Sunday, June 28, 2009

Small group Pool Party

Last night Josh and Jamie were so kind and invited our small group over to the pool. The kids had a blast. It was a great time for all; lots of great food, laughter from the kiddos and good conversation for the adults. Thanks again for having us over!!!!! My kids will be talking about it for the next couple weeks. :)
Austin and Joy.
Lucas wasn't so fond of the water, but that's no different than last year. But he still had fun.

Brendan, Drew, Austin and Chase. What a foursome!!!!!

Adorable Stella

(more pics)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Slip N Slide - a bit of relief from the 90 degree weather

Brendan making a big splash. He didn't really like it, cause he got so much water in his eyes. So he thought his googles were a must until the dog got them and now the googles need to be fixed.



Connor had a blast with the slip n slide. He kept cutting in line and making his brothers all mad at him.

Sports Camp "The Armor of God" aka VBS

This past week, we had Sports Camp at our church; that our church's verison of VBS. This year's theme was "The Armor of God." The boys had tons of fun, even if it was the hottest week of the year so far. I would like to give a shout out to fellow blogger Sonny for all the hard work and time that she put into Sports Camp again this year. The boys are still talking about it.

The stage for large group.

The twins holding the team banner

Highlights of the week:
1. Firetruck came and sprayed everyone with the fire hose
2. Slip and slide baseball
3 Tattoos
4. Singing
(more pictures can be seen here.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today's weather forecast

Will be bone chilly....
.... if you follow what clothes* Connor put on this morning.
I almost fell over from heat exhaustion when I saw Connor come downstair this morning.
(*long sleeve shirt, sweater, and jeans)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Quist

Last Friday night, Brendan and his class got the opportunity to sing in his teacher's wedding. It's been so exciting for theses kids to be so involved in the whole wedding thing; first helping out with the proposal, then the wedding shower, and finally the wedding.

We arrived at the church at 4:30 to practice. They sang "How Great is our God", and they did sooooo good. What a blessing Miss DeWeerd has been this year. Brendan has loved having her as his teacher; and he thinks it's so cool that they will be the only class that will know her as Miss DeWeerd instead of Mrs. Quist.

Congratulations Mrs. Quist!!!!!

The class

Miss DeWeerd and John watching the class singing.

Brendan getting a hug from Mrs. Quist.

There are tons more pictures, if you are interested in seeing them click here

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. We started our Father's Day parties at Holland State Park last night, we were there with my family. The boys had so much fun played in the sand and playing with their cousins. Then today we were low key this noon; the boys got Mike a super soaker type gun water for Father's day (of course they had to get themselves got water guns too.), so they all had to try out their guns today. Finally tonight Mike's family came out to our house for dinner over the campfire. All and all it was a great day.

We are so blessed to have such great fathers, who are godly examples for both us and our boys. Thanks you dads the things you do for us, the prayers you pray for us, and the advice you give us. We appreciate it more than you will ever know.

and I would like to thank Mike for being a wonderful father to our boys. Thanks you for loving them, helping them, and teaching them. I am so grateful to you for everything you do for them.

and finally what you are all waiting for - the pictures from today. (sorry that Connor's in his boxers and wifebeater)
Mike and the boys
(I took advantage of being at the beach for our father's day picture this year.)

Brendan giving Mike a basket full of water guns.

Austin was more interested in watering the flowers than getting his brothers wet.
Lucas taking aim

Connor having soooo much fun with his water gun. He had a blast getting his brothers wet; laughing at them when they started crying because he got them wet.
the boys and their toys.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Swingin' to new heights

Early this week, my mom met us are the park. Grama got suckered into pushing the boys on the swings. I think she loved it as much as they did.

after that pushing, Grama finally got her turn to swing.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Twins singing in Church

This past Sunday, the twins got to sing in front of church. I knew going into it that Austin wouldn't sing, and was hoping he would at least go up and act half way normal. Lucas was so excited about bring up in front of church and being able to sing, so when we got to church and Lucas started crying I was shocked.
But after he got over his crying spell, He did a great job.
during practice - it doesn't look good.
Lucas finding comfort in his belly button.

Lucas doing the motions and Austin doing what he does best - nothing

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Introducing Trevin

I am so excited to introduce you to my newest nephew, Trevin David. He is Dave and Kelli's youngest. He was born on Thursday and we took the boys to see him at the hospital last night.
So adorable!!!

This was the first time that Connor wanted to be by a baby, and even let mommy hold Trevin without looking very sad.

Lucas was so excited to hold him. He(Luc) is my little baby lover.

And you may have notice that there are no picture of Austin. He didn't want anything to do with baby Trevin, much less holding him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Donuts for breakfast?????

it's got some nutrition, right????

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Farm boys

Being a farming family you would think that I have tons of pictures with my kids in tractors, by cows and anything else that has to do with farming....but I don't. Mike actually doesn't do much cropping at this farm. Mike pretty much buys all the field for the cows on this farm. So when Mike actually does get into a tractor, the boys get soooooo excited and can't wait to ride with him. Well last night was one of those nights. Last fall, they planted winter rye in the field and it needed to be cut down so they could chop it today.
All the boys looking for daddy with the Haybine.

Brendan was first to get his ride, because he had to get ready for bed the earliest cause he still has school.
Lucas was next, and of course he has to "rub it in" to Austin.

Austin waiting for daddy to come back to get him.
Connor waiting patiently for his ride.