Monday, June 14, 2010

Random Pictures

Jason holding Joey. This is the first time he ever wanted to hold Joey. He was very proud of himself.

Joey riding a toy truck. I always thought he looked like a doll. Here Jeff's playing with him like he is.

A few months ago Jeff set up a game computer just for Jason (well, and the other kids) in the toy room so I could get on my computer some of the time. Jason was sooooo excited. He had to have puppy watch him play, so he brought in a separate chair just for puppy. He looks pretty happy here.

More to come soon. (I hope!)

Monday, April 5, 2010


It's been almost a year since I've updated my blog. Being pregnant and having a new baby on top of three other kids will do that. So here I've dedicated a post to each kid. Let's start with Joey.

I think the little guy put on a ton of weight over night. Suddenly one day he was chubby (at least for one of my babies.) For the first time I have a baby in the 50th percentile. Here's some evidence.

Here's a before shot.

OK. You can't really tell anything from this before shot, but I loved it.

These were taken five days later.

And these a week after the first shot. He really doesn't look very chubby in these pictures, but if you look carefully, you can see some rolls on his legs and arms. :)

He was done with pictures by this time and kind of cranky. But I was able to get one more good shot.

He's very serious. Right after a bath and ready for a nap.


Jason was in dire need of some new chuch clothes. This little outfit was on sale, so I bought it. He'll agree that he is so handsome in his new outfit.


Last Saturday I took Katie out to buy some new shoes and I decided to get her ears pierced while we were out. She was sooooooo excited! Here's the earrings and the shoes.


A couple of weeks ago I went to the school to pick up the kids from school. I saw Nathan coming from a distance and I wondered what was on his face. As he got closer I wondered what had happened to him. Luckily, I remembered that during school that day they had artists from all around the area come to show the kids their craft. Among the group was a face painter.

Nathan was chosen as the only boy from his class to get his face painted. He chose to become a zombie. It looked really scary from a distance. When Jeff came home from work, Nathan was on the computer and Jeff was talking to him. I asked him if he noticed anything different about Nathan. Jeff's first thought was that Nathan had gotten in a fight.

I found the whole image so disturbing that at dinner I couldn't look at him or I'd lose my appetite. I couldn't even look at the kid while I was talking to him.

He of course loved it and was not happy when I made him wash it off before bed. At least we have the picture!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fun with the Buttars

A few years ago, our really good friends the Buttars moved away. We were so excited they came back to visit us a few months back. Here are a few pictures from their trip. There will be more coming.

They came over General Conference weekend. We had some friends, the Byes, come over too. All the kids were outside playing between sessions and they congregated on the bench in our back yard. We had to take a picture. This is all the kids but the oldest two Nathan and Alex who we couldn't tear away from the Wii.

The next day we went to the arboretum at the University of Washington. All the cherry blossoms were out and it was a beautiful day. This is how the kids entertained themselves while we got everything out of the cars.

Here are some of the cherry blossom trees.

There were lots of sticks and kids love to play with sticks. Here they all have their favorites.

Katie with her best buddy Brooke Buttars

Me, Tiernae Buttars, and Heidi Bye

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jeff's Birthday

I haven't been very good at updating my blog lately. I'm painfully behind on the books I've read and I may never be able to remember everything I've read. Oh well. Here's some pictures from Jeff's birthday.

Notice the 3 1/2 candles. (One is pushed half way down.) That's one for every decade.