Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Feet Indeed!

Nope my suitcase and camera haven't made it back from India... I have been going through old pictures and trying to organize them. This one made me chuckle. They were both "tap dancing" with the penguins.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Return to the States

I am back from India... but my suitcase and my camera are still in route!  :(

I am at a loss without my camera! I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Prayer Warriors Unite!

My sister's friend Deb and her husband Jeremy have been hitting road block after road block in their adoption of their two children in Ethiopia. Tonight they are asking everyone who cares about defending the rights of orphans world wide to agree with them in prayer and pray down the forces that are keeping them from their children. They have been to visit their children in Ethiopia believing that in a matter of weeks they would be traveling back to bring them home. It has now been 6 months. You can read more details on Debs blog.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Tricks Part II

Just Monkeying Around! 
Maylin has just begun to accomplish the task crossing the monkey bars. Now every time we pass a park she asks me to stop so she can "prapice monkee bas!" Her hands have become callused from her persistence! If she approaches everything else like she has approached this she will go VERY far in life!   

Learning New Tricks

We are missing two small wheels!
Yes I know his bike is pink and his knee pads are purple... Consignment sale before referal... and we bought the helmet at a silent auction supporting our churches youth group... we couldn't see the pink and purple padding when we bought it... but they sure have come in handy as you will see!!!

We have a bit of progress to make but he is doing so well!!! 
Pierson I am so proud of you and I promise your next bike will not be pink! :) 
(At least we live way off the road and no one sees him... except for everyone who is reading this now! )

Monday, May 9, 2011


These two never cease to amaze me with their creativity.
Who knew a book about trees could provide hours of entertainment? 
They found this book deep in a book shelf. Instead of thinking that it was boring like most kids/I would they looked through the pages to find different types of leaves and tried to match them up to anything green.

They took their job very seriously. Studying each picture and each leaf. I am not sure how they came up with their "matching" criteria but it worked for them and I guess that is what is important right?!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What Do You Do When...

you both won't fit in the same box?
 You stuff the other one in and call him a special delivery!

 Caleb, "Here you go Mommy!"
 Surprise! It's a Pierson! ... Hey guys that was fun! We should do that again.
 Surprise Grandma, it's a Caleb!
 and then a Maylin! (Grandma must have been extra sweet to get two deliveries!
 I got a Darcy!
And Kristi, (aka Mommy or Ayi) got a Kylie!

We only have first class deliveries at our house!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Easter Baskets -minus candy= Everyone is happy!

Easter Day Egg Hunt

 Pierson cracked me up. We had the kids lining up to go outside to hunt eggs and he frantically said "I be right back". He had been so excited to find eggs I couldn't imagine what would be so important that he had to delay the hunt.
Alas, it was his bunny ears from Grandpa Mickey! What good egg hunter hunts without his ears?

-Another funny on Pierson. While 10 of us (The M family, my family and Mom) were scurrying around getting ready for church I noticed his shoes were wet and had grass clippings on them?
Me: "Pierson why are your church shoes wet?"
Pierson: "I went outside."
Me: confused "Why?"
Pierson: looked down, paused, and with a grin said "I looking forw eggs."

 Darcy is so stinking cute! She was very pleased with her findings.

 Caleb proud of his collection.
This little princess makes my heart melt. Maylin was enthusiastice about every aspect of Easter!
Kylie is very thoughtful about everything. Nothing gets past her. Especially an unfound egg. 

The five sorting their loot. 
 After the hunt we walked out to check the Blue Bird house that Grandpa Shultz had built. It had four baby blue birds in it! So cute.
 We all took turns quietly peering into the house.
 Eggs, Birds and Lizards Oh my! None of the kids were even remotely afraid of the lizard Uncle Ian caught.
 Maybe a little surprised when they jump on your face before climbing down your chest... but not afraid.
 Caleb is totally all boy! What more proof do you need? Scuffed elbow and a lizard on your shoulder!
 Maylin makes me a little nervous with how tightly she holds the catch of the day. One day I am afraid we are going to see the insides of one of these things! :0
 Pierson enjoys having another boy to play with. He and Caleb race around and chase each other on scooters while dodging everyone else. I came pretty close to losing some skin on my ankles a couple of times.
 That evening we built a fire and roasted hot dogs and s'mores!
Dirty dirty girl! You should have seen what came off of all of them in the bathtub that night. Gross!!! But they sure had a lot of fun!

 Ayi helping build s'mores.
 Needs no words... Sheer delight!
 Kristi and Ian taking turns roasting marshmallows for the kids.
 After a bit of sugar overload Maylin needed to kick up her legs and relax. It was a great end to a day of celebrating our risen Savior!