Jackers Crackers

IMG_1288He tells me his name is Jackers, but his nicker-name is Jonathon. Our first Tn baby turned 4 this month!! Born at home, into Daddy’s arms, we praise the Lord there were no complications. IMG_1174He is a sweet boy, loves his Momma, high-maintenance, not really rushing to keep up with the big boys, content to be a “little”, loves to antagonize Roo, especially loves to FISH!!! IMG_1169He says this was his “best birthday!” Spy gear, fishing pole, superman cape…. This day was filled with fun for this little guy!IMG_1165

Kid Pictures

Some people have asked me, “What happened to all your kids?! All we see are garden pictures!” :) The kids are all great! Growing faster than the veggies in the garden, lol!

Roo and her big brother, cuddling in the hammock! How Sweet!

Roo and her big brother, cuddling in the hammock! How Sweet!

Does Jack have a bed? No. Why would he need one? He much prefers to sleep with Momma or on the couch!

Does Jack have a bed? No. Why would he need one? He much prefers to sleep with Momma or on the couch!

Jimmy, our artist, has a new pencil case. Jeremie made a scavenger hunt for him with 39 clues. For example...what ET must do to get home? Clue by the phone!

Jimmy, our artist, has a new pencil case. Jeremie made a scavenger hunt for him to find this gift with 39 clues. For example…what ET must do to get home? Clue by the phone!

Roo is so much fun these days. She waves energetically whenever she sees you, making you feel that she has waited her WHOLE LIFE for you to come home. She loves to carry a purse and is very fondly attached to her bippie. We love her curls that come out when she's hot.

Roo is so much fun these days. She waves energetically whenever she sees you, making you feel that she has waited her WHOLE LIFE for you to come home. She loves to carry a purse and is very fondly attached to her bippie. We love her curls that come out when she’s hot.

Play-doh... Does his smile convey the message that he loves this stuff?! He is quite a good helper in the kitchen :)

Play-doh… Does his smile convey the message that he loves this stuff?! He is quite a good helper in the kitchen :)

Do you know who Pat Riley is? Jeremie has given all the girls' Pat Riley hair do's after their baby baths!

Do you know who Pat Riley is? Jeremie has given all the girls’ Pat Riley hair do’s after their baby baths!

Roo Roo and her poor pet kitty, Caramel/Baxter. She loves to carry that thing around by whatever is handy, a head, a leg, a tail. The kitty is very patient.

Roo Roo and her poor pet kitty, Caramel/Baxter. She loves to carry that thing around by whatever is handy, a head, a leg, a tail. The kitty is very patient.

Rubbish

IMG_8861We participated in a fund raiser to help raise money for Tommy’s robotics team. There are registration fees, kit fees, t-shirts and more to be bought. The kids all pitched in and picked up trash along the road for an hour and a half. Apparently they “made” $8 an hour per person. It was a hot, dirty job.IMG_8841 But afterwards, they were all able to cool off at the local pool. Diving boards, splash park, friends, water slides… makes the hot work of earlier a mere distant memory.IMG_8864

More mud

IMG_6866I can’t help it. Every time I turn around our Ruthie is playing in the mud. And I think it’s so funny that I can’t help taking pictures. Every time. I’m sorry you have to keep seeing them. But I can’t stop. Is it time for an intervention?IMG_6871And she’s not the only muddy one!IMG_6861 IMG_6847