Thursday, February 26, 2009

Once you have babies... time flies!

When last we saw Joe, we wondered if he was putting on a little weight. We can see here that he has definitely been getting thicker around the middle!

The Schmoes were a happy family. Karson loved to listen to his mommy play the bass guitar. Joe loved having a little music while he ate a snack, which he seemed to be doing a lot lately.

All was right in their little world.

It was at this very moment that Joe realized perhaps his weight gain was more than just a bit too many late night snack attacks.

With the realization that their family was about to expand again, the Schmoes put a second story on their little house, which was quickly becoming too small.

What's this? Samantha is expecting again also? Good thing they added that extra footage on the house!

Joe met a friendly stray one evening as he was out looking through his telescope again. He hoped the dog would come back again but so far he hasn't seen the big fella.

Joe is feeling very... maternal... these days.

His bellows of pain frightened Karson, who went running to his mommy.

Welcome to earth, Keid! What a handsome boy you are!

Before they knew it, Karson was celebrating a birthday, and Samantha's pregnancy was progressing nicely.

Hello, big boy!

Samantha loved little Keid, and talked to Joe about adopting the little boy so they could officially be a family.

Time sure flies when you're tending babies right and left. Here comes #3!

Another handsome boy! Welcome to the Schmoe family, Kohl!

Yet another birthday sneaking up on them... Keid is about to be a toddler!

Samantha enjoyed spending time with all three of her boys. Teaching Keid to walk,

Helping Karson with his homework,

and she especially loved when he would come running and give her a hug when she got home from work every afternoon.

Determined to lose her pregnancy weight, Samantha works out whenever she gets a chance.

Apparently her well-toned body has attracted her husband's attention a few times. ;-)

Kohl's birthday, already?

Happy birthday, Kohl!

Joe's shirt didn't fare too well with the pregnancy wear-anything. That would explain his sweats and baggy t-shirts earlier in this chapter.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Burglary, Abduction and Birthdays, oh my!

The very first night of Karson's little life, Joe heard a noise at the front door.

He leaped from his bed, hurrying to the phone to call the police,

but not before the crook headed for his classic truck.

She sent her partner in crime away with the truck, planning to sneak back into the house, unaware that Joe was already on the phone.

The police arrived almost immediately, but unfortunately not before the truck had disappeared.

The officer managed to subdue the crook,

hauling her off to jail.

Joe was pretty steamed about his truck being gone.

The couple was making good money now, and decided to hire a butler to help out around the house while Samantha was on maternity leave. Things were quite busy with a new baby in the house!

Hudson even helped out with Karson now and then, giving the little guy a bath or feeding him while Mom took a much-needed nap.

Joe still liked to use his telescope whenever he had the time, and one night he was shocked when he was suddenly surrounded by a bright light.

Samantha woke up, hearing the noise, and ran to Karson's crib, both of them distraught over the sudden abduction of their husband and father.

A few nerve-wracking hours later, Samantha heard that strange noise again.

She ran outside to see a spaceship hovering above their street, and Joe collapsed on the ground!

There was a bright glowing light emitting from the opening of the ship. Joe was struggling to his feet.

Poor Joe kept rubbing his backside - something dreadful must have happened to him out there!

But it seemed he wasn't all that upset about it, realy.

Although, he did immediately go into the house and make love to his wife. Perhaps to remind himself of how things were supposed to be?

He was as romantic as always.

Before they knew it, Karson was celebrating his birthday.

Samantha helped him with the candles.

Uh oh... Joe ran out of the room all of a sudden. What could possibly make him run out in the middle of Karson's transition like that?

Karson was a smart little guy. It wasn't long at all before Samantha had taught him to walk,

Joe had taught him to talk,

and he was even potty trained.

Say, Joe... are you putting on a little weight, there?


A funny catch in the timing of hitting the pause button.