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Welcome to the crazy life of the Sandman's. We hope you will enjoy the journey of our life as shown in photos. We are continually updating this and are learning how this works. Let us know what you think!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Silly Noah






I wanted to share some photos of Noah and his cute little antics. The first one here is a time when he painted himself with the glitter paint of stars and other shapes and colors. It took several baths to get all of it out. I think at least three days passed before it was all gone! Then he took a little tumble down the stairs because his sister were playing rock star concert in the dark and he couldn't find his footings coming down the tile stairs! I was so scared that we would have to violate my "NO ER" policy, but all turned out well. I just bank on a permanent bruise on his forehead. Then there are some photos of Noah goofing around and they always make me smile!!

Holy Cow, Alexa Turns 5!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Halloween 2008






Look at the energetic cheerleaders and ferocious tiger; Haylee and Alexa both wanted to be cheerleaders this year and thanks to our friends for supplying the costumes, they were. I think there is a bit of a pattern going on; last year princesses, this year cheerleaders! And Noah could really care less about costumes and hates having hats on so he was a headless tiger!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Snow Day or Ice Day





This would probably constitute as the first snow of fall 2008, but it really didn't stick around too long for the kids to enjoy. As you can tell, it ended up being a rather icy day with lots of wind. But you have to love the kids enthusiasm for the weather. Here are some photos of the kids enjoying about 20 minutes of really cold weather.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Noah the Monkey






Pretty much every day, Noah finds the time to scale the chairs and RUN on the counter in the kitchen. At first it was semi-cute, but has since become a nuisance. As you can tell from the photos, he loves to play in ANYTHING and stops at NOTHING!! Not even the kitchen sink with pan soaking, this becomes the swimming pool for toddlers. The usual track for the countertop is...up the chair, sit on the breakfast bar, then jump up and down and scream. Then off to the coffee pot where he checks the grounds and comments, Whhh (blowing at the pot noting that it is HOT). Then he stops to check the flour and sugar and mix them together for a nice blend of baking ingredients. Next is the sink, he pulls out he faucet and runs in place in the sink. He definitely takes time to look out the window and see what jewelry he might find on the window sill to try on or rearrange...Then he is off to the cookie cabinet above the appliance garage to have a snack of coffee cookies that he leaves half eaten and smeared everywhere. Now he notices that he is close to the really fun cupboard...THE SPICES!!! Yippee, Noah must try to open each bottle regardless of size and the ground cloves steal the cake because he opens it and pours it EVERYWHERE!! Then across the stove to the cupboard with PAM, baking chocolate and seasoning packets. By this time, he is busted by his older sisters and I have run from one end of the house to the other to discover the messes he has created. That is why I have named Noah, the Monkey. He will climb anything and finds mischief wherever his is. And of course it is all innocent the first time or two, but not the 9th or 10th. I will say that my vacuum smells very clovey now. Thanks Noah, you rock my world and never ever cease to amaze any of US!!

More Birthday Photos (Party #3)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh My Haylee is 6!!!