the end, lol

With all the pain and troubles with the blog and especially the photos, and now that I've got all the family on facebook, we are moving over there! It's been a long time of posting, but the ease of facebook is so nice.
Everyone can find us there :)


Hoppy Easter!

(better late than never)

We had a pretty quiet, laid back, Easter this year. The kids woke up to baskets of goodies, and they each had 8 eggs hidden around the house. Normally we do all the eggs, everywhere, but then we have to make sure everyone is awake before they start searching, everyone only can find so many eggs, and the big kids have to leave all the easy-to-find ones for the littler kids. This time around we decided to give each kid one color of egg, and then we were able to hide them easier for Levi and Piper, while making it harder for the older kids - best part, Isaac didn't have to wait for everyone else to get up before he could hunt for his eggs! (He's always always the first kid up.)


more photos of baby Jack

Jack started smiling a few weeks ago, and is just getting better and better - his smiles get bigger and bigger! Everyone loves to see him smile at them.

caught a yawn!

smiling at Zech

Jack's got a great "elvis lip"!!


I love to use a sling to carry and snuggle my babies, but my poor old blue sling was just getting worn out - literally, there were spots wearing right through! I decided to get myself an early birthday present and found this one ❤

This is the outfit he wore home from the hospital - he's grown so much!

more smiles!

he's always got his little tongue going

and Miss Pea is never far from her baby!

he makes her look so small! (and he's not that big himself)

Happy Birthday Isaac!

Isaac turned 9 on May 19th! He had a great birthday, he told us!
He chose to have waffles, french toast, bacon, and sausages for supper. Grandma and Grandpa joined us for dinner, cake, and presents!
(Minor mishap/miscalculation with the cake - I was planning to use fondant for decorating, but the icing (though very yummy!) wasn't strong enough to hold fondant up. Photos were quickly taken and the sides were removed from the cake!)
his Minecraft cake

gifts! he's been asking for a real briefcase for ages!

and a cool surprise inside - "circuit-scribe"!

waiting for cake

blowing out candles!

9 whole years, crazy. Only one year away from double-digits!
Enjoy it, Bub! Have a wonderful year!!


Jack & Co. :)

Piper is such a little mother hen! We knew she was with the older kids, and she's continuing with her "beebee Jack"!

soothing baby

changing diapers

cuddles & kisses

Jack is still doing great - eating and sleeping most of the time still, but starting to smile and trying to coo! The kids love it!

napping with Daddy

And I had the cutest email from Levi's nursery school for Mother's Day!

"I love my Mom because… she’s nice and sometimes she lets me play video games and reads me a bedtime story

My Mom likes to eat ….. pears

My Mom likes to …do laundry

My Mom’s favorite colour is ….. purple

My Mom is 20 years old

What does my Mom do? She tucks me in and watches shows

My Mom and I like to …. play

I love my Mom….. A LOT"
I'll definitely be saving that one!

Jack Samuel ❤ 1 month

He's grown so much all ready ❤
1 week

1 month


another week with baby Jack!

Can't believe Jack is coming up on 1 month old all ready - one whole month... and yet, only one month. Time is a strange thing.
Everyone is still loving baby Jack - for the record, Piper calls him "baby Jack" nearly every single time she says his name. She definitely loves her baby brother, and is doing so well adjusting to being a big sister!

naptime at our house!

sleepy little guy

awake, and so handsome!

almost a little smile! he loves looking at the kids' photos on the wall

"i love you to the moon and back"

storytime at our house :)
Ruth & baby Jack

Zech & Piper

and, don't worry, Jack never lacks for cuddles!