Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Knapp family day

Almost every year, the Knapp family goes on an extended weekend trip somewhere. Well this year everyone had a lot going and going away for a few days just wasn't going to happen, so we decided to have a family day out at Mark ands Tammy's. 

We arrived a little before 9 on Saturday and whipped up a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit. After breakfast we sat around and talked for a while, then a large group headed to the far side of the pond to shoot clay pigeons. They went through over 350 of them! 

The rest of the day was spent talking,  snacking, riding 4- wheelers, kayaking, and swimming. 

We had lunch/supper around 3, and re- stuffed ourselves.  :-)

We headed home about 5:30 and Bridget and Carter fell asleep about a minute down the road. 

We had a great time, although we were all exhausted by the end of the day. Thanks, Mark and Tammy, for hosting! 

(Sorry for the lack of pictures -I was busy with the kids and just enjoying the day rather than take pictures)
Alison and Tyson getting to know each other better. They're 9 weeks apart. 

Enjoying chips and lemonade. 

Shooting clay pigeons

Tired kids, heading home

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bridget's modeling debut

Last week our neighbor, Becky asked if her mom and sister could use Bridget as a model for some clothes they sell at their boutique shop called Lulu's. Last Tuesday we headed to the store, and Bridget had a great time trying on clothes.  :-) 

We had talked about her getting her picture taken in pretty clothes, and she was so excited! I had to remind her several times to stop jumping up and down and stand still. :-) 

I forgot to take any pictures of my own, so these are just screen shots of Lulu's Facebook page. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Again, with the safety goggles.  "Mom, I look cool!" Um... something like that.  :-)

Last Saturday afternoon/evening Caleb and Bethany invited us and some other families from church out to their grandparent's lake. The kids had a blast swimming, fishing, playing on the playground, and being rowed around in the canoe. 
They were busy having so much fun in fact that it wasn't till we were ready to leave that I noticed that his eye was all red, puffy and gunky- pink eye.  :-( 
Thankfully it cleared up quickly and no one else has gotten it. 

Alison's new favorite spot is sitting in the bumbo on the kitchen table and watching us eat. 
She looks like such a little scrub in the bumbo. :-)

Pretending to be sleeping

Alison tends to be an attention hog, and her new thing is eye contact. She not only wants to be in the same room as everyone else, she also wants you to be looking at her. 

Carter woke up extremely grumpy a few days ago. When I asked him what he was fussing about, he replied with "Alison is looking at me!" How dare she!  :-)

Given Alison's nosey nature and need to see all that goes on, I pulled out the jumperoo a bit early. She thinks it's great, and can just reach the floor with the tip of her toes. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014


While perusing Hobby Lobby, I got bitten by the craft bug, and bought the things to make this wreath. It was the easiest thing, and only took about a half hour! 

Dress up at the Grimm's- He had no idea who iron man man is, but wad thrilled with the costume. 

"Dad, put Alison in here and I will pull her."

Smiley little girl keeping me company while I drink my coffee and attempt to wake up. She is generally a happy baby, but in the mornings her smile uses her whole body! 

Last Tuesday we went to my mom and dad's for Wendi's birthday. Carter loves it when Uncle Adam and Uncle Luke are home and willing to give motorcycle/4- wheeler rides. 

Singing "happy birthday."
Carter and Bridget with their favorite aunt on my side.  :-) They are excited for Wendi's baby to come out!

Alison turned 3 months! 

This child never stops moving! She was ask twisted around, trying to suck on the toy!
Blurry arms.  :-)

Cutting paper while Carter and Alison napped. This results in tiny confetti all over the floor, but she is entertained for hours doing this! 

I've been trying to figure out how to do two side braids all summer, and finally one of my cousins showed me how to do it. Doing hair is not one of my talents. 

Like I mentioned, Alison never stops moving and she gets around pretty good, by turning herself in circles and pushing with her feet. While I was in the kitchen she fussing in the living room, and I found her about 3 feet from her play mat, and half under the coffee table! 

Carter helped himself to an ice cream sandwich while I was putting Alison to sleep. "This is really yummy, mom" he told me. 

Watching a movie with his "glasses" on.  

Alison got turned around and was chewing on the leg of her play mat. She's been chewing on her hands and drooling a lot. I'm hoping this doesn't mean teeth are coming soon! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

3 months!

I can't believe our little sweetie is 3 months old already! It seems like time is flying by, and I'm ready for her to slow down a little. 
Here's some 3 month facts:
- weighs 11lb 5oz and is 23 inches long
- loves attention and being talked to
- smiles readily at almost everyone and is becoming quite verbal
- stranges once in a while, at random times
- sleeps 11-12 hours most nights
- rolls from tummy to back and attempts rolling from back to tummy. That arm gets in her way. 
- loves baths

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Newborn pictures!

So I realized last night that I never posted any of Alison's newborn pictures! We once again had Cassie Knepp take our pictures, and I was thrilled with them!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Last Tuesday I car pooled to Roanoke with my mom and Wendi for Wendi's first baby shower! She got some really cute stuff. It makes me wish I could get some new baby things.  :-)

On Thursday we celebrated 2 days of Carter being totally dry! He's had a few set backs since the weekend, but over all is still doing really well. He did however, go number 2 in his underwear on Monday, and knowing he did something wrong, he hid downstairs. When I came down the first thing that hit me was the smell. The 2nd thing was the pile of poop I stepped in. There was random piles all over the basement, and I spent most of Monday morning cleaning up and sanitizing everything. Add in grumpy kids, and Monday was a rough day. (In case you thought our lIves were perfect or something.) 

Monday passed, and on Tuesday the older two slept in, and I was able to spend a quiet morning with coffee, my bible, and this smiling sweetie, who had slept 11.5 hours! 

When Carter got up he wanted to wear his "cowboy boots." I think the poor kid needs some real ones, as his are Bridget's outgrown boots from last year.  :-/ 

And just to throw in some randomness, this is our picture we had taken for the deacon page of the church website. There were some entertaining ones, and this was the best one. 
These two goons hauled Carter's bedding downstairs and made a bed on the living rim floor for themselves. Bridget's  suggestion was that they take a nap there. Ha, sorry kiddo, I don't think it'd be very conducive to sleep! 

Tummy time with big brother. She loves it when Carter or Bridget pays attention to her!

These two love playing in the sandbox. I, however, have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the fun they have in it and the hours they'll play in there, but I hate the sand that ends up in their hair and pockets, and in the house.