Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We are back!

Well after a week of no cell phones or internet, we are finally back! How did we ever make it without these things?
It seems that there is so much to share but I am not going to bore everyone so I am going to just pick a few random pictures of the kids. I know everyone is tired of looking at Christmas pictures so I will leave those out.

How funny is this picture of Ashton. Doubled fisted and just can't decide if he would rather have chocolate milk or white milk, so....might as well have both!

How about the twins looking at themselves through the porch door? I guess it is kind of like looking at a mirror?

Ok, so i lied. Just one picture of Christmas. Try getting two one year olds and a two year old to pose for a picture. Totally impossible! (Henry's head really isn't that big! Just a bad angle but I love they way he closes his eyes when he smiles!)

Here is Owen Brown (Kellie & Ben Brown's little boy), Maggie Rae, and Ashton all on his new plasma car. I don't know how they all fit and managed to stay on together but they sure did have fun.

Oh, I would like to point out my new mailbox. No, not MY mailbox but my neighbor's. You know, the one I backed over when we first moved in. Can you see a difference in this mailbox and the original? Other than the fact that the other was in a big pile on the ground? Let me just explain, they first had a nice brick mailbox. After I ran over that one and confessed, they tell me they never really liked it and would prefer a nice rock mailbox. Can't wait to get the bill on that! I'm just so glad I could get them that nice expensive mailbox that they always wanted! I am such a good neighbor!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

And the mystery is solved!

Harper has started collecting things. . .just like his daddy!! :) He always pulls off his socks if he does not have on a pair of shoes to hold them down! This afternoon, Russ went to get the twins up from their nap and uncovered the mystery of the disappearing socks! Harper has been peeling off his socks and has been placing them behind his crib!!! We found quite a collection!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bathtub drama

I just wanted to share with everyone what I just experienced. I was giving all three boys a bath (yes...all three...much faster) and Harper started to really cry. I couldn't figure out what the problem was so I pulled him out. As I lifted him over the edge, a huge poopie hit the floor! Oh the joys of having boys! At least it wasn't IN the tub. Ashton was really good at that when he was little!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My first "I LOVE YOU"

Today was a wonderful day at the Alder house. Ashton and I were playing trains in his playroom. I was laying on the floor rolling trains around and then out of the blue he runs and falls on top of me, gives me the biggest hug ever and says, "I love you Mommy!"
Wow, totally melted my heart! I mean, he tells me all the time that he loves me but this was the first time he said it first. Best feeling ever!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This is what happens when Daddy gets us ready for bed!

I have not laughed this hard in sooooo long!!!! Tonight while I was cleaning up dinner I asked Russ to take Ash upstairs for a bath. When they came down, this is what I saw!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Lara and I were bent over laughing so hard and practically crying! Poor Ashton...I think you can tell his feelings by the look on his face! Just terrible but so funny!

Look at this little hiney!!! Can you tell how tight the pjs are?

I don't know how Russ couldn't know that these were the twins 12 month pjs and not Ashton's 3T pjs!!!! I asked him how he even managed to get them on and he told me it was "freakin hard but they managed!" So funny but at least he does try and help out!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Parade

Yesterday was the Chirstmas Parade and every year Mrs. Margaret has the kids at Jack and Jill make wagon floats. I have always helped Rachel out with Maggie Rae's floats in the past. We did okay but this year Ashton's float was AWESOME!!! Saying that...Rachel and I did NOT make it. Thank the Lord for Miss Lara! She is so crafty and loves a good project. Maggie and Aiden both rode with Ashton and I think they all had a lot of fun.
The twins had to be under their wind guard because they are both still a little under the weather. I hear Mrs. Patty thought they weren't getting enough air! Haha!!
I know this isn't a very good picture but I just thought it was so neat to see my twins and Jenna's twins side by side. I was so sad that you couldn't see Lorilei's (sorry I know I am not spelling it right) twins that were also right next to them. How crazy, 3 sets of boy twins all together! Katie, we have to get that picture!

I couldn't resist posting this picture of Henry and Harper all bundled up and stuffed into their carseats after the parade. Don't they look so excited!
Henry on his big brother's big wheel. Can you tell he is proud of himself?

Ok and this is just a random picture of Ashton doing his favorite thing....playing with his trains. I just LOVE this picture!