Monday, December 21, 2009


Mondays!  Everyone knows the feeling they get inside them late Sunday night when they think about the next day being Monday!  So much to do, the weekend was so fun, and who wants to think about waking up and starting the work week all over again?!?!  Well, I can happily say that I haven't had those feelings in over 7 months!  For the last 10+ weeks Mondays have been my day with Madi and my boys!  Today was the first Monday I didn't have the boys in over three months (excluding The Monday of Thanksgiving - Thanks Mom)!  It was a little sad.  I decided to go through my pictures and review all of the memories we have made over the last few months.  Here is what I found.... 

This was an unexpected trip to Salem because Madi needed to see the pediatrician at the last minute.  So we decided to pack a picnic and make the best of it! It was a BEAUTIFUL day and Bush park was the perfect place to spend the afternoon!

Michael loved his sandwich. =)

So did Sevvy! =)

Madelyn slept through the picnic!

My three little bumpkins... The boys were exhausted after our fun in the sun!  If I remember right, it was one of our 90 degree September days! So... we headed home for some well deserved naps! =)

Sevvy loves baking!  So one afternoon we made some "Diggin' in the Dirt" cupcakes, as Seven likes to call them.

We may have ate more than necessary... =)

Of course Mondays were the days we took our cousin baths together!  I don't have an updated picture though.  Now Madelyn just sits up like a big girl! (I love how Seven HAD to be touching Madi in this picture =)

My favorite photo shoot... Fall is the BEST time to take pictures, so I dressed the kids up one morning and we headed to the back yard for a photo shoot.  We took LOTS of pictures.  Here's just a few of my favorite moments! =)

He's in love! =)


Sharing his hat!

All three munchkins and their pumpkins!

Michael was so happy he got his pumpkin to stay all by itself!

Madi making sure her crazy cousins are okay...

One morning when the boys got to our house there was a snail on the front porch.  This resulted in over an HOUR of entertainment!  Yes, Uncle Matt finally threw the snail to the road when he came home at lunch. =)

Michael stroking the snail...

I loved this pic with the flowers in focus! =)

I had to put this picture in because Seven took it.  He LOVES to take pictures by himself with the "little" camera!  This one was pretty cute too!  Nice job little photographer. =)

Another sunny afternoon in the backyard.  I believe this was the beginning of a red light-green light game!

Brothers and their monster trucks.  These pictures are making me miss the sunshine!!!

Our most recent Monday... The boys favorite pass-time is to play in Madi's crib with her.  

Lots of love!

Yes, those are stockings folks! And yes, I let him put them on... no harm done! In fact, isn't that what you're supposed to do with giant socks? =)

The things Madelyn puts up with!  Seven was just dying to "carry" Madi in this laundry tub... we settled for pulling her around in it. =)

I LOVE my Mondays!  I LOVE these kids! Madi is so lucky to have such wonderful big cousins (on both sides!)  I know we will have many more memories to come and there are so many moments I WISH I would have taken a picture!  Oh well - at least we have these ones! =)


  1. Oh my gosh, these are awesome! I can't believe how blessed we are to have the best Aunts to watch them! They LOVE Mondays too.

  2. I had to say "aunts" but you know...

  3. Madi's smile is so cute in the "Lots of love" picture!