Saturday, August 31, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Labor day, probably just snacks for dinner
Tues~Roast beef, potatoes, carrots quick before soccer practice starts again!
Wed~Pork enchiladas, black beans, cold veggies
Thurs~Mini meat loaves, roasted potatoes, cabbage
Fri~Pizza, cold veggies
Sat~Pork tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans
Sun~Leftovers or something from the freezer


Such a happy boy!  He started eating solid food and he is loving it.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Crockpot Chicken Alfredo with broccoli, salad
Tues~Bobby's Goulash recipe, corn
Wed~Chicken Quesadillas (chicken, rotel, cream cheese, refried beans), watermelon, chips and tomatillo salsa
Thurs~Tuscan Garlic Chicken, carrots
Fri~Sweet and Sour Chicken, brown rice (and some chicken scallopini for the picky one!), green beans
Sat~Frozen pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Leftovers or something out of the freezer

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just another Monday

He kept snitching my coffee cup so I gave him his own

Cousin Alana came over, determined to get some learnin' into these younguns.

Finally, a girl baby!

Everybody hard at work.

Mya loved baby Luke.

Everybody loves a good story.

Alana consults her teacher's edition.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Pea soup, rolls, corn on the grill
Tues~Beef taquitos, crockpot black beans, salad
Wed~Chicken spaghetti, green beans
Thurs-Fri~Chris won't be home for supper these days so I'll probably do pancakes, grilled cheese, or something like that with the kids.
Sat~Frozen pizza, salad
Sun~Pork roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli

My almost 6 month old

Time is flying by!  Luke is almost 6 months old.  Here's a pic taken by Andrew:

One of the more frequent comments I get from strangers is, "He has such big eyes!"  Maybe the bald head makes his eyes look bigger??

He isn't quite sitting up, but he does roll from back to tummy to back again.  I just went to check on him and he had fallen asleep for the first time on his tummy.  He is really grabbing toys and loves laughing at his brothers.  Next week we will attempt to feed him some baby cereal.

Late nights with Aaron

Aaron is just over 3 years old and still takes loong afternoon naps.  Three hour naps are quite common for him, but that means he isn't ready for bed at 8 when the older boys go to bed.  He is quite happy to run around the house with just mom and dad up and frequently snitches cereal out of the cupboard or begs for other snacks (since dinner is not his favorite meal of the day).  Usually I put him to bed by 9:30 or so, sometimes he even requests to go to bed.

Aaron, eating a late night snack.  He was on his second piece of banana bread which I gave him with no butter.  "More butta, Mom!"

Friday, August 16, 2013

Family Camp 2013

2013 marks the 6th annual FRC family camp.  We have been going to Camp Michewana every August since I was pregnant with Joel and we've had a great time with church friends every year.  This year's topic was "Heroes of the Faith," focusing on the heroes mentioned in Hebrews 11.  The weather was great and we hardly saw our oldest 2 the whole two days we were there.

Chris, gearing up for the tug of war.  This is right before Ron told him to put his hands on the rope!

Pulling hard or hardly pulling?  

Either way, Chris's side won the match.

Boys' turn!

Jonathan, Aaron, and Julia.

Time for s'mores!  Not quite sure how many Andrew had...

Lukey had fun at the fire too.

The boys have graduated to sitting with their friends at meals.  They have not, however, graduated to cleaning up after themselves!

Ruthanne and Tom Karel with Luke.

Some crazy form of dodgeball.  Andrew is riding his "horse" and filling a bucket with softballs while trying to avoid being hit.

Noah with his horse.  He loved it!

Aaron and his new girlfriend, Raelyn.

Noah's war paint.

One of our speakers injured himself playing soccer, or football for him since he's Scottish.  With the help of crutches and a stool, he was still able to give his speech.

Anxiously waiting for the hay ride.

Off they go!

Andrew, eating his treat and contemplating how he could make an icecream filled sprinkle cone.

The last event before everyone went home was family olympics.  We did admirably well considering our first event was drinking two pitchers of water, which only Chris and I drank (and almost made us sick), and we pushed a stroller all over the campground.  But the gold medal went to the Murray family with the youngest Murray collecting the medal.

Looking forward to 2014!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Luke the Duke

(Daddy's nickname for Luke Theodore)

Luke is now 5 months old and such a happy boy.  He sleeps about 9-10 hrs each night and takes a few good naps during the day.  He really enjoys playing with toys and he loves it when his brothers talk to him and play with him.  He is just starting to fuss a bit when mommy walks away from him.

Monday, August 05, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Spaghetti, Cheese Biscuit Bread, salad, green beans
Tues~Chicken spaghetti (F), salad, cold veggies
Wed~Ham, baked potatoes, corn
Thurs~Bringing salad and bread to a friend's house for supper.
Fri~Not sure if I'll be home so frozen pizza or eggs for the boys.
Sat~Going to a birthday party at 5 so sandwiches before we leave and bringing a snack.
Sun~Chicken Chili with brown rice, cold veggies
Mon~Wedding chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli
Tues-Thurs~Family camp!
Fri~Homemade pizza, cold veggies
Sat~Chicken patties on buns, fries, salad or veggies
Sun~Leftovers or frozen dinners

I intended on updating the blog on Saturday, but had an unexpected busy day.  Will share soon.