Some Favorite Songs . . . We've got too many to list here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Family Pictures 2007

Here is our family picture of 2007, plus a few others that didn't make the cut.

Snow in IceBurg

For the last few weeks we haven't had above freezing temperatures here more than once or twice. Then came the snow. We've been pounded twice in three days by 8+ inches of snow each time. We took Kenya out for his first time playing in the snow and we had some fun. He would laugh as we would slide. He cried when we would pick him up because he wanted to stay out in it.

Confused father

Getting kids shoes on is Miles least favorite job. Sometimes he doesn't even get them on the right feet . . . Kenya didn't seem to mind though.

Death of a fish

Kenya loves to feed the fish. Many have died though. We told Kenya the fishes are going back to heavenly father as we flush them down the toilet. He almost looks like he's going to cry

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Trouble time

This is one example of what happens when Kenya is not right by me and is quiet. I watched him get the peanuts off the shelf, but I didn't think he would take the lid off. When I walked into the room he was watching cartoons and eating peanuts like everything was normal.

Potty time

Kenya very excited

When Kenya gets really exciteed he opens his mouth as wide as he can and pants.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Laffy taffies and potty training

A little update on Kenya, he went potty for the first time in the toilet today, I'm not sure if he knew what he did, but we sure were pleased. He enjoys sitting on the potty and will run to the bathroom when you tell him it's potty time.

Here are pictures of Kenya doing his laffy taffy routine. He points to our food shelf and says "pees", "pees" (please) and we get his laffy taffy tub, he picks one out and then hands it back to us and we open the wrapper for him.

I got a Job!!!!!!

Many of you know Miles was flown out for an interview last weekend. We were pleased to find an offer in the mail this week from Skanska. I got a job!! The offer was good and so I'll be starting work april 21st in Beaverton. My position is Project Engineer.

Here is Kenya and I sporting our Skanska gear that I'd been given.

Cast is gone

Erin was finally able to rid herself of the cast on Wednesday the day before thanksgiving. Here we are in Wyoming celebrating her Uncle Roice's Birthday.

Turkey Day

Kenya helped us cook, but the onions were too much for his little eyes

Here is Kenya helping Papi get the turkey ready. Kenya kept trying to put his fingers in his mouth, by the time he was done he was in tears because Miles kept telling him no and he thought he as in trouble.

The turkey turned out beautifully, lots of leftovers though

Kenya's official 1 year picture

It's a little late but we wanted take a "1 year old" picture of Kenya, here were the best ones

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sheena and Ryan's new baby. 5 days old Riley Homer Shurtz

Kenya's happy face

Halloween & Trick or Treating

Kenya looking at Miles fake teeth
Mom and Kenya Trick or Treating

All the candy

Kenya's Motherlode

Scary count Kenya

Kenya's dracula costume was a hit, he sat very still and enjoyed getting his make-up done. We went to a lot of friends and they were generous. He only got scared once, by a guy dressed like a woman. We ran around all over and he got a lot of candy.

Kenya kept putting the seeds and guts back, almost faster than I could scrape them out

Carving time begins

Hair cuts are getting easier

Halloween party

We had a fun halloween party with Ryan and Sheena, Trask and Brook and Adam & Amanda

Miles throwing Kenya onto a Love Sac, as you can tell he enjoys thrill rides.

Story time

Kenya really likes being read to, one of his favorite books is where the wild things are.

Kenya's first costume

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My broken wrist

My broken right wrist. This happened 5 minutes into the 2nd half of our championship game. The QB decided to run the ball, I ran straight at her to pull her flags, when she rammed into me and my hand was forced back toward my wrist. I refused to let Miles take me to the ER until our game was over. I broke the radius bone on my forearm. The doctor had to pop my bone back into place because it was crooked, then he put on the cast. I have to wear a cast for at least a month. I was disappointed that I could only have a white cast.


This is my wonderful flag football team. I had so much fun playing with them. Miles was our great coach, Kenya was there to flirt with all the girls. The girl with the Jordan shirt (Beth) was our QB and can throw the ball better than any girl I have seen and better than a lot of guys.

Kenya and the skateboard

We have had this skateboard for a while, it's from Oliver. Kenya lately enjoys getting it out, he climbs onto it and rocks it back and forth