The Long-Awaited, Often-Promised Pictures…

  If you are on dial-up, this post will drive you to the brink!  Here’s some pictures from the summer and from various events in our lives.  We are doing so well and the family is like it’s always been this way (for the most part).  🙂 Picture 138Picture 136
Snickers, I said, “LOOK THROUGH THAT HOLE!!” Picture 140
I have no idea…but probably spying on the neighbors.  CREEPY.   Picture 148 Picture 150 Picture 151 Picture 161  Picture 164 Picture 170 Picture 179
What a big boy! Picture 183 Picture 186
The new swing set has been a God-send this summer!!  THANK you to all our friends at FBC Moore who gave so generously to our family and made it possible to bless our children and our family!! Picture 190 Picture 196
Micah, peeking through the little window.  🙂 Picture 199
Can this guy communicate without verbal language or what??? Picture 201
Bethany & Seth Picture 207
Our “little” Seth is no longer little! Picture 208
Yes, he loves ice cream.  He gets it VERY rarely though.  We don’t give the little guys sugar except on rare occasions. Picture 209 Picture 210 Picture 214
Yep, Matthew likes it too. Picture 212
Don’t let Eli’s face fool you.  He LOVES ice cream too! Picture 216
Micah is a good self-feeder.  He’s a precious little guy. Picture 220
Part of our young labor program.  Eli’s in charge of folding laundry.  🙂 Picture 223
Couldn’t resist posting this.  What is that face about?? Picture 227
Micah loves the water table.  Matthew tolerates it.  Eli runs at the first sign of splashing. Picture 230
All I can say is… GROSS!!! AND NOW…
The much-anticipated pictures are finally here! Picture 235
Yes, I am reading instructions.  Believe it or not, the kit came with a step by step instruction sheet with pictures.  Supposedly a monkey could do it.  Hey wait a minute!!…  Picture 238 Picture 240
No, I’m not squeezing.  Okay…maybe a little bit.

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He was so good.  The buzzing tickled him something fierce, but he did great!

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This was Micah’s first haircut since coming home.  His hair coming in thicker and the bald spots around his scalp are all gone.  Guess he’s getting enough to eat now!  :-)  He’s up to 36 pounds.  (He was 31 when we first took him to the doctor after getting him home.  I reported 30 previously but was in error) Picture 249
Eli wasn’t so excited about getting a cut.  I decided to brave the bowl haircut for him.  Let’s just leave it at that.  :-)  But hey, I didn’t have to take him to supercuts to get it fixed!

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Finished.  Everyone breathes a sigh of relief!

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Matthew was a GIGGLE BOX while I was giving him his cut.

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Seth decided he wanted to lose the bowl cut that he has his whole life.  If was VERY DIFFICULT for me to cut those locks off.  Mary was very shocked when she saw the finished product.  Our little boy is turning into a young man.  YES, I know he’s still only seven!  But he’s growing up so fast!

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He wanted the spike look like dad has.  He’s a special boy. Picture 001
Micah likes this helmet.  He wears it backwards, of course, but he likes it just the same.  Picture 002
Thanks to a neighbor who works at the Oklahoma Science Museum, we got to spend the day there.  I took the 4 oldest.  We had a wonderful time together.  I was so glad to be able to treat them to the day out.  They have really stepped up to bat since the new guys came home.

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Bethany inside the tornado chamber.

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Blake…15 already.

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Hannah, one of our beautiful girls, turns 14 on August 3.  It seems like yesterday these two were just wee tots.

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Yep…I brought a picnic for lunch.  We enjoyed it.  And considering lunch would have cost over $50, I REALLY enjoyed it too!

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On a massive swing in the front yard of some friends of ours.

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Micah colored for almost 2 minutes this time.  That’s good for him.  Then he played with playdoh (sorry, no pics) for about 30 minutes.  We were surprised and he actually PLAYED with it.

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Today (August 3) was haircut day again.  Spike number one.

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Spike number two.  Bowl cut gone.

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And you guessed it…  Spike number three.

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I had to post this.  Matthew makes this face every now and then.  I have to wonder whats going through his head!!

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Eli is only 6 months younger than Micah, but he really treats him like a big brother in his own way.  It’s rather cute, really.

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This was just before Matthew began pushing to get out of the corner of the couch.  They kept getting closer and closer.

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Eli was all smiles tonight.  Had to keep snapping!

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Eli and Seth.

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Blake was gone to band tonight.  The girls all gone to JCPenney’s for Hannah to use some birthday money to get some clothes.

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Seth wanted me to take pictures of him in the backyard.  I let him choose the “poses.”

Picture 112 Picture 113 Picture 116 Picture 118 Well, thanks again for being interested in our lives.  God is good all the time! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!