Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Okay, for real, I am just way busy. Between work and the commute, my spare time just doesn't justify blogging. Don't tell that I wasted this!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Joy - No, they taste like soap.
Me - Soap? Maybe your mouth tastes like soap.
Joy - No, my lunch didn't taste like soap. Maybe I am allergic to grapes.
Me - Hmm.
Joy - Did I used to be such a great reader before I had grapes?
Me - Um, no. You had grapes long before you were such a great reader.
Joy - That must be it. I must be allergic. Grapes make you change. That must be why I am such a great reader.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
We didn't even have to sedate him. :) He is definitely going to have a scar, but hopefully it will fade in time.
This post really needs to be much longer, but, as usual, I am on the run and don't have time to do it justice. However, this is the long and short of it. Paul now has a Dynavox, which is a fully-functioning computer communication assistance device. It has a touch screen that he can use to navigate through picture menus to select what he wants to say. When he touches a picture of grapes, the device says, "grapes". We are really excited to see the progress he has made in the 1.5 months we have had it. And, I am finally figuring out how to program it. So, for the next week or two, I will have my camera in tow. I am just warning you that you might be the subject of a picture for the Vox. The more customized the Vox is, the more effective it is. We need pictures of all our friends and places!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Then, in the evening, Paul did the family party. He was delighted with his car and pants from Grammy and Grandpa, birthday money from Meme and dog neck pillow from Mom and Dad.
But, he was estactic when this morning came and he found the train table put together. He and the other three boys played in his room for quite a while, it was really nice.
Friday, April 10, 2009
The other day, Hyrum was walking around with his cute belly sticking out. I tried to get some video of it, but I am still an ametuer video-grapher. It helps when you have a cute subject.
Then, when I really tried to capture the belly, I got knocked over and climbed on.
And jumped on. Life is just hard.
Even Brigham had to get in on the action.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I hope you can see the delicate ice patterns. I wasted WAY too much time time trying to photograph them and get the detail. After I put them back, I noticed that all the soup in my fridge was also frozen. I looked at the temperature controls and that's when I saw the change. I guess I will have to have a discussion with the kids about turning knobs in the fridge! I should also add, these eggs were dyed for the Spring Bunny, don't be alarmed by the colors!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday was a gorgeous day, so we decided to go the beach. Paul loves to throw rocks in the water, so he spent all his time right on the edge heartily enjoying himself. Surprisingly, Brigham isn't big on getting wet or sandy, so most of his time was spent up on the driftwood. Brigham is also an incredibly friendly little bugger, and always finds someone new to chat with. Well, while I was watching Paul, Brigham slipped off and walked about 10 feet away where a mother and daughter were sitting reading. When I turned around and saw him, I ran over to get him. He was talking earnestly to the mom, when I heard him say, with a contented sigh, "Now I have a family." What are we, chopped liver?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I have always wondered how everyone put all the cool videos on their blogs. I figured they had cool cameras that I just didn't have. Then, I noticed Brad in the mirror of one of his blogs, and realized that he was just using a regular camera! I wonder if I can do that with my camera? The answer?
Oh yeah. The photography isn't very good, but you get the idea.
I, for one, was indignant! Joy was ecstatic. When she woke up and saw the crooked pictures in her room, she came racing in to my room with, "Mom! The leprechaun was here last night! He turned the pictures in my room crooked! Mom! He was here!" Every new thing she found was a surprise. Anytime she left a room and came back to something different, it was the leprechaun. Never mind the three brothers who are constantly moving things. Even Paul got into it. He noticed his train was turned upside down, and he was so excited.
Breakfast was also fun, we had shamrock rolls. Joy has decided that we need to do this every year.