Friday, October 23, 2009

We MUST be doing something right!

Okay, so I am so happy! We must be doing something right! Thank goodness! I went in to Kellie's room yesterday to put some hair clips away and this is what I found on her mirror. (I keep telling my YW that I write all over my mirror.... it's true! and so does my daughter apparently!)
The day before, Kellie had stayed home sick and when Joshua took a nap, Kellie, Ryan, Marky and me went out and loaded Eric's trailer full of wood so he wouldn't have to do it that night when he got home late. It had been raining all day and we were totally lucky, it didn't rain on us at all while we were loading it, but as soon as we were done... it poured! Then later, Daddy got home and he was SUPER HAPPY that we had loaded it for him because he was soooo tired and had hurt his back again at wrestling practice and it was pouring. He got to just come in to our nice warm house and not have to do any chores. I talked to the kids about service during the day and about how happy it would make Daddy. :)
This is the picture I took: (love the messy room in the reflection?)
Here is what it said (typed here EXACTLY as our 2nd grader wrote it): "Its true when you make someone happy. It makes you happy to. Because you had served one another. That is a very good choose you picked."
I also noticed that she had colored in the first square on the chart she got about service the other weekend at church. Cute! I was warmed clear through with peace and happiness. We must be doing something right.

City of Washougal's "Pumpkin Party!"
These pictures are posted on here in the reverse order, oops! So we will start at the end and work our way to the beginning! : )

Who's that cutie?

Ryan WON 1st place on his costume during the costume contest for the 5 and 6 year old group. He won $10.00 to Papa's Ice Cream Shop!

Our little POULTRY!

Tough pirate eating his yummy ice cream!

Buuurrrr. this ice cream is cold but soooo good!


Getting candy at the carnival games

Mama's little monkeys at the Pumpkin Party in downtown Washougal. It was a lot of fun and we totally lucked out on the weather. It poured all day and we weren't going to go and then when the kids got off the bus it had cleared up, so we hurried and went down there and it was perfect the whole time!
What a cutie-pie pirate! :)

Well, there's trouble!

Joshy ran all over the place having the time of his little penguin life! SO cute!

Pippi Longstocking! Recognize those braids? Kellie LOVES Pippi and is reading the books. I rented the movie for them early this Spring and that is when she decided she was going to be Pippi for halloween! Ryan wanted to be a pirate because of that movie, too. The I got Kellie the book and movie for her birthday back in July, she was soooo excited! :)

Mama's lil' penguin!

Our little critters are soooo stinkin' cute!

Marky was supposed to be taking a nap in our bed today. Joshua was in their room sleeping and they never "nap" together, it just turns in to a party and then both boys are cranky. So, Joshy was asleep and I thought Marky was, too. I heard someone an HOUR LATER jumping on my bed and came in to find this little crime scene! ONE little monkey jumping on the bed and his babysitter .... Durango. He said, "mama, look, Rango sleeping with me!" Um, yeah, I see that you are really sleeping well, Marky. Little Stinker!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Read ONLY if you like to smile!

Okay, so let me explain... Mark had just gotten out of the bath and came running out naked and as a new birthday bird in his best suit, and Daddy was bringing in FIREWOOD at the time! Marky LOVES firewood and anything Daddy does, he must do also. So he started bringing in firewood in his birthday suit! What a nut! :)

MY LITTLE PUMPKIN! The shirt say's it all. What a dolly! This shirt used to be Kellie's and has been worn by ALL 4 of my precious lil' pumpkins! Goofy boys! Keeping busy while Kellie and Ryan were riding bikes!

Do you like sloppy kisses? Check out this adorable Big Kissy Video Staring My Littlest Man!

Kellie is off and zooming! What a big girl!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our busy busy lives!

Okay, so it may not seem like such a big deal to you, but it is to me! I can finally WEAR MY REAL WEDDING RING after not being able to wear it for over 2 1/2 years! Crazy! Dang pregnancies! Anyway, it is on and I can actually get it off, too! :) So happy!
From 9-7-09 to 10-6-09 (1 month) I RAN 30.5 miles and lost 10 lbs. That doesn't include any of the walking I did before and after my runs each day, but I was pretty proud of myself! So far this next month I am up to 4 miles. :) RUN MISTI, RUN! :)
My big baby girly learned how to ride a bike on Saturday 10-10-09. Now she's 7 years old and on her way! :)

At one point she was a good distance away from me and I could hear her cheering herself on and giving herself a little pep talk. So cute! :)

Whoo hoo.... goooooo Kellie!
Kellie's first ever soccer game! They tried so hard but that other team was just really tough! Her team only scored 2 goals, but Kellie scored one of them! Way to go Kellie Bean! :) Good job babe, we are proud of you! :)

A beautiful fall day at the Pumpkin Patch! :) So much fun and a Dodge family tradition.


Ryan's 5th birthday party at J.J. Jump! Super fun and Marky got a little crazy with his cupcake.

Ryan's getting so big and adorable! He is 5 years old now! What a big boy!

Lots of fun at JJ Jump!

What did our son want for his birthday most of all? An ax. I know, it is werid, but Eric promised him an ax for his birthday and so he got one! Of course, it is kept up, away, and hidden until he is working with Daddy under VERY close supervision. I was surprised that of anything he could have for his birthday, this is what he wanted most.

He even got a super cool new 2-wheeler bile! We took the training wheels off. He learned how to ride a bike about a month ago when we were trying to teach Kellie. :) Of course, now that he actually has his own bike, he is being all scared to ride it. So we will have to work with him some more on it. :)

Ryan's birthday party at preschool. So cute! Ding dongs for my little 5 year old ding dong and lots of birthday wishes! : )

Grandpa Dodge's Pumpkin Patch!

Joshy thinks this one tastes good! :)

Marky found a pumpkin!

Grandpa's hayride!

Ryan is becoming quite a good little soccer player. He is a great Goalie and really keeps after the ball on the field! Ryan scored 2 goals at his first game! Way to go buddy! Here are some photos of his first game ever!

Coach Daddy! :)

I was watching Juliet this day and the babies decided to play a video game together. :) So cute!

Our little man is a walking fool! :) He started walking on September 18th ago and now is almost running! :) What a cute little man we have!

Kinda makes me sad though, cause he is our last little twerpie to learn to walk. Oh well, I love this age and stage and I plan to enjoy it!