Monday, December 31, 2007

Great Grandparents!

Jesse's Grandma and Grandpa Schrock were able to come over for lunch at the Chupp's on Monday. We always love for the boys to get to spend time with all of their Grandparents and Great Grandparents and take part in their family's heritage.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Rub-a-dub-dub, Four boys in a tub!

We couldn't pass up the opportunity! 4 little boys in need of a bath + 1 big bath tub = 1 great picture opportunity!

All the Chupp Cousins!

For the first time since Anna Grace Chupp was born (the first girl cousin), all the Chupp cousins were under one roof.

It was so much fun having all the cousins together and watching them play so well. I hope it isn't to long until it happens again!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Quick Update!

We made it to Indiana safely and are having a great time. Our flight here was not great. Actually, it was the worst yet. To start, we missed our flight! Who knew the airport would be so busy two days before Christmas!? Not the Chupps that's for sure! When we finally got on a plane we had to give up one of our three seats and both sit with a baby on our lap. This meant that we had to be separated since you can't have two lap babies in one row. So, Jesse and I were about 10 rows apart and both ended up sitting next to closter phobic women! The one Jesse was sitting next to didn't last 10 seconds. He ended up sitting next to a 7 year old girl who was a tremendous help. Even still, the boys screamed most of the time! But, we are here and have had a terrific trip so far.
Here is how we ended up maneuvering through the airport. It's amazing how crafty you get.

There hasn't been much of any snow so far but we did finally get to play in some snow this morning!

My mom has a Patty doll that she has had since she was about 7 I think. She is special because she is the size of a normal 3 year old girl and was popular because you could dress her in regular clothes. The boys weren't sure what to think of her at first but now they are fighting over which one gets to claim her as their girlfriend!

Here are some of my favorite pictures so far:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Something's Missing!

SNOW! Well, maybe there is more than one thing missing!
We are so excited to go to Indiana for Christmas! We are pray, wishing, and hoping for snow and have gotten everything we need to stay warm while we build our snowman and go sledding. We got the boys some snow boots and they want to have them on all the time. This was right before they got into the bathtub and they insisted on keeping them on until the last second.  Keep your fingers crossed for us for snow!

Friday, December 7, 2007

We've Been Elfed!

I hope this works for you all. It's pretty cute!  Be sure to turn up your volume.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

And then, there was a belly!

I am fortunate enough to get to see my sister just about every weekend and am blessed to be able to live down the street from her, my brother-in-law, Robert, and my wonderful niece, Lauren. It has been the best experience of my life these past 5 years getting to watch Lauren grow up, getting to have them around while I grew as big as a house with the boys, and now getting to see her pregnant. And, lately, it has been so much fun seeing them on the weekends because Jennifer's little belly gets bigger and bigger every week.

This past weekend we went over to their house to see their Christmas decorations. James and Jack LOVE being over there so that they can play with Lauren and see their Aunt and Uncle!

Jack LOVED watching Lauren on the computer. She is really very patient with them and is a great cousin. She has also started picking them up more which is a little scary at times :)!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Oh, He's Cute!

The boys had so much fun helping with the tree so we had to get out the video camera to capture some memories. We turned the viewer around so that they could see themselves and James definitely saw something he liked!

I think he likes being on the big screen!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas time is FINALLY here!

We finally got to put up our Christmas decorations this weekend. It was definitely an interesting experience with the boys. They were BIG helpers putting up the ornaments but they wanted to take them down as soon as they put them up.
This is James hanging some baskets:

Hum, I wonder how all those ornaments got on the floor?!?!?

We have been trying really hard to remind the boys that our Christmas tree is a "No Touching" Christmas tree. They can't seem to get it straight though. I feel like Jack came up with a game where he has to grab off all the ornaments as fast as he can and then throw them as far as he can in 5 seconds. He's pretty good at it!

But, we had a great time decorating the house and it is so much fun getting to do it with them.

And, we get experience this wonderful holiday through their eyes.

Poll not necessary!

I was thinking of posting a poll for you all to respond to telling me whether or not James should have his first hair cut. The problem was his curls were so cute that I was terrified they would never come back after the hair cut. My mom told me that my brothers hair was just like James' and after his first hair cut his hair was as straight as a board. But, this became the state of James' hair:

I mean really, the boy could barely see! His eyes became very irritated to the point of them getting swollen. This may have been something else like pinkeye but I am certain the long hair in his eyes had something to do with it. I resorted to doing this to his hair:

I know, he will kill me some day for doing this to him but look at that sad little swollen eye! We decided to make an emergency run to Great Clips.

He did such a great job and sat there so still. I didn't cry but I did keep a big envelope of all the fallen curls :(! Here is the final result:

Not bad! And I think the curls will show themselves again!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Big Eaters! And I do mean BIG!

The boys have recently become very independent with their eating. They don't want Mommy and Daddy to feed them; they would much rather feed themselves. What this means is, they want to have the WHOLE hamburger and the WHOLE pizza on their tray (those of you who know me know that I don't cook. Unfortunately this includes food for the boys. We do try to have fruit at the end of our unhealthy meals!). I think it looks pretty funny seeing them hold these BIG food items in their little hands.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Great Pictures

My brother-in-law, Robert, took these pictures of the boys. I thought they were so great I had to share them with you all. I think he should at least do this more often in his spare time don't you?!?!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Fun!

The boys had PJ day at their school where everyone was supposed to wear their night clothes. Fortunately I had already bought them some cute Halloween PJ's. This is the only picture I got of them in them. They are practicing signing cold. I must say, Jack is pretty convincing :)!

James and Jack had a great time dressing up for Halloween. I put black mascara on their noses and they loved it. I'm pretty sure they thought they were getting some sort of nose massage! We didn't go door-to-door as Jesse and I both knew we would be the ones eating the candy. We just went down to my sisters house, played outside, and watched all the neighborhood kids trick-or-treat. Here are some pictures of our fun night:

Just sizin' each other up!

Lauren was the PERFECT Dorothy!