Sunday, September 28, 2008


Yesterday we celebrated the babies' first birthday. Because we are about to begin RSV season (I will post all about that soon) we had an early party and just invited a few friends and family over. The kids were a little overwhelmed by all the activity so not their usual selves but looked REALLY cute in their birthday outfits. They received great gifts from everyone and are having a blast playing with everything today.
Parker playing with his friend Dylan and cousin Gracie.
Having fun with their new toy from Nana and Papa
Opening presents with Mommy and Daddy
Trying to get big sister to sit with us for a family picture
Someone hated her party hat...
and their cupcakes frosted with applesauce weren't a big hit either!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Ashlyn is almost a month into her basketball season and I am WAY behind on posting pictures of her game. They didn't come out very well so I'm hoping to get some better ones at the next game. She is doing a great job, all of the people, the noise of the gym and playing a new sport can be very overwhelming but she is hanging in there and doing so well. As always, I'm so proud of her and in awe of how far she has come.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

No sitting still around here

Well our house is very busy these days. The babies have crawling down to a science. They will crawl on carpet, wood, tile, anything and fast. And now that crawling is getting to be old news they are pulling themselves up to stand on everything. It is amazing to watch how fast they are changing now. I am so lucky to be able to stay home with them each day.
Ashlyn has started her basketball season too so we are running around to practices and games each day. As soon as I have the pictures from her first game I will post them, I'm so proud of her I could have cried through the whole game!

Coordinating outfits... Mom loves to do this to us!

In case you are wondering what Parker is chewing on that would be the childproofing device we put on the cupboard doors that you see next to him. Apparently I hadn't tightened it enough so he came by and decided it would be put to better use as a teether.

The only way to keep them out of trouble!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Playtime at the Watson's

I finally got a video to load on our blog so now you can see the kids in action. All they want to do these days is pull themselves up on everything. I'm sure I'm biased but they are just so cute!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

And they're off!

Well now everyone is crawling, Parker just started and he is very fast. McKenna takes her time and will crawl a little here and there but not Parker, he is off and running, or crawling, constantly. He has also learned to open all of the cupboards and the oven from his walker. We are doing some major baby-proofing this weekend! AND, last but not least... Ashlyn made the basketball team! She is now on the Oakview Middle School 7th grade team and we are so proud of her. I'm not allowed to post more pictures of her though because I was told, "Mommmm, I am a teenager."

Watch out! (notice all of the toys he has left in his dust)

Standing in Parker's crib, their other new talent.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First day of school

I am a little late in posting our first day of school pics but I don't have much down time around here for some reason :) Ashlyn was so excited to start 7th grade and is adjusting really well. She has come so far, years ago I never dreamed she would be able to attend a typical middle school and enjoy all of the usual ups and downs of life as a teenager. She is one tough, confident, smart girl. I am so proud of her. Keep your fingers crossed for us, she is trying out for basketball this week!

Of course, now that Ashlyn is back to school the babies and I are on our own again. I definitely miss the extra set of hands but they are keeping me entertained as always.

Playing in their new favorite spot

All clean... and happy!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fun in the sun

We spent Labor Day enjoying the lake. Parker LOVED the water and McKenna spent her time playing in the shade with Mommy.

Testing out the water with Daddy
The two handsome guys

Parker swimming in the lake, he loved the waves. The wilder the better!

McKenna in her bathing suit just for show... she wanted nothing to do with the water!
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