Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Belly Laughs

Here I captured one of my favorite things about toddlers - that beautiful belly laugh. Mia (one of the triplets) is laughing hysterically at Karla's mom. It's so easy and fun to get a 1-year old to laugh!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rides, rides, rides

This weekend we met the Lauderdales at Kings Dominion for a great day of rides. The weather could not have been more perfect. This year all of our boys had moved up a level on the height charts for the rides. I wasn't sure how it would go, but they were all very brave and had a great time.

Alex was tall enough for the big rides. He couldn't quite psych himself up for the Drop Tower or the upside down roller coaster, but he tackled and loved the big wooden roller coasters, voting The Grizzly his favorite ride of the day.

Zack was a little frightened at the first ride of the day, but he went on it (below), and loved everything he was tall enough for after that. I have to say that I was completely shocked.

Matthew got very angry with me a few times during the day because he wasn't tall enough for something. He is a daredevil like his sister and wants the biggest ride possible. He rode the Scooby-Doo Roller Coaster for the first, second and third times and loved it! He's told everyone we've seen about it since then.

Matthew and Lauren getting warmed up for the Scooby-Doo

All of the kids, Tara's included, were so brave. We didn't have a single kid that was upset with the rides. Even Sean screamed and held on tight when Tara tried to take him off the ride when it was over.

I see many more amusement park trips in our future. Of course, for me, I've decided I must be too old for Kings Dominion. All these rides that I loved as a kid were too rough and made me sick to my stomach. When did this happen?

Surprisingly Matthew was a safe driver. He drove all around avoiding all the other kids.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Family Picture

We had a free photo session for our church bulletin. You never know how it will go, but surprisingly, the kids were cooperative. The lady actually commented that they should be models because they were full of smiles.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Big Day

School has once again begun! Zack starts Kindergarten this year. He was a little apprehensive, but he came home excited about it. So, hopefully we'll have a good year!

My cute little 2nd grader. This is a big year for him because he will celebrate his First Communion in the spring.

4th grade - I can't believe it! Rachel got separated from most of her friends, so I think she was a little nervous about starting school. But, her class is apparently 2/3 girls, so I'm guessing she'll have many opportunities to make some new ones.