Sunday, April 22, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I Wish I Was a Little Bit Taller. . .I Wish I Was a 'Baller

Porter has been eagerly anticipating t-ball for several weeks now. Here is some of his best action shots- practicing with dad, posing in his practice jersey, and chilling at the game with his friends. Bet you wish you looked that cute in tight white pants.

Jesus Took My Polly Pockets

Yesterday Riley said she wanted to play with her Polly Pockets. I asked her if she knew where the box was that we keep them in, and she replied, "Jesus took my Polly Pockets." I said, "Riley, why do you think Jesus took your Polly Pocket box?" "Because he did, because He likes them." Once we found the box I told her, see, Jesus didn't take your Polly Pockets, they are right here. "No, Jesus brought them back, tomorrow he will take them again." Sounds like all those catechism questions are really doing their job.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

It Takes a Village

Apparently the old saying "it takes two" doesn't apply to mowing the yard. At our house, it takes three.

Monday, April 16, 2007


They're all smiles now, but the sliding race got fierce a few moments after this picture

They like to keep their distance

Do they even need me?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Happy (Almost) Birthday Poppy!

We celebrated Poppy's impending 58th with a catfish dinner and a cake designed by Porter and Riley, executed by mom. Not all their suggestions made it to the final desgin. The most influential feature not visible to the naked eye? The middle layer- pink with blue sprinkles! Happy birthday Poppy!

Laundry day

Multitasking never looked so cute. Upon further investigation, we found that not everthing on that bed smelled like it was fresh from the dryer.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Superheroes and Princesses

Porter and Riley's friends Ben and Gracie Atkinson came over today and they completely arranged this pciture op by themselves. They picked out their outfits, sat on the swing and directed me to take their picture. They may have been confused and thought we were going to go trick-or-treating afterwards, but I thought it was awfully ambitious of them.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Hippity Hop

Happy Easter from the Youngs! Monnee (Brice's mom) and Mikey came to visit for a fun filled Easter weekend. The big kids had fun fishing with Mikey and dad on Saturday. Sunday after church we had Easter lunch and an egg hunt at the Stayer's house. We attempted a family photo after church- unfortunately Lizzie's bonnet was just a little out of place. The ultimate Easter basket

Look at that baby's adorable face

Andrew, Po, Lily, and Riley line up for the hunt

Porter and Lily

Sumner and Lizzie with her one egg
Riley shows off her spoils
Ice cream sandwiches to chase down the candy
I am so ready to go home

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of . . . March

But it feels like summer in Hattiesburg. The kids have been enjoying the great outdoors and are seriously confused as to why we haven't set up the inflatable pool yet. All in good time, we've got months of this weather to deal with, so it's good to have something to look forward to. Till then washing the van will have to serve as the "water sports" around here.

Whose rag is dirtier?

Riley's our detailer

Shiny happy people.. . .

. . and a few seconds later