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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Noah Through the Ages


11/02/10 With his hair curled into a mohawk


11/05/10 He fell asleep on the bathroom floor while I was showering



11/21/10 Feeling somber

11/24/10 Brother play


12/02/10 With a friend on "Craft Night"

12/07/10 In the Bumbo

Loving life!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


While we had a cousin visit in October we made ooblek.  It is super messy, but SO MUCH FUN!  Totally worth the mess and it isn't too difficult to clean up.

Monday, December 27, 2010


In the wake of the recent blizzard, I am posting photos of the first snowfall from October 22nd.

 Seems a little silly to post this now, but oh well.  Happy Winter!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Tribute to the Ladies(ans Gents)

We have a lovely bunch of chickens.  They lay all different colored eggs.  It is so much fun!
Time to clip wings!
Roosters are so pretty.  It is a shame they are so mean.

Another handsome fellow.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lost and Found

Pictures like these should help you understand why Ben has gone through a couple pairs of glasses.

Although to my credit we have only permanently lost one pair and broken one pair.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

State of Mind

Ok I need to accept that I love my blog, that it is important to me and that I want to post in it regularly.  It is a family journal and like my journal I should write in it frequently.  So despite the frazzled state of my mind, I will begin posting again.  I think I have decided that this is as important as my other daily habits of scripture, prayer and exercise. 

So here is Ben doing his funky dance.  He's got some pretty good moves!  For those receiving this via e-mail I have provided a link so you can see the video.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Just so you all know....

Due to the following conditions:
  • diarrhea with and without blood
  • eczema
  • slow weight gain
  • excessive gas
It is believed that Noah has a milk protein allergy.  This means absolutely no dairy for me.  No milk, no butter, no chocolate, no cheese, no yogurt, no whipped cream, no lactaid (this is for lactose intolerance and still contain milk proteins) no soy, no ice cream...the list goes on.

The slow weight gain is not due to a supply issue but inflammation somewhere in the belly (I can't remember where specifically) that causes him not to be able to absorb nutrients. 

If I am vigilant he should be fine and most kids grow out of it by the age of one.

Just thought you might want to know.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Family Celebration

I have been wanting to post this one for so long.  

Jacob was having a grand time playing with his giant stuffed animals.  First they were a mom a dad and a baby taking a nap together.

Then Mr. Horse made an excellent dancing partner.
Look at the foot!
And then my favorite part, Jacob got married.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I try to be faithful about feeding my feathered friends, however one day I thought it had been awhile since I had fed them.  As I opened the feeder to fill it, it became apparent that it had indeed been far too long since I fed them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nobody's Home

One day Noah was wearing overalls that were too big.  They were in his face all day so finally I just lifted him right out of them.  I did this in a moment of desperation for him so I just grabbed him and took off.  Later I walked into the kitchen and saw this.
For some reason it was really funny to me.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Conference Walk

Twice a year our church does a conference in which we hear words of wisdom and counsel from the church leadership.  There are two sessions Saturday and Sunday and in between the sessions we go on a Conference Walk to stretch the legs.  Here are the pictures from the October 2010 addition.

We walked by this tree and Ben screamed, "Ahhhh scary tree!"  I think he was actually weirded out by it.