Thursday, April 22, 2010


As we get closer and closer to the end of the school year, my posts become fewer and far between. School has been so nice this year. My class is one of those "dream classes" that just makes you want to be at work each day. I have been blessed. At home, life has been good. Always busy, and I have been taking pictures but haven't taken the time to post. So, here is just some April "stuff".

Poor Brian's Mustang. It used to be "cool". If you look closely, it's been transformed. There are 2 carseats in the back! Reid's favorite thing is to "ride the vroom vroom car". So, Brian obliged, and we took the Mustang for a little spin....with the kids!

Do 2 carseats fit in a Mustang???? Yep.....quite cozily.

There she is! Brian's 3rd baby.

I love this time of year. The blossoms are so pretty. Ellie wanted to show off her favorite tree in our yard. It is pink, you know?

Sophie.....loving the outside temps as much as we are!

Ellie and Brian getting our new tree situated. The city planted some new trees this year, and we were a yard that got one! We were so happy! It will be neat to watch it grow along with the kids. the cake picture. This was a good idea until Ellie came to me with "her" plan. This actually started out as a Weight Watcher cake, but it ended up far from that. Ellie LOVES to be in the kitchen helping. She loves to decorate and cook whenever she can. So, she asked me if she could frost the cake. I didn't see any harm in that. Then, she asked me to get out the sprinkles. Again....what could a few hurt? She wanted to "surprise" me with her creation, so I really didn't supervise as well as I should. When she was done, there were about 3 containers of sprinkles that had been used up...completely. I am telling you, the cake had mountains of sprinkles. She could not wait for us to eat it for dessert that night. So, we all had a little cake and a lot of sprinkles that night. I think Reid was on a sugar high for the next 72 hours. And I think Brian may have chipped a tooth on the crunchiness of the stacks of sprinkles. We laughed, and definitely declared it the best Weight Watcher cake, ever!

I love it when the kids are getting along and in one place for more than 4.8 seconds. Reid was probably re-programming Brian's I-pod here. Who knows!!!!! But, I love seeing Ellie and him snuggling close. Sweet. (what you didn't see what the massive breakdown when I said it was bedtime and the I-pod had to be put know.....normal "stuff")

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Zoo Trip~

Spring break is all about little trips at our house. So, today, we geared up the van, packed in the kids, brought a picnic lunch, met up with 3 other church families....and went to the ZOO! What a fun day it was! And with temps in the 80' could we NOT be outside? What a great day it was!
**sidenote** These pictures do not depict the true essence of the day. Thank goodness for friends who could haul the wagon around that I brought while I was screaming at Reid who was 10 steps ahead of me, "Wait for Mommy, Reid.." or "This way, Reid...", or "No, not that bathroom, Reid..." or "We are eating lunch now, Reid, not playing in the rocks..." You get the picture. It was a big day, and I was glad I had help, that is for sure!

Here we are! 8 kids spanning in age from 18 mos. to 7 years! (Reid is the 4th from the left, and Ellie is the 2nd from the right)

Ellie and her buddy Candance. They will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Hard to believe!

Reid making Jacy laugh. (or putting his hands all in her face after just petting the goats...that's probably more like it)

Ellie and Nathan sitting outside the Frontier Fort that Ellie was so looking forward to playing in. Unfortunately, it was not open today. They were good sports anyway.

Getting these 7 kids to sit in one place before lunchtime was just about impossible, but we managed. (Reid- tail end and Ellie- 4th from left). What a perfect day. We are blessed with some wonderful friends, and we were grateful for the time together today!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Traditions

When there is a change in anything in life, it can be hard to do something new, or create a new tradition. As we approach another holiday without Dad, we always try and remember the tradiotions we had as well as make some new ones. We had fun with Mom this past week making bunny cupcakes (a brand new tradition that we will keep every year, I am sure!).

Reid figured out that eating the marshmallow on top was much more fun than decorating the cupcake!
Figuring out what to eat next....because all he did was eat!
Ellie with her bunny cupcakes. She is my little artist and decorator no doubt.
Showing off a creation of hers.
Ellie and my mom. A new Easter tradition that we enjoyed together.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?