Thursday, September 24, 2009

Super Hero's

Presenting the Super Reader Super Hero

It's a bird, It's a plane, no, it's SR!!!!


SR to the rescue!!!

It's all in a days work
Enjoying a little super hero R&R

Why don't those super human powers, ever extend to housework???

Superhero in training. We have yet to pinpoint her superhuman traits, but we are sure she has them.

Saving the world is exhausting!!

(I love watching my super hero children, saving the world. Can it get any better?)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Playdate for everyone

Our good friends the McClean's spent the night with us a couple weeks ago. It was so much fun talking and catching up. It's great because we all get along so well. Below, is a picture of their youngest Kade. I love his face.

We have had connections with the McCleans since before Dental School, went to Dental School together and now live a couple hours apart. With any luck, they might live close to us once we settle in Oregon.

A picture of the caves



The gang hiding in their own cave pretending to be mean bears. These 4 kids play great together, it's fun to watch!

I think Cole needs to work on his mean bear face

I love these pictures of our kids. It will be fun to see them grow up together.
Ayla, Cole, Keanna and Kade

I am sorry I HAD to include this picture, it's me basking in the "Sauna" part of the caves.

(he, he, he). This is VERY German.

Kade and Ayla

Keanna and Cole

Keanna, Cole, Kade and Ayla

Friday, September 18, 2009

How am I really suppose to choose????

My friend Marianne took some great 6 month pictures of Lyndi. This is only about half of the pictures. I love them all, but I think an 8 X 10 of each picture on the wall, might be a bit excessive.

And this isn't even all the pictures

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First day of Preschool

On Tuesday Ayla had her first day of Preschool. I felt really uneasy that morning. I really fight sending my kids to school, because that means they are growing up.
However, she had a wonderful couple hours and looks forward to going back on Thursday. What an adorable girl.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Our Adorable Cowbaby
At her 6 month appointment she weighed in at 19 lbs putting her 96% for weight 90% for height and 85% for head circumference.

Keanna is a greata big sister always helping her younger sisters.

Last Rays of Sunshine

While Keanna was at school we were enjoying the last rays of sunshine
Above is Ayla tyring to block out the sun
Ayla and Lyndi enjoying a little sunshine


Two of the many faces of Lyndi

Our Newest Bike Rider

Keanna recently has really picked up on riding her bike. Ayla has decided that she also want's to become a good bike rider. I went to the store and bought her a beautiful, sturdy hot pink bike. I brought it home and sadly it was a little too sturdy for Ayla. It was a little difficult for her to push the pedals. Justin returned the sturdy bike and got a flimsy, pink bike. Ayla took off and want's to ride her big girl bike all the time. We went for a family walk/bike ride yesterday and Justin and I were so happy to be walking at a normal speed.
I asked Ayla to take her hair off her face, she did a great job
Above is Ayla's new flimsy pink bike.

Above is Ayla trying to ride her beautiful Hot Pink bike. Everything, was just too stiff and difficult.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lino Dino Park

I have the best neighbors! They wanted to go with us to an amusement park. So a couple days before school started we loaded in our van and went. It was perfect 4 adults tackling 3 kids, very doable.
Above: Marie, Keanna, Leno Dino, Vanessa and Ayla
Leno Dino, Vanessa and Lyndi

The girls waiting for the Wild West show to start. It was intresting to see the cowboys riding English.

Keanna, Vanessa, Marie, Ayla, Emily riding the log ride. Ayla wrapped her arms around Marie and hid her face, it was great.

Ayla patienty waiting while the "Big Kids" went on a roller coaster

Marie and Vanessa, Keanna and Emily on the roller coaster. This is Keanna's first roller coaster ride. She LOVED it.

Lyndi and Vanessa waiting for Horse and Knight Show. The stadium was divided up into teams and we were encouraged to heckle the other team and cheer for our own. Below is a picture of Ayla appropriately booing the other team.

Karin and Keanna

Above is a picture of a good Ritter (Knight) who was fighting for the crown.

Lyndi enjoyed herself as well.

Ayla loved riding the rides.

German parks are amazing, they are not concerned about lawsuits and so you have some crazy parks.

Keanna having fun

Lyndi, Emily, Keanna and Ayla taking a rest

Vanessa loved to carry Lyndi. She got a few looks as if to say "Your way to young to have a child"

Ayla and Emily on the padddle boat

Keanna and Marie on the paddle boat

one last car ride before we go home.