Abby is our loudest, wildest, bravest of the bunch. She gets her fearless nature from her brother and sister. She and Clint are close as any brother and sister could be. She can get down and dirty with trucks and cars with Clint, and the next minute be in a princess dress ready to play tea party with Katie.
She is a bit of a neat freak, and loves to use wipes constantly on her hands and face. She will empty a container of wet ones in a heartbeat
She climbs everything, showing no fear for falling, heights, or hurting herself!
If Clint does it Abby does it. She is her little brothers shadow. She is Daddy's littlest girl too, and loves to be part of the crowd. Especially if there's ice cream involved.
This was Abby's second birthday party. She was more grumpy than anything on this day. We were all excited for her though and once she saw presents she was better!
She LOVES her doggy, and Molly loves the attention! Abby is always watching out for our oldest pup Molly (she's 10 already!!!) Molly puts up with all the pulling and lifting, she'll do anything for attention!
Our sitter had a baby this year and she ADORES her! The baby looks a tad frightened here and I don't blame her one bit, Abby thinks she's a doll!
This summer Abby got her first pair of flip flops and she was in heaven. She is growing up so fast, they all are, and while I am sad to not have any babies anymore, I am happy that we are able to go more places, and do more things, these big kids are sure a lot of fun!
Katie is such an amazing big sister to her little brother and sister. She's always up for a game of princess, or to read a book, watch a show, or play a game. She even gets down on the floor to play race cars!
She just loves to be with her brother and sister (although they are really good at driving her insane!)
She's becoming quite the fashionista and loves to put together outfits that are funky, fun, and stylish!
Grammie made Katie and Abby matching dresses. that was something Katie was so excited about when she got a sister. They don't wear them often as those kind of outfits can be hard to find in their coordinating sizes, but when they can they are happy!
She is in third grade now, and that means at our school she is upstairs. I see her at lunch time for a minute, but otherwise I don't see her all day.
The classes upstairs move from room to room for different subjects, and Katie says they walk with their binders from room to room. She feels very grown up and I'll admit most of the time she acts like a mature kid too! I have a feeling she will come to do great things! We sure love our Katie Girl!
Well it's been awhile since I've been on here and I was looking through the most recent downloads on the laptop and this cute boy keeps popping up. I don't know what it is about him. He is the most frustrating, demanding, bossy child in the house. But he is also one of the most lovable snuggly kids too.
He is his daddy's boy through and through. You can't tell but they are both wearing camo sweats. Clint wants to do everything with his dad. Hunting is a big thing he can't wait to share. He tells us he can go hunting when he is 7 and he will shoot a big deer, an elk, and an antelope.
He started school this year. He's in Pre-k and although I am right next door he is constantly looking for me. The first few days were a little sad and sticky, but he made it through and now he walks down the hall with me and give me a kiss and says goodbye, although my classroom is next door so when he heads to the bathroom he has to peek in and say "hello Mrs Copsey" to which I reply "hello Clint Copsey" and he smiles and goes on his merry way.
He's learned how to use the camera on the iPad and take selfies, there were a bunch on the computer of the bathroom door. Fabulous use of memory. This one though makes me smile.
He isn't napping anymore unless he sees his daddy look really comfortable and then it's lights out for them both. Nothing like football Sunday to take a siesta!
He's our little blonde haired cutie, he's the little man of the house, and he's watching the big man of the house (daddy) and learning how he's supposed to be when he grows up. He's learning from the best!
My Grandpa passed away today. You know that at 81 years old the time is near but it doesn't stop the sadness when it happens. I miss him already.
These three pictures are from when he was out this summer. I am sure they are already on the blog, but they are what I want to share. Rick asked me what my best memory is of him. There are so many.
I mostly loved how he loved my kids. He loved to just sit and watch them be kids. On his last visit here, we went to Aunt Carrie's and just had the kids play. He would chuckle at the antics of the crazy Clint, or stare at Abby and say how beautiful she is. He loved to watch Katie and came out last year to watch her play soccer. He was a proud Great Grandpa.
I have fond memories of my own. Grandpa taking me to the ranch to do the haying and there was a tree with mistletoe in it. Each time we passed under the tree he gave me a kiss. Another of my favorites was watching Grams and Grandpa dance. They had some smooth moves!!!
Rick asked him once about his past and he told us stories of his Navy days, as well as some crazy fishing stories.
My mind reels tonight with memories. I didn't get to say goodbye in person, but he knew I loved him, he knew we all loved him. We will all continue to make him proud through our lives, and he will always hold such an important place in our hearts. Now is the time our family will come together and grieve, remember, and love.
Thank you Grandpa for all you have done for me. My life is richer because you are in it. Watch over us now. We will all be with you again someday so make sure to make that house up in heaven plenty big!!! I love you!!!
Seven years ago Rick and I were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our little girl. She was late. Very late! But that just made us more eager to meet her. We didn't know what to name her but when she was born she looked to me like a Kathryn.
What a beautiful baby she was. No hair, big eyes, and a wonderful smile. She was the center of our lives. She grew so very fast!
She was (and still is) always looking for ways to make us laugh. She loves to be surrounded by happiness. She was our only child for 4 years.
Then her little brother (or little bother) came along and she was overjoyed. She is such a great big sister. She helps out, gives lots of love, and puts up with Clint, who at 2 is a handful!
Then she had another sister on her hands and she hasn't ever regretted us having Abby. I see so many siblings who display jealousy and that has never been a part of Katie's makeup. She just welcomes each new sibling with love and affection. She loves her little sister so much, but I bet she hopes we don't have to deal with her like we do her little brother!!
She is my pretty, pretty, princess!
Happy 7th Birthday Katie Girl!!! You are growing up so fast, and Daddy and I are so excited to be with you each and every moment!!
Whew finally I have time to breathe!! It came at the cost of Clint getting sick and me staying home from work with him. But I'll take it. I realized I never put up the first day of school photos. Katie is a first grader now, and she LOVES it!!! She is so tired in this picture because she couldn't sleep in anticipation for the first day of school. She woke up at 5:30 ready to go. I asked her why she was so excited, and she replied that she was excited to see her friends, but even more she was excited to sit at a real desk, not a table like in kindergarten. My little girl is growing up so fast. I find myself sad to not have her be my little baby, but more than sad I am excited to have her grow up and be the amazing woman I know she will be!!!