Thursday, October 01, 2009

Mountain Climbing

A few days ago, it was gorgeous and we headed across the street to our very own rock climbing hill. It's just an empty lot where some rocks are piled up, but to the little kids they seem huge. I toted my camera because I have been wanting to get photos of each know...since I passed up that great deal to buy a handful of badly posed school pictures for $70 each. And that day, it was Kate's turn.

So off we went...and here are the results.

Saying 'cheese' in a constipated-looking kind of way...

"I'd really rather be playing with these rocks."

"My cheek muscles cannot cope with this extended fake, cheesy smiling thing you are making me do."

"Hope you're satisfied with this one mom, 'cause that's all you're gonna get today."

Meanwhile, Jake makes it to the top of the 'mountain.'

And of course, his shorts are on backwards--as usual. When we tell him they are on backwards, he says, 'No, dey not." Sigh....Whatever. He's the 10th kid--why fight it?!


Best Buddies--at least for the moment

Climbing to the top of the 'big, huge mountain'

Admiring the view of God's beauty

Cheesy smile, but oh-so-cute.


Kim K. said...

I love every single cheesy smile. Just precious...

Adeye said...

So absolutely and completely adorable. LOVE the cheesy smiles.

$70 bucks--are you serious???? For each kid??? Daylight robbery I tell you! Someone is making a whole lot of money.

Jean said...

Love the pics!! They are so precious!!

The best part is Jake's pants are on backwards! I love the "no dey aren't!" WHAT WERE YOU THINKING MOM- of course they aren't!

By the time you get to the 10th backwards pants are just fine!

Cari Bacon said...

Looking at these pictures put a big smile on my face...thanks! :)

Lori said...

GREAT pics!! Your kiddos are so darn cute! Jake and his continuing backward pant situation just cracks me up!

Angie said...

Awesome photos...and you guys are still in shorts???

Sharon said...

Love the pictures!!! You must be getting warmer temperatures again by the way the kids are dressed. Hope you're feeling better.

Beautiful Mess said...

Too precious!

soontobemomof9 said...

I love the picture of the 2 girls! BEAUTIFUL!

These are some great pictures. Between your blog and Adeyes I am motivated to go make my kids clean themselves up and look cute darn it! :)

trustandobey said...

Beautiful, clear shots:0)
Did you break down and read the manual?:))))
Jake is yummy!