Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Pictures of the Kiddos at the New York Botanical Gardens

Since I spent all of Saturday cleaning, organizing, and prepping for the new school year about to start, and Jeremy and the boys spent Saturday driving around New Jersey picking up Josiah's bed, getting haircuts, and running errands, we promised the boys we would do something more fun on Sunday. We bought a family membership to the New York Botanical Garden back in January when they still had the model trains set up for Christmas (an AMAZING display, by the way!), but we haven't been back since. So, since we have to take full advantage of the memberships we have, that's where we decided to go.

Much to the dismay of my rough-and-tumble boys, I immediately realized that the combination of cute children + fresh haircuts + church clothes + beautiful gardens was a picture opportunity way too good to pass up! So before we let them loose to run around and get dirty, I made them pose for pictures. I think we got some pretty cute ones, and I needed updated pictures badly!

So, without further ado, here they are!

Jordan...posing by this metal frame thing was his idea, not mine. He has decided he wants to be a model, so he "can be the one in the pictures in the haircut book." We'll see, lol!






This one was totally washed out (not sure why) but oh, so cute...so I have to include it!

Smelling the tree, lol!

Joseph being a "crazy man." That's my Joseph!

Happy baby!!!

Trying to get them all to sit still, look at the camera, and SMILE-- all at the same time-- is quite the adventure!

Joseph in the rose garden

Jeremy and Joanna

My precious little princess!
Josiah smelling something again--this time a rose

Joshua peeking out of the gazebo

Jonathan peeking out from the other side

It started to rain about this time, so I took Joanna back to the car (she was hungry anyway) and Jeremy took the boys to the children's garden area where they played and planted sunflower seeds in little pots. Now those little pots are living in my kitchen window, and I've cleaned up several sprinklings of potting soil that keep appearing in the general vicinity. But they all had lots of fun, and that's what matters!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vroom, Vroom!

Josiah was a very happy little boy last night. Daddy just put together his new blue race car bed! We finally moved Josiah out of our little white crib (and moved Joanna into it) so he had been sleeping on a cot for the past several days while we looked for his new bed.

We found this one on Craigslist. We showed the pictures on the computer to Josiah, and he was so excited about it!

We actually picked it up on Saturday, but didn't go buy a mattress for it until Sunday. It sat in pieces on the foyer floor. Saturday night after Jeremy and I went to bed, we were awakened by Josiah joining us--we asked him what he needed, and all he would say over and over again was "Car, car!" I was so sad that he couldn't sleep in it that first night!

I think he likes it, don't you?

Now we just have to rearrange the room a bit and figure out the best way to make everything fit nicely. Right now the bed is in front of the radiator, which won't work once the radiators need to be on again! Oh, well...I enjoy a good challenge! :)
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