Wednesday, June 29, 2011


 Mom's 70th Birthday Bash.
My mom wanted to have a birthday party to celebrate 70
years of living.  The invitation said to wear pink or lime green and to wear
wacky sunglasses.  Notice the different sunglasses my mom is wearing.
King and Queen of the Castle, Don (aka Dad) and Linda (aka Mom).
My mom's glasses definitely reflect her personality! 
Mom and Jill.  


Ryan loves his shoes so much that he wears them everywhere.  
He wears them when he is taking a bath, running around in his birthday suit, napping, swimming, etc...
If you take them off he yells SHOES! SHOES! SHOES! until you put them back on.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Parade Fun!
My dad turned his old work truck into a parade truck. 
Every year we ride on the back and throw candy.  
This is at the USA Days in Centerburg, OH on
June 25th.

Luke Holsopple, Ethan, and Kaleb Holsopple
Three boys up to no good!  

Olivia and Luke.
Luke actually leaned in.
Olivia was on cloud nine all day.
Olivia thinks Luke is cute.  :o)

Jillian McDougal, Alaina Wright, Emma Bentz, Gavin Wright, and Tracy Wright.
Friends of Olivia's.

Grant, Alex, and Jake Hayden, my nephews!
Look at those smiles!
Fun, Fun, Fun!

Everyone on the truck.
It was a full house! 

Kaleb and Ethan.
Picture of the mirror.  

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Happy Birthday Mom!
My mom turns 70 today.
She doesn't act a day over 39.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Ryan getting his first haircut at home.  

He kept his eyes closed most of the time for some reason.  

Holding still! 

Look at that smile! 

Ryan said, "It tickles."  and laughed.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Meet PIG!
The is Ryan's favorite stuffed pig.  His name is Pig.
His cousin Jake has the same pig named Pig.
Ryan can't go to sleep without pig.  
Ryan giving Pig a kiss.

This is Pig taking a walk.

Pig talking to Tarzan the cat. 

Pig going for a ride on the swing.
Pig needed a nap after all his adventures.

Ryan took a nap too.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


In honor of Father's Day I thought I'd share a few classic 
pictures of Scott!
Happy Father's Day Scott!

Scott racing on a big wheel while at work in Arizona.
He says it was a team building exercise but we all know how much he
loves to ride big wheels.  

Look at that face and the cone on his head.
This is how he got the nickname Scooter at work.  LOL!
Pictures courtesy of Christine Freeman.
I was in Ohio and could be there to witness such greatness!
Scott, I am so proud to be your wife.  :o)
I love you! 

As you can see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 

Ethan and Ryan!
They start being goofy young in our family.  :o)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Battle of the 3 wheelers.
Ready, set, go!
Ethan and his friend racing Ryan on the 3 wheelers.
Ryan couldn't reach the peddles but that didn't stop him
from pulling ahead.  His little feet were moving fast.
Now this is just funny!
Ethan riding a pretty pink 3 wheeler.  

Ryan has a bit of road rage.  Here he is challenging Ethan to a rematch.

Friday, June 17, 2011


My little piano player.
Playing some tunes.
He likes to crank up the volume and play a loud tune.  

Ryan wants to be just like his big brother and sister.  

Those fingers actually look like he is playing something good.
I am sure it sounded good to him.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Workers are working on Porter Central and Olive Green Road putting in a new bridge.
It has been really nice this summer to say to the kids to go play in the road because there
is no traffic in front of our house.  :o)

Monday, June 13, 2011


Ryan enjoying a snack.  

He just loves popcorn just like his sister. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011


My little gun slinger.  
Ryan pretending to shoot the camera.  

The Disney gun is at least a foot taller than Ryan.
He is looking outside to see what he can shoot next.  

Ryan shooting a much smaller gun.
He even makes a shooting sound when he shoots.  

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Olivia posing for a picture.
This is what she wore for her piano recital.
It is a recital tradition to wear a hat.

Olivia being goofy.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I took a few days off.  
I am back.  

Ryan got into a bag of popcorn and dumped it so he could chow down.  
Popcorn was everywhere.  

Who me??? I am not making a mess.
The face is priceless!  


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Best Buds
Jake driving Ryan around in the Gator.
Here's the story.
Jake cons Ryan into getting in the Gator and as soon as Ryan gets in Jake
takes off.  Ryan hates Jake's driving.
Ryan starts screaming and when Jake eventually stops,
Ryan jumps out and starts yelling and running away from Jake.
This happens over and over.
You would think that Ryan would learn not get in the Gator
with Jake but he keeps getting in.  
Of course, Jill and I just sit and watch the event and laugh.
We are such good mom's.  LOL! 

Monday, June 6, 2011


Is he asleep or just pretending? 
Eyes are closed.

Eyes are open. 

Eyes are closed again.

When Ryan needs to take a nap I say close your eyes and he does.
Every once in a while he peeks to see if you are looking at him.
In case you were wondering, I was sitting in the driveway and
not driving down the road when I took these pictures.