Thursday, November 27, 2008

appy urky ay!

Ello! It's thanksgiving and I have a cold. So while my wonderful mother and sister in law prepare dinner in the kitchen I'm stuck on the couch. So far I have watched the muppets try to prepare thanksgiving, a special segment on the today show detailing what not to say at thanksgiving dinner, and cartoons. I am wondering where a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is while I watch comercials for christmas specials. The blackfriday ads are splashed all over as well as news reports about the plumetting economy. I've decided something, the world has become pessimistic. Everyone is doom and gloom. I am not going to give in! I refuse to be all dark on a day we are supposed to be thankful for all that we have been given! I am thankful for my beautiful healthy children, my loving husband, my patient and caring family. I am thankful we have a job, we can afford to feed and cloth our family. I am thankful for jello, and all it's wonder at thanksgiving. I am thankful for opposition and trials. How would I know what to be thankful for if I didn't have opposition in all things! I am thankful for my Savior! For this thanksgiving day made possible by his hand, and the blessing it is to be together as a family to bless this food in his name. I am thankful for all of you and the examples you give me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

ER

Monday, November 24, 2008

One Year Older and Wiser too! (Hopefully!)

Well, here we are, we finished the birthday run (we all have birthdays in September, October and November). One long party if you throw in Halloween and thanksgiving! We are all one year older, and hopefully wiser, we'll see! Shawn is almost 16 pounds now! And not yet 3 months old! We went ahead and bought a larger convertible car seat so he can face backwards until he's a year or 35 pounds! We're praying for Nana and her job, we hope she gets it! Let's see, what's been going on. ... Well, we have to replace the driveway and cap our front porch, fortunately Mark works for a cement company that will do it at cost and I have an uncle who has the equipment and graciously is willing to help us remove the driveway. Bad thing--we're removing it the day before thanksgiving! We'll lay down some boards for everyone to walk on until it's laid down. I have to transplant my roses and rip out our 8 foot shrubs to make room for the cement replacement. That will happen tomorrow I hope, we'll see how far I get! Haley is loving preschool and Mark is great in school. He came home and read his first book the other day, I almost cried! he loves books! He also loves choir and sings to me every day the Hawaiian Christmas song. We're excited for Thanksgiving and seeing nana and Amy and Scott and Jackson. We'll miss everyone else but we're hoping to see you soon! Now that I've rambled on at 10 at night, I'll bid you adieu!

Love,
Me

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fall Madness


Sleepy Daddy and Haley on a Saturday afternoon....


One chunky monkey!!


Haley and Mark dancing in the falling leaves.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shawn at 2 months



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this is shawn at 2 months old. He is one chubby baby. All his stats are below in the next post.

Chubby!

Shawn had his 2 month appointment. He weighed in at 14 pounds 10 oz!!! Chubby!! the doctor was suprised he is only breast feeding and still spitting up buckets. He is smiling and cooing now, i'll try to get a picture on the blog, as well as rolling over and his chubby body. The doctor was very suprised about all this and said he acts like a 4 month old baby. Haley thinks he's a doll and I have to keep a keen eye on her. At times she tries to roll him over, or pick him up. She loves to dust her hair in his face, which he doesn't seem to mind much. I could take lessons on patience from him I think. Mark has officially become 6. He's starting to pick on Haley in quiet little ways thinking he'll get away with it. Everytime I catch and scold him he goes to his room and comes back saying he's prayed and said he's sorry. (How can you stay mad at that!) I must admitt he's adorable! Well, another cold wet day for us! Hope yours is sunny and warm!

ER