This is where you come to find out what Michael, Jeannie, Luke, Cassie, Ender, Flynn and soon to be baby Paige are up to....Well, really it's mostly all about Luke Cassie and soon to be Paige!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
update and pictures
Soooo, you may have noticed in all of these pictures that Luke has his jammies on. I decided this week that if we didn't leave the house we would all stay in our jammies. Why? To cut down on the amount of laundry I have to do before I pack. It is working, I should only have a couple of loads to do on Monday and then I can pack Monday night and Tuesday. I am really really trying to make it a goal that we are all in bed early on Tuesday so we can all be well rested before we travel. We are going to need to get up early and leave the house by 4am.
okay funny thing.....I just heard the Popsicle man! (it's sunny and 66 out side)
Back to my thoughts....well, I guess I was done. We are excited to be in WA. for Christmas and New Years. Michael hasn't been up there for 2 years.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the show!
This is what Michael hopes our house will look like next year. Somehow I don't think so, I would rather pay to heat my house than to light my house.... I like it, but I think when we do lights, they will be the traditional plain old boring house lights.
This is what you see on the main road to our house. No one lives there, it's a model home in a developing neighborhood. You drive up and tune your car radio to the station on the sign, and enjoy!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Jack's Big Music Show
Luke loves to watch Jack's Big Music Show on Noggin. It's a pretty cute show. In this one, the squirrel is teaching them all about jug band music. The part that Luke thinks is funny is when the squirrel and Mel the dog are blowing into the jug to make the music! Every time Luke sees this he cracks up, so I rewind it to hear him laugh again and again!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Today I got gas...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Luke's 1st haircut
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So, a little update.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We added something new to our blog...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Luke's 1 year appointment
Luke feels heavier than he really is, and it's not just me that thinks that.....
Weight: 21.3 lbs - 25th percentile
Height: 31" -90th percentile
So since his 9 month appointment, he has only gained 2.3 lbs, but he grew 4"!!!
I guess they don't do the "I voted" stickers anymore....bummer!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Are you ready for some football....
Friday, October 24, 2008
Happy Birthday Luke!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Can you see the goldfish?
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is what Michael would have possibly looked like in 1970.
And this is what I would have possibibly looked like in 1978.
Michael's looked better than most of the ones I tried for myself.
Try it for yourself at yearbook yourself and have fun!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Luke has just recently got the hang of waving. It's very cute to see him wave at you now! He waved his arms around before, but now it's like he knows when someone waves at him, he is supposed to wave back!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
The Hippos win the pennant! The Hippos win the pennant!
In 1998, I joined a league of managers who needed a replacement for someone who elected to leave the league. That league was known as the Highlander League. 10 managers, selecting players from the American League only.
I started as the Buggers (named from Ender's game).
I changed my name to The Matrix (named from the movie).
Then in 2001, I changed team's name to the Gauchos. I even had a guy create a logo for me:
Finally, I settled on the Hungry Hippos for the 2004 season. I had the same guy at Geeklogos.com create another logo for me.
From 1998 to 2007, I made the playoffs once. In 2001, I placed 4th in the league, and went on to lose in the first round of the playoffs.
However, this morning I woke up to the news that I won the 2008 Highlander League Regular Season! I managed to win the title by one game, and feel pretty good after wallowing in abject failure all those years until now.
As for my fellow managers, there have been some who stayed, and some who have left and been replaced. There are still 4 managers from when I joined the league in 1998. I have never met any of the 9 other managers in the league, but I've known some of them for over 10 years. You couldn't ask for a better group of guys.
So here's to the BBM AL Keeper Highlander League! Tigers, Yankees, Rabbits, Vipers, Lobstermen, GodKings, Rascals, Warthogs & Sharks! Well done guys, and thanks for your friendship!
You would think we didn't feed them! I made homemade pizza the other night, but Luke had already had his dinner earlier that night since he goes to bed early. Maybe he was still hungry, or maybe it's because lately anything we have he wants but he was right there hoping to get some! So was Ender...notice the lifted paw in the first picture, he thinks that if he does a trick that he will get whatever he wants!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Random pictures of Luke
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Meet my flat brother...
I think this year for Christmas the one gift I will give myself is a donation to Flat Daddies.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Maybe I'll make one of these for Luke
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The other night
Monday, September 15, 2008
Luke and Ender playing
Luke and Ender play pretty well together. Most of the time. There are those times when Ender takes a toy away from Luke and Luke will go crawling after him with a sad little whine. And there are the times that Luke takes toys away from Ender, and Ender doesn't really seem to mind. Of course, there are toys of Ender's that Ender really hasn't touched since we got them (like the one in the video, we got it 1 1/2 years ago), but now that Luke is playing with them, Ender has decided that now he has interest in them. We were watching this video and we aren't quite sure what Luke is doing at the end. Perhaps dancing?
Friday, September 12, 2008
Our straw man!
We decided that we wanted to teach Luke how to drink from straws instead of sippy cups. So while we were in WA. I did just that. It took a couple of different kinds for him to pick it up. I finally got him cups that had lids and straws that I could squeeze a little like a juice box, and then he figured that he had to suck to drink! So now we have the toss and take ones from the first years for at home and only home because if you squeeze they get everywhere, and when we go out he has the playtex sport cup that has the straw! It's just so cute to see him sucking and his little cheeks pucker while he drinks with a straw! So cute!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
He's so close...
But tonight, he walked about 3 feet...which to him was 7 or 8 steps!
Monday, September 8, 2008
How do you ruin a rice cooker?
Problems, and solutions
Yes, those are teeth marks, underneath was worse. Well, atleast the crib was gently used and we didn't spent the money on a nice new one only to have Luke eat it!
I know somewhere on some blog I have seen custom made thingies that you can make yourself to put on your crib just for teething purposes, but I couldn't remember where, and my sewing skillz are really poor. So I decided to buy a bumper and cut it to pieces, and then tie a piece of batting or felt around every other space! It worked, I can tell because now when I go to get Luke, it is all wet on the bumper where he tried to chew. Although now he has moved to the right side of the crib, so I will have to cover that too!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I got an email from Babies R Us and then went to the store site to view this. I guess just because we have owned this bassinet for over a year now, and used it for 4-5 months doesn't mean that we were in the clear if they are recalling ones from 2001 through August 2008. I'm just glad that things were okay while we used it. We got one of these recalled bassinets for Luke, and Luke loved it, and it was the one I really wanted...and Ender loved too! Now it has been RECALLED. I thought I would post this just in case anyone else has one of these, or know anyone who has one of these. You can look for this recall as well as recalls for many other things being recalled on the recalls.gov web site.
So I guess now we will be taking it back to the store, we even have it in the box it came in being stored for any other children we were to have, I guess any other babies will have to sleep in something else. We should be getting our money back, or store credit, which is fine because now we will add that to the money we were going to spend on a car seat for Luke (yikes, he will be one soon, and forward facing!) and that will give us a little bit more money for a car seat.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Luke is just so proud of himself!
We discovered that Luke really liked playing with the wind chimes. At first he would just flick the chimes with his hand. It was just so cute to see his little hand move back and forth! Then he figured out that it was way more fun to grab onto them and yank to make the sound! We did that for a couple of days, and the day that we went outside and didn't go to the chimes, he remembered and would lean toward then, or reach his hands toward them! It was very cute!
At the beach!
We went to the beach a Friday that we were in Washington. These are pictures from Edmonds beach. It was a really nice day, so we decided to take some lunch down there and see how the water was.