Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 144

May 25th, 2014

I love it when they play nicely with each other - and they usually do (o=

Day 143

May 24th, 2014

Today I went through all our nailpolish dividing it up among us three girls according to our Dress Your Truth types.  Jolie is #1, Jenea #2 and me #3 - we don't know which type JJ is yet.  She wanted her toes painted though.  I don't know how anyone can paint a babies wiggly toes nicely.  I sure can't.     

Day 142

May 23rd, 2014

Jenea went to a homework burning party last night at one of her classmates homes.  Today Jaren had his own homework burning party.   

Day 141

May 22nd, 2014

Today was the day Jenea and Jaren have been looking forward to - their last day of school for the year.  It was family day.  The students put on a talent show then we had a pancake breakfast and they handed out yearbooks to be signed.  It was so fun!  I was SO proud of Jaren, he participated in the play "A Comedy of Errors" and nailed his parts.  Looking forward to what next year brings at their school.  They've grown so much!  

Day 140

May 21st, 2014

Great day for a drive in the jeep.

Day 139

May 20th, 2014

The children have no more homework after tonight.  The children got done early and are SOOOOO excited because they have more time to play!  

Day 138

May 19th, 2014

I LOVE having the companionship of Jadon and Jenevieve while I run my errands.  Jadon is such a good helper - helping JJ out of her car seat.  

Day 137

May 18th, 2014

I'm crazy about this smoothie - Blueberry Blast - 1 cup blueberries, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 cup water.  Yum!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Day 136

May 17th, 2014

Paul went on an overnight scout camp-out - with Jaren.

Day 135

May 16th, 2014

I hate to plug the kids in, they don't seem to mind though.

Day 134

May 15th, 2014

Paul and Jaren went shooting with Grandma and Grandpa Graham.

Day 133

May 14th, 2014

Paul has been assigned to be Jaren's scout leader instead of his primary teacher. 

Day 132

May 13th, 2014

Jenevieve walks around the house saying "money".  So I gave her $4 and she tore one of them up.  Hmm, maybe I'll stick with giving her coins instead. 

Day 131

May 12th, 2014

Jenevieve loves to exercise with us and she's pretty good at it too!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 130

May 11th, 2014

It's Mother's Day.  I wanted a family picture. LOVE them all SOOOOO much!

Day 129

May 10th, 2014

Grandma brought gifts from Hawaii.  Jadon LOVES his shirt and bracelet.

Day 128

May 9th, 2014

Jadon, JJ and I took Jaren to play practice out in Beaverton.  We had time to kill so we went to the Goodwill, had a snack in the park (our van was surrounded by cops because the lady that parked next to us was getting arrested so we couldn't get out and went to the park to wait), went to another park and played and went to the dollar store. 

Day 127

May 8th, 2014

Jaren typed up a "to do" list.  I love that the children are learning to be responsible with how they manage their time. 

Day 126

May 7th, 2014

I fund this on the calendar today, Jenea wrote it.  I guess they are looking forward to summer.

Day 125

May 6th, 2014

I picked up my little travelers (and grandma and grandpa) tonight.  They had an incredible vacation - they went to an aquarium, went snorkeling, zip lining, went hiking, played in the pool, swam in the ocean, ate out a whole lot. 

Day 124

May 5th, 2014

I hauled for gleaners today.  JJ was my little helper.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 123

May 4th, 2014

Paul had two cute and willing helpers as he cleaned the bathroom tonight.

Day 122

May 3rd, 2014

I went to Hood River to teach a class tonight, then I headed on to The Dalles to visit Grandma Joy and Jennifer.  Jennifer and I went grocery shopping then I broke mom's new blender in and made her a bunch of green (and pink and purple) smoothies hopefully to last her a week or two.   

Day 121

May 2nd, 2014

We were at the grocery store today picking up just a few things, so I let Jenevieve walk with me instead of putting her in the cart.  She found the tomatoes in the produce section and decided to taste a few of them.  I hadn't intended on purchasing tomatoes, but that's okay, Jude will eat them.    

Day 120

May 1st, 2014

This was a piece of bread.  Jude is taking after me, filled the house with smoke and set off the smoke detectors just like I often do.   

Day 119

April 30th, 2014

It was hot outside.  I got JJ dressed, then she asked me to take off her clothes, leaving her diaper, so I did.  She took off her diaper, so I thought I'd bring her toilet upstairs and let her get familiar with it.   

Day 118

April 29th, 2014

Went on my date with Jude today.  It was warm and sunny so we took a bike ride to the dollar store and let him pick a toy.  This was something we passed on our way and I rather like the idea. 

Day 117

April 28th, 2014

We were so distracted and excited while in the airport today that I forgot to take a picture of my three little travelers while waiting for their flight to HAWAII!!!   Grandma and Grandpa Tuttle invited Jenea, Jaren and Jolie to spend a week with them in their condo on Maui.  This is their plane getting ready to take off.  So grateful they are able to have this experience and so proud of the children that they are confident enough to travel so far by themselves and that they are SUCH good people!