Saturday, January 26, 2008
We lived in this house for 4 years. Hannah was just over two and Jay was just 7 months old when we moved in. So, Daniel and Julia were both born while we lived there (although, I'm sure neither of them will remember living there). It was such a perfect house for us.
Oh, how I loved this kitchen. My husband surprised me in 2004 with new appliances (not shown in this picture).
My most fond memories took place in this room. The times we spent there with the living room PACKED with people...youth group, superbowl, church parties,family parties, youth group... :)
Julia in response to Daniel declaring that he had to go to the bathroom: "Huuur-weeee, Dandle, Huuuur-weeee!"
Daniel at Gertrude Hawk's: "Look, they have candy that looks like animal poop!" They were chocolate covered cashews. I guess they did sort of resemble the animal waste in the courtyard that I recently told the kids NOT to step on! :)
Monday, January 21, 2008
This is how the conversation with Daniel went...
Me: "Daniel, shhhh...the group is meeting in the loft. We have to be quiet so we don't disturb them. Now, what happened?"
Daniel: "I fell."
Daniel: "The lights were all off and I fell off of the chair and hit the floor."
Me: "Where did you hit?"
Daniel: "On the floor."
Me: "No, where on your body did you hit."
Daniel: "My face."
Me, after kissing his face multiple times: "Do you need to sit in the kitchen for a little while or do you want to go back and play some more?"
Me: "Okay. Wait, Daniel, why were the lights off?"
Daniel: "I turned them off."
Me: "Please don't do that anymore, okay?"
So, he went back to playing and I went back to cleaning. About 20 minutes later, he came into the kitchen of the dining hall where we were all finishing up. I took one look at his face and gasped. His left cheekbone was pretty swollen and he had a nice bruiser under his eye. I had no idea the extent of his injury when I asked him to be quiet and then dismissed him to go back and play. Here are pictures...
It was worse the second day...(like the face he made when I told him I wanted to take a picture of his bruise? Oh, Daniel!)
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Here is Daniel. He turned four today. He's so cute (and ridiculous)! He got a Superman/Batman punching bag. The first two pictures are me trying to get a cute birthday picture of him and him making ridiculous faces.
Here's a good action shot of him punching the thing. I thought this would make a good present for him (and for Jay, too) to play with since, with two boys, it's quite often Wrestle Mania in our living room!
We (along with Grandparents, an Aunt and an Uncle) took the kids to ChuckE.Cheese for Daniel's birthday. They had a blast...running around, using up tokens like they crazy, coming back and depositing tickets they had won on the table...
At one point Julia ran up to me shrieking, "Mom! I'm FUN!!!" (the "having" is implied)
Here is Daniel's reaction to his new race track! He and Jay laughed so hard when the cars crashed....boys!
I need to get a picture of him "driving" his new FJ Cruiser as well. He loves the thing! He also got some toy dinosaurs which all four kids like playing with (yes, even the girls...they just talk girly or are "baby dinosaurs"...haha), and a toy that shoots these little discs which he plays with at least once every day (and surprisingly he still has some of the discs!).
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
We played Monopoly (I was the banker, Adam won) and ate snacks. Here is a picture of the six of us taken by Hannah.