Friday, December 31, 2010

Tyler's first football game

Mike took Tyler to a bowl game last night. I think Tyler was most excited about the cotton candy. However, he did manage to watch a little football. Tyler got "FREEZING" cold (it was in the 40's, our poor California boy has forgotten what Illinois felt like) and had to leave the game a wee bit early. Tyler and Mike finished watching the game in our warm house.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It was bound to happen...

Tyler yelled, "I saw his meat!"

Wrestling gone awry = our first set of stitches. Austin was a champ for them, surprising us all. Poor baby had a very deep cut, but the stitches will be out by Christmas. Santa will bring an extra present for the brave boy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tyler LOVES whipped cream

Mike: "Tyler, if there was a pile of whipped cream on top of a dog turd would you lick the whipped cream off?"

Tyler: "Just the top"

I think he was serious

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Preschool Halloween

Here is Austin with his partners in crime. Yes, we know he is a ladies man...


Here are the kids at the church Carnival on Saturday night. They had a great time!

I've had this costume for her since last Halloween

Tyler is throwing up some Star Wars gang signs

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Mike's favorite night is election night. Really and truly it is. We had a little get together to celebrate the Republican surge. Although, I couldn't help but be disappointed when I went to bed. Seriously California? Dennis Miller said it best for California, "I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, and all the kids on my block got a cool new GI Joe, while I got a stupid sweater..."

P.S. I'm totally putting my cricut to good use!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Too fast...

She's growing way too fast.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I want....

these barstools....

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! However, I know my limitations. Anyone think they could recover in oilcloth?

I actually saw some similar barstools on Sarah's House (my favorite show ever!). I was googling oilcloth covered chairs, and up popped this blog. These would actually be cheap to make if I had any reupholstering talent.

P.S. I just found out you can also re-cover in laminated cotton. There are some of the cutest fabrics by Amy Butler. I feel new barstools are in my future...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


That's what the little kids sometimes call her. She was a lion last night when she tried ice-cream. She would roar if we were not shoveling it into her mouth. I think she was a fan!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Caroline eats (and rocks two pony tails)

Yeah, so I've been bad about taking pictures, and updating our blog. Three kids has kinda maxed me out I guess. Caroline is already SEVEN months old. Time is pretty much flying by, and she's not a little newborn anymore. She's still a sweet, sweet girl. The boys love to make her laugh. She has discovered who her parents are, and prefers to be held by Mike or me.

Tyler's summer of fun is over. I think he played more video games than a boy ever needs to play. He's not too excited to be back at school, but I think a schedule is just what he needs right now.

Austin will be starting year #2 of preschool next week. He's looking forward to painting and bringing his new buzz lunchbox to lunch bunch.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Don't be hatin

BUT, Caroline is the world's cutest baby! (I'm not at all biased)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tyler FINALLY got a visit last night...

from the tooth fairy! Although, losing a tooth wasn't exactly how he envisioned it. On Sunday Mike noticed Tyler was sporting some funky shark teeth. His permanent teeth were growing in behind his baby teeth. His baby teeth weren't loose at all, and we were afraid he was going to have 2 rows of teeth. I took him to the dentist and they decided to pull the baby teeth. Tyler got bubble gum scented laughing gas and watched Sponge Bob. It honestly didn't even faze him. He was just excited for the tooth fairy. Tyler wanted to sleep in Austin's room last night so he had Mike send the tooth fairy this e-mail:

Dear Tooth Fairy,
The dentist pulled two of Tyler's teeth today. He was such a good boy and didn't even cry. He wants you to know that he will be sleeping in Austin's bed and that the two teeth will be in a white container with a red string attached under his pillow. Tyler is sleeping on the right side of the bed and is wearing a dark blue shirt and bakugan pants. I will leave some oreos for you in the kitchen. Thank you.
Love, Tyler

The tooth fairy came, and all is well!

Tyler sporting his new smile

Austin also had a tooth incident last month. While he was wrestling Tyler his mouth hit Tyler's hard head. Austin had a loose tooth. It has now firmed back up, but turned a nice shade of gray. Just lovely! (It actually isn't too noticeable)

We are in love! Now even Tyler is under her spell. He can make her smile, and he loves to talk to her. Austin loves her a little too much sometimes. She couldn't be any cuter!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


That is what Mike calls her when she wears this outfit- Bozo the Clown. I think it's cute!

We are surviving here, actually pretty well. If it weren't for the lack of sleep it would be perfection. Austin is hilarious with her. He speaks to her in such a high pitched voice that only dogs can hear him. It is so funny. He loves his baby sister. Tyler every once in a while throws her a, "hi Caroline". He even went and tried to console her last night while I was helping Austin; that is progress. Caroline is smiling, eating, spitting up, sleeping erratically and being cuddled. Sheri needs a solid 8 hours sleep and a tummy tuck, and Mike needs more hours in a day. Life couldn't be better...

Monday, February 8, 2010

So far so good...

Knock on wood, Caroline has been a very easy baby so far. She is so sweet, and rarely cries yet. It's been so fun just holding her and dressing her up in bows and girly stuff. She's been sleeping a ton and eating good amounts. She also has a very efficient digestive system! It will be an adjustment getting used to 3 kids with three different schedules and needs. My only concern right now is how to handle all 3...

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Baby Story

Caroline Blake King
Jan. 27, 7:29 pm
7 lbs. 10 oz.
19 1/2 inches

She's here. Oh, and if we told you she was 17 1/2 inches long (midget-like), the first nurse was wrong. She has lots of dark hair, but most importantly, she actually IS a GIRL! I was induced starting the IV at 4:30 ish in the afternoon. Water was broken at 6:00, and she was out by 7:30. Only 10 minutes of pushing (much better than w/ Tyler and Austin), so she actually has a normal looking head. Best birth by far! So far, she's sleeping and eating like a champ. Austin is so cute w/ her. Tyler hasn't quite taken to her yet, but we are sure that he will eventually get used to her.

Getting ready to come home

At the hospital w/ Daddy