Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We are turning THREE!!!

Today is Alex, Jacen, and Ty's third birthday! In honor of this happy event, I have sat down to update the blog with all the pictures we have taken over this past year. Chloe is not to be left behind in the birthday category; she will turn 1 on October 3rd! This year has been packed with activities, and we all been very busy (hence, no updates). That should change in the near future as I am nearly finished with my book, and as I get the new fall semester under my belt.

'Twas the night before Christmas 2009...

Someone loves their dino!

Rock n' Roll Construction Alex

Chloe is tuckered out...

Jacen tries on Daddy's boot...

Grandpa and Grandma Madeira with Chloe

The Madeira family Christmas shot--2009

Grandma Madeira has a birthday!!

Snow Ty

For once, everyone loves the snow!

Ty riding his "Tygrrr"

Jacen buried under stuffed animals in his crib

Pirate Ty putting on a musical parade

Chloe lounges on the couch!

Ty doctoring his monkey and his train

Alex with drums

Jacen with a drum and a strainer hat


Jacen on the Easter egg hunt

All three on the lookout

Kitchen Buccaneers
Chloe with egg :D

Outside in the Easter sunshine!

Spaghetti night...

It just gets messier and messier!!

Some pictures of all the kids together, taken in June...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Life with Four...

Lesson is much easier than three! In fact, we went gallivanting around in October with Chloe in toe. We started on Oct. 20th with the Indianapolis Children's Museum--the largest in the world!

Here we all are in a dinosaur nest!

And in the model train section...

Matt found Jaba the Hut around the corner...

The boys loved playing in the water playzone!

Alex and Ty enjoy a little quality time with construction equipment...thank goodness this thing didn't have power!

Look! Brother vs. brother. The goal was to cycle along with your hands; against two, Ty lost.

Then we went to Appleworks on Oct. 25th--it's an apple orchard with a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pony rides, ride-on train, and lots of other things to do and see. We had a blast!

We all went for a train ride...Daddy was probably too tall to fit in the car.

Jacen takes his first pony ride...

Ty says NEIGH!

Alex waves while enjoying his ride...

Alex thinks that he could totally take this turkey in a fight.

Leaves are falling, attracting the attention of small frys everywhere...

Goat! Maaaaa....

The search for the perfect pumpkin...

Ty is a serial pumpkin-hugger.

Riding the "Cool Bus"...

Trick-or-Treating at the law school!
Daddy and his skeleton crew...

Trick-or-treating at the mall...ARRRRGGG! There be no candy here, matey!

Chloe poses in her costume.

She enjoyed herself...every girl loves a trip to the mall, we guess!
Cuddling with Mommy on the couch...

Super Ty!

Uneasy is the head that wears the crown...

Super Alex waves hello.

Super Jacen is strong enough to pick up a whole bus.

Mmmm handy!!

"Grammy" reads to the boys.

Thanksgiving...we ate while the kids napped. Ahhh peace! They got their turkey later. Jody's Aunt Sue came in for the holidays, and her colleague Leandra joined them for dinner as well. Everything was scrumptious.

Chloe cuddles up with Aunt Sue...