Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gage and the chocolate pudding...

Not sure why I'm posting this on here...I think just about everybody who looks at my blog sees my facebook. Oh well. Just so I can say I've posted something on here...here's Gage and the chocolate pudding...


Monday, April 13, 2009

Oops...time went by faster than I thought it did...


I didn't realize it had been THAT long since i'd posted anything. I'm sitting in the kitchen in an extremely irritable mood because the gas tanks for the stove are both empty...but I didn't know that until halfway through cooking our dinner when my flame went out. Stupid stove. I guess it's leftovers for tonight. Bummer. but...he's some pictures anyway...and stupid blog that keeps underlining everything. WHY does it do that?! And it must just be stupid me...cuz i don't see anybody else with blue lines under the words.



Family Home evening a couple weeks ago...how nice...no blue underlines. Now, if only I knew how I did that.



In Grandma's tub...


I love this picture...it's my new desktop picture.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gage...

Gage is doing better...but he still is having a hard time getting/keeping fluids into his little body...so...I picked up some popsicles the other day...

"Mom...do I have to?"

"Ok...I'll give it a shot..."

"Mom! It's cold!"

"I don't like it!"

And if I had a picture of him grabbing it out of my hand and throwing it on the ground...that's what would come next. Oh well. It really is too bad...the only liquid he's really getting right now is when he nurses...and I was so close to weaning him! *sigh* oh well.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Walking pneumonia?



Gage's Doctor says he thinks Gage has Walking Pneumonia (?). Anyway...he gets the rest of the lab tests back today...poor kid :(. I suppose it could DEFINITELY be worse tho!

Monday, March 16, 2009

really long day....

I took Gage to the doctor this morning because for like...the last month he just has not been well...not a whole lot of energy...just not acting himself...I could tell he's losing weight...his digestive system has not been up to par...and he's had a fever and a cough that he can't seem to completely shake...never gets real bad...just lingers. So, I took him in and he's down to just a hair above the weight he was at 6 months old...and he's almost 14 months :(. Doctor said his liver felt just a little swollen (??)...So he had blood tests and chest x-rays...and we'll find out about it tomorrow. *sigh* They poked him soooo many times to try to get blood....they kept trying different angles...got a little bit...then the vein popped...or something like that (?)...so they sent me to get the x-rays and then bring him back. He's sleeping now...probably wore out from all the trauma and screaming. Anyway...I'm sitting at the computer feeling very tired and brain dead...so I thought I'd write something. Back to making english muffins!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

kite flying...

Ok...here's the kite flying...it was such a wonderful day!



Gage...obviously impressed.


Elli held it for most of the time...Keith took it for a little bit and let go after a couple minutes...and it took me a good 20 minutes or so to get it untangled from the macadamia nut and banana trees...



Saturday, March 14, 2009

SUN!!!

So...it has been REALLY cold here...at least for Hawaii :) We've had a fire in the fireplace almost everyday for weeks and weeks...and more weeks...rain almost nonstop...like...10+ inches/day...really gets old. And lo and behold...today we had some awesome sunshine!! We actually had some sun a couple days ago...but today was just perfect. Beautiful Sunshine...perfect ocean breeze...It was perfect :) So...I had to take pictures! Notice my clothes on the clothesline...I love hanging clothes out on really hot days :) (this afternoon it got really windy...so we flew a kite...I took pictures of that too...I'll post those when I feel like I have enough energy to get up and go get the memory stick out of the camera :)













Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just some recent pictures...

Just some more pictures of our place! Eventually the kids will be able to have the 'loft' area upstairs. The plumbing and Electric inspections should be happening any day now...than the drywall and finish stuff...It's so nice to have a light at the end of the tunnel!


















Saturday, March 7, 2009

My new favorite (long) quote...

Ok...so it's not one of those short nifty little quotes...but...I really like it. Anyway...it's way late...morning will come way to fast...and I need to go to bed...but this was too good for me to not do anything with it :)


"The world can at times be a frightening place in which to live. The moral fabric of society seems to be unraveling at an alarming speed. None—whether young or old or in-between—is exempt from exposure to those things which have the potential to drag us down and destroy us. Our youth, our precious youth, in particular, face temptations we can scarcely comprehend. The adversary and his hosts seem to be working nonstop to cause our downfall.

We are waging a war with sin, my brothers and sisters, but we need not despair. It is a war we can and will win. Our Father in Heaven has given us the tools we need in order to do so. He is at the helm. We have nothing to fear. He is the God of light. He is the God of hope. I testify that He loves us—each one.

Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. In order to be tested, we must sometimes face challenges and difficulties. At times there appears to be no light at the tunnel’s end—no dawn to break the night’s darkness. We feel surrounded by the pain of broken hearts, the disappointment of shattered dreams, and the despair of vanished hopes. We join in uttering the biblical plea “Is there no balm in Gilead?” We are inclined to view our own personal misfortunes through the distorted prism of pessimism. We feel abandoned, heartbroken, alone. If you find yourself in such a situation, I plead with you to turn to our Heavenly Father in faith. He will lift you and guide you. He will not always take your afflictions from you, but He will comfort and lead you with love through whatever storm you face."

- President Thomas S. Monson



Monday, March 2, 2009

Elli's hair...and a random keith picture...

Elli got a haircut the other day...actually, I did it...then wasn't quite content with it...it was...ok...but...there was a part that i really didn't like and didn't know what to do with. So...I had a friend who came over and 'finished' it. It's pretty short...but I really like it...and she likes the idea that it won't get so tangled. Anyway...

















This is the back...but...I took this this morning before she took off her pj's, brushed her hair, all that stuff. so...this is the back...fresh out of bed.


















This is the side...

















And...this is keith. See...he had thrown a couple little rocks in the pool the other day, and when it was being vaccuumed, one of the little rocks made a hole...or something like that. So...he went out while Tommy had to get his snorkeling stuff on (and it was pretty cold and dreary) and patch the hole...the intent was for him to feel horribly guilty and never want to do it again...which...he did to some extent...i think it suprised him that it actually made a (pinprick sized) hole. Anyway...does he just look like he's suffering from painful guilt?

Friday, February 13, 2009

I hate laundry. (actually, I just lectured Elli on using the word hate.) So....I VERY STRONGLY dislike laundry.

My goal for this week is to do one load of laundry a day (vs. 4-6 on Friday). Why do we have so much clothes?!? I think I need to de-clutter...again. And I need to fix the tear in my apron so I don't go through so many clothes. Ugh. I hate laundry. Especially when you live in a place where electricity is soooo blasted expensive that I have to be feeling rich to use the dryer. Which isn't so bad when the sun shines...but...it's been raining...and raining. And Tommy's painting the trim for the windows in the shop...so I don't have half of my covered clothesline space. Sorry. I should be more positive....Positive Mental Attitude! Maybe if I sleep on it it'll help. It better anyway...I have 2 more loads to do that I would really like to get done so I can start the week with all nice clean clothes.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

catchup...

I have a burning urge to put a picture of a bottle of ketchup. But, as I am tight on time and it's a miracle this is getting done at all today...I will refrain. Anyway...

Just some pictures from the last few weeks...





Elli's 5th Birthday (January 17)

















she wanted an easter egg cake... (??)



















Gage's 1st Birthday (Feb. 2)









I've been wanting to make this Pavlova (sp?) thing for a while...so I made it for Gage's birthday...if it didn't take so long to upload I would post the video of him throwing everything but the bananas over the side of his tray. Oh well...I personally thought it was delicious :)










Keith...sporting a new scrape.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Keith's 3rd Birthday!

It was Keith's 3rd Birthday the other day...and he wouldn't take a normal picture! He kept making these really random faces!

So Tommy tried to help him smile... :)

Elli....very much so being the big sister...


Yup...the candles were definitely an adventure!

video

Monday, January 12, 2009

The past two weeks...

I can't figure out how to get this underline off....oh well. Anyway...here's the last couple of weeks...just random stuff :) I want to post something from Keith's birthday tho' and if I don't post these first...it'll be out of order...and that just goes against my logical and analytical brain.


Elli has taken a serious liking to talking on the phone...especially to her fancy auntie nancy... :)



Keith got a haircut...he looks stoned or something tho' in this picture...I promise he wasn't!

Tommy reading to Gage...



We went to bird park again...I love that place :)

Keith was very fascinated by the dew drops on the grass



Keith got a haircut! Doesn't he look older?

Gage has this kind of wierd crawl...instead of crawling on his hands and knees...he crawls on his hands, one foot and one knee. It's amazing how different all the kids have been. Elli hated crawling...crawled a lot when she was 2-3 and she'd play with Keith...but hardly ever before that. Keith was crawling up stairs by 7 months or so...and Gage...does this...oh well :)
Gotta love 'em all!


Sick kids...


Keith kept asking me why he had to sleep on the plastic tablecloth...I felt so bad...but this stomach bug that we (all) got was vicious...and even I sometimes had a hard time grabbing my bucket thing on time. yuck yuck yuck. I shudder to think about it...One of the few times in my life that was worse than morning sickness. Oh, and I did lay a blanket on top of the plastic table cloth so he wasn't laying directly on plastic...but he squirmed off of it in this picture.