Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sam Walton - the girl puppy

So today we were at Wal Mart and someone was giving away free puppies. They were gorgeous half lab half german shorthair 8 week old puppies. There was a chocolate brown female. We took her home. We can't afford her, but it was love at first sight. My first dog was a chocolate lab and she looks a lot like her. Phillip and Selah are elated. We named her Sam Walton - but are calling her Wally most of the time. :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Uncle Ted

We lost Jimmy's Uncle Ted unexpectedly this week. We went to the funeral yesterday and really enjoyed a wonderful celebration. Everyone enjoyed retelling is stories and sharing fond memories. We have a large extended family, and even in the saddest of circumstances, we are glad to come together and be with one another. Here are some scrap pages I made on scrapblog and wanted to print out for Aunt Carolyn, but I had multiple printing issues.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

what is it with selah and boo boos

so i'm not sure what the propensity for injury selah has is all about. maybe because she has two older brothers. jim spent the night in the er last night with selah getting her laceration glued up. she is an expert ramp jumper with her big wheel - but her expertise failed her and one wheel didn't line up and she rolled off the ramp. she got a lovely gash in the back of her head. but minus the bald spot where they shaved her - there's no lasting damage. will post pics soon....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Girls Rock!

You know who you are!

*Now that I have time - let me splain.
Last Friday Steph Flage, Melanie and Lisa took Erin and me on as their personal cause. They volunteered to be our child care solution. We met at Steph's dropped off FOUR very hyper children (three of whom are NOT potty trained). They swam and played and bathed and when Erin and I returned we found four jammied kiddos quietly watching a movie. As soon as we got home they went wild again. What is it about kids being crazy for their moms and great for other people? Mine fell asleep on the way home. Yay!
Thanks guys. We got to eat in peace, talk in peace, shop in peace. Whoo hoo.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What they're doing now.

  • knows the last word in each line of twinkle twinkle little star with a strange guttural sound standing in for the work twinkle
  • aggravates phillip
  • says thank you without fail for anything nice you do for her
  • loves shoes
  • is getting some hair
  • can scoot forward on a ridey toy
  • will not sleep without mommy (we are working on this)
  • shows no interest in weaning....(will give her till her second bday)
  • tells everyone he can that when he grows up he will be a spaceman in a spaceship and will push buttons
  • has a crazy high and tight hair cut like his daddy
  • talks like crazy and repeats EVERYTHING he hears
  • colors on anything that will sit still
  • shows little interest in potty training except to pee in the grass (he says "like our dog noel")
  • never eats
  • still drinks milk out of a bottle and will tell you that is how big boys drink it
  • would spend a whole day throwing rocks in the river
  • LEARNED TO PEDAL his trike
  • is way too teenagery for me
  • likes the "urban" look
  • can skateboard/ripstick like crazy
  • finally got a PSP
  • is learning a lot
  • has a girlfriend
  • had a really good visit home last time
  • likes the new job
  • has lost almost 30 pounds
  • has to get up way too early
  • works without complaining
  • makes coffee and sets out a cup for his wife every morning
  • not much to report :)
  • *added* evidently i learned the Heimlich maneuver well enough to extract a penny from phillip's esophagus

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

All our Pictures