Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 116

April 27th, 2014

While doing laundry today I found this under the boy's bunk beds.  On Easter Jadon asked me if he could keep his candy in his room, he said "I won't eat it, I promise".  Well, I forgot about it and he ate it. 

Day 115

April 26th, 2014

Looks like I've been spending too much time in downtown Portland lately.  Not really, today was the New to You at the church, I donated a truck load and came home with a stroller full. 

Day 114

April 25th, 2014

Had the opportunity to do a booth with a couple of friends and hand out green smoothie samples for 6 hours. 

Day 113

April 24th, 2014

Jadon strikes again - spilling his whole green smoothie all over the diningroom.

Day 112

April 23rd, 2014

This is Hexter (named after a character in one of Jadon's books) Jadon's potato bug pet he found in the back yard.  Hexter had a nice little house in a cup, full of water, leaves and a stick.  He passed in the night.  Jadon was sad and wanted to go find another pet potato bug. 

Day 111

April 22nd, 2014

In the evening after we read our scriptures we read history.  We are now reading Story of the World, Ancient Times.  I find it terribly interesting, Jadon did tonight too.  We read about the ancient Egyptions and how they mummified their dead.  Jadon wanted to be a mummy. 

Day 110

April 21st, 2014

Backpack, baby.  That's what she says and loves.  Her backpack and baby bear.

Day 109

April 20th, 2014

Happy Easter.  It was a little celebration this year.  Angie's family came over for brunch.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 108

April 19th, 2014

I think I should be wearing the cow pj's - she still nurses an awful lot and sometimes I feel like a cow. 

Day 107

April 18th, 2014

The 8 of us went to a concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown.  We heard 10 grand pianos, a saxaphone, singing, an electric guitar played by the Portland Chief of Police and a piano played by former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts.  The children really enjoyed the concert.  

They would not allow pictures to be taken in there, so here is Jadon pushing Jenevieve in the stroller, and Jude monkeying around on the bike rack.   

Day 107

April 17th, 2014

Sweet little Obie peed blood yesterday and howeled in great pain a couple of minutes later.  He went strait to the pet ER and was told he was very anemic.  He was given some meds and my mom was told he would not get better so she scheduled for a vet to come and put Obie-Wan to sleep this morning at 10:00.  This morning at 1:30 I pet Obie, kissed him and told him of the many people that love him and will miss him.  He died between then and 6:00 am.  The house really does feel different without him.  He was a sweet kitty.

Day 106

April 16th, 2014

I always told Paul his truck was a little Mexican truck.  It really is now, he sold it to a group of Mexicans today.  Bye bye little red truck, you have taken good care of us. 

Day 105

April 15th, 2014

Jadon ran into a pole with his head today - he was running in his rain boots, tripped and fell into the porch swing.  A goose egg was developing quickly - I layered lemongrass, lavender and frankincense essential oils on his head again and again.  No goose egg, no more pain and as an added bonus he sure smelled good too!  

Day 104

April 14th, 2014

Jaren, Grandma and I stayed up past 2:00 am to watch the eclipse and blood moon.  This was as close as we could get.  It was quite amazing.  Looking forward to the "stars falling out of the sky" aka meteor shower next Tuesday   

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 103

April 13th, 2014

Lexi visits our ward with her grandmother.  She and Jude are friends.  Jude spent the afternoon with her at her grandmothers house.   

Day 102

April 12th, 2014

I went to a training up in Longview, WA today with a few gals.  I was intregued by this wallpaper in the restaurant of the sushi restaurant we ate at for lunch.    

Day 101

April 11th, 2014

Jenea posted this poem on the fridge a couple of days ago.  She's very sweet.  Makes me sad that she feels she carries the worries of the world.     

Day 100

April 10th, 2014

My wedding ring is falling apart - literally.  I'm ready for a change so I found this band at a pawn shop and got it back from the jeweler today who resized it for me.   

Day 99

April 9th, 2014

It's a great day for a street race with the neighbors.  From left to right - Jadon, Abby, Nick and Jude. 

Day 98

April 8th, 2014

Jolie was called back for a 2nd audition for a commercial for Bing.  We parked right next to someones apparent clothes line on Water Avenue. Jolie commented "well, at least we don't see a bra", then she looked up higher and saw a bra hanging from the barbed wire.  Pretty creative way to use a cyclone fence.

Day 97

April 7th, 2014

Paul took the children to Tualatin Commons today and I got some alone quite time.

Day 96

April 6th, 2014

Got this note and picture from my brother David via Facebook today - Look!!!! I grew homers hair.... and its growing out his eyes... and nose... thanks tammy, I am enjoying growing chia on homers head and he gets to hang out with some cacti, also thank you for the birthday card it was nice to see all the kids sign it too

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 95

April 5th, 2014

Jenevieve entertained us by dancing - for her that means spinning and spinning and spinning..... in circles and falling over.  Pretty cute! 

Day 94

April 4th, 2014

I bought Jude and Jadon some bugs and snakes from the dollar store.  I hope this stops them from going into their sisters room and stealing their petshop toys. 

Day 93

April 3rd, 2014

Chalkapalloza.  Love it when the children play together so sweetly even if it makes a terrible mess. 

Day 92

April 2nd, 2014

Jenevieve loves to read me books!

Day 91

April 1st, 2014

Jolie got a new mattress today, a very nice, comfy one.  She was very sad about it, crying and carrying on.  She is one who doesn't take well to change.

Day 90

March 31st, 2014

Jadon came upstairs smelling very good; of patchouli, lavender and frankincense.  I discovered he got into my essential oil cupboard and poured this whole (and very expensive) bottle on his head.  He should sleep well tonight - after all, it is the peaceful child blend.   

Day 89

March 30th, 2014

Nursery time.  Jude (who is too old for nursery but likes to be with me), Ryah Trost, Jenevieve, Sister Gibb and little Gibb boy.