Sunday, December 31, 2006


Each night my boys want to pray that they wont have bad or silly dreams and that they wont have to go potty, but what fascinates me the most is what Luke consistently says. He wants the bad men to put down their guns and swords and be good. So we always pray for the bad men, that they will learn about Jesus and want to obey Him. I have no idea where Luke got this idea. I wonder if we will find out in Heaven how this has affected the bad men in our world. I truly believe in the power of a child's innocent prayer...

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Victoria, BC

At the beginning of December, Cory and I took a four day trip to Victroia, BC. We had a FABULOUS TIME. We went to Buchart Gardens, ate at fun restaurants like the Stickey Wicket, walked all around, had meaningful discussions and pampered ourselves with full body messages (a first for me)! I am so blessed to have him as my husband. I'm already looking forward to our next getaway. Posted by Picasa

From the mouth of a 4-year-old

Recently Zane told some of our friends that he was curious like Curious George.

I called Zane into the bathroom to kill a spider for me. He killed it with only two squares of toilet paper (it would take me a couple feet & at least one squeal.) Then he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "I do it because I love you."

Zane said to me that he was thirsty. I replied, "Nice to meet you, Thirsty. My name is Mommy." He doesn't like it when I do that and asked me to stop (I learned it from my Dad and didn't like it either...somehow it gets more funny with age.) He then asked if I would like it if he did that to me and quoted Luke 6:31, "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." After that he said, "Nice to meet you, Thirsty. My name is Zane. Did you like that Mommy?"

A couple days ago I was getting Luke in his car seat and got short with him for goofing around. I raised my voice and sternly told him to get into his seat. Zane said, "Watch your words." I asked if he was talking to me and he said yes. When I asked him why (I was curious what his answer would be) he said that I didn't sound very nice. I thanked him for the reminder.

Our Little Animals...

Zane the tiger.

Cade the monkey.

Luke the frog. Posted by Picasa

Our Junior Cookie Monster

Hey, You...go get me another cookie. Now! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Luke blows out his 3 blue candles.

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Luke is Three!

Luke wanted to have a blue birthday party with corn dogs, melon, olives, cupcakes and fruit snacks. Especially fruit snacks!

Zane bought his little brother roll-on bubble bath with $2 from his penny-bank and also spent much time cutting out 2 Lightning McQeen cars out of a fruit snack box. He was very excited about giving his brother something so special.

Papa & Boom-Boom, Grandma Marsha, Aunt Joy & cousin Lolly helped us celebrate.

Luke also wanted to have his party in the hills & so we planned to open presents and Skinners Butte. Unfortunately it was raining.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Loving you

 When Cory comes home, the boys and I usually run to the door. We all try to get the first hug. It is fun for us and Cory must like it. Cade is old enough now that he is joining in the fun. He goes to the door and reaches for his Daddy while making kissing noises. It is one of those heart-melting-moments. Posted by Picasa

Black eye

 Zane ran into Luke at church last Sunday. He crashed into Luke's glasses. Zane got the bruise and we had to take Luke's glasses in for adjustment. Sure glad that they're insured for 1 year. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Our police force -- no uniforms provided.

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Four Generations

Cory with his three boys, brother, dad and grandpa (maternal). Posted by Picasa

Silly Luke

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We love being silly!

Zane has grapes stuffed in his mouth.

Zane & Luke with their new head-lights.

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Luke's new glasses.

Luke is looking a little sad in his new glasses, but he was actually just being silly. He has been good about getting glasses. He wanted them! He said that he can't see very well and that he wants to be able to see the sky. Once he received the glasses I asked what he could see in the sky and he said, "God." He also looked closely at my face and said that I had stuff on it. He said it was dirt and when I asked him to touch where the dirt was he traced my nose and checks. I don't think he had ever seen my freckles before. The glasses have been a big adjustment. At first he would ask to take them off several times a day, but he doesn't do that anymore. I have heard that it will take about 3 weeks for his eyes to adjust. I'm praying that his eyes will get better and that the Doctor will be able to decrease the strength of his lenses. Posted by Picasa

Cade REALLY is into everything!

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August 2006

This has been a month of many changes:

As of 8/3 Luke has been in underwear and is doing g-r-e-a-t.

I took Cade's pacifier away on 8/4. I had heard that you could cut a hole in the end and each day cut a little more in order to gradually wean them. It didn't work with Cade. He tried to suck it, but ended up just chewing on it. It made him mad. I went to Wal-Mart on bought a new package of pacifiers in case I couldn't make it through the night with crying, mad Cade. However, he did pretty well and so I took the pacifiers back!!

Sunday, August 6th, Luke came out of Sunday School class with a sticker. I thought maybe he did something to earn it and so I asked him what the teacher said when she gave it to him. He replied, "Do you want this one or that one?"

On 8/7 Cade started walking. He took over twenty steps and then climbed up on the hearth. Now you rarely catch him crawling.

On 8/9 Cade started saying "uh-oh" and we have thought we've heard a few other words. My grandma and sister think he said "cracker." Today, Cory and I heard a good-bye. He says something like hello or hi. He also seems to like to jabber "tickle, tickle, tickle."

8/13 Cade turned one! We had a party for him on the twelfth and it was a lot of fun. We often call Cade "Cader" and so the party theme was "Cader the Gator". We decorated with alligators.

Cade's last day nursing was 8/16. Again, he got a little mad, but did fine overall. We also phased out baby food this month. Cade has a very healthy appetite and eats everything we do. I give him small bites, but he eats as much as his brothers and I think at times he eats more than me.

8/17 Cade learned to click his tongue.

On 8/18 Luke got glasses! He is farsighted. I am very sad that he has to wear glasses, but he does look cute in them.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Klamath Falls

We packed up our clothes and our kids and headed for the Running Y in Klamath Falls.
We also went to Crater Lake. There was a lot of snow as the boys enjoyed it. Especially Zane, who loves the snow. He even got into a snowball fight with a 77 year old lady. Speaking of snow, Zane taught Luke how to say it. Cory and I had tried without sucess. Luke previously said "no" and now can say sssssssssnow. Good job Luke. Thanks Zane! Posted by Picasa

Crater Lake.

Cory, Zane & Luke -- too close to the edge.
Lori and the 3 boys.
Luke in front. Zane in back. Great picture, Cory! Posted by Picasa

Catching up

Cade's is ten months today and his seventh tooth is through the gum, number eight is within sight. After he got his first bottom two I could see his top and thought they would be next, but a third bottom one came in first (~5/10/06). A smile with three bottom teeth is pretty cute. He learned his first ASL sign 5/25/06 on our way to Klamath Falls. Cory taught him "more" with the help of Cheerios. He has been using this sign a lot lately. He's a social little boy and I think he would have plenty to say if he had any words. As of today, it is still pretty much "Dada" and maybe "hi".

Luke is a good eater and will do pretty much anything. My mom recently offered him a dollar to try a frog leg. He ate it and then a short time later asked, "Where's my dollar?" Awhile ago he was getting out of the van and kept telling me something that I didn't understand. I told him I didn't know what he was saying. He thought about it and said, "I taught myself." Then I knew he had been saying, "I learned it." I think that is pretty impressive communications skills for a two-year old.

I recently decided to try to get this little whitehead/cyst thingy that was under Zane's skin. He wasn't happy about it and said, "I don't think you should be doing this." I said that I didn't think he would want this thing in his skin forever and he said, "I'll get new skin in heaven." Guess he wasn't worried about it...and, he was right, I shouldn't have been doing it...

Zane is great with directions. A few days after we returned from Klamath Falls we were headed down to Drain for a visit. We went by the exit we had taken to go to K. Falls and he pointed it out. I honestly believe that it wont be long before he is my little navigator. My sense of direction has never been good and his is excellent.


Cade enjoyed his first time picking strawberries.
But, cousin Lolly soaked it up!

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Cade missed his Daddy's party, but woke up happy & presented Daddy with many award-winning smiles. Posted by Picasa

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