Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31st 366 challenge


Someone is getting pretty good at this baby thing.  And now he's surrounded by pink... and flowers... darn it.

May 30th 366 challenge


What to do if you don't want to get dressed today.

  1.  Lay on the floor.
  2. Put your clothes on top of you.
  3. Laugh hilariously.
No one will notice.

May 29th 366 challenge


Sending my first baby girl off to her first Young Women's camp for 4 days. 

May 28th 366 challenge


Michael and Jules.  Hanging out reading Harry Potter.

May 27th 366 challenge


And your point is?  She's wondering why I'm a whole foot away from her.  Maybe.

May 26th 366 challenge


Liberty and her favorite library book this week.

May 25th 366 challenge


Loved the sunset, the flag, the moon, and the temple all aglow this evening.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24th 366 challenge


Emilie got her hair cut today.  She donated 11 inches to Locks of Love.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23rd 366 challenge


A Timothy/Juliana moment today.

May 22nd 366 challenge


Another late night Juliana picture, in which I realize I don't have a picture for the day and Juliana and I are, yet again, the only ones up.

May 21st 366 challenge


I was not ready for my closeup!  Baby girl, late night.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20th 366 challenge


Juliana after a long Sunday. 

We're learning she doesn't like overstimulation and she has a sensitive tummy.  Lots of spit up.  And very grumpy when things get too crazy... meaning, above the normal level of crazy for our house.  Just her family being their normal, crazy selves doesn't upset her, but if things get wild around here, watch out.

May 19th 366 challenge


Emilie and Juliana.

May 18th 366 challenge


Emilie and HER Cultural Celebration shirt.

May 17th 366 challenge


Magazines... not just for reading!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 16th 366 challenge


Daddy's Princess.  Yes, Liberty is our first child to call us "Mommy" and "Daddy" instead of Mom and Dad like all the others.  So Juliana probably will want to be just like her big sister and do the same.  We'll see.  Interesting, this parenting thing.

May 15th 366 challenge


I love to see (and go to!) the temple!  So thankful for being so close.

May 14th 366 challenge


Michael refueling after his AP Biology test... 4 hours of grueling work.  Or at least kind of.  He had a McD's gift card and, after buying his mother a chocolate milk shake, got himself a good meal.  (probably only good if you very rarely eat out... haha!)  Bacon makes everything better.

May 13th 366 challenge


Jules, dressed up in Liberty's little dress.  Yes, we know the bow is bigger than her head.  LOVE this dress.  She came to church this week (as well as me) for the first time.  Exciting stuff!  More on Mother's Day later.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12th 366 challenge


Goofy small ish brother and good sport older brother... and a turtle and a tigger.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11th 366 challenge


Juliana is 1 month old today.  Her hair is a little longer and still red and curly... !

She also had a fun night last night, keeping me awake.  At least she chose today to smile for real, while awake!

May 10th 366 challenge


New pjs!  Daddy's Princess... she knew most of the letters and most of the colors, too!  She was especially excited by the pink S and the purple S.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9th 366 challenge


Benjamin in his performance shirt/suspenders/hat from the Cultural Celebration Saturday night...

May 8th 366 challenge


I love my Daddy!  shirt from Aunt Sherri.  Juliana is growing!

May 7th 366 challenge


We went up to the temple grounds to walk around with the kids, as they were not all old enough to attend the dedication and this was the first time without all the fences up and the Open House crowds.  It was so nice.

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 6th 366 challenge


The temple is dedicated! On a stormy, hailing day in May... here are our children who were old enough to attend, that is, baptized members of our church. At the last minute, we were taken from the chapel where we were going to watch on the screen as the temple was dedication, to actually a room inside the temple (still watching on a screen, but we were inside!). It was a wonderful experience.

Here is a link to the Church News article..

May 5th 366 challenge


Kids after performance Saturday night at the Cultural Celebration for the Kansas City Temple Dedication.

Emilie wasn't feeling well (sore legs, headache...) but still tried to smile :)  Our friend Jayson is also there...

Kids did GREAT!

For more info, go to and Church News article.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4th 366 challenge


Awesome looking bread.  Made by EMILIE.  :)

May 3rd 366 challenge


Juliana and me in the middle of the night, seeing what's on TV.  Just for fun, of course, because what other reason would I have to be up in the middle of the night besides this VERY awake little baby girl?

(isn't she cute when she's wide awake?)

So we watch Food Network.  And History Channel.  And the Discovery Channel. 

May 2nd 366 challenge


I am baby 10.  Hear me roar.  (roar!)  Feel my wrath. 

She's so cute when she's angry.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 1st 366 challenge


Ninja baby!  Don't you just hear the ninja sound effects?  Totally.  I told the kids if this was blue screen we could make a cool background for her to be ninja-ing on.  With bad guys and everything.

April 30th 366 challenge


Family Home Evening game... Hokey Pokey time.  I think they are all putting their NOSES in.

I love how everyone is a good sport, even Michael and Benjamin joining in.  (and see how Timothy and Christopher are watching the older kids... )

April 29th 366 challenge


Really proud big sister!

Liberty and Juliana, hanging out.