Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Honor Roll

Jericho made the First Honor Roll for the first quarter. This means that his GPA was 98% or higher.
While we were expecting the honor roll award, we were surprised when Jericho also received Student of the Month for October.

Way to Go, Jericho!

Ransom's Fourth Birthday

I can't believe my little guy is now four! We had a great time with our extended family celebrating this milestone in Ransom's life.
Ransom and his best friend Danny now have the same Star Wars gun. It doesn't shoot anything (thank goodness) but the sound effects are annoying enough. Now we know what we put Danny's parents through!
This hat is perfect for Ransom!
This costume combines Ransom's favorite things: Batman, blue, and gloves.
The Bat signal.

Farmer's Fun Fest

The kids really loved the Farmer's Festival at our church this year. I'm not sure which they liked better the games or the big bags of candy they brought home!
Ransom and his best friend Danny try to eat the donuts on strings. (Danny actually chose to lick the donut. This made an easy victory for Ransom.)
Mercy totally disregarded the "no hands" rule.
Ransom and Danny decorating pumpkins. Ransom said that this was his favorite room.
After noticing all the people with their faces painted, Mercy really wanted something on hers. She did a very good job sitting still.
I think she liked it!
It's hard to tell, but Jericho has a football on the side of his face.
Hero won a Lego prize at the fishing game. She gave it to Ransom for his birthday. What a sweet sister!
Mercy and her friend Sarah enjoying their hot dogs and hot chocolate.


Daddy had "tons of fun" carving pumpkins with the kiddos. Hero chose a werewolf, Ransom a cat, and Jericho a dragon. Justin's favorite part was making an emergency trip to the store for replacement pumpkins ;-)

Mercy had a lot more fun playing with Ms Pumpkin Head. (She didn't like the flash on the camera! Thus, the closed eyes.)
For Justin's Birthday, I got him a giant marshmallow heart. After the pumpkin carving festivities, everyone got a piece of it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


This past Monday and Tuesday we went to Disneyland and California Adventure. We had a great time, but were definitely worn out by the end! The kids seemed to enjoy arguing over who got to ride with Aunt Heidi :-)

Crazy Hair Night

Last Sunday night was "Crazy Hair Night" at Awana. As you can see, we had a lot of fun with Ransom's hair!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Potty Song

Easter Pics


This is Ransom's "Guy". For a while, this was his favorite stuffed animal. (I oppose calling him a doll. I can't bring myself to say that my son plays with dolls.)
Recently, Ransom has been afraid to be in his room alone. He keeps saying that he hears something. I attributed this to the fact that his room shares a wall with the washing machine. However, the other night, Ransom came in to my room, with his "Guy". He said that this fuzzy-headed creature was attempting to eat him. After tucking him back into his bed, he refused to allow "Guy" to be in his bed.
The next day, he once again commented about hearing something in his room. This time he told me that it was "Guy" saying, "I'm going to chomp you!" To remedy the situation, I put "Guy" up in my closet. Unfortunately, this was not good enough. Ransom could still "hear" him. Thus the tape over his mouth. Problem solved.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Memory Lane

While browsing some old photo albums, we came across these photos of Hero when she was about 8 months old. It is amazing to see how much Mercy (at 20 months) looks like Hero.




Thursday, March 18, 2010

So It Has Been Awhile…

Last night my husband lovingly convinced me to start blogging again. Here's a brief summary of how that went:

Justin: "Since you're not blogging anymore, it would be nice if you would send out emails to people with pictures attached.

Myself (after trying to remember the last time I sent out an email that was more than a paragraph long and attached with anything other than a Word document): "Maybe I'll start blogging again."

So, you see, I am taking the easy way out. It's just easier to blog. Rather than try to fill you in on what we've been doing for the last seven months, I'm just going to start at where we are now. Most of you have Facebook anyway, so no need to bore you with a recap.

For today, Mercy loves it when Jericho reads to her. Unfortunately she also knows what a camera is for!