Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When I am not looking.....

This is what happened today while I was updating the blog. As I type this they are putting jewelry on him.

Here is another video I have been meaning to post. Judah really likes to help out with the laundry.
We really like San Diego!! For the first time in our lives we feel like we are at a place where we could call it home. Yes, I think I would like to come back here after David retires. I know a lot can change in 7 years, but I also know I have not lived in the place we would like to retire yet. We live in the perfect spot. It takes us minutes to get to anywhere. 15 minutes to the zoo, airport, beaches, BARE ESCENTIALS!! 2 miles to Ikea!!! Great shopping!

We are still searching for a church. Some weekends we have gone to 2 churches. A lot of them have a Friday or Saturday service so we would go to one of them and then one on Sunday. We have found one that we really like and what makes it really cool is that it is right around the corner from our house. They have over 100 small groups to choose from and they even have groups for the kids at church while we attend small group. Why doesn't everyone do that? I believe a small group is one of the most important things and child care makes it really hard for people to attend. While living in Sheboygan we felt like we didn't grow like we should have just because we didn't have the small groups. Ok, the small groups were there, but the childcare was an issue. Meeting on a weekly basis... how awesome is that? I really miss it! They also have a homeschool group!!

We are going to start homeschooling in a week or two!! We are so excited! The day we got into our house the kids asked if it was time to start school. I have ordered most of the curriculum for the kids. I think there are a couple small things that I need to get. I am enrolling the kids into a Charter school. I'm still learning all of this as well, but we need to be part of a school so we are covered legally. They are going to pay for $425 for each kid a semester for curriculum. This can include karate and things like that. Its almost like getting paid to homeschool. They will also cover Allyn and her special ed. I can't wait to be there to experience my children learning and me to be their influence rather than other children and teachers who could view the world completely different than I do (that is outside a Christian school). Please pray for us this first year. I know it will be a huge learning experience not only for the kids, but for myself.

Judah on the Potty

Judah has gone on the potty 3 times!!!

Lyric got 2 stitches

Last week while we were at the Y I got interrupted from my workout and was told Lyric feel and broke his chin open. They had him all bandaged up, but I wanted to take a look at it. It wasn't long, but it looked kinda deep. This is how it happened. He was on one of those scooters that you sit on and you put your feet on the handles and move it back and forth. Well he was on his knees on it and feel forward. OUCH!!
So all day I could not decide if I should take him in or not. I could see "meat" inside of it. David had duty that day so of course he was not home. I didn't want to take him in for the simple fact that I didn't want to wait in the ER with all 4 kids. About 3:00 I decided to call the boat to talk to David. He said to take him in so that is what I did. First of all I had no idea where to even take him. I got the address to the Children's hospital. I didn't know and right next door to Children's is another hospital. I just saw the sign for emergency room so we found a spot to park in the parking garage and headed for the hospital. We got inside and found out we were in the wrong place. I packed up the kids and headed around the corner to Children's. We got there about 3:30. We waited a good hour or two and they called Lyric's name. I was so happy! They took his vitals and said that he would need stitches. She told us to go back to the waiting room and wait until his name was called again. So we sat for another couple of hours. We finally got called back and sat for a little while. Then we were asked if he had the stuff on his chin to numb it yet. So we had to let that sit for at least another 20 minutes. Finally the stitches were done. The kids were done too. They actually did pretty well, but they were so hungry. There was a McDonalds in the hospital so the kids got to have a cheeseburger after 8:00 pm. We left the hospital about 8:30. That was a long day!
These pictures are out of order

Lyric after the stitches were in!

The Dr got each kid a popsicle after we were all done. She told Lyric after they were all done he would feel super good. She was right. Lyric felt better than ever!! I guess it is from the adrenaline kids get before getting stitches.

Here he has the stuff that numbs it.

Keeping Judah happy while we patiently wait.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Pool and Stuff

Those are some cute kids!!!

Judah getting into stuff he shouldn't.

Really a great picture of Al!!

Heading around the corner to the pool.

Kian got his foot in the door walking into the pool area. It hurt me just looking at it.

The back of our house from in front of the pool.

Judah likes to do push-ups with Daddy!

Check out this move!

David's 33rd Birthday

David had duty on his birthday so we decided to celebrate a day early. The kids made him a cake. Some how Lyric and I got the measurement of the oil confused. It was suppose to be 1/3 c. but we measured out 1 1/3 c. While Kian was pouring the oil into the bowl I did notice before we poured the whole thing in. I think we ended up putting about 1 c in. We had no idea how it would come out. It ended up really yummy. I guess if you want a very moist cake put in extra oil.

Kian giving Daddy his presents.
I let each of the kids pick out what they wanted to give David for his birthday. Allyn picked him out a card. It is really cute how she wrote his name on the front. It says Dadday
Kian picked him out a toothbrush. How perfect he now has one for home and one for the boat.

Lyric picked out a bag of Twix. Good think he has a toothbrush after eating all of that candy.

Judah and I picked him out a coke. We hardly ever have soda in the house, but when we do David drinks it like it is the last thing on earth.

Judah loves Ketchup

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

San Diego Zoo

We took the kids to the San Diego Zoo yesterday. It really is a great zoo. I can't believe how close we get to the animals. I am not a big fan of pictures of animals so David was camera man all day. He took lots and lots of pictures. Here are a few of them.

You can see in this first picture how close we were to the tortoises. These were one of my favorite things to look at. I really had no idea how big they were just by watching them on TV.

We had to take a picture of Allyn in front of the flamingos. Back when I was pregnant with Lyric and Allyn was 2 we drove down to CA from WA. We took her to Sea World and for the longest time she would imitate a flamingo. It is one of those things that David and I will never forget about her being little.

I LOVED watching Judah's face while he looked at the animals. He was amazed! When we were looking at the cheetah he pointed and said, "MoMo".

David was really into the Gorilla statues.

Did I say David took most of the pictures? Both the zebra and elephants were male! Lyric thought it was funny.

I made sure David got a picture of this sign. I thought it was interesting!

Mama and baby panda