Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pictures of the Kids since the Move

Since we have moved to Clyde, the kids have thoroughly enjoyed having a HUGE backyard to play in. They really like it when the sprinkler system is going and they can get out there and have a plethora of sprinklers to choose from. They also like to fill up buckets with water and dump it on each other. Of course, they usually like to all do this from the same sprinkler--which leads to arguing over whose turn it is. So we've started having to assign each of the kids a sprinkler of their own. Sometimes that's just easier than listening to the arguing, you know? Isn't funny how one minute they can be playing so well together and the very next minute arguing over a sprinkler head in the backyard. Anyways, here's some pictures of them playing outside this past Saturday while Daddy was trying to take the fence down that the previous residents had up to keep their chickens out of the garden.

Pictures of the Kids before the Move

Here's Benjamin on his last day of Pre-K with his beloved Mrs. Warren. He LOVED his two teachers this last year and we are praying that he has as great an experience in Kindergarten as he did in Pre-K.

Here is Madilyn with "her" Mr. Stanley. There have been times since we've moved that she has asked about our "family" back in Amherst and she refers to them as "hers". Our kids really loved the people there and they loved them. We really enjoyed being a part of that church family and miss them everyday.

A couple of weeks before we moved from Amherst there was a huge thunderstorm that came through and the kids got to get out and splash in the puddles. Benjamin and Madilyn thoroughly enjoyed seeing who could get the other one the wettest.

Jacob was trying to escape Madilyn's big sister way of showing him how to splash in the water.

Here's the kids at Ready, Set, Jump in Lubbock. It's a neat gym where they have lots of fun things for the kids to climb on and jump into and on. Here Benjamin and Madilyn are swinging on the bungee swings.

Here is Jacob just doing his "normal" thing--running around trying to keep up with the "big" kids.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Ellerbrook Three

Jacob, Benjamin, and Madilyn are taking time out from annoying each other to humor mom and pose for a picture. This is one of the few moments where they are not fighting, so I thought I better catch it on camera. Benjamin is now 5 years old and will start Kindergarten in about a month. Madilyn is 3 years old, going on 13. And Jacob is 2 years old. There is soon to be a fourth player in this ever growing family. He/she will be here around the first couple of weeks of December.
Lou is the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Clyde, TX and he LOVES it. We have been here for a little over a month now and are really enjoying it.
I continue to enjoy being able to stay at home with the kids. They continue to keep me busy-as well as drive me crazy some days, but I feel so blessed to be able to be home with them while they are this little.
As we continue to download more and more pictures (we are way behind on the downloading), we will post more.

Our First Blog Experience

Well, I guess it's time we enter into the 21st century and begin a blog for our family. So, here it is. In the near future, we will be posting pictures of the kids. Hope you'll enjoy reading about our wacky life and our wacky kids.