Thursday, May 28, 2009

Swimming season starts!

Yes, it's that time of year again! The children were able to try out their modest rash guard swim suits for the first time. I only got to snap a few shots, I was too busy chatting I forgot to take pictures! By the time I remembered I had my camera, the children were so cold they didn't want to get back in. Once the pool warms up, I won't be able to get them out.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Un-birthday Tea Party

The Girls with their Mommies

Tea Time






Hannah with Mommy

All the beautiful Mommies

Lucy the Birthday Girl with her Mommy

The Girls and I

Our friends, the Miner's, are moving away, and since little Lucy, won't be near her friends for her actually birthday, we were able to celebrate with an Un-Birthday Tea Party. We all dressed up for a lovely day at Duke Gardens. (Lucy's Daddy just graduated from Duke a week ago, congrats! And thanks for watching all the boys!) We had such of lovely day. (And, yes, that is my prom gown!) Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anniversary Getaway

This past weekend, Chris and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. Several of our friends took one or two our children, and Chris and I were able to get away just the two of us, for two days and nights. We didn't go far, but we had a lot of fun, and did a lot! Thanks to all who watch our blessings.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life in a Shoe

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Hannah's favorite way of getting around these days is to roll. She will roll and roll to get a toy out of reach. However, over the last few weeks she has attempted to crawl, only to scoot backwards a little. Here is a short video of Hannah trying to crawl.

Where your money went...

In case your wondering where your money went. The answer is "Legos". Caleb has enjoyed putting these creations together all by himself. Well done Caleb. Thanks again for all the money sent to Caleb for his birthday.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Another Thank You

Caleb just wanted to say "thank you" to grandma and papa Reeder for the birthday gift. Photos to come of what Caleb bought. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Nellie's Dryer Balls

I am always looking for ways of being more frugal and to avoid chemicals. A couple weeks ago, at Aldi's, I picked up Nellies Dryer Balls. They say they soften your laundry "naturally" without chemicals. They also claim "their will be less lint, your towels will be more absorbent, and they will reduce your drying time by 25%". I have been using them this past week, and they seem to work okay. I have notice less lint. But really haven't paid attention to their other claims. Our laundry does lack that smell you get from dryer sheets, but that is the point of the dryer balls. (no chemicals, they do sell balls that you can add essential oils too, for a nice smell) I haven't notice static with the dryer balls either. So, will I contiue to use these balls or recommend them? Yes, I will continue to use them, especially on my cloth diapers. I still have some dryer sheets and may use them when washing sheets to give them that "smell". But otherwise these work fine. They do sometimes get "lost" in the laundry. But if your folding your laundry right away, it isn't that big of a deal. I bought mine for the bargin of $6.00 at Aldi's. But Nellies sells them on their website for $19.99 plus shipping. Check them out on their site...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Girls

Here are the girls.
We took these quick photos on the front steps of our house before the piano recital.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring 2009 Piano Recital

This past Saturday night was our children Spring 2009 Piano Recital. The children did a wonderful job and we had a nice evening out. Enjoy the photos and videos.

Big Belly

Elijah's favorite saying these days is... "Look at my Big Belly". He is such a sweet heart. Always making us smile. Here he is showing his... Big Belly.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Caleb's Star Wars Birthday Party


Today was Caleb's Star Wars Birthday Party. It was really a play date with watermelon and light sabers. The boys were able to get together, run around, and play star wars. And then eat watermelon. Caleb also opened gifts from his friends. The boys all had a blast.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Caleb's 7th Birthday

Caleb turned 7 years old yesterday. He enjoyed picking all our meals yesterday. For dinner last night Caleb was excited to pick cereal for dinner. Cereal is a special occassion in this house. The kids only eat it a few times a year, since it's processed. For Caleb's birthday cake, we had watermelon. It was a healthy choice for dessert. After dinner and watermelon, Caleb opened his gifts. To end the evening we watched a movie before bed. Caleb really enjoyed his day, however, he is looking forwards to his upcoming party with friends this coming Saturday.