Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 53

February 22nd, 2013

Tonight Jenevieve put math manipulatives down her pants then tried to climb up the stairs to see me, but it was too painful for her because she had pokey little green squares in her feeties.    

Day 52

February 21st, 2013

Today I went to the temple with my mom then out to lunch with her and some friends.  What a nice way to spend Friday afternoon.  

Day 51

February 20th, 2013

Jenea spends hours in her room drawing.  Here is one of her drawings.

Day 50

February 19th, 2013

For science Jaren got to dissect an owl pellet.  Pretty interesting.

Day 49

February 18th, 2013

What a sweet daddy getting the baby and cat to sleep.

Day 48

February 17th, 2013

This evening Jenevieve made herself a chair out of 3 boxes of broth and sat down to read in the middle of the kitchen floor. 

Day 47

February 16th, 2013

This is a picture Paul took when it snowed earlier this month.  Apparently the little boys opened their bedroom window to let some fresh snow in the bedroom.  Paul only noticed this because he felt a cool breeze coming down the hallway.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 46

February 15th, 2013

Jude and Jadon started out sleeping on opposite ends of the playroom floor last night and they ended up together.  So sweet!  I'm so glad they have each other.

Day 45

February 14th, 2013

Yesterday I made a craigslist add, and sent out an e-mail regarding Rocket.  He was missing when we got home.  We believed someone opened their home to him, our hope was that they would let him out so he could come back home to us.  I heard Jenea hollering excitedly from downstairs - she had gone out back and he was there!!!!!!   We were SO excited, what a wonderful Valentines-day for us. 

Day 44

February 13th, 2013

When I got back in town I went to the Graham's.  We came home this evening and Jadon was so tired he fell asleep upstairs, so I left him there.  Apparently he woke up in the middle of the night, turned on the light in the family room, the livingroom, hall above the stairs, playroom and hall down stairs - left all those lights on as he went to his bedroom.  So glad to be back home with him. 

Day 43

February 12th, 2013

Tonight we had a formal party.  It was beautiful.  The amount of work our leaders did for us was incredible.  Lucinda took pictures I'd like to post.  Hopefully soon.  Lucinda and I headed home this evening around 10:30 - we wanted to be with our babies again, so we didn't stay the last night.  Everyone else left around 10:00 am on Thursday.  So glad I went, missed my family SOOOOOO much though! 

Day 42

February 11th, 2013

We had training all day, mostly taught by Laura Jacobs, PJ Hanks and Al Garcia, all amazing, wonderful people!  The bottom picture is the balcony where Lucinda and I had our pumping parties.  In the corner we kept our breast pumps and snuck up there 4 times each day together to keep our milk supply up.  I took none of these pictures, I had my camera but didn't feel like carrying it around, so I'm posting others pictures.  Lucinda took some, so if I get hers there are a few of me in them and I can then post.   

Day 41

February 10th, 2013

Today Paul took the 6 children to stay at his parents home, for the added support and because it's closer to the children's school.  I went to Gig Harbor, to begin my Elite Retreat in the Harbor Creek Lodge for a few days.  It is 17,000 square feet.  I stayed in a bedroom with 15 other beds and about 14 other women.    

Day 40

February 9th, 2013

Jenevieve, Jenea and I took a walk today to pick up a breast pump.  I'll be leaving tomorrow (sniff sniff) and will need to pump while I'm gone.  

Day 39

February 8th, 2013

We got the sleds down from the attic.  Jaren is riding grandpa's sled he had as a child, and Jolie some plastic thing.  The hill behind our house seemed to be the sledding hot spot of town, people drove from the surrounding area just to sled down this hill.  Jenevieve and I had fun watching them have fun! 

Day 38

February 7th, 2013

We got 5 inches of snow - more than we have in many many winters.  Top picture is the back yard, bottom picture is our buried van. 

Day 37

February 6th, 2013

The weather forecasters said we'd be getting snow.  I didn't believe them.  I ended up driving in a light covering of snow to get the children from school.  I slid all over the place.  I decided I would NOT be driving us home, but we'd be going back to the Graham's to stay till someone with a 4X4 came to rescue us.  We ended up spending the night.  Jenevieve has never experienced snow before.  She wasn't sure about it.    

Day 36

February 5th, 2013

When Rocket Man wants back in (he doesn't like to be out much) he climbs the screen.  You'll notice all the holes we have in it now.   

Day 35

February 4th, 2013

Jadon asked to vacuum.  How could I say no to that?   

Day 34

February 3rd, 2013

Jadon sure has fun with his toys in his bedroom.  He and Jude spend hours in there playing and creating.       

Day 33

February 2nd, 2013

Jenevieve tore these Kleenex's up and stuffed them down her shirt.  Funny girl. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 32

February1st, 2013

We caught Jadon hiding behind the recliner with Jolie's stash of candy.  He gets to clean up his little mess.   

Day 31

January 31st, 2013

It's a Jaren bird in the maple tree. 

Day 30

January 30th, 2013

I was taking pictures, again, of Jolie for modeling.  I just cut her hair.  She seems to like it on the shorter side. 

Day 29

January 29th, 2013

I don't like pictures of myself, but I took one.  Finally got my hair cut today after wanting to for months and not knowing what style to get it cut in.  I think this one works.

Day 28

January 28th, 2013

Paul hard at work doing his project management.  

Day 27

January 27th, 2013

Somebody is getting a little creative with the saran wrap in the pantry.  

Day 26

January 2
January 6th, 2013

Jenevieve making a house of books.