Saturday, January 24, 2015



Rex has been struggling with having his eye patched over the last year and a half. He did so good with it when he was really little (he's been patched since 7 weeks old), but once he figured out how to take it off, we were in for it. He is too little to understand why and too little to bribe. It has been a constant struggle. He's starting to get old enough that I can convince him to wear it for about 30 minutes a day now. We spend the whole time reading books together and he asks me after each book if he can take it off, but we are getting there. 
Sometimes I can convince him to wear it a little longer (he's supposed to wear it 3 hours a day) by playing on the photo booth app with him. He thinks it is so funny, and honestly, so do I!

Here's to good vision!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nature Walk


Ken took the boys for a nature walk and to a bridge that spans a freeway. They had so much fun and I love seeing pictures of them getting along. 

 They found this map of the museum grounds and Rex was so excited. He pretended the rest of the time that he was a captain and was following his treasure map. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam


He spent his first Sharing Time in Primary laying on the floor. When I finally went in to help, all he would say is "I want to go to nursery". Once he got to class and got snack, he realized Sunbeams was okay and now he talks about it all the time. 

Jelly Belly


We had the youth over for a game night during the winter break and we played a Jelly Belly taste test game with them. The boys saw all the Jelly Belly's when we bought them and were dying to get a hold of some. We had extra, so the next day we did a little mini flavor guessing contest. It was so fun for them, but more fun for us to watch. 

We have a walker!!


It may have taken her almost 16 months to get here, but we finally have a walker! Once she figured it out, she took off. She pretty much won't crawl anymore. Next step, conquering the stairs.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Knightdale Station


The day after Christmas we had some unseasonably good weather, so we headed out to a park that I'd found recently, but Ken had never been to. 

Rex had a little trouble when we first got there, so while I took care of business with him, Ken took the other kids for a walk. Annemarie was SO close to walking at this point. 

Still trying to walk. See Abraham sulking behind us? He'd decided this was a park for little kids and he didn't want to play.

Tyler on the other hand had worked up a sweat in no time.

He got over his sulkiness when he found this tire in the sand pit.

Rex wanted to play farmer the whole time. He's feeding his cows.

The drive home. Not sure what they are all doing, but I thought it was funny.

Happy Birthday Ken!


I almost forgot to post about Ken's birthday! We had fun day together as a family. 
I made Ken a cherry pie instead of a cake. 

Ken's brother sent him a couple of games that he'd found on ebay that they had played as kids. Our boys loved them and wanted to play all day long.

Happy Birthday Ken!