Monday, September 22, 2014

When Brooke Comes Home

As much work as they are, there is something very cool and very fun about having teenagers.  Yes, there is the drama, the fights, the jealousy, and the competition.  But oh, the moments they get along, those moments make up for it all!  Brooke was home from college this last weekend.  It was so fun to have her here, but really it is just so much fun to see her and Emily and Grace interact.  They love to argue and fight and pick on each other relentlessly.  But it really is all in fun.  Here are a few pictures from our weekend:

I can't forget to tell you about the conversations.  Those are really fun.  I can't remember them all but a few quotes come to mind:

Brooke: "Grace, I'll make a deal with you."
Grace:  "I don't make deals with the devil."

Followed by Grace digging into the freezer saying, "Let me get some ice for that burn." 

A few minutes later, Grace is standing in the cupboard and I say to her, "Oh there is probably something rotten in the cupboard."  To which Brooke responds with "It's probably Grace."  

Ah yes, the Paulson blood runs strong through these girls of mine that just love to tease and joke!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

First Day of School 2014-2015

I remembered to take first day of school pictures this year!  Well at least of the little kids.  I didn't get pictures of Emily and Grace because they started Public School this year and they get up and leave well before I wake up!  I told them I would take their pictures when they got home from school but somehow they managed to change into comfy clothes before I got to them.  Devious little stinkers!  

So here are the pictures of the little girls and my uncooperative little man!

Lydia - 5

Allison - 7

Sophia - 9

Levi - 2

Friday, September 19, 2014

Levi's 2nd Birthday

I cannot believe our little guy is two already!  He is so much fun and so very spoiled by all of us!  He is so much fun and he brings us so many laughs every single day!

Grace's 14th Birthday

Grace lucked out this year a friend of hers from town got to come out for her birthday!  

Easter 2014

Brooke wasn't able to be home for Easter this year which was a real bummer.  But I did get a picture of the rest of the kids. 

Brooke's 19th Birthday

We were very lucky that Brooke was able to come home from college for a visit just before her 19th birthday.  It was so nice to be able to celebrate it with her even if it was a few days early!