is Venus!

Mason with the moon and Venus in the background.

Taking this photo was quite a Kodak Moment in itself! I wanted to get all the kids with Venus in the background, but the girls were too short. I had the bright idea of having Wayne hold all three while I took the photo. I didn't realize that the I had hit the zoom, and couldn't figure out why I couldn't get everyone in the photo! I was literally laying on the ground here, looking up at them to get this shot. Right after I took this photo, Wayne put the girls down and I said "wait, I had the zoom on! We need to take another one!!" Needless to say, he was not willing to accommodate me on this one! So, here is it....this was the best I could do!


Our little Daredevil!Tasha LOVES the slide! She can climb up it about half way, before she slides down. If we actually put her in the "fort", she will slide down the slide. It is quite amusing to watch!!
Look Out Below!!!!

Outside Fun!

The swing set we bought for the kids' birthday's last year was definitely the best investment! Mason and Aubrey go on everyday!!

A little blurry, since she was actually swinging, but Aubrey just LOVES the swings!! Instead of "push", she says "pull"! She wants us to grab her feet and pull. Then let go so she goes really high! I am surprised at how daring she is!

Again, a little blurry since he was swinging, but still a cute one!

Lexi is just like her daddy. She does not like swings! She wont even sit on it, not moving! She will climb up the rock wall and play in the "fort", but she is definitely going to be the one that sits off the rides at the amusement parks. She doesn't even like the slide!
Lexi was pointing to the camera saying "see". She loves to see herself in the camera after the photo is taken! I think she might just be a little model!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mud Pies, anyone?

So, we were outside playing today and I noticed Aubrey was being very quiet on the other side of the sandbox. When I walked over there to see what she was up to, I found her digging her hands in the dirt and eating it! YUM! She had dirt stuck to her teeth! So much for the pretty yellow shorts she was wearing! Though, I am sure I ate my fair share of mud pies when I was her age!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Has it been a week already?

WOW! I cant believe it has been a week since I last wrote or posted pictures! This has been a crazy week! Mason and I have both been sick with a bad cold. He still has a cough, I still have close to no voice. (and as you can probably tell, I am quite medicated and am finding it hard to concentrate, so I apologize if this is all over the place!)

Aubrey now has pink eye!! We have never dealt with that in our house and I certainly hope we never have to again. The medication for this is more torture than anything else. I literally have to pin poor Aubrey down and drop two drops into each eye...three times a day! Now, keep in mind, Aubrey is a strong girl, and I am not at my best right now. She about took me out this morning! The silver lining here is that our pediatrician said that this is not the contagious pink eye (let me rephrase that: he doesnt THINK it is the contagious pink eye). So, I hope we are in the clear as far as Lexi and Mason are concerned.

Anyway, despite the illnesses and injuries (yes, now Lexi has a cut on her face...thank you, Mason), I still managed to take a few photos of the kids. Enjoy!

How cute is he?

Mason going in for the kill with Elsie
(hhhmmm, maybe April and I will be sisters one day!!!)

Some of the girls from PBC Multiple Mommies at my house for a playdate. What a wonderful group! I just love these girls!

Lexi riding the fire truck on a chilly South Florida day!

The girls holding hands outside! too cute!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Goodbye, Big George!

On Thursday, February 5th, my grandfather passed away, just two days after he celebrated his 86th birthday. "Big George" lived a wonderful, happy life and thankfully passed away peacefully, without the need for any pain medication. Up until the morning he died, he continued to flirt with the nurses and tell everyone jokes, most of which were the same jokes he had been telling for twenty years! ~That is how I will remember him!

Below is a photo of my father and grandfather, taken at my Aunt Susie's wedding.

Grandpa, Heather, and I

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Horray for Clean Chairs!!!!

Dont ask me why, but today, I got the urge to look under the kids' booster seats at the dining room table. All I can say is that I was shocked, no make that disgusted, to see all the crumbs and chunks of food under there! And here I thought the kids were actually eating all their food!! They have cleverly found a way to hide it from mommy!!

Needless to say, I took the chairs off to clean under them, as well as clean the actual chairs. I put them on the living room floor while I cleaned up the mess. To my surprise, the kids moved them and placed them perfectly in front of the t.v. so that they could watch Caillou in their own chairs!