Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Costumes

Bryant the Power Ranger.
Claire the Bear. Thanks to Grandma Sybil.

Halloween




This Halloween was a little different from all the other Halloweens, I actually let the kids pick what they wanted to be this year. Hunter wanted to be a vampire. Mason wanted to be a knight, however, when he was watching me paint Hunter's face and spray his hair black he all of a sudden changed his mind and wanted to be a vampire too. As you can tell by the big frown on Mason's face he was not very excited about be a knight anymore.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hunter's Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch





I got to go with Hunter on his field trip to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze. The kids had a very fun time. Each kid got to pick a pumpkin to take home with them. After the pumpkin patch and corn maze we went to the park and had lunch. On the way home from school Hunter kept telling me, "I am so glad you came with me." It is interesting how the little things we do for children mean a lot to them.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Claire and Bryant Watch on the Side Lines



While Hunter and Mason play soccer, Claire and Bryant watch on the side lines. They enjoy being outside in the fall weather. Every now and then Bryant thinks he needs to be a part of the game and tries to go out on the field and play with his older brothers.

Saturday is Now Soccer Day




Hunter and Mason have started playing soccer. Hunter loves to play and is very aggressive. They have played three games and he has scored all of the goals so far. Mason, however is the youngest one on the team and only likes to play Goalie. Needless to say it has been a great way for my boys to run off some energy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Life With Three Boys

Morning, noon, and night my boys like to wrestle and rough house with each other. A couple of years ago I always tried to stop them from wrestling each other because it was really loud and annonying to me, but it never stop. So I gave up and now we have made rules, "No biting, No pinching, No spitting, JUST WRESTLING." At my very best attempt of keeping things safe still someone always starts crying or gets mad. However, within 20 minutes of things calming down and everyone fine, they start up again. I have come to terms that boys are different than girls. However, it is still very difficult to understand why they do what they do. I do not know if I will ever fully understand the male gender, so all I can do right now is PRAY FOR A LOT OF PATIENCE!!
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mason's Birthday



Mason has to be my most unpredicable child. He told me two days before his birthday that he did not want cake for his birthday he just wanted ice cream. I then told him okay that was fine but how are you going to blow out any candles? So we compromised on an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, which he LOVED and everyone else in the family did too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Claire and her Faces




Claire has started pulling some funny faces when she gets excited. Here are a few:

Hunter's First Day of School



I can not believe school is all ready starting. It does not seem like we really had a summer. It went by way to fast. Hunter enjoyed his first day, I asked him how his day went and he said he had fun. Then I asked him if he did any work and to my surprise he said, "Yes, first grade is easier than first!" Granted he only pulled out one sheet of paper where they reviewed some math skills.

Hunter's Birthday




Hunter's birthday was yesterday. He a great day. He woke up at 6:00am and came out of his room smiling. That is a amazing for him to be smiling when he wakes up, normally it takes him a good 30 minutes to start functioning. The first thing he asked was when he could open his presents. His Grandma Char and our family friends the Brubakers came over for dinner and cake.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Swimming at the Creek




Hunter and Mason went to the Creek to swim with some friends. It is amazing how water, dirt, and mud make boys happy!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Week in Ohio




Hunter, Claire, and I went to Liberty Township Ohio for a week to visit my best friend Allison. We had a blast. Hunter had fun with Allison's kids Asher and Malia. He played their Wii every minute we were at their home.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bryant and Braelyn




I always have wanted to have twins, but this week of having two two year old I have changed my mind. Bryant and his cousin Brealyn have been fighting 99 percent of the time they are together. Two year olds are a hand full.

Swimming in Colorado




For the past week, the kids and I have been in Colorado visiting my parents. Yesterday, we went to the pool and had a blast. We ended up staying for four hours because there was so much to do. Hunter, Mason, and their cousin Devyn were jumping off the 10 foot diving board. Hunter even dove off it. I could not believe it! My brother said "they are not afraid of anything. Are they?" I guess that what comes with little competitive boys, who can not be out done by each other. Claire, Bryant, and Brealyn loved the little waterslide and the kiddie pool.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Goodwin/Brubaker Garden




This year I decided to garden. I love to garden but I hate weeding, so my friend and I are growing one together. We are weeding together so it is not so boring. Hunter and Mason are helping some, but they are not to fond of picking the weeds either. They would rather pick the peas and eat them. We have 2 different kinds of peas, 3 different kinds of lettuce, 4 different kinds of tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, and beans. On the other half of the garden (which is not in the picture) we planted watermelon, cantolope, cucumbers, pumkin, basil, and dill. We just planted these 2 1/2 weeks ago so they are just tiny plant but when the get bigger I will show you.

Claire is Now Crawling

This week, Claire has figured out how to crawl on all fours. She is getting so big!!
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Out on the Backhoe



Troy has been cleaning out the weeds in our yard with a bobcat, hoping he will get some landscaping done this summer. When Troy finished to come inside to clean up, Bryant stayed outside to play. When I went outside to get him and clean him up, I found him sitting in the bucket playing in the dirt. Boys and their toys!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Go Claire Go

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Claire just found a new mode of transportation. Crawling isn't perfected yet, but she is working on it. More video to come when she does.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Like Grandpa Clinton

Bryant has to be my easiest child. Most of the time he is very laid back and easy going. He doesn't get into things (yet), he doesn't intentionally make messes (yet), he is just happy to be in our family. Several times every week when he gets tired, he goes into the playroom, turns on a movie, gets in his spiderman recliner, and goes to sleep. I think he must be related to Grandpa Clinton!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

More pictures of the Library




Day at the Library






Day at the Library




Today we went to the Library for the opening summer reading day with some friends, Amelia, Porter, and Zack. They played games, made treats, and made bug antennas. Their favorite part was the game outside where they threw the water balloons.

Swimming Lesson



Swimming Lessons have started and the boys can not get enough. Hunter is a fish and is learning different swimming strokes. Mason is in the preschool class and loves to be in the water.