Saturday, September 27, 2008

I am in LOVE

I have to say. . .I LOVE my kids (Side Note: I do NOT love the postal service who just dropped something off and rang my doorbell TWICE at 3:30. Doesn't anyone knock anymore?!) They are just too cute. . .and have the sweetest little hearts!

The weather is starting to get a little nicer in the evenings (low 80s!) so, we called up our good friends, Jess and Nate and met them at "5 Guys" for dinner and headed to a lake with the kids. Yes, I dressed my kids alike just to get some great shots. We missed the good light, but I'm pleased anyways!

First is our favorite little friend, Abbie Rose (Brayden always refers to her by her first and middle names!). She is always ready for a picture, as you can tell!

They love to pose together. . .I swear these two tell us all the time that they are going to marry one another. This was natural a few years ago when they were spending every moment together. Truthfully as our lives got busier and we started hanging out with other families, I thought Abbie would ditch her love for Brayden. No way. . she may have gathered boys as friends who she adores and treats as brothers. . but these two act like an old married couple!My boy. . .and all his drool! He's got some seriously cute eyes and smile though, huh?!
Time to watch the fish eat all our bread. . .those we did find 2 ducks and a HUGE turtle!
I couldn't get enough of Gracie last night. . .she was stinkin' cute! My little girl is one gorgeous little thing and I fall more in love every day!

Brayden is such a ham. . .he did NOT want to sit for pictures. . .he'd rather be playing with Abbie. . and practically rolling down the hill into the lake!
I love it when they match! They are the best brothers!!!!
Gracie and her Daddy. . .the love of her life (along with Diego!)
Yeah for a new picture of my 3! Yes, there is some drool and they could be closer but do you KNOW how hard it is to get a picture of 3 little ones? Hey, I got them all smiling! I've got some cute kids, huh?!!!
Brayden was lying in the grass being a goof. . .what a funny face!
See? Old married couple. . . .

Davis is ALWAYS ready with a smile. . .he is made for pictures!
I just think Gracie looks so old in this one. . .though not the best pic of either of them
Yes, this is how I bribe them. . .coke!
The girls. . .while dancing to the band that was playing down by the lake
Brayden and Greg are so much alike. . .goofy!
And the cutest pic of the night. . .what? you disagree? Hey, we have to get in the photos somehow! I love self portraits!

Can I add one more plug? There are only a couple days left in September. . .please consider giving to AHOPE and help them feed children in Ethiopia. I'll probably be posting details later today about the free t-shirt or bracelet that you'll get for donating!!! You can check out www.ahopeforchildren.blogspot.com to see them! Donation button is on the top left of the blog!

11 comments:

Amy Taylor said...

love the pictures.
post about the shirt & bracelet so i can post about it on my blog!

Flamingo Mama said...

great pix! your kids are super cute!;)

Kelly said...

Those are some cute kiddos...and you and Jess don't look too bad either ;0)

Amber S. said...

Of course, I agree...your kids are pretty darn cute! I love that picture of Brayden laying in the grass. That little grin is so cute that he does!

Jared, Jen and Andon said...

What cute pics of all the kiddos! Love em and miss em! :)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Gotta love some 5 guys! We haven't been there in a while. I love how the weather is getting in the evening now. You can actually enjoy the outdoors.

Sarah and Davis said...

Your kiddos are just too cute, Brandi. I wish your Davis and my Davis could meet someday. I'd love to know how you picked that name! My husband meets very few people with his name. It's actually a maiden name of a relative in his family. It looks like you have your hands full with some very special kids. I look forward to chatting more! (:

Sarah

Kelly said...

Great pics!! Wheel of fortune, huh?!! Good luck --oh one with personality!!

Christine said...

They sure are sweet. Awww, too darling is the pic of four of them with their backs to the camera.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Love the photos. TOO precious.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wish we were there! Love the kids - couldn't be any cuter! Just wanna squeeze em! Okay - today is monday the 6th - hope the retreat went fantastically well - praying for you, your fam and your trip these next 10 days - love you guys- Renae