Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bugs & Books

In preparation for Reasor's 18-month doctor's appointment, Talyn & I decided to count how many words Reasor knows. We stopped counting after we hit 50. He's a smart little boy, and he seems to be progressing exponentially! One of his favorite words is "bug". Everything that is little is a bug to him. Specks of dirt floating in the water, a mark on the wall, a small piece of peach skin he pulled out of his mouth, etc. This time he did find a bug, but it was on the outside of the window:

Alena has been learning the alphabet and how they form words for the past couple years, and she read her first book just a couple months ago, just before her 4th birthday. As you can see, she loves the fact that she can read all by herself. She certainly loves to read books. (be forewarned, this is a long video, but it's worth it)

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You might look at this photo and assume the children are growling like a lion or such like. Not so. This is what my kids do when they are instructed to say "cheese." Perhaps it's an especially stinky cheese they are imagining?

P.S. They are shirtless because they were waiting for the Dr. to come in for their physicals.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011


Lately I'm ravenously hungry all. the. time.

Lately I've exercised less often and with less intensity, eaten more often, and not gained any weight.

Lately I let the kids eat crackers and don't have the energy to fuss when they get crumbs all over the house, and then I don't have the energy to clean up the crumbs all over the house. (Especially since my poor vacuum is still waiting for a part to come from China. Apparently they walk them over.)

Lately my pants are too tight.

Lately I have a very valuable trump card. The kind that gets me extra food at youth conference.

Lately people look at me and call me cute despite the pants situation.

Lately I've spent a lot of time researching medical professionals.

Lately my daughter asks lots of questions about babies and their origins.

This is an announcement. :)