Monday, July 27, 2009

Paul's Blessing

Paul will be blessed at church in Warner Robins on August 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM. Anyone who wants to come is welcome! We will be doing some kind of lunch at Luke's parents if you want to be social! That will be right after church at noon. If you are coming, if you wouldn't mind commenting or shooting me an email so we know how many to plan on for lunch!

As a side note, Paul tried on the blessing outfit on Sunday and it barely fit. John was about 3 months when he was blessed and Paul will be 3 months 1 week when he is blessed. We decided that the outfit was not likely to still fit in 3 weeks, so he gets his own blessing outfit!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


We’ll get to that part later.

First here is Paul talking to his monkey.


Remember this pic?  Paul was just a few days old here.


Here is Paul with the monkey today.  And, yes, it is the same monkey!  Paul is about 2.5 months old.


Now is where the annoyed part comes in.  Ruthanne and John come in to see what is going on.  You know, I can only disappear for about 5 minutes before someone starts wondering what I could be doing!  They start loving on Paul and giving him all of his playthings while I’m changing his crib sheet.  At first it was fun, see here:


But in this next picture Paul is giving me a “what are you letting them do to me” face!


Sorry Paul, your older siblings love you too much!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kids at 2 Months

Well, Paul is over two months now and had his 2 month appointment last week.  I think he is the biggest so far!  He was 15 lbs 5.5 oz and 25 inches long.  95th percentile for height and weight!  I’m pretty sure the other kids were only 24 inches at two months.  Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to dig up pictures of all the kids from around the same age.  It is hard to see if they look similar or not.  It seems to depend on the face they were making for the picture.







Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

1 1/2 cup milk
1 heaping cup whole wheat berries/kernels (not flour)
1 heaping tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla

Pour milk and wheat into a blender. Blend for 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, oiled griddle. Cook on both sides until golden. Makes about 20 pancakes.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One last post – Videos

All the kids


Ruthanne reciting her favorite scripture.


OK, here is John!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Ruthanne has finally started swimming lessons.  Before now I think it would have been too much of a fight (and even now she is giving her teacher a little grief) but at least now she wants to go.

Here she is before the first dunk!IMG_0753

She is a surprisingly good floater.IMG_0754 

Once her teacher got her comfortable in the noodle today, she actually did pretty good paddling with her arms. IMG_0761

John goofing around during the lessons.  We will have to start him swimming sometime.  Maybe Fort Gordon will have some year round lessons, I think there is an indoor pool there.IMG_0763

Some Sunday Pictures

Just a couple pictures of the kids with Grandma and Grandpa on Sunday.  Don’t you like how Paul is trying to punch the camera?

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4th of July Fun!

We went over to Grandma & Grandpa’s house for the 4th.  We played outside in the water and with balloons.

Paul, of course, just laid around!


I wish he would find his thumb! IMG_0735

Grandma tried to show the kids it was fun to run through the sprinklers!  My kids are wimps and are too afraid of water getting in their eyes.  They got plenty wet regardless though!IMG_0721

Fun with the water table and sprinkler overhead.IMG_0725

Grandpa and Ruthanne with the balloons.IMG_0739

No fireworks this year; I couldn’t handle it by myself.  Hopefully next year the kids will get to see some!

Luke in his Navy Khakis

Some pictures of Luke in his khaki uniform. In one of the pictures he is with an LDS Chaplain candidate.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cute Scripture Idea

I found this idea online and thought it looked cute for kids (and adult) scriptures!

You have to buy her special sticker paper and then she has the files all set up for free that you can print here.

Cute huh?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bigger Photos

OK, so I read around on the net and it says that when I drag the pictures around to put them in order somehow that makes them unclickable. Makes total sense right?

Anyways, all of the pictures on the blog are saved to a picassa album here. I've made it public. The most recent pictures are at the bottom of the album. So, if you can't click on a pic, you should be able to there.

Why aren't my pictures clickable?

My pictures have always been clickable to a bigger picture. Why aren't they clickable today? Well, randomly, some of then are clickable, but most are not. Help me!

Almost Forgot about Luke!

I almost forgot about these pictures! I went to visit Luke in Rhode Island for his graduation from Officer Development School. I took some pretty bad pictures during the graduation that I will share with you! They are so bad because of the huge windows behind Luke and the other graduates. One day I need to get one of those fancy schmancy expensive DSLR cameras.

So, the graduation was in the gym and I drove myself to the graduation. Luke did not tell me where he would be in the line so I just sat down and started looking at all the people dressed exactly the same. Luckily I eventually found him in the Where's Waldo of a military graduation. Will you be able to spot him in these pictures?

Here he is at the beginning of graduation.

Getting ready for the parade (marching around the gym).
After the parade.
Repeating the oath.
After the graduation there was a cool thing where they received their first salute from their Senior Chief, but my pictures were very very terrible of that, sorry Luke!
Here is Luke with some other graduates and the Senior Chief.
Luke with the Senior Chief.
Luke and Paul.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who can help me make these?

My friend Rosie just posted this cute idea for twin beds on her blog (originally from Design Sponge). Since my kids have boring twin mattresses on a frame only (no headboard or anything!), I think this would be great for them! And look at the little storage cubbies! Now, where to get pallets and who to convince to help me with the project?

Paul Again!

Paul with Mamom (a great-grandmother) on her swing.

Paul with Mimi.

Paul with Aunt Kathy.

Paul with Maga (another great-grandmother). He was talking up a storm to her in this picture.
And, I forgot this picture of sweet John in yesterdays post! He can be sweet when he wants to be! John and Mamom were working on a puzzle game on her computer.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

John the Troublemaker!

It seems like John was just looking to make trouble/make big messes while we were in Brunswick.

First, we were finally able to go outside one afternoon and swing at Mamom's house. The kids of course water everything with the water hose and then John starts playing in the dirt. This dirt is so fine, its like charcoal gray powdered sugar! Here is the end result:

This is how he got that way!
The next day John decided to play with Ruthanne's sandbox (its small, a My Little Sandbox for inside play). He is not allowed and got sand all over the floor. I scooped it all together and made him scoop it up into a cup so I could put it back in the sandbox. I think he thought this was fun and not really a punishment.
I've got some more picture of Paul that I will hopefully get up tomorrow!

Ruthanne's Birthday(s)

Well, Ruthanne decided she wanted two birthdays this year. She wanted to celebrate early before we left Brunswick, but of course still needed to celebrate on her actual birthday too!
So, here are pictures from her Brunswick birthday. Oh, and she kept trying to insist that she was already six, five days before her birthday!
Reading a card.

Look a Barbie!

A birthstone statue (per Ruthanne)
A new nightgown.
This is what John looked like during the whole event. He just wanted to get on with the party so he could eat cake!
Here is the cake!
And here is a little video of the song and Ruthanne blowing out the candles. My camera does pretty good video I think!

On her actual birthday at Grandma & Grandpa's house. More presents!

Tossing aside a gift to see what else is in the bag!

Blowing out the six candle on the cupcakes that she helped make and frost!

Ruthanne had a pretty good birthday and is excited to be six and now in the 1st grade!