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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My (oldest) baby is almost 4!!!

These pictures were taken shortly after we moved to Washington.
We took a trip to the Portland Oregon Zoo. Kenya was
almost 2.
Of course Azure is bundled up in the wonderful Moby (4 months).
(Miles tells me IF the baby is in the Moby all covered up,
they aren't really in the picture, I say NOT true.)

My first and oldest baby will be 4 on Sunday and
I can hardly believe it. It was fine when he turned 1 and 2,
it seemed a little strange once he was 3, and now 4.
For now we have 3 kids!!
People either tell me~1. I don't look old enough to have 3 kids
or 2. They think I'm much older then I am because I DO have 3 kids.
Time goes by SOO fast, I will probably be saying that
the rest of my life.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yellow Jackets

I always look forward to summer,
when we can go out and pick all sorts of berries
and fruits. I missed this when we lived in Idaho.
I'm happy to say the kids
enjoy it as well. Kenya is a good picker sometimes,
he doesn't want to stop. He likes to eat
a lot of what he is picking.
Azure does pretty good too, especially for a 2 year old.
Jovi just hangs out in the moby.
I have a friend from church (Jerry) who has raspberry
bushes and can't make use out of all the berries.
She told me I can pick whenever I want, we have gone
close to 10 times.

In Jerry's garden there is a big plastic
toy house the kids would play in.
Last month we all went raspberry picking.
Miles and I picked, the kids wanted to play in the toy house.
I was on my way to check on the kids, when Kenya says to
Azure "just go see mami"
I assume he was not being nice- since Azure started crying.
I look at Azure and can see right away she has been bitten... twice
by a yellow jacket.
Jerry got us some ice. I held Azure down
to hold the ice on her and Kenya tells me what happened.
They were playing, when they saw lots of yellow jacket, Kenya decided
to swat at them AND the hive. Azure was the one the angry yellow
jackets went after. Honestly--- Kenya might of pushed her
in front of him, he does this when they get shots
at the doctor, he wants her to go first.
Other times he protects her and shoves her out of the way.

her eye was close to swollen shut.

Azure is the first of our kids to ever get stung.
Final count 4 bits..... 2 between her eyebrows
and 2 on the side of her eye.
Kenya knows better then to bother bees or wasps and kept
telling me "It was just my fault, it was just my fault" over and over again
Hopefully in the future they will be more wise. (the little house is in the background)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Little Ham

Jovi is ALWAYS happy.
She will smile at mostly anyone who gets her attention.
Here she is a 7 months, playing with some toys.
Kenya seems to be her favorite and he favors her too.
She started to sit alone at 6 months, crawling at 7, now at 8 months she is a good crawler who can get around VERY well. Jovi climbs to a standing position on any object she can, including our legs when we stand still. She is now beginning to cruise slowly (walk along while holding onto something). She has a little table she stands behind and pushes. She is growing TOO fast, and we love her SO MUCH!

Jovi's beginning to foods...

Jovi enjoys to eat with her fresh food feeder, she was eating watermelon and didn't want to stop (7 months).
I make ALL her baby food, she starting eating at 6 months. Jovi enjoys most her food. One of her favorites is oatmeal mixed with mommy milk. She hasn't refused any except for avocados, the first time she ate them.

Azure and the Scooter

Azure Loves to ride Kenya's scooter

Friday, August 6, 2010

Why we should probably get a truck sometime in the near future...

When we had 2 kids, we had 2 cars. I have learned that Miles will always make what we have work. I wanted a bail of hay for decorating in the fall a couple of years ago and this is how we got it home.

When I was pregnant with Jovi we started to look at getting a van. Miles came across this one and got a great deal on it (it was trashed in my option-I ripped the entire inside apart to clean, and found more fast food then I have eaten in a lifetime under the carpet. I'm fine buying things used BUT I have to take it apart and clean it) It was clearly a leased van from people who didn't take care of it. To top it off I thought it smelled like wet dog-I can smell ANYTHING when I'm pregnant.
So now that we have a bigger Vehicle- Miles transports bigger items- If Miles goes to Lowes with the van I'm always waiting to see what he will come home with. A few examples are, a whole sheet of plywood, full sheet of sheet metal, lots and lots of sand( for the kids sand box) and many more. Sometimes the van is empty and sometimes the whole family is with. Miles says it's easier to fill the van instead of just borrow a truck- he even thought about loading the van with sod BUT I have my limits

When we had the white car he tied our Christmas tree on top. Once we got the van he just put it inside.