Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cypress Gardens Trip

Since I'm off work this week we always spend it doing fun family stuff around the Charleston area. Today's trip was to Cypress Gardens - this is always a favorite for the boys and it was today too, despite the fact that most of the attractions were closed for remodeling. Here are a few pictures of the trip - it was just me and the boys this time.

Monitor Lizard, one of Tradd's Favorites

Tradd spotted this frog in the green muck.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Rich Man's Problem For Sure!

Where do we put all these new toys? This is a rich man's problem indeed! May all who read this be blessed with an overflowing storehouse (physically, spiritually and emotionally) in the coming new year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just a quick prayer that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2009. We thank God for our family, friends, health and so much much more. Looking forward to where God leads us in 2009 - stay tuned to the post for updates on the children and God's blessings on our lives.

Much Love,
The Kinney Six

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Shoes and pictures of the princesses

It was new shoe day in the Kinney House - Tradd got some sneakers and Cooper got some cowboy boots.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Life with four!

Just some random thoughts here. Yesterday as I ate my cold oatmeal again, I thought "I'm starting to like cold oatmeal for breakfast." It's been years (I exaggerate of course) since I've eaten a warm breakfast. HAHA! Another random thought, I've been meaning to write down something that Tradd said to me a few weeks ago. I've been telling everybody but have failed to write it down. Tradd, looking at Drayton, said "She's not as pretty as Coleman, is she a boy?" I reassured Tradd that when Coleman was first born she kind of looked the same way and that in fact Drayton was a girl! Then Tradd asked, "does Drayton have Down Syndrome?" When I said "no," Tradd said, "awwww but I want her to be just like Coleman because I love Coleman!" Oh the things that warm a mother's heart!! How sweet that was!

Well, I'm sure there's tons more random thoughts but the boys are showing me their drawings and I've lost all concentration! Life with four is, well, crazy!!! I've been on several outings by myself with them and honestly the best part is being where ever we are but getting there is the hardship. Oh my!! The one beauty in it all is that I've finally worked out the kinks of nursing so I'm not having to worry about bottles etc on these outings!! I tend to just wear the same clothes everywhere I go because of the ease of nursing in those clothes and not having to figure out another outfit.

The kids are loving all the special events we've been attending. If Tradd were really honest, he's having fun tasting all the cookies. Pretty sure he's had about every kind of cookie ever dreamed up.

I'm going to have to post some other time. I just can't focus with all that's going on. Think that will change in the next 18 years? HA HA!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Quick Kinney Update

Took a trip to Ohio for thanksgiving! Kids traveled well but daddy didn't like driving to and from Ohio in the snow. But it was worth it, we had a lot of fun. The boys loved the snow.

We took the kids to the Cleveland Zoo! Everyone had a blast and it wasn't too cold, only 40 degrees while we were there and most things were indoors.

Coleman turned two while we were there so we had a little party. Unfortunately Nanny, Aunt Karen and Nicole were not able to join us because of bad weather.

Mommy's childhood friend Staci came over to visit! Tradd loved Ms. Staci and commented on how much he will miss her when she left and the first thing he did when he got home was to write a note (with hearts) to Ms. Staci.

We are now back in Charleston getting settled back into our routines, decorating for Christmas and participating in lots of Holiday festivities around Charleston. When daddy returned to work his office looked like a children's toy and clothing store. We were blessed with seven bins of clothing for the girls and bunches of toys for the kids.

We pray everyone has a save and blessed Christmas season.