Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saturday once more

Greetings on this fine Saturday morning. We've had cool evenings and mornings this week - a great change from the heat.

Here's a picture of my guys for you to enjoy.

Life is good.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Kaireia Joy Kleeman

Here's my beautiful grand-daughter. Her third birthday is just around the corner.

Her family gets into Columbus, Ohio tomorrow. Darin has been hired by a church there and they are going up to meet the congregation. Darin will also preach for them this Sunday.

Pray for a safe trip, a wonderful meeting and a great outcome to this new adventure.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Have a ball

Neidon is having a great time. A ball in each hand - it doesn't get any better!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Like father, like daughter

What a pair of nuts. I'm not sure who is the biggest tease!

You may not have noticed, but Kaireia is in a typical Rachel pose as well.

Have a great day and pray for your families. They are one of our many blessings.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

You never know ...

You never know who you might run into. We found this two 'babes' at Silver Dollar City.' You might recognize them.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Watch out for the goats

"Neidon and the pygmy goats"

Sounds like the name of some old "B" movie. Like Santa Claus and the Martians.

But I bet you'd go to see this one!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Having fun

Now are these gals having fun or not? I think Grandma is having more fun than the Grand-daughter.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Relaxing on a Saturday

Kaireia knows how to dress! Think pink. Think matching.

I just got back from a men's retreat and am ready to crash. Saturday's are a nice day to relax. Unfortunately, the drawing board calls. Oh well ....

Friday, September 22, 2006

Happy Friday!

The best part of a birthday is opening your gifts, then playing with your sister's toys.

I pray you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pygmy goats

This was at Silver Dollar City in the petting area.

Kairiea is not big, these are pygmy goats. The kids just love them.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Smile close up

Here you can really see their faces better.

Forget about the waterfall.

Silver Dollar City once more

Good morning everyone!

Here are some good looking dudes! You probably can't tell that there is a waterfalls behind them I was trying to get into the shot.

Some great smiles, huh?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I forgot to remind you this is the Annual "Talk like a pirate" day in the U.S.

Arrggh Matey, shiver my timbers and all that stuff.

Let me go!

Neidon loved the animals in the Silver Dollar City petting area. You can see he wants to take off here.

He walks several steps but crawling is still faster.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Let me help

Here Neidon, Mom is busy so let me help!, said Kaireia.

Remember - all boys with sisters have more than 1 mom!

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Sometimes the anticipation of something is about as good as the thing itself.

Here is Neidon before he dove into his cupcake. All eyes are on the chocolate!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Need help?

"Hi Neidon, do you need help opening that?" said Kaireia, not aware she had chocolate smeared all over her chin.

Neidon continued on in oblivion, which was just as well. A trait which, thankfully, all men acquire at a young age.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Catch him!

This is how I spent a lot of my time this past week - making sure Neidon didn't fall off of something he had climbed onto.

Hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I forgot to tell you that today Cindy turns ... well, let's just say she's older than yesterday.

Happy Birthday!!

The picture has nothing to do with her birthday. It's just an interesting photo I found. I hope you weren't trying to make a connection of some sort with the birthday girl!

Happy Birthday Cindy!!

Birthdays are fun!

Neidon realizes that this Birthday thing is a lot of fun!

Notice his new chair from Grandma and Grandpa Kleeman!

Monday, September 11, 2006

It's Monday once more

Happy Monday morning. It looks like rain here today - we sure hope so - a pretty site.

I have lots of birthday and trip pictures to share so be prepared. Here's Neidon enjoying one of his birthday presents.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Clean me off!

Once Neidon realized he was covered in chocolate, he wasn't very happy about it. They had to clean him off to calm him down.

Hey, I don't like to get dirty either!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Birthday boy

Here's the birthday boy after eating the best part of a chocolate cup cake.


(Remember to click photo to see larger and in better detail)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Birthday boy

Neidon is one year old today!

Happy Birthday!!

These photos were taken Tuesday at Silver Dollar City.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Answer to photo date

I forgot to give you the answer to Kaireia's photo. I took it in October of 2003. I was there for the funeral/birth and Grandma Adams (Cindy) was holding her on her lap. What a doll!


We're having just a miserable time as you can see.

Neidon fell down and cracked his head open the day before we got here and they had to rush him to the Springfield emergency room. The scar will be really cool someday.

We went to Silver Dollar City today and it wore us out. Some even got to take a nap!

It was Southern Gospel weekend and lots of great singers everywhere.

See you all soon!

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Okay - what date did we take this of Kaireia? She looks pretty young here?

We're leaving tomorrow to see the kids for a week so the photos may be sporadic. But wait until we get back!!

Friday, September 01, 2006


A photo from the Indiana trip archives. The Smithsonian has nothing on me.

Here's some of my kids!

Have a wonderful Friday.