Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Brody's gpa teeth

Do you notice Brody is getting his adult teeth in front? He calls them gpa teeth & is very proud of them!
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Sage made a birthday limmerick

There once was a boy named Sage
Who liked to stand on a stage
He sang many a song
Til his voice was all gone.
Now he writes all the songs on a page.

There once was a sister named Celeste
Who turned out to be the best
Her brother named Sage
Sang a song from a page
And put her to sleep in her nest.

There once was a woman named Katie
She turned out to be quite a lady.
Her first baby boy was born on a stage
Where she quickly named him Sage
And taught him not to be afraidy.

There once was a man named Jeremy
Who asked Katie, "Will you marry me?"
Together they birthed a son named Sage.
They kept him in their very fine cage
Until the dear boys said, "Carry me."
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Industrious Boy

Corbin decided he'd change Celie for me one day. It was interesting. He got the diaper off but couldn't get her to lay still so he could snap up the dry one! Funny for me, frustrating for 2 babies!
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Looks can be deceiving

Aren't these too adorable? You'd never know that they were fighting like cats & dogs just moments before I took these pictures!
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Sage is 9!

Isn't he getting handsome! I can't believe he's 9! He is only 12 inches from my height and he has calculated he'll pass me when he's 12 & I think he could be right! He loves all things imaginative & right now his focus is on a tv character named Ben 10. Ben is a 10yr old boy who's life is changed forever when he comes in contact with a watch looking thing that changes him into 10 different aliens with various strengths & weaknesses. We've been spending all our allowances on action figures, books, videos, coloring books, etc. Plus, all computer time is spent watching episodes & developing games with Ben in them. He is somewhat obssessive about things which will someday translate into great passions in his adult life. I pray that a very personal relationship with his Savior is one of those adult passions. If he continues on this way, there will be no stopping him in whatever he pursues!
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Bents Grandkids take 5

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Bents grandkids

I'm still getting used to my new camera so by the time I changed the settings to different lighting, I'd already takem the best picture of the bunch. So here it is with the shadow lights of dusk.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Naming Lovies

If any of you have ever read Ramon Quimby books, you might have read that Ramona names her doll Chevrolet because she thinks it's beautiful! Well, my kids name EVERYTHING! I figured I should write my favorites down before they are a distant memory & maybe you'll think they are as cute as I do.

Our van is named Speedy & the Suburban is Burt. Our RV is Winnie (Winnebago)
Corbin's stuffed penguin is named Baby Jesus.
Julia named her first dolly Saya (I call Sage Isaiah Say-Zaya sometimes), her white horse with purple mane is named Spatula and every other dolly is named Sarah.
Sage names all his hundreds of stuffed animals but my favorite was his penguin Brain Freeze.

I'll think of more later

Monday, June 7, 2010

Celeste has new skills

Celeste is now 7 months old & learning so many new things. I found her Saturday morning standing up in her crib with a look of pure excitement which quickly turned into frustration because she didn't know how to get down. She's been pulling herself up on things like the stairs or short things for a couple of days now but today was so funny! She was watching the kids out the sliding glass doors & figured out she could stand up next to the window. Well, of course, once you stand next to a window you should definitely start to lick the window. It was so cute. I took pictures that I can post later tomorrow if I have time. She's getting so big. I can't believe it. You'd think I'd be used to this by now but I'm still amazed at every little thing they learn. It's like a miracle & I'm so glad I can take the time to watch the daily nuances. I hope I never get used to this & take it for granted.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby birds!

Two days ago, Corbin proceeded across the yard, then the patio, & up the steps to the sliding glass door with his hand outstretched & a huge grin on his sweet little 2 year old face. As he reached the patio door, the treasure I assumed was a rock fell in between the steps & the edge of the house which caused Corbin to begin to cry. As I tried to peer into the dim crack I realized that it was not a rock but a featherless baby bird. (This was not the first time he'd brought me a baby bird. He brought me one a couple of weeks ago that was the size of my finger.) After determining that he was in fact dead, I tried to console my baby & explain things. Then, yesterday we were watching out the window & a robin was SITTING in the grass. I've never seen a robin sit in the grass before. Well, later last night we were in the yard having a picnic dinner & we found another baby bird. He was still alive so it dawned on me that the mother robin must have been sitting on her baby trying to keep it warm. We live in a new subdivision which used to be a corn field so we don't have any mature trees in our yard & there are no nests in the ones we do have so it is a mystery to me how we keep finding baby birds in our yard. My father in law & Jeremy think they're blowing into our yard; possibly from the roof. So, this morning I went out to bury the baby bird before the kids got outside & I found another one. Good grief. I know this sounds ridiculous but I just can't stop thinking about that poor mama bird.She was the first thought I had when I woke up this morning (& I don't think in the morning until after 9 but I was up at 530am!) If all these babies were hers she has got to be heartbroken & at the same time I really hope she learns that building a nest on my 25' tall roof is a bad idea because I don't think I can take this next summer too.