Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 354

May 26th, 2012


This afternoon we attended Jolie's friend Jenna's baptism then we went to her home for cake and ice-cream.

Pictured: unknown child, Jaren, Jolie, unknown girl, Jude, Jadon G and Jaden S. 

Day 353

May 25th, 2012


While we were pulling weeds today I found this little oak tree start.  It reminds me of miracles.  A little oak tree becomes a mighty oak. 

Day 352

May 24th, 2012


I am teaching Jenea and Jaren to prepare meals by themselves.  Tonight I taught Jenea how to make stir-fry.  It turned out beautifully! 

Day 351

May 23rd, 2012


Tonight was an Activity Girls Recognition Night.  The room was decorated with flowers of each of the girls and Jenea presented me with this heart plaque she made - and she got up in front of everyone (something that is hard for her to do) and said something sweet and presented it to me. 

Day 350

May 22nd, 2012


Today I had a pre-natal appointment with Midwife Betty.  I love those appointments, they are like therapy (o=.  She measured my 25 week along tummy and it measured at (gasp) 28 weeks - usually I measure small.  I must have one big healthy baby in there.  

This week most babies are about the size of a broccoli head.  I think mine is a bit bigger.

Day 349

May 21st, 2012


Jolie is ready to go to Grandma Grahams house for her sleep over - junk food and movies here she comes!  Jadon wanted to be in the picture too.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 348

May 20th, 2012


Lately I've been thinking of what kind of house I want next - we are SO ready to move.  I found the house while on a walk this week.  This is it - this is what I want, but in a different state, and out in the country on lots of land so we have room for a large garden, chickens and possibly goats (o=.

Day 347

May 19th, 2012


This evening we watched Jaren compete in his 2nd pinewood derby. Paul and Jaren made the car - he wanted it to look like snake skin - this was as close as we could get.

Day 346

May 18th, 2012


It's "Field trip Friday".  On the 32nd anniversary of the explosion of Mt. Saint Helens we went with our home school group to Mt. Saint Helens.  It was wonderful!  Such a beautiful day.  Such a beautiful place.

Day 345

May 17th, 2012


Poor little Mia thinks we are tormenting her.  We are just hoping to get her used to wearing a harness so we can attach a leash to it and allow her outside on the deck to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. 

Day 344

May 16th, 2012


Another sunny day - another walk.  Jadon finds great joy in riding his scooter.

Day 343

May 15th, 2012


It's "Family Swim Tuesday" - Here is Jude getting ready to make a big splash.

Day 342

May 14th, 2012


We have been taking lots of walks lately.  This is Jadon's footwear of choice for our walk.  Mismatched shoes on the wrong feet.  Love it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 341

May 13th, 2012


Today is Mother's Day.  I probably wasn't supposed to, but I grabbed a quick picture of the primary children and teachers in sacrament meeting.  Paul is on the far left, Jolie and Jadon (the only 2 of my 5 children who sang to me) are on the front left. 

Day 340

May 12th, 2012


Our family - and little cantaloupe baby bump.   

Day 339

May 11th, 2012


Today I am 24 weeks pregnant - just 111 days to go.  Apparently the child is about the size of a cantaloupe.  

Day 338

May 10th, 2012


Today is Paul's birthday.  Such a sunny, beautiful day.  The children LOVE playing outside in the water.  I have a hard time keeping them inside to do their chores and studies - who can blame them? 

Day 337

May 9th, 2012


I was pleased to discover lots of strawberry plants in my garden under all the overgrown herbs.

Day 336

May 8th, 2012


Today was the first day this year we were able to hang clothes out to dry on the line.  Lovin' the sunshine!

Day 335

May 7th, 2012


Someone mysterious is leaving messages on our fridge with the children's alphabet.

Day 334

May 6th, 2012


Cat nap (Paul and Mia).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 333

May 5th, 2012


We had a rare treat for dinner tonight - take in Chinese.

Day 332

May 4th, 2012


Paul - hesitatingly cut my hair tonight.  It was just scraggly.  I think he did a really nice job for never having cut hair besides his own before.

Day 331

May 3rd, 2012


Jolie doing yoga with grandma.

Day 330

May 2nd, 2012


After I showered I was pleased to find all 5 children playing nicely together and sharing.