Thursday, May 8, 2008

Crazy Kids

I haven't exactly been the most loving, patient, adoring mother these days. But in seeing these pictures I'm reminded of what a full and fun life I do have with these crazy kids of mine. So what if I have to answer the same question 21 times a day and spend all of my energy resolving conflicts about shoes and chores and sweatshirts and bike accidents and Webkinz. That's what moms do. I just hope these children don't end up with a crazy mom when it's all said and done.

Our backyard is a literal playground and always full of friends.

Somehow Lydia managed to get herself wrapped up in the seatbelt.

Joseph with his favorite invention, The Memory Scanner.

Life from my rear view mirror. Miriam seems to be sprouting horns.

Betsy's illustrated story about a girl who never learns to read because her mother did not teach her how to read the signs to get to school. Entirely fictional, I'm sure.

Rebekah and her yellow dandelion mouth.

John left a little too long unattended in his high chair with spaghetti.


Monica said...

Oh. Monica, isn't it fun. Just! This made me smile!

Sniz said...

I love the picture you took of the kids in the van!!! You are my hero! Baylee just looked over my shoulder and said, "Is that Baby John? He's so cute!" How true!

Have a great weekend!


mom24 said...

Very lovely pics! We tooka pic of our van too when the baby was born because we couldn't believe how full it looked (with just four however)! And there always seems to be someone left unattended in the highchair - last time we ended up with lentil soup all of the curtains!
Very nice post!

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun place to be.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Love that shot of your van!

What a fun, crazy house. I really loved this post of just "typical" family time.

Tara said...

Oh, those kids are so darn cute! I should do a rear view shot of my van. And I've only got 4!