Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19th Picture-A-Day

IMG_2023 by atvtnv
IMG_2023, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

The kids at the new penguin exhibit at the zoo. It was so nice today, and, even though I am 29 week pregnant with child #11, I still was able to ramble around the zoo with my children. It was a good day!

November 18th Picture-A-Day

IMG_2001 by atvtnv
IMG_2001, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Geography Bee! These three have worked so hard to get ready. One finished in the lowest 5, one at 7th and one at 5th, out of 20 students. They did GREAT and we are proud of all three!

November 17th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1999 by atvtnv
IMG_1999, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Not sure...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1996 by atvtnv
IMG_1996, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Emilie knitting... loom knitting, but improving all the time. Eventually she'll want to expand her skills, but she can do so much with those looms! She saved babysitting money to buy some different looms so she could make a larger variety of items.

November 15th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1994 - Copy by atvtnv
IMG_1994 - Copy, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Benjamin's taken over the camera a lot this week to get pictures of his bearded dragon Martin. It's amazing how much this little guy has grown. This is after his second shedding... and he's nearly 3 inches longer than when we got him a month ago!

November 14th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1990 by atvtnv
IMG_1990, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Going for 50's look here... he had to dress up as some other period of time for his meeting tonight, even though plans changed later.

Fun :)

November 13th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1983 by atvtnv
IMG_1983, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Liberty and Christopher, footy pajama buddies. Blackmail picture for 10 years from now. They do get along most of the time... but when they don't, it's not fun.

November 12th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1980 by atvtnv
IMG_1980, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Happy Jules! So glad to have a smile. And a zebra? She's starting to feel better :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1979 by atvtnv
IMG_1979, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Martin the cricket killer is getting bigger! He's 8 inches, shedding again, and almost fills up Benjamin's hand when before, he only covered 2 fingers. You're being a great lizard-parent, Benjamin!

I still say it's fun to have a pet in the house that actually goes to sleep at the same time every night...

November 10th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1972 by atvtnv
IMG_1972, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Happy 7th Birthday to our Timothy!

He loves Batman... and this just was a great day for him, even though he had to come home from church early with his sick sister (Liberty is now sick also...) it was still a great day with cake, his favorite meal, and some fun presents. We love you Timothy! We are so glad to have him as part of our family.

November 9th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1937 by atvtnv
IMG_1937, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Baby girl home from the hospital and just happy to be home. Friday night to Saturday night was one LONG night day, with a trip to one ER, time there with 2 xrays and an IV, then an ambulance transport to Children's Mercy Hospital and steroids and lots of sensors and watching and waiting... they let us go home Saturday evening. Long story short, first they thought it was bacterial pneumonia and gave her antibiotics and fluid (plus meds to bring a high temp down) and then when that didn't help at all they transferred her and she was confirmed to have a really bad case of croup (viral) and given breathing treatments and steroids and then watched... she was only a few minutes without one of us there (the transport) but that was traumatic. Thank goodness for a stuffed zombie.

November 8th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1935 by atvtnv
IMG_1935, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Wow, they scored that many times in 51 seconds!

Or, if you back up a score past zero, you get this...

We enjoyed the laugh.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 7th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1923 by atvtnv
IMG_1923, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Juliana playing with my Little People Thanksgiving set... I love having decorations just for Thanksgiving, and not generic Fall stuff that's just out before Christmas goes everywhere :)

November 6th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1916 by atvtnv
IMG_1916, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Samuel liked my 90 percent off purchase at Target... we found some fun stuff.

80 cents for a great big wig, and $1.20 for a big sombrero (Benjamin's wearing that...)

November 5th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1915 by atvtnv
IMG_1915, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Emilie and her display for Young Women in Excellence. She had pictures of all the temples we've visited as a family, a picture of her in front of our Kansas City Missouri temple, her shoes (Stand in Holy Places) that she felt represented her, and her bread, with recipe. It was a great evening.

November 4th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1905 by atvtnv
IMG_1905, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Happy Birthday to Liberty! This is a pop up book about temples, both ancient and modern. Her favorite present is the doll stroller, though.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 3rd Picture-A-Day

IMG_1887 by atvtnv
IMG_1887, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Michael looking snazzy in a sweater for church today. Taking down Halloween decorations in the background, so we can get ready for Thanksgiving!

November 2nd Picture-A-Day

IMG_1885 by atvtnv
IMG_1885, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

And... the last Halloween event of the year... Michael's work party. Complete with Jello brains. Awesome.

November 1st Picture-A-Day

IMG_1884 by atvtnv
IMG_1884, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

November already!

Here is an after Halloween clearance purchase... a ginormous pumpkin bucket that apparently fits Juliana! Perfectly!

October 31st Picture-A-Day

IMG_1867 by atvtnv
IMG_1867, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween cuteness, here, folks. Juliana is nearly 19 months old, loves Nursery, chocolate, and chicken. Not all at once. She also loves water and the Nursery workers at church said her first week was the first time they'd ever gone through a whole pitcher of water for snack time!

October 30th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1865 by atvtnv
IMG_1865, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

These two are best buddies... they were kind of matchy and wanted a picture...

I love the friendships my kids have, with other kids and with each other.

A fun side note, that tooth you can see Timothy is playing with is about to come OUT! Someone's going to be wishing for his two front teeth for Christmas ;)

October 29th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1862 by atvtnv
IMG_1862, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Liberty working on her Preschool workbook. Even though we don't really formalize homeschooling here much before 2nd grade or so, because the older kids are working the younger ones insist on having some schoolwork. We do Sam's Club workbooks, which have a lot of fun stuff and reinforce what we do anyway through play, reading, and talking.

In other stories, this not quite 4 year old is reading many words and knows all colors, letters, numbers, shapes, and is trying to do much more. Any advice on slowing kids down? :) Just kidding, we'll get there. Though I am really not ready for another child like this...

October 28th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1859 by atvtnv
IMG_1859, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.

Superhero poses, GO!

Timothy and Christopher (and Liberty) being creative with Duplos (big Legos) and wanting this to be memorialized forever in a photo... they even said this could be their movie cover photo.

October 27th Picture-A-Day

IMG_1857 by atvtnv
IMG_1857, a photo by atvtnv on Flickr.


Nathanael, from the side... for no reason.  But it was the only picture I took this day!