Monday, January 25, 2010

Post #4 ~ Aiden

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. "

2 Peter 3:18

Friday, January 22, 2010

God gives us all unique talents...

Ashley's unique talent is balancing on a soccer ball.

While eating!

She stayed like this the entire time she was eating.

Ashley, what are you eating?
(Must be something not on the clean eating list...she won't show me!)

Look at the stability...the talent...can you get a scholarship for this?

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
We can afford to buy her new shoes...she just refuses to wear anything other than these...and her cleats!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Little Angel...On The Phone...Again

This kid...
is a phone thief!

So for Christmas, Grammy bought him a phone.
On his birthday, he got a ring toss game.

Trust me, the rings don't make him an angel!
He stole my real phone last night!

Train up a child in the way he should go,

And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 
I wonder if Tim and I spend too much time on our cell phones? 
Aiden will walk around the house just jabbering on the phone.
It is too funny!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Riding in the Cottonwood Christmas Parade 2009.

The theme was Lasting Traditions.
Ashley wore an 1800's period dress (except the shoes!) and rode sidesaddle the entire parade.

It was so cold that day that by the time she reached the end of the parade, she couldn't move her hands to work her phone.  When she finally made it back to the truck she was absolutely freezing.

(I had seen her ride in enough parades for the year...I sat in my heated truck, read a book, and waited for the phone call to go pick her up at the end of the parade.)

Post #3 - Determination

My goal was to post current photos in my Project 52 Goal, but I was randomly searching through old photos and came across this one.
 I don't remember taking it. 
I remember the age of my girl though...13 years old.  ~ She was "schooling" her Pop at chess. 
  • I don't know how to play the game. 
  • I don't want to know how to play the game. 
  • There isn't enough talking in that game. 
  • There is too much concentration in that game. 
  • I get kicked out of the room when others are playing that game.

Aiden and Isaiah's Birthday Celebration

Grandma Goof, Pop, Chandler, Cameren, Aunt Susan, and Katy all called on speaker phone to sing Happy Birthday to the boys.

Isaiah was so excited!  Of course, Isaiah loves talking on the phone.

Tim was busy making lunch.  Spaghetti - a family favorite.
Isaiah likes the olives!

Tyler with alien fingers.

Aiden wasn't too sure about the whole cake thing.  He just wanted to eat it - not worry about any candles.

Grammy was trying to get Isaiah to blow out his candles.
Isaiah doesn't have those muscles working yet.  Our speech therapist is working on worries...wait til you see what sister taught him.

Aiden finally dug into the frosting...

Just pinch them out...No that is not really what she said.
Here she is actually trying to save him.  He wanted to touch the flame.

Time for gifts...

I love watching their expressions.

Here is Tyler playing with their new toys.  The twins were off somewhere else...

Friday, January 15, 2010

So Much For My "No Balls In The House Rule"

Tim and Ashley enjoying a little 1 on 1 in the front room.  Not sure where the goals were, but they had them.

Score is always kept in this house.

No wimpy "we play for fun".

we play until someone
  • wins,
  • bleeds, or
  • passes out.

Go Sister, Go!
Use your elbow and bust through!

See the patch job in the background?  Yep.  The remodeling will never end.

Ashley leaves for RYLA this afternoon. (Rotary Youth Leadership Association)
Pray that God gives her strength to stand up for her faith, for safety, and that she enjoys the time spent with new friends.

"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called."

1 Timothy 6:12

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Dreaded 2 Year Old Checkup

After any stressful situation, I like to reward myself.  It is a tradition that I've chosen to carry over onto my children.  Since there is a Starbuck's near our doctor's office...well, it is the logical reward.  Yep, I'm clever that way.  :)
Here are my boys enjoying their stress reward. 

I had myself all worked up about this visit.  Aiden hates shots.  Isaiah gets mad with shots. 
I was prepared
- kinda
- yeah, not really. 
I walked in ready to brave any situation so long as they didn't stab the boys more than twice.  (I'm one of those moms who don't allow more than 2 immunizations at a time...and I didn't give my kids the flu shot.  Antibodies need to be built up.)

Isaiah is texting sister to see if she will come to his rescue.  Sister teaches him bad things.  Yes, that is his phone.  No, it does not have a charge or service, but he likes it just the same!

Imagine my surprise when the nurse came back with this news....
"Guess what? The boys are caught up on their immunizations."
The 10 sweetest words I had heard all day.
What normally happens during shot days...
I wouldn't have to restrain Isaiah while the nurse restrains Aiden just so Isaiah can get a shot...
(Aiden doesn't like for other people to hurt his brother.)
Then while Aiden is screaming and running around like a crazy child,
Isaiah is ticked and usually kicks the doctor then claws at his legs until he can get the bandaids off,
by then nurse is freaking because he needs to keep the bandaids on...,
I'm trying to catch Aiden to restrain him to do the shot thing. 
Vicious, ugly scene.
 I often wonder if I shouldn't have a shot of my own - of a different nature.
I didn't have to deal with it!
 I don't have to deal with it until 2012! 
By 2012 - they will be old enough to send in alone!  (OK ~ It's a nice thought...)

Here are the weight/height stats....because I know you care...

32 pounds (89%)
34 inches (40%)
96 % for BMI - not good
This puts him as a high heart disease and diabetes risk.  We will now be monitoring fat content.  Mostly, we do, but now we get to change his milk from whole to skim. 
Skim is better anyway - that is what Ashley and I drink.  Hmmm...about that Starbucks. ;)

29 pounds (67%)
35 inches (67%)
58% for BMI - looking good!  But he already knows that!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Babi!

Babi turns 84 today!

Happy Birthday, Babi! 

We are so very blessed to have you in our lives.

Tim, Robyn, Ashley, Tyler, Aiden, and Isaiah

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

 'Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:32 (NIV)

Christmas 2009
Babi and Santa

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ashley's Spotter

When Ashley got her new weight bench/set for Christmas, I told her not to overlift unless she had a spotter.

This wasn't exactly what I had in mind...

Isaiah has to do what sister does...
soccer and weights.  Oh boy.