The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Who Said That?!

I came home from work and noticed the smoke detector on the kitchen counter, with the battery taken out of it. Jason had brought the kids over for the evening while Karina went to a meeting, and apparently their pizza in the oven set off the smoke detector. And everyone knows, the quickest way to make it stop is to remove the battery. Reiley told me, "It wasn't functioning. It was alarming!" Pretty soon he'll even know how to spell those words...

Friday, February 23, 2007

NOT Camera Shy

Reiley decided recently that he wants to wear big-boy underwear, especially the ones with Bob the Builder on them, and has been giving potty-training a(nother) try. Luke (ever-observant) decided to try out the little potty chair on his own. There he was, fully-clothed, sitting on the throne, probably waiting for it to play music like it's supposed to do...
"Karina, look how cute..."
Luke got up and started heading for the other room.
"...Where's your camera? You should've gotten a picture of that.", I completed my thought.
Luke, just as quickly, ran back, sat down, and grinned, "CHEESE!".Luke, aka "Hammy"

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

ON (diaper) PINS AND (knitting) NEEDLES

I called Daniel tonight to find out if Josiah is getting a brother or a sister in July. After he told me, I tried to find out what names they're considering, but he said they have to keep something secret.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


This is the "view" from my kitchen window.
Obviously, 'ol Sol has a big day ahead of him.
(click on any picture to enlarge)

Good Morning

It's only 6 degrees (F) this morning, but the good news is...
after what seems like many days of gray skies, the sun is going to show up!

Monday, February 12, 2007

More Weekend Pictures

We finally got the Austin Six together for a family photo.
(Luke, Jason, Reiley, Kate, Karina, Madison)

Jason gave horseback rides.

Here are the 3 Amigos, all on "horseback".

Daniel got acquainted with Kate,

and Andrea, with Madison.

Josiah, checking out his new girl cousins,

and helping Vovó put socks on Madison.

Uncle "Dando" and Aunt "Andida" with the girls.

Fun in the playhouse with Uncle Daniel.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Count 'em..... FIVE!

Here they are: Kate, Lucas, Madison, Reiley, & Josiah.
Three short years can really change your life.
Counting our blessings.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Six Weeks Old

The little ladies are growing and growing...

Madison is 7#6oz and Kate is 6#7ozWhat's missing from this picture? JOSIAH!
But he will be bringing his mom and dad for a visit this weekend.
We are very excited.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Go Packers!

There's always "next year".

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Go Bears!

Reiley and Luke came over with a box of cookies, from the bakery, decorated in Chicago Bears' blue and orange. Just whetting their appetites for tomorrow's big game.

Maddie and Kate didn't get any cookies, but they haven't decided yet if they like football.