Wednesday, November 5, 2008

All Dressed Up

Here is Bennett as "Hot Pooh". He has a fave book about Pooh called Pooh's Very Hot Day, and thus refers to Pooh as "Hot Pooh".
Sophia is a rainbow fairy. You can't really tell but she has a striped leotard on and different colored striped tights.
Gavin is a ducky.
Joey is the dreaded Captain Jack Sparrow.
Avery is an angel fairy. She hand crafted her pink wings herself.

And you may be wondering what Phillip is, dressed in black with Barbies hanging on him. Well I'll tell you. He is a Chick Magnet.Another shot, from behind, with "the twins". Yes, Phillip did come up with this idea all on his own. It was quite amusing watching him go around the neighborhood asking if he could borrow Barbies. He specifically asked for ones with clothing, as most of our Barbies no longer have clothes, and he didn't want to be a "naked chick magnet".

Cousin Violet's Birthday

Well, October 31st happens to be Cousin Violet's Birthday. So we made her a pumpkin flavored pumpkin shaped cake.While we were at the corn maze we picked several pumpkins and I baked them, hollowed them out and made pumpkiny things with them. Some of which were: Toasted pumpkin seeds, Pumpkin Pie, and a Sour Cream Bundt Cake (of which I made 3).
Here is Violet blowing out her "candle".

Bennett Breastfeeding his Doll

Ummm...I don't actually think these photos need a lot of explanation!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A couple more....

A quick picture of Gavin's new swing. Pastor Rick and Mimi had this in their garage and they offered to let us borrow it. Yay!! Gavin loves it! We are keeping our other swing for when he gets bigger, but this is great for supporting his head. It either goes back and forth or side to side.

Some naked pictures so you can see how chubby he is.

Lenny kicking back on the couch. What an oaf.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cute October Photos

This is a cute shot of Gavin sleeping in the sling. Doesn't he look comfy? He looks like a lil' pea in a pod.

Okay, so you might think ohh what a cute smile, but no...he is actually pooping in this picture and this is his "pooping" face.
On Saturday was Molly's bday party. She turned 5. And since her birthday is so very close to Halloween, it was a dress up party. Avery was a princess, Sophia was little red riding hood, Joey was a cowboy and Bennett was a pirate. Here is Bennett attacking the spider pinata.
Joey as a cowboy!! When he got his shot at the pinata he actually knocked it off the rope and then proceeded to beat the spider with the stick on the ground.
And finally Sophia, Molly and Mikayla. A cute pic of the three of them. This was a very traumatic day for Sophia. Several weeks ago when she found out that Molly's birthday was close and upcoming she became hysterical insisting that I change her birthday, so that Molly wouldn't be older than her.! On Molly's actual birthday we had to relive the drama and hysterics all over again...what fun! "I simply cannot change the day you were born, I can not call the government and make them change it either,... no I cannot make Molly have your birthday either. Sorry. You will be stuck with your birthday all your life."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Gavin Smile

I have been trying for a couple of weeks to get Gavin's fleeting smiles on camera. Here is a hint of one!!

Idaho Corn Maize

Here are some pictures from our field trip to the Idaho Corn Maize. It was so much fun! The theme this year was "Go Left or Right", and the maze was shaped as the faces of both Obama and McCain. We first went through the maze (we took the McCain side), and Phillip was an excellent guide. He had mapped out the maze and was awesome! We only took one wrong turn. The kids were great sports as it was long.
In case you don't know, it takes a LOOONNGG time to get 6 kids to sit still and look straight for a picture!!!

They had this jumping pillow, and Joey really got some air here. Zoom in on it and he looks like he's flying.This is the kids in a corn box, like a sand box but with corn!

Here are the kids getting a birds eye view on where to go next.
Phillip, our guide.
Bennett on the trail.
Joey kept darting in between rows and then hopping out at us.
Our friend Renee, and Phillip, Avery and Sophia.
Look at our cheap pumpkins. Gavin would have been a $0.50 pumpkin, but alas he was asleep.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sophia's New Do

Here is Sophia's new haircut. I think it looks so cute on her!!

Gavin is 2 months!!

On Friday we went to the Dr for Gavin's 2mo check up. He weighs almost 11 lbs and is 21 1/2 inches. That means that in 5 weeks he has gained a total of almost 6 lbs and he grew 3 inches. Way to pack it on Gavin!! He has gastric reflux, which is supposedly common in premies, so he was prescribed an antacid. It works amazingly. In just 2 days he is sooo much happier. He was actually called...pudgy by his Dr. I was thrilled!! He is in the 25th percentile which is great for being a month early.

It was funny, because both Gavin and Joey had Dr appts. and Joey wasn't supposed to get shots this time, however they did recommend the flu mist. So we went for that!! Well, when the Dr walked in the room Joey thought the flu mist was a shot and started to cry. Bennett walked up to the Dr and kicked her in the leg and said "go away". The Dr (quite good natured) laughed and said, "wow, he's a bit protective isn't he!" Ha Ha Ha. Joey, by the way did great, and is 40 lbs and 42 in and in the 8th percentile. The Dr did mention that he will probably need glasses, so we will be going to see a pediatric ophthalmologist.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Gavin's Getting Bigger and Virtual School

Here are a couple of cute pics of Gavin to show how he's grown lately. He is almost 8lbs which is amazing as it means he has gained roughly 2 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. He came home four weeks ago and weighed 5lbs 5oz, at his 3 wk appt he was 5lb 7oz and today at 6wks he is 8ish lbs. Way to suck it down Gavin!!

Raven, our niece turned 13 and so Phillip and Avery made her an ice cream cake for her birthday. Yummy!!

We joined the Idaho Virtual Academy and here is a picture of Phillip "going" to an online virtual class. He talks to his classmates through a microphone, and watches the lecture online. It is awesome and he received his computer today in the mail and was so excited!! Phillip is the only one virtually schooling, but Avery has decided she wants her own computer too!! In the words of Chip "I love technology".This is a video of Gavin moments after birth, and I thought you might want to see how far he's come!! God is so amazing! That weird sound is him breathing and literally heaving for breath.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A couple of cute pics for no reason.

Just thought this was so cute.
Wow, Phillip looks so big compared to Gavin. According to the online height predictor Phillip is in the ball park of expected height being 6ft 2in(Supposedly 90% accurate). Going to be a tall boy.

Cousin Raven gets to see baby for the first time.
Just thought this was cute. Thanks Aunt Jay for the swing from Bennett. It still works!!

Our Daily Crowd

This is Sophia and Molly, her best friend. Molly lives 2 doors down from us and spends many hours with Sophia every day. They are sooo similar in personality. They are great for each other.

Here is the usual crowd at our house. We generally have about 7-12 kids at our house at any given time. Here are some of the regulars: Andrea is in red (short blond hair), Michaela is in the green (also short blond hair), and Molly is also pictured above. Missing are: Desiree, Gunner, Clayton, Amy Marie and Junior. All of these kids live within 4 houses on either side of ours and are between 4 and 6 years old.
And the tree house, although not in a tree, totally surrounded by them. I'm so glad the kids love to play at our house.