Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lucy's Birthday!

This moment in time: 12 months old

Age: 12 months
Height: 30.75" (92%)
Weight: 18lb 5 oz (4%)

Hobbies: Throwing balls, blocks, cars etc, playing with Emery, pointing in books, and playing outside.

Skills: Walking, climbing, combing hair, blowing nose into a tissue, opening cupboards etc.

What I'm in to: Emery, stuffed animals, dolls, push toys, cars, blocks, jewelry, shoes, purses, hair bows, playing outside, and the trampoline.

What I'm not in to: Emery (sometimes), being told "no", riding in the car, getting boo boos, diapering, and washing hands.

Foods: Loves to eat what everyone else is having! and all the unhealthy stuff like cake, icecream, candy-even chocolate, etc.

What I'm saying: Lots of babbling, dada, grunting and pointing, and shaking head (no), just being loud in general (she has 2 volumes: Loud and screaming).

Sleeping Habits: On average 12 hrs at night and 2 naps (at 10:30 and 2:30) although the 2nd nap hasn't been happening more often lately

Favorite Songs: Charlotte's Web and Primary music

Other things: Still only has 2 teeth but seems to be teething (very grumpy!)
Tries to drive mommy like a horse (squeezes with legs to giddy-up!)
Starting to defend herself from Emery by hitting and biting
Has the sweetest smile and the most piercing scream.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


 2 weeks ago, Joel went with many other men in our church to Alabama. After the tornadoes, there was a lot to clean up. And the people needed help.

 There was mostly just debris that needed to be cleared. 
They made piles near the road to be picked up later.

 Here, they gathered all the wood and made a huge fire to get rid of it.

It was quite an experience and we are so sad for everyone's losses in Alabama. And we are also so grateful for our homes and being safe from harm!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to me! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Love these guys!

Joel's 30th Birthday!

 Joel's always in demand with the kids. And for good reason. He chases and jumps and does all sorts of fun things! 
And...Joel turned 30 this year! The day before he ran his first 5K.

Warming up

 It was a big event and Emery loved all the kid friendly stuff going on!

 Somewhere between 3000-4000 people ran in the race! Here is the start line..

And, here is Joel heading out

 I was lucky to make it over to the finish line just a few minutes before Joel finished! He beat his goal time by 2 minutes! We are so proud of him :)

 Emery liked all the free snacks afterwards...

Instead of a surprise birthday party, I got quite a few friends and family to send their birthday wishes via photograph! Thanks everyone for your help! I think it turned out great! And Joel really loved it! 

If everyone pictured had been at our house we would have had 80 people, a horse, a dog, a cat, and a bird. So it was probably better this way...

 Later we went to pick strawberries at Stewart farms. Yum!

 Lucy probably about ate her weight in strawberries! And was pretty happy about it :)

Happy Birthday Joel!