Friday, June 29, 2012

Hill Family Pictures 2012

Thanks to my good friend Jovane for taking our family photos!!  These are two of her cute boys with Emma!  If any of you are in Moscow you must go see the U of I Arboretum where these pictures were taken.  It is gorgeous!

Friday, June 22, 2012

 My sweet Jaxson turned five in April.  I can't believe he's five already.  It was his first year that he got to have friends over for a party and I think he really enjoyed it.  Thankfully my friend stayed to help, since Josh was at school and couldn't be there,  It would have been really hard with so many kids if she wasn't there.     He wanted a dinosaur theme for the party so as kids came they sat down to make "fossils" of toy dinosaurs out of salt dough.  It was a little messy but the kids really liked it.                                               

 Can't have a party without musical chairs. I'm not sure the younger ones ever caught on how to play to play the game but they still had fun.

 I had a lot of fun making Jaxson's cake this year.  Normally I want to throw the darn thing across the room but it actually turned out pretty good. The pictures don't look as good as the really thing though.

Thanks to my friend Jovanae who took the pictures for me because my camera was broken and for being there to help.  And thanks to Jen and her family for coming and making it even more special for Jaxson.  We love you all!

Monday, May 7, 2012

April 2012


First signs of spring.  It had rained a lot for a week or so.  So much that a pond formed in the field next to our house.  It must have had a lot of worms because on this particular day ten-fifteen robins grouped together looking for something to eat.  It was really fun to watch them.  They're such pretty birds. 

Jules and Isaac are so alike in so many ways.  I was so hoping that, where she was such a calm baby, she would continue to be a mellow child but I fear that she's going to be worse than Isaac.  Sigh.


What can I say about this little girl.  My life would not be the same without her.  

 She already likes to brush her hair.  Such a girl. 

I finally got her hair in pig tails. She looks so stinkin cute. 

When it has come to walking Jules has been a real wimp.  Most people say, " its better if she's not walking"  or "just wait until she's really mobile" and I say.  Whatever.  She already gets into everything she wants to she might as well be walking too.

She did finally learn to enjoy walking with her little stroller, once she figured out which side to push.  

She's a climber!!!

See what I mean about her getting into what ever she wants.  I was hoping, where she was such a calm baby, she would be a mellow toddler. Unfortunately she turns out to be more like Isaac every day.  Not that that's all bad.  Its just challenging.  

Try not to look at my messy house in the background of all these pictures. 

You'll have to excuse these pictures.  Remember I told you that Jaxson broke the camera.  Well it just kept getting worse.

This will probably be the last year that we dye eggs in the bath tub, the kids are getting to big.  It sure makes it less frustrating though.  You don't have to worry about spills.         

 Thanks grandma and grandpa for the Easter package!!  The kids sure loved the chicks!

AHH!!  These pictures are so annoying but I guess that it's better than nothing.  I have to confess that I didn't do as well with Easter as I normally do.  Hopefully where the kids are young they won't remember it very well.