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Thursday, February 27, 2014

For Sale: February 27, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

It's finally official. We are trying to sell our house. Cute Kids not included.

Future Gamer: February 26, 2014: LandLife Pic of Day

Tuck loves his brothers' Skylanders action figures. He doesn't seem to know that they are for the Wii just yet.

Bag Boy: February 25, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Nash is quite the helper at the grocery store. He is great at helping carry the groceries.

I Got This: February 24, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Apparently, Allie was worried about doing her shopping in the kitchen the other day, so Will was protecting her.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ice Cream: February 23, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Nash is a boy after his daddy's heart. He loves ice cream as much as I do.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Clean: February 22, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Abbey and I (Abbey mostly) worked super hard today to clean our garage. We are wiped out.

100 Days: February 21, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Abbey tried really hard to get a great pic of Nash in his 100 Days shirt. He wouldn't stand still so Reed offered to help.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hammerhead Sharks: February 20, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Will has become completely obsessed with sharks recently. His favorite is the hammerhead.

Peek-a-Boo: February 19, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Someone, I'm not calling names, really loves his mommy. He even watches her get dressed.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Climb: February 18, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

You can't really see her, but that's Abbey under the boys. They love climbing on her, me, well, anyone or anything.

Cuddle: February 17, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

We would love to say that we are one of those hardball families that doesn't let their kids sleep in their bed, but we aren't. Almost every night, at least two of the cutest little ones end up in our bed. Truth is... We love cuddling as much as they do.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dear Reed, You are 7!

 Dear Reed,

I remember it like it was yesterday. We got the call that you were our little boy and you had been born on February 16. We were so excited as we got that first picture of you. We didn't know anything about you at the time. All we knew was that we were staring at quite possibly the most beautiful face that we had ever seen. It was a sweet face with big almond shaped eyes and perfectly shaped lips. We loved you and nothing else mattered. It was like time stood still. We waited and waited for our chance to hold you in our arms, but from that first picture we were totally smitten.
As you have grown, you have constantly kept us on our toes. You are smart and you a funny. You have a great personality. Although you can act shy at times, those of us who know you, you love to see your personality shine. We love to hear you sing and we love to hear you pray. You are an encourager who has a great heart. You love people. You even love you little brothers, although you would prefer than no one actually realized that.
You are growing too quickly. I'm proud to watch the man you are becoming, but sometimes I just want time to stop and let you sit in my lap a little longer. I love when you call me daddy and I love when you ask if you can just cuddle a while. I would never trade a moment of memories that I have with you. Thank you for being my son.

Love, Daddy

Reed's First Big Sleepover: 7th Birthday Party

 Reed had a great birthday! In his words "This is awesome." He loved having all of his friends at his house for a long visit. We were a little bit nervous about what it would be like to have nine little boys in addition to our own!

The boys were all so well-behaved. I truly did not expect for it to be such a calm evening. Everyone got along and they all used great manners. They even went to bed when I told them to. I hope that this wasn't just a trick to get us to let them do this more often and then they will act like total lunatics.

Although it was a sleepover, there was no way that Abbey was going to allow the party to be just a sleepover. It had to have a theme which was "Skylanders." Abbey planned games and activities and even had a color scheme.
The favorite activity was Skylanders' Bingo. They all really loved this game.

 The boys didn't eat nearly as much as Abbey planned for them to eat. In fact, we've been eating birthday leftovers for the past several days. We had pizza for supper and then we had waffles and breakfast casserole for breakfast.
 It's hard to believe that our first little guy is now a great big 7 year old!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

7 Years: February 16, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

It's so hard to believe that our sweet Reed is 7 years old. He wanted to celebrate by eating lunch at Chuy's. He enjoyed a birthday Sopapilla.

Night Owl: February 15, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Will took a long nap which means he isn't going to be anytime soon. The kid simply cannot take a nap.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Big Mouth: February 13, 2014: LandLife Pic oft the Day

Tuck enjoyed his Monsters, Inc. sucker. I must say I think his
God given mouth is much cuter.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bubble Bubbies: February 12, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Being the big brothers has it's perks. Tonight they got to take a bubble bath while the other brothers had to go to bed. They both claim to have best friends, but truth is we all know that they are best friends.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

100 Days: February 11, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

No caption needed. Just pure adorability.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Chinese New Year: February 10, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

This pic isn't from today, but since we forgot our camera the other night, we had to wait for pics to appear on Facebook so that we could post this pic from our annual Chinese New Year celebration with our fellow Taiwan adoption friends.

Calories: February 9, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

At the Chinese New Year celebration, we bought a King cake in the silent auction. It was so good and full of calories. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Snow Day: February 8, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

We had about the most snow we have had all year this morning when we woke up. We went to our annual Chinese New Year celebration with our Taiwan friends.

First Dance: February 7, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

The boys went to their first dance at their school fundraiser. You can see that the boys really boogied down. Haha. They wouldn't get near the dance floor.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Head Start: February 6, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Life is busy, so Abbey is always thinking ahead. Tonight she got the boys to go ahead and work on their Valentine's for next week.

Self-Control: February 5, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Tuck has learned that when he is going to scream his mom covers his mouth. So now, in anticipation of a temper tantrum, he just goes ahead and puts his hand over his mouth.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Yummy: February 4, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Tonight was our traditional Chick Fil A Tuesday night. Tuck, who probably eat more than any of our kids and yet is tiny, enjoyed part of Reed's parfait.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Bedtime Stories: February 3, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

Some nights we read one book, but most nights we read several. Tonight was a several book night. Also, I'm thankful to see that I haven't been spared the Land man chinneck.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Cuteness: February 2, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

We went over to the Choate's home for their Super Bowl party. Will decided that he would wear Tuck's football PJs. In his defense they used to be Will's after they were Nash's, and after they were Reed's.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Outdoor Fun: February 1, 2014: LandLife Pic of the Day

It was a beautiful day today. Tomorrow there is more snow in the forecast, so we took advantage of the great weather and played outside a much as we could.