Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

We took Camden to his first real baseball game tonight. We went to see the Fort Wayne Wizards, and to make sure that he was "broken in" properly, it rained for about the first 2 innings, then it cleared up & the sky was beautiful! This was taken shortly after the rain:

After the game, there was a concert by Hunter Smith (the punter for the Indianapolis Colts) and his band. He started by giving a little testimony, but we ended up leaving before they played cuz the girls were getting WAY too antsy!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Camden's latest accomplishment

Camden can now roll over from his stomach to his back. This isn't so great at night because he HATES to sleep on his back, so when he rolls over, he just cries & cries until I come in to roll him back over. Hopefully he learns to roll himself back over, and quickly! As another side note, he usually only does it when he's mad, as you'll see in the clip below:

Friday, May 25, 2007

Monster truck? No, just a CXT!

Tom had the opportunity to bring home his company's CXT truck for the awards night at church. For those of you that don't know what the CXT is, check it out below....
Yes, that's Tom driving. Scary, huh?

All the kids from church got to climb around on it afterwards - they absolutely loved it! Here's a picture of Jenna and her friend Jon in the backseat.

We've been thinking about getting rid of Tom's Ford Ranger & getting a new truck...this might be a bit extreme, though :)
Here it is in front of our house for the night:

Awana awards night

On Wednesday night we had our awards night for Awana. Here's Jenna on stage next to her friend Liam. They are called Lil Lights and they're supposed to be singing their "theme" song, but obviously they're more interested in looking out at the crowd!

This is Mackenzie's group the Cubbies. She's actually singing along with her group:

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mother's Day & warm weather fun

This is a quick picture of our family on Mother's Day:

The next 2 pictures are "before & after" pictures. This 1st picture was taken back in December of 6 of us girls from my Sunday School class who were all pregnant & due within about 2 months of each other. Our friend Kristi wasn't there when this was taken, and she would have been right in the middle. From the right is Marissa, Kristin, Jen, me, Dawn, and Michelle:
This second picture was taken on Mother's Day. These are the babies from the above picture, with the exception of Kristin's. For those of you who may not know, my dear friend Kristin had a little baby boy (Noah) in December who was diagnosed with Meckel-Gruber syndrome back during her 2nd trimester. This is a fatal sydrome, and he was not expected to survive birth. Not only did he survive the birth in December, but he lived for a little over and hour and a half, so Kristin & her husband were able to enjoy him for even that small amount of time. He went home to be with the Lord on December 14th, so he's not in the picture, but we still remember that he should have been with all these precious little ones. Below from right to left is Aynsley (Marissa's), Owen (Jen's), Camden, Camella (Kristi's), Miah (Dawn's) and Lydia (Michelle's):

We've actually had a couple days of nice weather, so the girls have been out on the trampoline with the sprinkler on cooling off! They absolutely love it!

A typical Jenna look...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Daddy's helpers

Tom got a truckload of mulch today, and the girls were thrilled to be able to help him out. When I checked on their progress, I realized just how big a help they were :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A small miracle?

Let me start by telling you that Tom changed Camden's diaper for the first time Friday night! That's why the heading is called "A small miracle?" The little guy is just days short of being 3 months old, and his dad FINALLY changed a was only wet I might add, AND he put it on backwards as well. Some things never change.

Anyways, here's Tom and Camden in their matching pants:

The little neighbor boy, Nick, loves to come over & play and just LOVES Camden. He is always asking to hold him, so we took a picture of him holding Camden so he could take it home & hang it on his fridge.

And this last picture is some "art" that the girls did on Tom's truck. They absolutely love to play with their sidewalk chalk & I must admit this was a pretty creative thing to do:

(it's their handprints all along the side)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Trampoline Fun

Grandma & Grandpa Palmer stopped by the other day to drop some stuff off for us, and since we have our trampoline up agin for the season, the girls convinced grandpa to give it a try! Here's a couple funny pictures:

Camden is checking out his exersaucer: