Sunday, September 20, 2009


I thought I would get some pictures of the babies. Little did I know what I was really capturing on the camera.

At first I'm thinking: "Oh, Bryce, how nice of you to give Aleah love." and I snap the picture.

After I took the picture. I got a chance to "better" see what was going on. That wasn't love... It was a bite! BRYCEY!!!! Be nice! Poor Aleah.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Operation Heroes"

This was a day filled with activities for family members affected by military deployment. I thought that it sounded like a great activity for the kiddos and I. It was a lot of fun, but I should have gotten more details before I ventured out ALONE with the kids.

I went out alone thinking I would be okay. I brought the double stroller for the girls, and a single stroller for Bryce. Cayden loves to push Bryce in the stroller. He is an excellent helper.

So we get in the theater and they tell us about the activities for the day. "The BUSES will shuttle us to the various places." Excuse me? Did you say buses? How am I going to manage 4 children by myself on a bus? I can't hold three babies and Cayden can't carry one. Luckily, a nice airman helped me load the girls, stroller and all onto the bus. Then I was able to get Bryce onto the bus by myself. It really was an interesting day.

Here are LOTS of pictures of the activities Cayden participated in. The babies just hung out in their strollers and took it all in.

Fingerprinting for Cayden's ID card.

Cayden getting painted for "war".

Cayden with Bryce after Cayden got his "war paint" done.

Cayden checking out the displays. He really liked the green tornado!

Trying out the camouflage and weapons.

Checking out the robot. The kids got to take an artillery shell from it. (I'm guessing the shell was a fake)

Checking out the armored vehicle.

Hanging out in the ambulance.

Checking to make sure his heart is still beating.

By the wheel of the B52.

Under the wing of the B52.

Driving the helicopter.

Some random military vehicles, not sure what they were.

Driving the Fire Truck.

Checking out the rest of the fire truck.

Driving the snow plow.

Under the blade of the snowplow.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Random Photos from my cell phone

These pictures are really from the end of August.

Cayden and I took the babies around the block. I looked down at the end of the walk and Cayley (far left) and Bryce (middle) were holding hands. It looks like Aleah and Bryce might be holding hands as well, but I can't remember and I can't really tell on the picture.

Babies at Oak Park. Bryce is in stroller by himself. Cayden likes this because then he gets to be the helpful big brother and push Brycey around. Cayley is in front of the double stroller and Aleah is in the second seat. This is a change because normally Aleah is in front.

Cayden at Oak Park. It was tough to get him to stop long enough to take a picture. He had found a little "friend" to play with. He says it is a friend because he asked the little girl her name, so now she is his friend (haven't seen her since!)

Random video from my cell phone

This is a video of Cayley "crawling" that I took on my cell phone. Since Scott is gone, I can "text" his email from my phone. It's a nice way to keep in touch with him. I took this video of Cayley back in August of her crawling. It was so Scott could better see how she crawls. I have other videos of the babies crawling, as each one has developed his and her own style of crawling.