Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cousins, Critters, and Cuteness

Cheaper by the dozen?  I think not...

I cannot aptly communicate to you the chaos that ensues when these boys (and 3 little girls) get together.  Pantries and fridges are emptied, washers and driers are filled, and fun is had by all.  We are so thankful for my sweet neighbor who bears with great patience all of these children in his swimming pool.  I know that there will be great reward for him in heaven! :)

I have so many pictures of Sarah sacked out in random places from all of the summer fun.  My boys were always tucked in their beds at a scheduled nap time.  She just crashes and I step over her...oh the perks of being #5.

Rebekah loves baby dolls!!!!!!!!  Oh joy of joys!  She is so sweet to her babies and I just love finding one tucked into Sarah's bed or in her high chair.  She feeds them and kisses them and I am just loving it!
She also likes to color all over them...all of our baby dolls look like they have tattoos.

We are closer than ever to being a diaper free house for the first time in almost 12 years.  Am I saddened by this?  Heck no!  There are things that I will miss about having little ones, but most certainly not diapers.  How many times have I been confronted with a code red poopie only to realize that I am out of diapers?  If I had a dollar for every time I went to the grocery store with a t shirt wrapped around a bare hiney, I would be a very rich woman!

Rebekah is also quite fond of shoes.  I actually think that 'shoe' was one of her first words.  I love to see her chubby toes peaking out of my shoes.

Oh my word!  They are sweet sisters indeed.  They have their moments, but I can see a sweet friendship budding.

Sarah is growing so.  She is now swimming without swimmies like a PRO!  She is right in the middle of those brothers doing cannon balls off of the diving board.

Rebekah loves to hold my phone to her ear and say, "HEWWOOO?"  I apologize to all of my friends in my contact list that get texts from Rebekah quite frequently.  

Oh the cuteness!!

The summer has been filled with many snakes, frogs, and lizards.  This was one of Levi's favorites.  Do you know what it's like to have lunch with something like this sitting on the table staring at you?  

It can be quite uncomfortable:)