It really has! I only have a few moments. But, isn’t that always the case?
Isn’t he cute? He turned 5 on Sunday.
I’m going to start taking birthday pics with mom and dad every year. I wish I had thought of it before. And Timothy almost never looks at the camera. For being such an outgoing kid, he’s frustratingly shy when we’re trying to take his picture.
Aaron has grown up so much. Now he sits with his brothers and watches tv. Their current favorite is Cars 2. (please excuse the pile of shorts and shirts in front of the tv. They were waiting for a certain forgetful child to pack them away in the “Spring” bins. I could tell you that we never have piles of clothing sitting around. But, that’d be lying. This pile sat there for two days until I raised my voice (I DON”T YELL!) and reminded a certain child to put them away. Grrrrr.)
Family from Lake Tahoe came to visit. We went to the zoo one last time before our passes expired. I could probably make an album with all of the pictures I’ve taken on these lions through the years.
My mother-in-law multi-tasking. She was feeding both little ones while I cooked dinner. My in-laws and my sis-in-law come out for dinner almost every Friday.
We have new roommates! Kellie and her son, Caden, moved in with us a couple of months ago. Here is a pic of Caden being dedicated. It’s not a very good picture. Apparently one of the kids had “pushed buttons” on my camera and changed the settings without me realizing it. Kellie and Caden are standing to the left of the pastor.
And here is a pic of Kellie being baptized 2 weeks ago. There have been big changes afoot for the Toepfert family!
My niece, Sarah, communicating with Aaron.
Sarah! I wonder what you were thinking when you made this face?
Such a cute smile. And Aaron appreciates you letting him chew on your phone, too.
And last, but certainly not least, Brook Lynne taking Aaron to the van. I did not ask her to take Aaron to the van. I noticed he was gone from his place by the front door as I walked out and got ready to lock up. When I walked outside, assuming his daddy had him, this is what I saw.
David’s think-outside-the-box gene has certainly been passed on to my children. They crack me up! This morning, Brook Lynne and Allison were moving clothes from one closet to another. They took my broom apart and used the broomstick as a hanging rod, carrying it from room to room, each girl holding one end.
One thing for sure, life is never dull around here.