Thursday, April 14, 2011

Introducing Baby Finn

Gryffin Michael Peek made his debut Sunday April 3rd, 2011. He already has the entire family completely wrapped around his long skinny fingers... Gryffin's birth 1 Gryffin's birth 2 Gryffin's birth 3 Gryffin's birth 4 Gryffin's birth 5 Gryffin's birth 6 Gryffin's birth 7 Gryffin's birth 8 Gryffin's birth 9 Gryffin's birth 10 Gryffin's birth 11 Gryffin's birth 12 Gryffin's birth 13 Gryffin's birth 14 Gryffin's birth 15 Gryffin's birth 16 Gryffin's birth 17 Gryffin's birth 18 Gryffin's birth 19

He gets cuter by the day and I just can't believe he's mine.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm a little late to the party...

I am FINALLY posting a few pics from Rylee's first day of school... I think I'm still in denial. I can't believe how fast this day has come along, and how excited my baby is to be, in her words, "getting so grown up, Mom. I'm barely a kid anymore!"

The good news is she LOVES Kindergarten... when we picked her up after her big first day and asked how it went, she said, "A-MA-ZING!" Let's hope she can keep that enthusiasm!

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new outfit - she picked it out herself

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new backpack (the reason she chose the outfit) and sparkly new shoes

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ready to go

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teacher love - her name is Ms. Lovell and she is the reason we put Roo on D track

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celebrating a successful first day with a little sugar love (we are still working with Kam on the swallowing before opening your mouth bit)

and one more -
this seriously seems like yesterday - nobody blink!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Um, yeah... I completely hate the clock.

So apparently two years (and a few weeks... I'm such a slacker!) have passed since Kam, in Rylee's words, "escaped from Heaven." And although she is getting cuter by the day and her personality is like a freakin' supernova, I just want the clock to SLOW DOWN already! Life just keeps getting busier and busier and I feel like it's getting harder and harder to really experience each moment. I seriously want to lock my kids in a time-proof box so that I can quit worrying about how different they'll be the next time I blink. Anyone know where I can get one of those?

And yeah... she was a little STINKER for these photos, but I was going for personality shots anyway. She definitely has plenty of that, with an extra dose of attitude thrown in! I love this little girlie more than should be humanly possible, even if she did get into my make-up this morning and laugh an evil little laugh (yep, Ben taught her to cackle) while I scrubbed up the mess! Why do two year olds absolutely DELIGHT in destruction? Oh, well... only 11.5 months of two to go... and I'm honestly in no rush whatsoever for age three to come along!


Monday, June 01, 2009


Rylee's preschool had an end of year carnival this weekend, so of course we had to go and represent.

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She was so excited about it... she loved all of the inflatable and 70s throw-back rides (you know, the ghetto spinning type that are designed to make you puke). She even loved this wierd caterpillar thing that pretty much looked like it was pooping her out. Good times.

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Kambrie slept most of the time we were there, and upon waking refused to go on any rides at all. Thank goodness for the cotton candy, which both girls loved, or the night would have been a total bust for little miss bed head.

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Yeah, did I mention Rylee liked the cotton candy? Sheesh.

Oh, and here are a couple snaps from the back yard the other day. They may drive me a bit more than half crazy on a daily basis, but they really do take my breath away.


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*I must mention that Kristi sewed the little dress Roo wore to the carnival. It is now her fave thing to wear and I'm thinking Kris should start her clothing line ASAP.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mr. E. Bunny

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Yep, he found us. Brought us flowers, dutifully ate the carrot we left him (it was actually pretty yummy!) and left us a ton of crap that we don't need. I think I've eaten at least 200 lbs of Reese's since Sunday. Seriously. I'm beginning to waddle.

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Ben took this pic of the girls at Wheeler Farm on Saturday. It was FREEZING, and the poor kids had to wait for over an HOUR to take a little tractor ride. Still, the girlies had fun and that's what it's all about. I just love this pic because it totally captures their interaction lately - Rylee is so intense and Kam is such a stinker!

The girls had a full day Sunday. They were both so excited after they finally rolled out of bed - like around 11:00am - and saw all their loot.
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K, when I was a kid, I was always up at the crack of dawn on gift-bearing holidays. How come I have to beg my kids to get up and come see all their candy/gifts? It's just not right.

Anyway, after church we...

Decorated eggs,
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Hunted for eggs...
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Kam got bored with the eggs and decided to play in the sand...
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And Rylee shared some eggs since she ended up finding them all while Kam played in the sand (see, she really is a good sister when it comes right down to it!).
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We even had a visit from the Ice Cream Man (I swear the girls were way more excited about that than anything else!) and a long, hot bath to clean off all the sugar and sand. Good day.

Check back for pictures of the girlies in their pretty little Easter Dresses! They are quite possibly my favorite thing about Easter...