Sunday, April 23, 2017

Busy Weekend

We have had a busy weekend here in the Stephens' house.

On Friday, Daddy and Sam watched Ben perform as Horton Hatches an Egg in his first grade class's The Lorax. Ben memorized his lines and did a great job.

On Saturday, we attended our church's 8th annual IJM run/walk. We had beautiful weather for Ben's first 5K. Dave said he did a good job and ran most of it. We just need to work on his pacing. It was a great way to raise awareness on human trafficking. 

Abby and Sam enjoyed the ride. Sam sometimes cheered Daddy on by saying, "run faster".

Afterwards, we enjoyed our snacks.

After the run we headed to Purdue's Aviation Day. The kids enjoyed sitting in different sized airplanes, helicopters, and fire trucks.

Sam was fascinated with the trays.

We watched a older boy at church last week who climbed our mulberry tree. Ever since, the boys have decided that it's the best thing to do.

Dave built a play space for the swing, which is still Abby's favorite place to be.

It was such a beautiful weekend that we had a fire with hot dogs and smores.

Ben reading to his siblings.

On Sunday we had the IJM kid's dash. Ben and Sam both participated.

They were more excited than they look in these pictures.

Ben and Sam were in the same age category.

Ben came in 2nd, Sam finished and that's what we were happy with.

We tried out a new park in Lafayette. The kids always enjoy new parks!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


We hope everyone had a good Easter. 

Abby had her 18 month well child visit. The doctor was pleased with how Abby has grown. At just over 22 pounds, Abby is in the 24th percentile for weight, 22% for height and 56% for her head circumference. I guess she has a big head or maybe just a big brain?

Palm Sunday.

Not a bad picture of all of us.

Sam and Ben took turns taking pictures.

Cousin Joshua gave us his old Hot Wheels set. We've had to rearrange the sun room because of how big it is but all the kids enjoy playing with it.

Abby loves having her brother read her favorite books to her.

Abby wearing her Cabbage Patch hat. Too cute.

Sporting Penn State for Pop Pop Stephens.

This is David's Aunt Dorothy's dress from when she was around 1 or 2 years old. The dress is over 60 years old but in great condition. Thank you Aunt Dorothy for passing it down. So adorable!

Smelling Pop Pop's daffodils.

Checking out this year's Christmas tree a little early.

Abby and Sam both love to play with Katie. She does so well with the kids.

Ben and Sam drawing on themselves and each others with sticks. They thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Swinging with Grandma.

Of course there were tractor rides!

And kick ball.

Abby decided the step to outside was the best seat.

Checking out the daffodils.

Why isn't Izzie coming to church?

The princess being escorted to church.

Easter egg hunt!