Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Incase you forgot...

I'm pregnant right now. All through the later part of this pregnancy the doctors have been telling me "It's going to be another huge baby" (Bennett was 10'5). Even with this constant warning I wasn't think this was too big of a deal (Bennett's birth was way easy), but I went to the doctor yesterday and they measured my belly and said the baby is measuring 39 weeks! (I should only be measuring between 33 and 34 weeks along right now. 40 weeks is when a baby is full grown) So lucky me I get to have another ultrasound. It's always exciting to get a chance to peek in on your baby, but since we are not finding out the gender of baby #4 it's also torture to know all you have to do is ask and the mystery could be solved. Don't worry I'll stay strong.

*the good news is this may mean I'll be induced early! Although I can't be induced too early or Casey will miss it (due to the Elmer family reunion that I can't attend, no i'm not too bitter)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Take me out to the ball game!

T-ball season is upon us, and Porter is our little star. The kids are so cute, and they all do the funniest things. I've never had so much fun watching a baseball game!

Porter is playing T-ball this summer, and seems to really be liking it. He has a difficult time keeping his head in the game, but that could be because his favorite things to do are touch his hat, and fill his glove with dirt.

Look at the power behind that swing!

Here are the little cheerleaders, watching and wishing they could be playing also.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Maya's 5th Birthday Party

We finally got Maya to choose something other than a pony party and what does she choose?Princess? Fairy's? Strawberry Shortcake? NOPE!

It's a SCOOBY DOO theme!

Here are the cupcakes, I think she really liked decorating them herself (with some help from her brother and cousins), and they turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

Here are some of the party guest waiting patiently to get a chance to clobber the pinata.

Here's the birthday girl getting vicious on the pinata, and receiving a birthday smooch from her favorite party guest.

Even though you wouldn't guess it from her party theme's this little girl is pretty darn girly.

Overall it was a real great party. We had a scooby doo mystery for the kids to solve. Someone (Casey dressed up in a transformers mask and poncho) had stolen all the party supplies, and the kids had to get clues to figure out where the supplies were dropped and eventually catch the culprit (who cursed those meddling kids).
It's hard for me to believe my little girl is 5 years old and will be starting kindergarten. I sure love having her around. She is a kid that is full of love, and is not afraid to show it. She's always the first to help someone who is feeling sad, and is quick to notice when someone is having a difficult time. The other day Bennett threw his sippy cup full of red juice on the floor and the lid busted off and juice spilled everywhere. Casey and I both were frustrated with him and Maya just quietly reminded us "Guys, Bennett is just a baby and he doesn't know any better." I sure love that little girl.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire

A few months ago we decided Casey really needed a work car, so (being the Nazi that I am) I laid down the law and said it had to be less than $1000. (For those of you who know Casey, you know he needs guidelines like this). Well (I think to spite me) he found the worst car in all of central Indiana and claimed it as his own. This car had no radio, the windows were cracked, there was rust on it, the interior was horrible, the doors didn't lock, the seats didn't stay upright, and there was a whole side panel that was a different color blue than the rest of the car. There was NOTHING nice about this car, but it seemed to be doing the job, until a few weeks ago. It just suddenly stoped running. Casey and my Brother-in-law Stev-o tried to do what they could but couldn't fix it so we took it to the shop. They said there were two problems and the repairs were going to cost almost $500. We paid the shop and I rejoiced that I would finally have a car to drive again. The next morning I get a call from Casey that went something like this

Me: "Hey, what are you doing?"

Casey:"I'm sitting in the back of a Police cruiser watching the bronco BURN!"

Yep, the car was completely engulfed in flames. The police and the fire department were there trying to subdue the flames. Casey had called 911 and as soon as he said his car was on fire the lady said "Oh is it the one on McCormic? We've already gotten a few calls about you." Luckily Casey wasn't hurt, and it seems like the repair shop is going to work with us to make it right, but only time will tell.

*this is not our actual car, Casey took pictures on his cell phone, but I don't know how to get those on my computer.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Camping at Jellystone Park

We've been trying to squeeze a camping trip in for a while now, and we were finally able to go last weekend. It was so great. The kids had a blast and we all enjoyed getting away for a bit. We went to Jellystone Park (Yogie bear was there) in Kentucky and it was so great. It was near Mammoth caves so Casey got to go do a tour of the caves one day, and the campground provided all these great crafts and activities for the kids. The theme for the week was Pirates so we got to make an eyepatch, pirates gold, and go on a treasure hunt.

We rented a golf cart for one of the days we were there and Bennett fell in love with it. He is still asking me to "drive car".

They did a little journal keeping about the experience. I think it is so cute when they concentrate on something educational. It's like I'm tricking them!

Bennett decided the Fire Pit (don't worry it wasn't hot) was a great place to play (of course, it's the one place where he could make the biggest mess in the shortest amount of time).

Porter was having a blast (it's hard to tell with his mister serious face on). It was difficult to get shots of him because he was so busy playing with his cousin Landon.
He did slow down when he heard we were going to have marshmallows. He couldn't wait for the fire to get ready so he dug in and had a few un-roasted.

Maya was a little more patient and had her side kick do the dirty work while she sat and waited.

Sometimes even the most patient campers have to endure difficulties. Lucklie Dad roasted her some good marshmallows and she would just keep hers in the fire untill they melted off the stick and sizzled on the fire logs.

Mr. ON THE GO. Sorry for the blur.

These aren't camping pictures, but Bennett loves playing in the kitty's house, and here they are cuddling together. If only I had as much patience as that cat.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Fun

It's so great being able to have all the kids home during the day. More people to keep the this little 'terror' entertained.

More people to help with the chores. Why is it that once your kids get to a point where they are actually helpful you send them off to school?

More people to enjoy all the aspects of summer with. You can't tell but she was actually spraying over the car and soaking her big brother who was not so happy about the whole thing.

More people to cause mischief and exhaust their poor momma!