Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 235

January 28th, 2012

Jadon likes to pick out his own clothes and dress himself.

Day 233

January 26th, 2012

Tonight was a scout pack meet.  The bears (Hayden, Jaren, Henry and Benji (with Jaren F. playing the piano) sang to us.

Day 230

January 23nd, 2012

The boys love to warm themselves by the oven after I'm done baking.

Day 236

January 29th, 2012

Our crazy cat Mia loves to ride around the house on Paul's shoulders.

Day 234

January 27th, 2012

I drove for Jaren's field trip today, Jenea came along.  We visited the National Wildlife Federation in Molalla.  We learned about many kinds of owls and saw all kinds of animals that reside here because they were wounded (mostly shot or hit by cars) and can no longer live in the wild.  Here is Jenea next to a racoon's home.

Day 232

January 25th, 2012

The best thing about going to get haircuts at the Fosters - the tree swing.

Day 231

January 24th, 2012

Lately Jolie has taken an interest in learning to diaper Jadon and get him dressed.  She's such a good little mommy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 229

January 22nd, 2012

I love my snowmen kitchen.  I don't like real snowmen though.

Day 228

January 21th, 2012

Today  we just stayed at home and did nothing.  I love days like this!

Day 227

January 20th, 2012

I caught Jadon stealing Gluten again.  Look at that guilty face!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 226

January 19th, 2012

Jaren had Scouts today.  He carved a polar bear out of Ivory soap.

Day 225

January 18th, 2012

Tonight Jenea and I went to New Beginnings.  The purpose was to introduce her to the Young Women program, which she'll be a part of when she turns 12 in October.  I can't believe how fast she's growing up.  

Day 224

January 17th, 2012

Today I told my secrete to Jenea.  I figured I need to tell someone besides Paul and my friend Lucinda.  She was so excited.  I told her by taking her out with me to visit a home birth midwife.  I was hoping we could hear the heartbeat tonight, but I guess I'm not far enough along.  Another couple of weeks. 

I'm glad Jenea is excited.  I am too (between all the nausea and weakness).  We pray it's a girl, we'd love to balance out the equation in our family.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 223

January 16th, 2012

Today it snowed....for a few minutes.  The kids got out to enjoy it while they could.  Jolie enjoys tasting the snow.  

Day 222

January 15th, 2012

Caaaat.  The girls put her up here to keep her out of Jude and Jadon's grasp.

Day 221

January 14th, 2012

A family just moved into our ward that has NO furniture, nor household goods whatsoever.  We have too much so we thought we'd give them some of ours.  The girls were so happy to finally get this loveseat out of their room.  Now they have MORE room to make a mess on the floor, or as they say, make their set-ups.

Day 220

January 13th, 2012

Jenea trying out daddys new exercise equipment.

Day 219

January 12th, 2012

Tonight we were sitting around a nice toasty fire when we heard a boom and watched glass shatter all over.  Somehow a pane of tempered glass on the fireplace cover bust. I guess it was one of those freak things?

Day 218

January 11th, 2012

I kept smelling Vicks Vapor Rub upstairs and downstairs.  Then I noticed that Jadons shirt was wet.  It was him.  He got into the Vicks Jolie left in her room and he was quite proud of himself.  He rubbed it all over his face, neck and shirt.

Day 217

January 10th, 2012

It's Tuesday.  The van didn't start.  Uncle David rescued me today. The van didn't start last Tuesday either, nor the Tuesday before.  We got it figured out, somehow the battery drained so we had to buy a new one.  Now it starts beautifully.

Day 216

January 9th, 2012

Jude LOVES to vacuum.

Day 215

January 8th, 2012

Jenea spends hours each week drawing.  This is her self portrait.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 214

January 7th, 2012

This is our crazy cat Mia.  She's been driving us crazy with her constant moaning these last few days.  She's in heat.  I sure hope it ends soon.  We do want to breed her with another siamese cat eventually.  I hope we can all live that long (sigh).

Day 213

January 6th, 2012

The children enjoying their lunch together.  I'm SO grateful the children are such good friends and I'm able to stay at home with them and homeschool them.

Day 212

January 5th, 2012

The boys thought it was warm outside (50 F) so Jude got on his swimsuit and the boys played in the water.  They asked me if they could run through the sprinkler. I said, "yes, when it is spring or summer".  So they settled for their water toy.