Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Our kids love our neighbors across the street, Elly and Gracie. Estella is constantly knocking on their door...that is a story for another post. This evening they all shared popsicles in the driveway.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vibrant Estella

Vibrant is a great word to describe Estella. She is full of life. She feels every emotion to its fullest. She wants to be a part of everything and loves to be the center of anything. Her primary teachers at church say she is quiet, reserved, and shy. I don't know what child is sitting in their class, but it surely can't be mine. This is the Estella I know. I love her!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wet Baby

After playing in the gutter Alexander was reluctant to be back in the house. He just crawled right back out the door if we set him down inside. I love his expression here!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rain Storm

I have said this over and over. I am going to say it again. I love Grand Junction's summer rainstorms. One minute the skies are blue and clear, and the next minute you hear a clap of thunder, the skies open and send down warm summer rain. The rain usually doesn't last long...10 or 15 minutes is all, so the instant the kids notice it they run out to enjoy it. This was Alexander's first time in the rain and he LOVED it! We all loved experiencing it with him.

The boys all took their shirts off, so Essie took hers off too. At what age is it not okay to let them do that anymore?

Notice Estella's pants. The next time you see her, she will be wearing different ones. She is the queen of quick clothing changes!

All of my boys...I love my boys!!!

Essie was putting her head in the gutter to get her hair all wet and then shaking her head as fast as she could to spray whoever was close by.