Saturday, September 12, 2009

Things that make me smile...

Max slept through the night the other night. He has been getting up once a night, but a whole night of sleep, yep, that makes me smile.

We camped out for the first time with all four kids last weekend and had a great time. Max is sick of the camera, but notice me? Yep, smiling.
Izzy is in love with her Daddy. Absolutely, without a doubt, hands down, he is her very favorite person in the entire world. THAT makes me smile.
And this picture. Doesn't it make YOU smile? Nothin' like loungin' in your Sponge Bob jam jams enjoying a morning cup of cocoa and some coffee talk.
Ah...and Quinn's excitement for preschool. . . If we could bottle his enthusiasm for school and I could condense it into pills and take one every morning-then I'd have the energy to get everything done by noon with time to spare! Really, I'm just glad that he has something special just for him. But his excitement makes me smile. Nothin' like joy bubbling right out of your kid!
Anna found this empty bird's nest while camping and insisted on bringing it home. I love to see kids so interested in nature. One time when Brett and I went backpacking I found a similar nest on the trail. He laughed at me, but I carried that thing in my hands for a couple more miles out with me to save because I thought it was so cool. My daughter and I share a love for nature. This makes me smile.
Uncle Dave, aka Tom Selleck, (or Superman in this picture-look at that curl!) came to visit last weekend and was forced to hold baby Max while I cut Brett's hair. He says he doesn't hold babies but it was that, or listen to him cry on the couch. Dave opted to hold the baby. Not bad eh? We can't force him to commit to a girlfriend, but we CAN make him hold babies!
Hearing my kids giggle and giggle while they wrestle an uncle always makes me smile.
Oh, and watching my brother being tender with my lil' ones...Dave walked with me to bring the kids to school last Friday and when I looked over at him, Quinn had reached up and was holding his hand. They held hands all the way down the road. Seeing Dave's tender side, and a look revealing Quinn's affection for his big tough uncle...priceless. THAT made me smile. We sure love you Davey!








9 comments:

Blackburns said...

I love the things that make you smile. Yesterday Sienna told me to stop holding her daddy's hand. I told her he was my boyfriend and i could hold his hand. She said no my boyfriend. I think Sienna loves her daddy!

Holly Goodman said...

That picture of Quinn is priceless! The look on his face as he sits and holds his cocoa- ha! ( :

Jessica G. said...

Awwww! Made me smile, too!

Bre said...

That picture of Quin kills me!

Cuddles, Kisses & Tantrums said...

The sight of a sleeping baby should make everyone smile! Worked on me! :)

Amy W said...

I love this post!! I want some sponge bob jammies.

Caralee said...

Max is becoming a superchunk, and I'm missing it!! Man, I wish it were our year for Christmas. At least I'll have prego Tina to moon over. :)

Christine said...

I've been waiting to see some pics of Max! :) He is growing so fast! What a sweet little one. Dave holding him does look a little weird I have to admit!
Those are some great moments you caught on the camera.

chenoa said...

Love seeing your updates. Your kids look so happy. someday you can tell me how you manage 4 kids b/c I think I may be in over my head with 3.