Early mornings are Brian and Sadie Piper time. They drink iced coffee together and chat. About whatever. SP can pretty much make a conversation from that string hanging off her shirt…or anything!! (Btw, SP’s iced coffee is 90% milk and chocolate syrup!)
It’s ironic that two of the most heard phrases in our house from Berkley are, “Pea help me” and “I do it!” And then a very excited “I did it!” (sometimes! Other times she just keeps repeating “Pea help me” over and over and over and over and over)
I walked by the other day and saw this. That’s the A/C vent. She was like that for at least 7 or 8 min.
If First Borns are responsible perfectionists who don’t like surprises, but like to please people, we have one. If Middle Children are hard to pin down and guaranteed to be the opposite of the First Born, we have one of those too. And the Youngest. The class clown and lover of the limelight. Not sure on that one yet, but she sure is funny!!
Not the best shots, but this is how she pushes the stroller around all day.
Here’s video of her praying before lunch. You can hear her saying “Buh Buh” (Beckham) and “BeeBee” (Berkley) and “See-ee” (Sadie) as she thanks God for everyone’s food.
And she’s gotten into Miley’s Party in the USA like SP did when she was 2, but with much less…enthusiasm? It’s more of a chore to put her hands up, but she insists on doing it.
Yay! Actually showing emotion!
Enough of that, I have a job to do, guys.
And here’s her and Brian being goofy and sweet together!
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
8 OREO Cookies, chopped (about 1 cup)
12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
POUR fudge topping into medium bowl. Whisk in 1 cup COOL WHIP. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 min. Stir in chopped cookies.
ARRANGE 4 ice cream sandwiches, side-by-side, on 24-inch-long sheet of foil; top with half the COOL WHIP mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sandwiches. Frost top and sides with remaining COOL WHIP. Bring up foil sides; double fold top and ends to loosely seal packet.
Laura and I spent the past week at RiverRanch. We put on this high school camp every summer and it gets more fun every year. So here are the pictures that include us. Laura took most of the photos this week so she’s not in many. If you want to see all the pictures from the week go to TheGraze.org. Other wise follow link below for the rest of ours.
When we had Beckham, we didn’t reveal our name choice until he was born. This wasn’t because we assumed anyone cared and was on the edge of their seats waiting, but because we knew that people would tell us that was a bad name because…fill in the blank with anything from “people will call him Beck-y” to “that’s too weird.” We knew people would say that after he was born, but not to our faces, and we were ok with that! 🙂
With Sadie Piper, we were more lax about it. We tested a few names on the youth. When we would mention Sadie, we got, “That’s a horse name” or, “I have a friend who’s dog is named Sadie.” We were resilient though and loved it enough to stick with it. BUT…they were right. It is a horse name.
Here’s a horse stall at Deanna Rose:
And then I got this email from the KC zoo…apparently Sadie is a good cheetah name too!
Another reason we like to call her Sadie Piper! 🙂 No one names their giraffe Sadie Piper!
For the record, we kept Berkley’s name under wraps after that! 🙂
Beckham saw this picture on the water bottle container and said, “I think this mom and dad left their kids at home with a baby sitter. They were going on a date to a river. And drinking water. Or maybe they don’t have kids yet.” Random.
SP at swim lessons!
She makes the best faces!
The hail we had.
The hail we had in relation to a talent.
He told me his rabbit was an astronaut.
When my mom was in town we put Becks to bed in our room to fall asleep and then moved him into SP’s room. He sure takes up a lot of the bed for a little dude.
I’m seriously curious who is buying Christmas stuff in July. Cause there’s obviously enough people doing this to warrant Hobby Lobby selling it…6 months early.