Monday, February 29, 2016

our super heroes

These little boys obsessively love super heroes. Last week I was picking Caleb up from school and he told me he had a good idea, which was them dressing up in their costumes and fighting and I would take pictures. I laughed and then said ok, I am trying to learn more about my camera so I am usually up for some practice. They loved it, and I think I will print a few for their super hero themed room. These two certainly keep us busy and entertained.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

family photos

Family photos: In an effort to better understand my camera I agreed to take some family photos for a friend. I was really nervous with my lack of experience and knowledge in photography but I really want to learn and you can't learn without practice. Here are just a few of the ones I took.  I have such a greater respect for photographers, just getting 4 kids to look at the camera was a lot of work, but that doesn't count all the time it takes sorting through and editing the photos. Overall though I actually enjoyed it and I am happy with how they turned out. Not to bad for a first try.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


I know it is really late but Caleb started pre-K this past year. It was a hard decision to send him to school and I went back and forth for months. Here in Oklahoma they have preschool through the public school and it is from 9-2:30 every single day. I personally felt like it was way to much schooling for him at this age. I looked around for other alternatives but there wasn't really anything that fit Caleb's needs. Caleb lives to play with other children. He makes friends everywhere we go and he is devastated days we don't leave the house, which is why I decided to enroll him in school. We put him in with the idea that we would see how it went and if he didn't like it or it wasn't working out we would pull him out. Well, he loves it. His teacher is absolutely amazing and he loves her. So far it has been wonderful and he wants to go every day. I have decided to keep him home one day a week to take him on a fun day, so one day a week he skips school and we go to the aquarium, zoo, park or just have a play date with friends at our house. I miss having him at home but I love how much he has learned and I love how much Ethan has changed getting the opportunity to be the oldest while Caleb is at school. Overall I really don't have any complaints.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Another project

You know we just can't take a break from projects. Nathan is a hoarder but as much as I complain it comes in handy when I need something built and he has all the scrap wood in the garage. I took a little trip to Corpus Christi and while I was gone, Nathan with the help of my little brother Stephen built this shelf. I painted it the next week and we are pretty happy with the result. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016


These two have really taken to juicing. If they juice it they will drink it. These two are ridiculously picky but for whatever reason they love juicing and it has added a whole new line of vegetables to their diet.

I frequently find these two hiding out in the garage. When they think I'm not looking they bust out their garage games, which usually consist of their version of rock band, Caleb on the drums and Ethan with the vocals or my favorite which is sure to end in injury, golf ball hammer. These two certainly keep us busy.