Thursday, August 28, 2008

just relax...

The kids got really hyper that last day at Grandma's house. Joe tried to calm them down by telling them to relax, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. This video is the result of Joe's instruction. It's funny because the kids liked it so much that I am still hearing them say, "Okay, just take a deep breath..." Sorry the video is so dark it is hard to see him; it's still funny though.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

funny things kids say...

I almost forgot!

Funny things kids say:

Yesterday after Noah got his first haircut, Jessica and Joshua were talking about it.

Jessica: "Noah's haircut looks like Joshua."
Joshua: "Yeah, he's so lucky."

Noah's first haircut and pics from our travels

Before the haircut...
After the haircut...
Oh my goodness! I am still in shock over losing those beautiful curls and that nice shwoop in the front. I can't exactly figure out who he looks like now. I know he definitely looks more like Joshua... tell me what you think.

Here are some recent pics from our trip to Wyoming. I love this first picture; it melts my heart!

Shirleen, Sandy, us and my mom taking a picture while on the Chief Joseph Highway
And some more pictures on the way to Red Lodge, MT.

Friday, August 15, 2008

jello up the nose

Now, if you read the title to this post I am sure you are assuming that one of my kids sucked their jell-o in too hard and it went up their nose. Oh, no, you are mistaken. The jell-o victim is me, I am ashamed to say. At the end of dinner tonight, we were all eating jell-o. I thought that it would be fun to show the kids how to suck the jell-o in with a good slurp sound. Call me crazy and childish but I think it is the joy of jell-o. That is when I sucked a little too hard. All I know is that something went somewhere because it is burning in the upper back part of my throat and nasal passage. So, word to the wise...if you are going to slurp, don't be a fool and slurp too hard! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

just some pics

Crazy sleeper kids...
Having fun with the new birthday toys...
Can you tell that there have been an arguement or two over this stuff?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

picky eaters and plantains

We decided to try something new last night and made Venezuelan food. I just planned on my kids not trying much, but of course they surprised me! They all loved the arepas ( it could have something to do with the fact that we put powdered sugar and honey on theirs...haha) but my pickiest eater, Jessica, loved the fried plaintains. Go figure...

Friday, August 8, 2008


Just a thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Perrier, Aunt Lorelle and Uncle Bill, and Amy and family. Jessica loves the Littlest Pet Shop house and camping set that she was able to get with what you sent. What a great pick...she loves it! And Joshua too, of course. I don't think I have seen them have that much fun with a toy for awhile, and haven't heard as much arguing over a toy in a while too! ;) Joyful noises all the same! I will have pictures of it all up soon.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

recipe blog

I like to cook and try new recipes. It is even more fun to share what I like, so I have started up a blog to post some of our favorite recipes or new finds. It is .