Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Roll back the ol' camera...Turkey Days highlights!

What am I most thankful for? Too big of a list to even begin to write them down!
What I am most thankful for right now is my 64GB flash drive that holds all of my most precious photos from 2006 and up! I was looking back last night over the photos from past Thanksgivings with our boys and decided we needed to see a few of those again :) Watch out, there may be an overload--i like my photos!

Thanksgiving 2006 (BooderBean 1.5 months old)
Milk belly face! He just nursed for like 30 minutes!

His first black Friday shopping experience with mommy and mimi
Talking to Daddy in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day!!

Napping on cousin Brian (or Briden as he later called him!)

Thanksgiving 2007 (BooderBean 1 year and 1 month old)
posing with mimi's turkey
his first Thanksgiving meal! and he loved it all!

getting his FAVORITES from cousin Amy and Aunt Sandy, hot dogs and green beans

Thanksgiving 2008 (BooderBean 2 years and 1 month)
working on his tractor with grandpa

jumping in papa's pile of leaves

4 wheelin' with grandpa

washing dishes with Aunt Tonya
Thanksgiving 2009 (BooderBean 3 years and 1 month. BrotherBean 8months in mommas tummy!!!)
New Baby Krout inside mommas belly at 8 months--wow that's a big belly!

BooderBeans turkey hat!

BooderBean helping daddy put together brothers crib for his arrival the next month
Thanksgiving 2010 (BooderBean 4 years and 1 month. BrotherBean 11 months)
BrotherBean "trying" to put a puzzle of brothers together
BooderBean and grandpa putting a puzzle together
our boys all decked out in Camo!
Happy Thanksgiving from my fabulous boys!!

Happy Turkey Day 2011 to you all! Photos to be posted later from this year!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This is the name i have been dubbed by my awesome nephews! Although it hasn't always stuck for very long (meaning, once they could say "Aunt Cinda") the youngest nephew has actually let the name stay and to him...i am and will always be Aunnie.

Oldest nephew, i call him Saucy-who knows why really??, came to stay with the boys and I last weekend and OH MAN did we have fun! Military Man was off doing his Military duty and i had a house full of 3 energetic, excited, boys!
It was so awesome to see my now, grown up, nephew doing big guy stuff! Instead of me getting to read them their bedtime story, he did it! He sure loves his baby cousin, BrotherBean, and he helped him with every single thing. Helped pick him up when my hands were full, helped him and BooderBean feed and water our turtle, helped me in the kitchen, etc.
This was on the ride to Aunnie's house for the night! BrotherBean looks scared :)

it's dark, but this was snack time after we first arrived at our house. of course they HAD to eat first thing, silly boys
Making their own mini pizzas for "guys night"
The boys all had so much fun making these! They had 3 helpings

"Guys Night" means watching a movie and eating in the living room floor
Our creations!
The second breakfast of the morning!
Painting pumpkins with all the boys :)

Although the weekend left me exhausted because it was also the Spring forward time change weekend and the older boys decided that their internal alarm clock would wake them at the new time of 5:19 a.m.! Grandpa called to check on things about 9:20 that morning and i remember telling him "we have ate breakfast twice, colored with chalk outside, had a soccer game outside, painted pumpkins, and snuggled in my bed and it's ONLY 9:20!!" Needless to say the coffee pot was on all day long and by that evening a glass of wine had been poured :)

I just love that little boy so much! I cannot believe he is already 7 years old and in second grade!!
We will be doing weekends with him way more often!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Restful Halloween

I know that as Halloweens come upon us in the future we will have two sugared up, hyped up, trick-or-treatin' boys on our hands...but not this year!!! This year was the most relaxing time ever--why you ask? Well mainly because at 7:15 p.m. Halloween night 2011-THIS was the scene through my camera lens...

And because BooderBean and BrotherBean were so tired after only 2 of our 6 visits last night, we only were able to snap one photo of them actually "trick-or-treating" the family.  Grandma and Grandpa Krout were the lucky winners!  We made a stop off in Glencoe to visit them and then took the boys out on a ride in the pasture to snap a few shots of the active boys playing up their roles of Deer Hunter and Deer.

(yeah, i know..he's pointing a "gun" at his brother, BUT in his defense he was totally in character and they were just playing!!!...make it any better??)
(in this one the "deer" was trying to climb the tree, and the hunter did not like that)

(someone please tell me why every nearly 2 year old has to stick their fingers up their nose??? grosses me out!!!)

(Grandma and Grandpa Krout and the boys)

They haven't even been able to see all the goodies they received last night because they snoozed through the rest of the evening.  BrotherBean woke up for a few of the stops, long enough to be carried heavily to the door and give a big hug and kiss to aunts, uncles, nana's, mimi's, and papas, then he was like BooderBean...smooth out!

Happy Halloween (yesterday) and Happy All Saints Day (today)!