Well I decieded that I better unload my camera before the big trip so here you have it- the Turner's in fast motion in no order whatsoever...
Hebron Maple Fest- Im lovin their syrup!
This weeks heat wave brought us to the beach!
Aunty and her babes
Bouncing off the Easter candy...although I recently realized that Sova is a bouncing bean- when she is excited, nervous, happy, basically anything- she jumps up and down in tinny hops- either that or she is doing her pee dance constantly- which very well can be the case w/ her bladder ;)
And they're off! Easter Hunt Line Up...this is VERY serious business for Jacob.
I love this...if Mike lays down w/ the kids when he tucks them in he usually falls asleep before them...he looks so pretty in Sova's heart blanket dont you think! (the little green lump on the left corner would be Sova-Grace)
Im so proud of Jacob. This is month 4 of violin. He was on a roll but we are having some rough days now. He doesnt want to practice and it's getting harder for him. I think he is doing great but I can see it is frusterating. I think the challange is good for him but I dont want to make him end up hating the violin...I have this sad image in my head of him practicing w/ tears rolling off his violin...I know so sad! Im not a monster- I dont want him to think he can quit so easily so I talked him into sticking it out and pushing through this hard phase- if he then doesnt enjoy it- so long!
My kids have been living outside almost as much as living inside. They were literaly trying to dig to China here (Jacobs new obsession- China- he still begs me to adopt him some more siblings from China:) They can dig and 'plant' all day if they could...plant what you ask? popcorn seeds to 'grow corn', various seed packets I pick up and when they run out of the real seeds they plant fig newtons, peanuts, crackers, orange peels- you name it- we are growing it :)
I'd like to invest in an outdoor shower- they are the dirtiest kids on the block...maybe in town...
Their feet do not allow them to keep shoes on-
Meet 'Astro Boy' he is a vistor from another planet- and he is VERY quiet...and VERY cute- we let him sleep in Caleb's bed because Caleb is missing.
Seriously- how can I not keep myself from cracking up talking to this child...check out those shoes!
You can find my family in a trance everyother Friday night when Jack sleeps over and Daddy calls for a 'Wii-athon.' (side note: any loud screams coming from our home can be blamed upon the defeat of King Koopa)
We gotta start putting Jacob in the back :)
Crocs, saddle shoes, and ballet slippers...
For Easter Jacob received his 1st 'REAL' Bible- no pictures.. not stories....just scripture...
As I type he is supposed to be sleeping but is probrably reading it- he cant stop! All week he falls asleep reading- and before he gets out of bed- he reads...he reads in the car and as you can see in his own words, "Oh great Aunty Jess- Im glad you brought the beach umbrella- now I can read my Bible!" My Jacob, you will be a world changer...
Every year we have this bunny living in our garden...last year she gave birth to her bunnies in a nest in here. (she's behind the dafidil)
Hmmm....lets see...Sova was absolutely thrilled to get her own library card. Jacob started T-ball this week and is supper excited. Mike is building a patio in our backyard including a stone fire pit...lookin great... These last few months I've been going through a naturalize / simplify your life thing...It's not all working but it's interesting- I think Im on to something here but it takes time...if you have no clue what Im taking about thats OK- my mind had been spinning over- time these days- just thinking too much about too much :) Ok it's late and you know how I get :)
Next pics: Destination Disney...Seeing how this is Mike's thing Im letting him plan it all- he went out and bought 5 matching Micky Mouse t-shirts so we can be one big corney family walking through the airports! He thinks it will be even more special for the kids if we match...I love how my corniess has rubbed off on him! He wont let us tell the kids until we litteraly park in the airport parking lot....Seeing how we are flying out of New Jersey they wont recognize the airport in the long term parking across the street (we flew in and out their for India.) Seeing how it's my B-day Sunday they are just going to think daddy talking us somewhere 'special.' And we can hid e the luggage under a sheet :) The camera will be ready!!!!