Saturday, October 17, 2009

Last month we took our first field trip and went up to Fairfield and went on a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory. It is a free tour and you learn the history of the Jelly Belly and some other facts. Plus, at each stop you get free Jelly Belly's. We had a great time, here are a few pictures from our outting.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We are alive

I have dropped off the blog scene for awhile. I spend way too much time on Facebook and upload everything there. But for those of you that don't have Facebook I will try and do better.

Here is a video and some pictures of the kids swimming and a video of the kids singing Jesus Loves Me

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


May was a busy month for us, Evan was sick the first part of the month with the flu followed by pneumonia. The weekend of May 15th my younger brother Kevin came down from Washington and took all of us into San Francisco and to the Giants game. The kids did amazingly well, it was very hot and we were sitting in the direct son. Then after the game we walked and walked in the city and the kids didn't complain at all. At the end of the game the lady in front of us commented to Jason how well behaved the kids were, better than most adults. We also celebrated Evan's 9th birthday that weekend. Evan had a jog a thon at school and many more things but I will do another post with those later. (I can't get my pictures to post in the order I want and every time I try to move them around it messes up even more) Evan in San Francisco

Uncle Ed and soon to be Aunt Arielle with Hannah

The boys

Isn't he cute

Jog a thon funHurry get a bite, I have a camera out. Uncle Kev and his girlfriend Madonna

The Barbee's

Happy boys

Auntie & Uncle Kevin at Evan's birthdau

Good Cake

Not even messy


Uncle Ed and Arielle

Evan was sick on his birthday

He ran 21 laps in 25 minutes that is just a little over 2 miles

Monday, May 11, 2009

Movie Night

On Fridays we try to watch a movie or play a game with the kids. This past friday night we watched Spiderman 3. This was us halfway through the movie.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I had a great Mother's Day. We started out by the kids letting us sleep in until 9. Hannah woke up around 7:45 but played in her room until almost 9:00. Evan is sick and has been running a fever so he woke up at 5:50, I gave him Tylenol and he wanted to lay on the couch and watch TV but was glad to let me go back to bed. Caden woke up around 8:45 and played in his crib until 9:00 when Hannah went in to wake him up. I guess she got bored. Jason and the younger 2 kids and I went to church, Evan stayed home with my sister who is also sick. Then after church we went and got Panera and brought it home to eat. Ed & Arielle came over to have lunch with us. Evan was feeling better this evening so we went to the park to feed the ducks. Jason has done all the dishes, made the dinner, cleaned up the kids and played Scrabble with me.

Jog A Thon

Evan had a jog a thon at school last Thursday. I tried to put the pictures of Evan up first but Blogger changed them all around and I can't get them right. The kids and I went out to watch and had a good time, we were very please with the 17 laps that Evan ran ( 2 miles and 1 extra lap). He was exhausted that night but really enjoyed it. Maybe next year I will have a babysitter and I can run it with him.

Evan's teacher Our Family Friend

Hannah and her friend (our neighbor)

Evan and his friends

Evan on lap 1

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, May 3, 2009

First Food

On March 16th Evan had a surgery called a tongue flap, they closed his palate but to do this they took tissue from his tongue to close the whole and then they sewed his tongue to the roof of his mouth for 2 weeks. He did very well with the surgery and we stayed in the hopsital over night and were able to go home the next night. But Evan could not eat for 2 weeks, everything he would eat had to be in liquid form. Evan is a picky eater so it was tough making things he likes. The first few days he ate milk shakes of ice cream, milk and bananas. By the second week he was willing to eat anything, we got pretty creative and he ate Burritos in a shake, Pizza Shake was his favorite- he didn't like Waffles, Mac N Cheese or something else but I don't remember what that is.

He had surgery on March 30th to remove the tongue from the roof of his mouth and for dinner that night we had promised him Taco Bell.