Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just some pictures. . . .

Starting our day with Bible~Big sister is always ready to share her Bible with little brother.  

Our youngest, Colten, takes the opportunity to get into anything and everything.  He is one curious 10 month old!  BUT we are grateful for this little one!  I will share a special post about my
 little Love Bug on his birthday, December 2.  

These boys are always on the go!  I love that they like to "read" books while Ashlyn is working on seat work papers or reading to me.  Collin Michael is 2 1/2 and Caiden Brooks is 4 1/2.  Their school time does not take as long, so I must keep them busy and quiet while big sister is working.  Love these little men of mine!

My sweet Colten Hunter talking with the other baby!  I wish I could have captured him on video~He is just to quick for this Momma.  (And I wish I would have remembered to pull it out of the closet to have handy.  It had been put away properly after the batteries were charged.)  When he sees me with the camera, he is hot on my trail to get to it.  Maybe he will be a photographer or an artist like his Daddy.  :)

See what I mean?  Watch out Momma!  Here I come!  Just look at those precious pudgy hands!  

Meanwhile, Big Brothers are SHARING and playing nicely~SIGH of relief!  They are learning.  Caiden was so excited for me to see his set up.  "Take a picture, Momma,
 so we can show Daddy tonight!"  

They really do love each other and are the best of friends.  My little bed heads.  :)

I caved in and let a Bible story video help me complete a task.  I just had to put this picture~
Chunky baby legs!

Baby Einstein. . . . Caiden is a bit  to close.  They will never outgrow these DVD's.  Love them.  Well, I guess one day they will. . . until then, we will enjoy them!

Ashlyn Michelle~7 years old
Second Grade
(I just had to put another picture of my big girl in here.)

My boys are ALL about trains!  Colten is all about changing the trains routes.  His big brothers are not always in favor of his changes!  :)

Just one more picture of complete adorableness. . . I know, I am a bit partial!

The BEST time of the day is when we get outside!  Mr. Fix-it is patching the roof. . . 

Now he has moved on to working on the car.  Caiden told his Daddy he could fix the tires on the van if we ever had a flat.  :)  

Our days are full with school work, play and of course we have to stick in some cleaning.  Collin is always ready to help Mommy vacuum.  I hope that never changes!  ;)  

Whew!  I guess I worked him to hard!  ;)  We had just returned from our homeschool PE group. 
 Collin could not stay awake!  He was tuckered out.

I am so thankful that God has called me to be a Mother!  Our days are full and definitely never dull!  
Kind of like today!  Caiden stepped on a toy, punctured the arch of his right foot, blood from his room-down the stairs-all the way to the couch and on the couch.  I was able to get him to sit down, let me see the wound (1/2 an inch in length), apply pressure, clean the area, call my husband, etc.  During this time he is screaming~due partially because it did hurt, but mostly because of all the blood!  I loved on him and told him to take a deep breath and slowly let it out.  Mid scream, he calmly breathed in and out, and returned to his screaming.  :/   My Love came home and helped me get him settled down.  I am thankful he is all up to date with his tetanus shots.  I am still not sure if he stepped on something plastic or metal.  The wound was cleaned, medicated and bandaged.  AND his favorite movie turned on.  The biggest job is also completed!  All the blood is cleaned up!  I am so thankful!  We want to put wood floors down throughout the downstairs, but we are still saving up.  Glad to "save" the carpet.  Hopefully another year and we will be carpet free!  So if you ever need to get a stain, cleanup after sickness, or cleanup after a leaking diaper (urine or diarrhea), I have the perfect cleaner!  Not here to advertise, just sharing what works!  It is called Kids 'N' Pets, Instant All-Purpose Stain and Odor Remover.  The best stuff!  My husband picked up a bottle of this 2 years @ Wal*art for $11.00 a bottle.  We have about an ounce left and I hope it will be easy to replace!  
Like I said, I am thankful to be a mother and to be a part of all the adventures
that come along with the responsibility!

Have a blessed day and hug on your little ones (and grown children too)!

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all:
 the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalm 104:24


  1. Hello Lisa,
    Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on our blog.

    I see we like a lot of the same blogs. I find it amazing that we can hop on the internet and connect with such amazing women/families:-)

    Your little Colten is adorable! Squeeze-ably squishy :-)

    That's neat that your boys are all names that start with 'C's and your dtr starts with an 'A'. Cute!

    Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Thank you for sharing all the sweet pictures. Your children are so cute. I liked that you give their ages too. I will be checking Walmart for that cleaner the next time we go. Sounds like a product we could use here as well.