Monday, August 25, 2008

Today I Fed 27 People

Kyle came home and asked if I took a nap today. The answer is no, I did not take a nap. In fact, besides the every day stuff I fed 27 people lunch, all in different locations.

kyle's office (13 ish)
sister soliday, newly returned from the ICU (1)
senior missionaries, mover, and the two new elders (5)
myself and katie (2)
kyle (who didn't like what everyone else was eating so i made him a chicken burritto) (1)
ella's preschool teachers (4)
ella's sack lunch (1)

I have also come out of retirement for a few days to work on a project for a friend, so needless to say, no nap today. Tomorrow is booked. Maybe I can work one in Thursday.

Our trip to Georgia was awesome. The drive was fun and the kids got along great with each other. The Solomon's were perfect hosts, and their house and practice was amazing. Starting an optometry practice from scratch takes guts, and they are doing a fantastic job.

Kyle suprised us on the way down Thursday night and put us up in a nice hotel. The room had 2 king beds with all the fixings. Ella was in heaven and told us she felt like a queen. Then she told me to turn on some "soft, soothing music." What a kick.

It has been raining torrentially for days now and the puddles are amazing. I'll try and get some pix of the kids tomorrow. Here's to a few more days of summer!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ella, Kate, and we need a name


I love the idea of having more kids in our family. Getting them here I love less.

Sure, i love the month or so between 5 and 6 months when i'm not nauseous and not entirely uncomfortable yet, but that month is short lived and I can't believe how miserable i am already and I still have until Dec! the southern heat doesn't help.

Kate continues to point at my belly and say "ball"? No, kate, BABY. I'm hoping to have a name for the kid soon so we can stop referring to it as a "she."

I'm looking for a solid, manly, one-syllable name. I vote Kyle. Kyle votes it's too confusing. I also like Caleb, Mason, Ethan, Grant, and a few others. Feel free to offer suggestions. We are in need.


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Also, can maternity clothes get any uglier? Oh, wait, they just did! I'm looking for something with style inbetween "tent" and "speed suit." And no, all those cute layers won't help me in 100 percent humidity.
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Pix: Ella went to timeout for tormenting Kate. When i came back Kate decided to keep her company in the corner. Sorry about the no shirts but my kids love being naked. We are working on that.

Ella also told me this week to tell my brain to tell my mouth to not be mad at her after she took all the clothes off our hangers in the master closet.

Still not sure what was trying to accomplish although today she was talking about becoming a bear and hibernation and finding a cave . . .
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One of the best races of all time

Yeah, America! A post on both blogs for such an awesome race!

ballet



ella started ballet yesterday. too bad i don't have a video of her and kyle doing the river dance, that was funny.

Friday, August 08, 2008

First Day of School

Ella woke up wednesday and said, "All i dreamed about last night were fairytales and school. There was a unicorn, and a troll too."
I hope our son likes pink, because if you can't tell by her getup we have plenty of it at our house.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Cool at the pool

what you can't see here is kate following ella up the diving board and jumping off. she is one crazy kahuna.









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