Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween! This morning, Miss Lara decided to get a head start on the costume pictures! The pictures speak for themselves!! The boys were so sweet, but it was kind of strange to see them wearing different things! ha ha :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Russ and I had pictures taken of the boys about a month ago. I received the proofs today and I have to act the part...of a proud mom! I swear I have the prettiest boys ever! My friend Shannon Walker aka A Moment Captured took the pictures. She is so wonderful and truly the nicest person you could ever meet. If you are considering having pictures taken I am totally encouraging you to call her. Not only does she take awesome pics but she is just wonderful! You will not be disappointed!
I am not great at this blog thing yet so I don't know how to show you the pictures (if it is even possible.) Go to Shannon's website
then proofing and our password is Alder Family
Like I said, I know I am being a little overboard but I just LOVE these pictures and don't know how in the world I will ever pick!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Birthday Filled Weekend

Well Maggie Rae turned 6 this week. She had her birthday party at Flame on Saturday. Ashton had the time of his life! He didn't even seem to notice that he was 4 years younger than all the other kids. Maggie Rae was so sweet! She wanted Ashton to sit next to her during the cake and she also wanted to open his present first. Oh, I almost forgot...she even let him "cut" so that he could jump on the trampoline since he wasn't very good at waiting his turn. Those two are not only cousins but best friends. It is so much more of a brother and sister relationship than just cousins. They can sure be sweet but they can also really duke it out!

Sunday was Russ' birthday. He is 35 now! That is so funny considering he still gets carded when we go out! We had a really fun day after we made it through breadfast. We took all three to IHOP (Russ'favorite) Wow...when we walked in I swear the entire place stopped and looked at us! I had all three kids dressed alike which only draws more attention but REALLY! Breakfast turned into a much longer event. By the time all the sweet old people came up and talked to us, Ashton was having a complete meltdown. I had to carry the twins out and Russ was dealing with Ashton giving his best two year old tantrum (which included rolling around on the floor while Russ was paying.) Not good! I was so embarrassed. Needless to say, it will be a long time before we all go out again without backup!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Camping with Dad

What a busy fun weekend we had! Miss Lara and I took the twins to Stillwater to see Jennifer's new baby. His name is Sutton and he was born on October 8. He is precious!
Russ and Ashton decided to have a "Guy's Weekend." I was terrified when Russ said that they were going to go camping while we were away. Really, a two year old going camping? I just didn't like the idea. But....they went anyway and had a blast! They went to the Buffalo River, took the mountain bike with the toddler seat on the back and had a wonderful time. Ashton loved sitting by the fire, playing with the flashlight and counting the starts. How cute is that!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Not much to tell

So we really don't have a lot of stories to share but we have a lot of cute pictures to share! Life around our house is so unorganized, which I hate! Miss Lara and I have begun packing what little we can each day while all the kids are asleep. That only gives us 2 hours so it is a really slow process.
I have also been super busy trying to schedule and get people in to fix the few odds and ends that we have before we close on this house. Note to anyone with a jacuzzi bathtub....always have an access door in the tile no matter how ugly it may be. You never know when the motor will go out. In my case, right before we decide to move. Now I have to have tile busted out, the motor replaced, and then an access door put in. A real pain in the you know what!
On a MUCH better sweet baby Harper has finally decided to start moving. He rolled over for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't have been more excited! On top of that, he has started moving backwards. I would NOT go so far as to say he is crawling backwards but he can move in that direction by scooting. I know it doesn't sound like much but I couldn't be happier. Thank goodness for small miracles!!!