Monday, February 25, 2008

Making Money

Hero is becoming a world class tooth-puller-outer. You don't even know she has a loose tooth until she is in the bathroom working on it. Five minutes later she has yanked the tooth out. She has pulled out a total of four so far. We are slightly worried that she might be ripping them out to get money. Hero, of course, knows that Daddy is the one that puts money under her pillow. We have been completely upfront with our kids concerning things like this. However, Jericho doesn't seem to understand the whole tooth-under-the-pillow thing.
Sunday afternoon when I went to lay down for my nap, I found under my pillow a coffee scoop. I had no doubt who put it there (Jericho had been pretending it was a spaceship earlier) but I didn't know why it was there. When I asked my son about it, he replied shyly, "I was just trying to make you some money."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

More from Jericho's Camera

These photos are of Aunt Heidi's last visit with us. She left for language school last night.

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From Jericho's Camera

These photos were taken by Jericho's good buddy Drake when he came over to play. Coming soon to a gallery near you...

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Valentine's Day Box

For Valentine's Day, Hero's class had a box decorating competition. I covered the box in the green paper, but Hero did the rest of the cutting, gluing, stickers, etc. Her work paid off. She got second place! Her prize was a gift certificate to Baskin Robbins.
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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Party Every Night

Every night at our house there is a party. More specifically, there is a party in only one room of our house. The only ones invited are two little boys and the festivities usually die down long before nine o'clock. I don't normally mind since both my sons have no trouble waking up early and neither is in school yet. Besides, if they have to share a room, shouldn't they enjoy it? The other night, however, Ransom was especially tired and fell asleep around seven. Jericho went in to bed a little before eight and he came out crying. When I asked what was wrong he replied, "Ransom is asleep and I can't wake him up. I want to play with him!" Needless to say, we had a little talk about respecting other's need for sleep.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Jericho informed me in the car the other day that he needed to take karate.
When I questioned him as to why he thought this was necessary he replied, "Because my life is killing me!"
"What?" I questioned, a little shocked.
The clarified response, "I need to take karate because my elbow hurts so my life is killing me, okay!"
Not too sure where he got this concept, although I have been saying lately my head is killing me (because of sinus issues.)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Snow Day

Today we went with our Sunday school class up to Idyllwild to go sledding. All of the kids had a great time. A friend of ours let us borrow his "bike" sled which all three of our kids loved. Jericho became quite the pro at riding it even though he wouldn't even get on at first.

Jericho "cheezing" it up.

Hero rides the bike sled with Mrs Briget.

Hero shares a sled ride with Nathanael.

Ransom was just sitting on the sled playing, so I thought I'd snap a picture. The camera clicked as he was falling off!
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More Snow Day Pics

While this wasn't Ransom's first time in the snow, it was the first time that he was able to enjoy it. He loved sledding! He cried when he had to get off the "bike" sled.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Due date

Here is a copy of my recent ultrasound with baby #4. Sorry to disappoint those of you who thought we discovered an alien lifeform. Notice how there is only one baby, praise the Lord! My due date is July 17th.
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Here is a picture of Ransom with his new haircut. Notice all the teeth!
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Student of the Month

Hero made student of the month for January. She also made the honor roll. (Yes, apparently they have that for first grade.) Her teacher gave her a jump rope for being an outstanding student.

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