Friday, January 30, 2009

These Kids

I think they were inspired by something they saw in National Geographic about Africa........

And all it took was a peppermint stick.

This is Lundi.

And here is Harrison....


Yesterday Lauren came in after an hour or two of playing in the snow.

She came to me with these cold, rosey cheeks and asked.........

"Mommy, do I have Bite Freeze?"


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scattering Sunshine

Since we are expecting a huge storm (9-16"), I thought this would be good to share.


Audreys ear. Three weeks old.

Liam and Lundi

Playing a duet at Laurette's place last week.



Last night the kids were all crawling around in a circle in the living room. Each kid had their head on the behind of the kid in front of him/her. I said "Are you guys being elephants?" Then Lundi says "No, this is a game called 'Head But', Mom"
Now I know why I had so many kids.


This morning, he was walking around the house, farting his armpit and singing. Then he says to me "I think I should start a armpit farting band, Mommy."

Monday, January 19, 2009


Roller Dome

We ventured out to the roller rink last week. I didn't skate, but Mike and the kids had a blast. Lauren spent all of her time doing this...

or this.....

She really is the floppiest little girl you ever did see. Her feet were going a mile a minute but she just couldn't get anywhere. It was so funny, I should have taken video.

Harrison, on the other hand, picked it up really quick. He got more and more steady every time he went around the rink.
Caleb and Lundi looked like old pro's after the first five minutes.

And Liam.....well. he was just really cute in his--my wheels don't really spin, so I just walk--



I love them, I hate them. They are great for building, enhancing skills, imagination, fine motor development. Caleb uses them as a way to escape when he has had his fill of his younger sibs (he has his own room now). He can build amazing things and can duplicate any star wars vehicle even though he doesn't have the real sets.
I have found them in diapers, car seats, the bath tub, in the washer and dryer, under the fridge and in many mouths. Truth be known, I like them best when they are in the bucket on the shelf. But of course, that is no way to appreciate Lego's when you are a kid. Oh no, they MUST be dumped out so that you can more easily find that missing hand that inevitably sinks to the bottom of the bucket.
I have a me mean. My policy is that if someone steps on a Lego that is on the floor of any common room of the house, then that person has the liberty to throw it away, unanounced. The only exception is if Liam brought them out and left them on the floor.
This policy is subject to change if anyone has a better idea of how to save feet from the pain of these wonderful/terrible toys.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Pictures

Hello everyone. Thanks for all of the well wishes and other comments. We are adjusting well and Audrey is sleeping longer every night. I think her record is five hours, which is great except for the fact that I wake up with a wet shirt and bed.
The only place I have been with all six kids by myself is to church. They did great. I even left to go nurse the baby during sacrement meeting. J.S. took Liam on her lap and fed him crackers, the others sat very reverently.

Harrison and Audrey

Here are a few new pictures....
Audrey in the bath

Five fingers

Lauren and Audrey serious . Lauren kissing herself in the mirror.

This is what Audrey did while the rest of the family went roller skating.....

Friday, January 2, 2009

On The Other Side............

These are for you, Mom, your newest grandaughter!!!!

Here is Audrey eleven minutes old.....

Here she is eleven days old


....hmmmmm...let me think about that.....
And here she is, sweeter than the sweetest sweet. She comes straight from heaven, wouldn't you agree?