Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Posted by Anna at 9:19 AM
Monday, December 29, 2008
Posted by Anna at 9:15 PM
Posted by Anna at 9:07 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Posted by Anna at 4:02 PM
I didn't post anything for awhile because the Christmas newsletter my Mom sent out directed people to our blog for a bunch of pictures. So...I posted them...and then I was afraid of piling a bunch of stuff on top of it...and having all those poor people have to scroll through our day to day life to get to the Heinzen family highlights of the year. So...I put a link in the blog title description thing...and am now putting up all the pictures I had put off putting up.
Here's Gage...10 and a half months old :) He's getting sooo big!
Talk about nostalgic...I used to absolutely love setting up marble mazes!
Posted by Anna at 3:29 PM
The kids spent the afternoon picking macadamia nuts. Keith had to earn some money because he dumped a bunch of dishsoap into the sink when he knew he wasn't supposed to....so...he did hard labor. Anyway...they pick the nuts...Then the nuts get sold...and all you fine folks get to buy yummy chocolate covered macadamia nuts (and he gets to pay for all the dawn liquid soap that he dumped down the sink).
Posted by Anna at 2:54 PM
We've been doing Joy School this year with another family that lives about 10 minutes away or so...it's been a lot of fun...and I finally got around to taking pictures this week. Just thought I'd stick them in!
This is Keith on our last day of 'school' before christmas break.
This is Cynthia and Elli....they get along really well...unfortunately Keith sometimes wants to join them and is still learning the proper way to get their attention...
We made christmas cookies the other day for our Christmas program...that was a lot of fun!
Posted by Anna at 2:44 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This year the Heinzen Family Christmas newsletter included a note directing family and friends here to view some pictures of some of the wonderful things that have become part of our Heinzen family life this year!
So...here we present the Hawaii Heinzen's...a year in Review...
Posted by Anna at 9:27 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sooo....Keith fell down a couple steps outside the other day...got a good sized scrape on his cheek and on his knees...i was about...20 yards away or so. He's in nursery yesterday...and he told his nursery leader his mom pushed him down the stairs!?! What on earth possessed him to say that is so beyond me. Anyway...tthat's my random story of the day.
Posted by Anna at 8:24 PM
5 months later...I know...it's atrocious...we have been busy...but that is no excuse. I really am going to try to be better about this!! I know I have said that before...but...I have also come to a new....realization I suppose you could say. Up till now, I have (still) not had a good working camera so I have not taken pictures...and I figure nobody's going to want to look at it if it has no pictures. I decided though that I'm going to post...even if I have no pictures (sorry folks....hello boring blog)...I have realized how fast time is flying by and how fast the kids are growing...and there's been so many times one of them has said something funny or done something cool (or not cool)...and I've wanted to write about it...but it just hasn't happened...and for their sakes...I want to have something...and it is sooo much easier for me to type than to write.
Anyway...with that said...these past five months have been insanely fun and crazy. It just amazes me how the day seems to fly be...it is never boring...never slow...there is always something to do from the moment I (or Gage) wake up...to the moment I finally close my eyes for the night. Gage is on the move (finally...lol...he's the last of all the kids to really move around...elli was cruising around 8 months...keith was crawling around 6). His favorite thing to do is lift up the kitchen rugs and help himself to a lovely buffet of tasty bugs, lint, day old cereal, etc. Keith has really been testing my patience lately...but when I really pay attention to him and have plenty for him to do...he is such a good kid!! Unfortunately...if he is left to his own imagination to come up with things to do...the list is endless...he is so much like his Uncle Paul it blows my mind sometimes. Yesterday I found my poor helpless bar of soap impaled by a bobby pin (??) Certainly in the great scheme of things...no big deal...but really...where does he come up with these things!? With Paul coming home in a week and a half...it has really made me realize how much the kids have grown. Elli's really gotten into puzzles...which has been fun for me...because I absolutely love puzzles...and it reminds me of my Grandmother...who literally had closets full of puzzles. The kids and I are sitting at the kitchen table right now with a bag of beans Elli just harvested from the garden. I don't know what it has been about this particular crop...it's only about...5 feet long...one row...but it has been extremely proliferic...hope I spelled that right. Elli and I are snapping the ends off and snapping them into smaller pieces. Keith's eating his little pile raw. Well, this week is my week for Joy School...so I'm going to pull that up and make sure I have everything I need...I'll post again soon :)
Posted by Anna at 1:26 PM