Love that big ol' smile! Okay, I know, it's a little cheesy that we've all got matching outfits, but everyone is actually looking at the camera and not making weird faces. (And we did this with the timer on the camera!!) Bret's mother and sister found the clothes and couldn't resist -- we had to take a picture. Thanks, Gammie and Aggie!
Only Photographer Conner can get Poppy to make this face.
" See my dinosaur, Josiah?" (You can't tell here, but this dinosaur is actually roaring and snapping his jaws at the baby. I got the pic quick and then sent the dinosaur on to prey on something else!)
Yummy popsicles Conner
Silly, silly, silly Micah. (He's got the lid to a water bottle in his mouth. This is a fun new trick that he does with all kinds of little toys and thinks it's hilarious.)
Joey discovered the mobile and loves it.
Yes, he's in the bathroom at a fast food restaurant standing under the hand dryer! We were on our way home from the wedding, I still had the camera in the diaper bag, and he thought this was so funny! Conner cuddles Joey
Mom took us to Dinosaur Valley State Park. The T-Rex is too cool!
When Joey cries, both big brothers come running to see what's wrong and do their best to help. Conner shoves the plug (that's what we call the pacifier -- hey, just being honest here!) into his mouth, and Micah gets in his face and yells "It's okay Jo-siah." Poor baby.
"But I want to wear it this way, Mom!"
Bret: "Oh, really? Who's your other daddy?"
Micah (he's counting): "one...doo...free...fo-wer...senin...ay...ni...tin...ewenin.........fo-wer...doo...fi"
Rachel: "Well, you don't have a ticket." I showed him mine, which I had printed on pink paper. (That's all we had.) "See, it says 'Rachel Wells,' not 'Conner Wells.'
Conner: "Well, let's get some pink paper and write my name on it. Then I can have a ticket and fly on the airplane with you."
At 7pm one night:
Conner was watching Joey lay on the bed, kicking his feet and waving his arms. "Daddy, is he trying to make snow angels? There's no snow."
Micah, pointing at the TV: "Need in there." I was watching Jon & Kate Plus Eight, the episode about the games the Gosselins Play -- they were playing hide-and-seek and duck-duck-goose. (Have you ever watched the show? It's on TLC. I'm totally into it!)
One day Conner was saying that he was upset at God because he doesn't get EVERY toy he asks for. (A little embarassing...but I'm trying to keep it honest here!) Bret talked to him about all the wonderful things that God has given us -- particularly family that loves us. Conner said, "I know, I know God gives us people. But I want toys." So Bret told Conner that there are children that live in our town who don't have any toys at all and Conner has more than he can play with. Conner got pretty quiet and after a minute looked at Bret and in a beautiful sweet and innocent little voice said, "Daddy...do you think that story makes me less sad about not getting all the toys I want?" Bret said, "I don't know, Conner, does it?" In an immediate, short, quick, and harsh response, eyebrows furrowed in anger, Conner snapped, "NO!"