Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Can you see the ladybug? I tried to focus on it, but was too lazy to actually change the settings. You get the idea though.
Yenner and a roly poly. Oh the joys of boys!! As long as these little critters don't make it in the house, Mommy thinks it's just adorable how they like to hold crawling things.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Baby Chase is finally here weighing in at a whopping 3lbs 12oz. In no time he will join the ranks of his brothers and be huge.

Isn't he just a nugget muffin? My sweet, nice, creative, cool friend Hallie had this little bundle a couple weeks ago and we are all soooooo thankful!! Jaydie thinks we are going to be adopting him. You better keep a close eye on the cuteness Gardners. You never can tell when Jaydie will adopt another baby.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Holy Cow!! My baby is huge and totally adorable!!
His super cute best buddy.

Here he is "in position." I bet you've never seen this sweet move before. Well you will now. Our Jaydie is a trend setter for sure.
I guess Jaydie didn't get the memo that serious baseball players don't smile. Jaydie is definitely a seasoned pro this year. We have been on the look-out for talent scouts and we're fairly certain he'll be picked up by the major leagues any day. Honestly, this is just so much fun!!


Rip my heart out!!
This here is "organized" t-ball for ya.
The paparazzi.
They get to play on a team with all their buddies.
Oh t-ball, sweet t-ball, where have you been all my life? Seriously, does it get any cuter than this?! The twins' first t-ball game was like money in the bank, a Sunday afternoon drive, or an ice cream cone on a summer day. (I don't know, I'm just trying to describe the joy to you) I might be a tad over-dramatic about the baseball.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Have I ever told you how much I LOVE to get packages, letters, cards with limericks, emails, e-cards and just anything that another human being sends me? Well, I got a package from my sweet, creative and super crafty friend Dena (www.dena.teampischke.com) the other day that was like joy in a box. She made this little goodie for me and you have to know that this is only the tip of the iceberg. She makes lots of great stuff!!! I keep telling her to start an etsy business, as long as I'm always on her "free stuff for friends" list, but she hasn't agreed to it yet.

And this is the extent of our St. Patrick's Day festivities. I'm pretty sure next year I'm gonna do lots of fun stuff like a good mom does.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Nolie in a fort.
Yenner in a fort.
Every extra blanket I've ever owned in a fort.
And Jaydie in a fort.

Grammie gave them the okay to bring out all the linens in the house to make a fort out of our swingset. They also brought out their tooth brushes, pillows, toys, and hats in hopes that I would let them "live in there." It was a big step for me and my anality to allow something like this (maybe I'm growing up), but I'm glad I did.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Putting all his might into it only for it to drag lifelessly on the ground.
This looked promising for a couple seconds, but it turned out to be another nose dive.
Smiling though frustrated. What a trooper!!
I didn't realize you had to be a rocket scientist to fly a kite. We jumped, we ran, we dodged, we laughed, Mommy almost cried...it was a memory maker for sure and we never did actually get that bad boy to fly. We went inside a little defeated with the resolve to "wait for Daddy to figure it out".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Spring Training is in full swing here (literally) and the good news is that only one child has been smacked in the face with a rather solid baseball so far. The odds are not entirely in my favor right now....bat + baseball + 3 boys = some kind of severe trauma to the head or some other appendage. Pray for us and buckle up for many, many more baseball pics!! Thank you so much.