Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning!

 Lots of train tracks...
 and woo-woo lights transformers...
and a kitchen!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

 Christmas Eve service at church.  The boys had a little performance.

I could not get everyone to look at the camera at the same time.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finally!  I'm caught up on the blog from the year.  If you're bored, go back to June to see them all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

 Greer can always find her pacifier and put it in her mouth.
Greer can now manage to scoot herself all around the room.  She is trying to crawl!  She'll sit up and pivot around until she see what she wants.  Then she does a reach and scoot until she gets it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Potty-training 103

 We started the potty-training off with a case of the stomach bug.  The trainee and trainer both had it.  That did put a major damper on the 2 week long event.  However, my pride and insistance on out-stubbornizing Emmett paid off.  I THINK he's got it.  He still won't go over to the potty on his own, but as long as I take him every 2 hours, he does great!  He even stays dry all night and through nap time.  Now if he'll just start walking over to the potty by himself when he has to go....
Naked Cowboy

Saturday, December 11, 2010

 Greer gets excited and squeals like nothing I have ever heard before.  I hear that's one difference between baby boys and baby girls.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Christmas Jammies

Emmett got so upset when we took Greer away from him after this picture!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I'm still not able to convince Max (now Atticus, too) that Santa is just for fun. Here is the latest:
Me:(sitting at the computer looking disappointed)
Max: What's wrong mom?
Me: Well, I was trying to buy Transformer "Prowl" for you for Christmas, but it's sold out.
Max: That's ok mom.
Me: Really? It's ok if you don't get Prowl for Christmas?
Max: Yes mom. It's ok. Santa will get it for me.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

 The things Dad does while I'm gone...and takes pictures of it!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Greer and Emmett were having a spitting war.  Nice, I know.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Max is 5!

 He took some cupcakes to school for his birthday.  The only cupcakes that you can bring to his school have to be store-made and sealed in the original package. (Not that I would have made homemade ones anyway;)
 I kept trying to take a picture of just Max-on his birthday, but Atticus was not having that.
 As always, Max got to go pick out whatever cake he wanted-this time from Safeway.  So, he picked the one with the circles.

I can't believe he is 5 years old!  That just seems so old.  Even though I'm 35, I still feel way too young to have a 5 year old.  It is like people blink your eyes and they're grown up.  It's gone way too fast!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving at the Cabin

 You could not pay me enough to get in that yellow water!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Max & Emmett's Birthday Party

If you have spent 5 seconds with Emmett, you know he has a very "unique" and steady head movement.  This was obviously new to Payne as he immediately joined in on the head movement.

 Thomas cake for Emmett and Transformers cake for Max