Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank you Grandma Cherie!

Can you believe that I am posting AGAIN today? I can't! But, our package from Grandma finally arrived and it was definitely worth waiting for. The kids were so excited to find the adorable Halloween shirts and baskets for collecting treats. We had to take some pictures.

I told them to "put their heads together" and this is what I got.

I'm not sure what Grace was contemplating so seriously.

He would smile at his brothers, but not at the camera. I should add a note about the pumpkins - they are each "posing" with their shirt from Grandma on (Jonas' shirt lights up - the ghost has flashing red lights), their treat basket from Grandma, and the pumpkin they picked out last week. You will note that Sam insisted on their pumpkins being appropriately sized, meaning that Mom and Dad's is the biggest, then Sam's, then Isaac's, then Grace's, then Jonas'. The kids all went along with this as though they would never have thought otherwise. As a result, Jonas ended up with a tiny little thing that would normally be destined for a centerpiece. But, he likes it :)

Grace was laughing at Sam jumping up and down behind me. She got the cute pants and hair bangles from Grandma as well (you can't really see the hair thing, so you will have to trust me that it is cute!)

Isaac was "drumming" his pumpkin. Isaac picked one of the ugliest pumpkins I have seen in a while. He loved that it had some red in it (orange and red are his favorite colors). It is bumpy and odd, but I hear that this type are great for cooking.

My Sam - being himself. Gotta love him. The bat on his shirt glows in the dark.


kelly said...

My kids love getting packages from grandma. Your package is GREAT! I am glad that you posted these pictures. It is funny that some days I will post a ton and then usually go for a long time until I build up pictures on my camera and then I will transfer them and make some more posts. Today was a ton for me...

Cherie said...

I am so happy that the package finally arrived. What a worry when it takes so very long. I also happy that you are enjoying your Halloween shirts and goody bags. You look so fun in the shirts. I love you all.

Grandma Cherie

Christine said...

Rachel, I can't tell you how grateful I am to you; not only for praying for us, but also for sharing your success story! I need to hear those right now!! Thank you, thank you. You are just awesome.

And it is great to see that three more have joined your family since, and that you are all so happy. You deserve it so much.

Cristall said...

That is a great post. I love your kids!

citymama1 said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for the comment on my blog. Of course I remember you! Phil and I enjoyed looking at your blog and seeing your cute family! And Yay for grandma's that send boxes. :) They are the best.

I also have another blog that is more of a family blog if you'd like to check it out. The address is

Take Care,

Erin Scarborough

Just one tall girl named Laurel said...

What a cute family you guys have! I can't get over it-- seems like just yesterday you only had two for a visit to NYC, and only a blink before that we were all kickin' it in DT. Time flies!

Heidi said...

Rachel, I am so glad I found your blog. It has been way too long since I have seen you. You have such a sweet family! Sounds like everything is going well for you. I hope you don't mind, but I am adding your link to my blog!