Monday, January 14, 2013

Everyday Life.

The boys thought it was the coolest thing when I told them I'd make a "tent" for them them to play in. This is what I came up with. They had a blast in here. They got some great use out of our flashlights and headlamps. B was thrilled when I let him sleep in the tent for his nap, and somehow they convinced us to let them BOTH sleep in it one night. They were good enough that we let them sleep together a second night before taking it down. The little things, right? 
They tucked the headlamp in the top bunks' slats for their "ceiling light" in the tent. Creative. 
Z's favorite new toy are these monster trucks. He is frequently found in the big boys' room playing with these trucks by himself. Where did my baby go? 
His favorite position to play in, on his knees. 

These kids are always getting bumps and bruises.... 
"Loving" on Zayden... 
Being silly. 

Ringing in 2013 with some Family Fun.

On New Years day we decided to try out a local bowling alley within about 2 blocks of our house. Our boys have been before, but now that they're a little older we thought we'd give it a shot with just our family. It was pretty successful, Braxton was a bit tired, thus all the non-cooperation for taking his picture. The best part? I won. I hardly ever beat Tyler at anything, so it was nice to win for a change--- 3 strikes in a row for me? It was sheer luck. Still, I'll take what I can get, right? :) 

I Love this Kid

Who couldn't love the faces this kid has? 

Crazy Happy. (This one's my favorite) 

The "L-P Classic"

It seems that every year that it's possible, it has become tradition for the Lindquist and Pickett boys to play a competetive game of basketball after Christmas. :) This year I think we had a record number of little kids and munchkins running around the stage. At one point, Braxton managaed to get bull dozed over by Karter when he was supposed to be on the stage instead of walking around the court. He walked it off. The big boys ended up playing 5 games, and by game 5 they had deemed it the 'winner takes all' game. I think the Pickett boys ended up winning by one point. It was a good game and fun to get our families together, even if it was minor chaos and brief. Looking forward to 2 years when everyone gets to play again.

New year.... new realizations....

I think it's time to admit that a major change has occurred in me.It was a change that was bound to happen, seeing as how it's all I've ever known; I LOVE having all boys! Seriously, they might be running circles around me almost all day long, bouncing off the walls non-stop, and "play" fighting for 4 hours straight, but they make up the differnece in so many other ways.

My boys are sweet and loving. They are creative and imaginative. They are encouraging to each other and excited about new stuff. They have so much life in them. They are hard workers, good examples, and strong willed. They are eager to learn. They are polite and thoughtful. My boys are NOT perfect, but they sure make my life worth living. I simply couldn't imagine having girls at this point. I feel sure that I was destined to be a mother to all boys, and that it's a GOOD thing.

I sure love them. They bring such joy to my life. Here they are, handsome as ever: