Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

Our neighborhood is chock full of kids. They all play so well together and get along with each other. Maddie is the oldest and the mother hen. Jacob just loves any chance to get outside and hang out with them all. Yesterday was a great day. It was sunny at times and unseasonably cool. The kids played outside with our favorite neighbors, the Stegemollers, for a couple of hours. I took the opportunity to snap a few pics of part of our happy, little neighborhood gang.

Ashley and Maddie: They are the best of buds!

Ashley begging Maddie to get her camera-happy mother away from them!

Ashley is happy as a clam to have Maddie tote her around and Maddie LOVES to help take care of Miss Ash. Maddie is so good with the little ones.

She's not too sure about me yet! I hope to win her over one of these days! She's cute as a bug!

Miss Hailey: She's a social butterfly! She slowed down long enough for a quick pic! I love this picture of her: captures her glow!

Maddie and Miss Shelby figuring out the rider situation.

They decided on a double-decker ride!

Shelby and Ashley: sweet, sweet!

"Maddie, gimme back that Gatorade!" (Maddie trying to get Ashley to look at the camera!)

Neighborhood parade!

Jacob slowed down for just a second for me.

Mr. Dylan saying: "Cheese, Jill, cheeeeeeeeessee!"
I love our neighborhood!


  1. looooooooooooooooove it! you got some great pix of ash,shelby,hailey,and dylan.


  2. Awwww...those are wonderful, precious pics! I love them all!!! :) And we love our most fav. neighbors too...can't imagine life w/o the Hootie gang across the way! Mad is our mother hen and keeps our gaggle of crazies in line and Jake just makes us laugh with the funny things he says and that toothless smile :) We are daily thankful that God placed us a stone's throw away from you guys. It's always a beautiful day in our neighborhood with you guys there! Oh...and thanks for not showing the world the pile of clutter that had unraveled that day in our front yard :) :) Love ya!

  3. How do you people keep your children so clean?!?!?!? It's maddening!

  4. K, if it makes you feel any better both Dylan and Ash had just peed through their outfits....apparently Jill just missed catching that on camera :) Though thanks for saying we Stegs are a clean bunch...I'll take that as a compliment :)

  5. The key is spit! Dylan had just scraped up his toe too (no, I didn't know about the pee!) and was bleeding. I told him to "just rub some spit on it!" He did! I use it for minor scrapes, dirty faces, etc. The-100%-All-Natural-All-Purpose-Cleaner! ;-D

  6. LOL! I had forgotten about the spit! Thanks again for the bit of advice, Jill! He used it again yesterday at Target! :)