Friday, January 18, 2013

Home from School

 I'm taking a quick break from Christmas posting to post some pictures from 2 days ago. By the time Carter gets off the bus a door down from us in the afternoon the girls are pretty stir crazy so we generally get all of us bundled up and get out the door a few minutes before the bus arrives to let the girls get some wiggles out. 

 On this particular day since it was bright and sunny I decided to take my camera with us and snap a few pics of the kids since pictures always turn out better outdoors. I am just so in love with Abbie these days. Except for the times that she is incessantly crying, she just cracks me up all the time.  I can just look at her and giggle.  Her expressions whether goofy or serious are just so humorous to me because they all express so much. She is all about being like her big siblings these days. Carter had the I Pad sitting with his legs out stretched on the couch last night.  She took one look at him, snagged my phone and plopped herself down on the couch with her legs out stretched.  She seemed pretty pleased with herself.

 I definitely chose the right day to pull out the camera!! Some days Carter gets off the bus and he is pretty tired or maybe had a long day and is kinda grumpy, but this day he was all smiles and so happy to see us!!

 Looks like he must have had a good day.

 I left Abbie on our driveway to quickly snag some pictures of Carter getting off the bus and she was NOT pleased to get left behind. She loves to wave at the bus and the bus driver and always gets excited when Big Brother Carter is crossing the road towards her.

 Carter was extra sweet to give Hayden a little time and push her around in her car for a moment.

 But my Hayden will still be Hayden which means her emotions are always very close to the surface.

 Luckily, we were able to turn that frown upside down in a hurry!! Drama avoided, whew!!

 For snack we had some left over frosting we needed to use up from Birthday cupcakes so we did graham cracker frosting cookies.  The kids really enjoyed them. Abbie like with most food these days, could not get her fill!!

This girl is just so adorable and beautiful!!

Lately Matt, the kids and I have been watching our videos on you tube and loving them.  When I took so many videos when Carter was young, I wondered if I was going a little over kill. Now at this point looking back I see there is no such thing as too many videos.  I haven't been as good to take videos of Hayden and Abbie so I am trying to remedy that.

Here is a typical evening at our house.

Here is a little more of that craziness. I just love hearing their laughter!!

When we watch Carter's video's of him when he is younger we love hearing how cute his voice is and how funny his words are. So now we are trying to get more videos of Hayden's voice like this one.

Carter is learning to read and getting so good at it. He has such a great mind in that head of his. I took this video of him reading to me last night. These moments are so precious to me. I had tears coming down my face I was so proud of him and love him so much.

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