Friday, December 4, 2009

Bible Time with Kodah

My heart broke with overflowing joy this evening when I walked in the living room to find Ian "reading" his Bible to Kodah. I just can't explain what that does to a mother!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cute Pictures and Ian's "Tie"

We have lots of fun with Kodah. Here are some cute pictures.

We had church directory pictures last week and Ian insisted on wearing his "tie". He made the tie at school. Unfortunately this mom wouldn't let him keep it on for pictures. He agreed to let me take a picture of him with my camera.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How Sweet!

My two older children walking to church!
So they do love each other - I was beginning to wonder!

Asleep with the preacher's daughter at church!
Kodah 4 months, Abigail 8 months

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kodah's First Haircut

Kodah's hair was so long!!!!!!!! It's was about 4 inches on top and on the sides, it covered his ears. I didn't want to cut it, it is part of that baby stage that is just so sentimental to me - the OH SO SOFT & SILKY BABY HAIR! But.. we did it! It was a family affair. Kodah screamed in protest most of the time, I held him, Romeo cut it with the clippers, and Nia and Ian put some of the hair in a ziploc bag for safe keeping. Now he has a big boy fade! He is OH SO HANDSOME!!!

The before

The After


I admit it - I'm a bad mom! It took me a while to decide whether or not I wanted to post pictures of Halloween because I knew it would scream "bad mom" at me. I took pictures of Nia & Kodah..... but not Ian. Awful-I know!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Kodah is 4 months old. Can you believe it? I can't. He has been eating less but getting bigger. He has laughed out loud a few times but is still learning. He loves talking to anyone who will talk back. He has not yet rolled over and he is not sleeping through the night. He is a happy happy boy! Hardly ever cries except when I mess up and have caffeine or anything spicy. Four months comes with real food (well, not in my opinion). He hated it and gagged on it several times. What to do?

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Ian is developing such a clever & witty personality.

Our preacher, who has a come back for everything - very witty, had a conversation with Ian the other day about a drawing that Ian had given to him. Rory laid it down on my mom's desk (as if he was leaving it there) and Ian picked it up and gave it to him a second time. I told Rory that he would be checking on it so don't go put that in the trash. So Rory told Ian that he was going to go put it in a super secret place where only he knew where it was. He went on and on about this secret place. And then Ian said, "I know, I know, the trash".

Rory was talking to mom and me and used the word shut-up. Ian told him that was a bad word and that he needed to ask God to forgive him.

At school, lunch time, Ian bent a fork in half! He was trying to show-off. He was waving it around, showing all his friends, he was so proud of himself. His teacher told him to go show the lunch room leader and he said okay like he had done something wonderful. Then the lunch room leader told him to go show Mr. B (the principal) what he had done. He was super excited about showing the principal how strong he was not even realizing that he was in trouble for destroying the fork. He soon realized, after talking to the principal, that he had done something wrong. Dad was called into the office. This story was told to me by a friend of mine that works in the cafeteria. She thought it was hilarious! She thinks Ian is so funny and can't wait to hear what he has to say each morning.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nerd Day

It's Red Ribbon week and each day of the week is a fun dress up day at school. Today is nerd day.

Nia was a little worried about dressing like a nerd. When she saw the clothes I picked out for her she was not about to go to school looking like that. I explained that everyone would look nerdy so it was no big deal. She agreed to my suggestions.

Ian was cute too until I realized he was too sick to go to school. He had his pant legs rolled up, one part of his shirt tucked in and the other out, socks with sunday shoes on and our plan was to part his hair down the center with a spike at the top.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Fest

Nia was selected by her classmates to be the second grade Fall Fest candidate. She was so excited! When she told daddy her news, she said, "Daddy, I'm the Homecoming Queen". Well, not really. A picture was taken of her and her partner, Ethan Parsons, and put on a can. The cans were put in businesses around town for supporters to put money in. The can with the most money, Wins! So.... they didn't win. She looked so beautifully gorgeous!

Happy Birthday Ian

On October 5th, Ian had a birthday!! He made it 5 Years and we are praying for many more! He is a Great Kid! Happy Birthday Ian!

From: Mema & Papa

Kori, Kaden, Luke, Ace, Nia, Zech, Emmy, & Hannah
From: Kaden Valerio

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kodah: 3 Months Old

Kodah is a wonderful baby!!! So happy - all smiles! My other two were good but not like this! He is growing so fast though! Took him to get shots and at 2 and 1/2 months old and he weighed 18 lbs. To put that into perspective, size 0-3 month clothing is up to 12 lbs. and 3-6 month clothing is up to 16 or 18 lbs. So... he totally skipped 3-6 month clothes and went right into 6-9 month.

NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!!

If you are new to my family, you might not understand why this is such a big no no! Our other two are 7 & 5 and STILL sucking there thumbs! If anyone has any recommendations on how to get them to quit, please make a comment! The agony and torture we have all gone through!!! No way we will allow Kodah to follow in their footsteps! It's cute right now but not for long!!!

When the Kids Get the Camera!

One of my kids favorite things to do is take pictures with my camera! Here are a few of their masterpiece's! Along with some friends - scary huh!

taken by Ian
taken by Ian
taken by Kori Swaringentaken by Hannah Mosley