Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What's in a name...

We tend to give people a hard time when they are continually confusing Kyra and Carley's names. But, truth be told, we as parents sometimes have the same problem that everyone else does too. Last night Jed was getting supper cut up for the girls and was talking to Kyra but kept calling her Carley (not even noticing it). So, Kyra at her most serious, looks up at him and points across the table, "Dad, Carley is that one."

I realize after I typed this that this is maybe one of those "you had to be there" stories but it was so funny at the time. Maybe if she keeps correcting him he will eventually get it right! :-)

Thursday, December 18, 2008


It's a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu."

Oh no, not now, let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.

Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.

"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon." replied Rosita.

"Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me."

Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK, one time, we'll do Weeweechu."

Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang....."Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."


(Thanks for the cute e-mail Lacy.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Decorating the Christmas Tree

The kids helped decorate for Christmas this year - more fun but more work. :-)

Little Mommy Kyra & Carley

Okay, I know, I don't post for weeks and then I post like crazy all in one day. Sorry!

So, while Gavin was riding the bulldozer (see last blog post) the girls were playing Mommy. Kyra has always been a little Mommy taking care of everyone but Carley also showed her maternal side this past weekend. So much so that the girls got in to a screaming, hitting, pushing, chasing fight which resulted in a baby being thrown I believe...ahhh the joys of motherhood (pretend motherhood that is). :-)

The Ultimate Ride

Gavin with his nose pressed to Grandma and Grandpa's window watched as this bulldozer got rid of a brush/tree row at their house last weekend. Of course the site of his grandson looking on so intent got the attention of Grandpa and he asked the operator if he'd take Gavin for a ride. So, Gavin got to take his first bulldozer ride and actually learned what the levers did and I didn't see it (couldn't watch) but I was told he actually drove the thing. He said now when he grows up he is going to be a farmer and a bulldozer driver.

I think this smile says it all...

Blessings to You All

Okay, I realize we are late in getting this out, but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. We usually travel to ND to spend the long weekend with Jed's parents but I had a friend getting married this year on Thanksgiving weekend, so we decided to stay in MN this year and spend the holiday with my family and my Grandma, Aunt and Uncle from Ohio. We had a very nice, relaxing weekend and of course the kids love a visit from Great Grandma, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Mike. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Gavin is getting dressed to go to Thanksgiving dinner??? We might need to work on this aspect of his life a bit...
Carley couldn't quite make it all the way through the Thanksgiving meal without a brief nap.

Gavin, Kyra and Carley with Great Grandma Miller.

Carley and Aunt Sharon playing toys!

Thanksgiving Preparation

Usually this blog is for us to brag about our kids, but this time I have to brad a little bit about my husband. When we lived in Highmore, had no kids and were bored one night before Thanksgiving, so we decided to make an apple pie - which to me meant, throw the stuff together put a top piece of crust on it and call it good, but Jed had different ideas and got creative, even doing the decorative top. Well, that has followed him to this day and he didn't get out of Thanksgiving this year without being "asked" (okay told) by his mother-in-law if he would be in charge of making the apple pies for our Thanksgiving get together this year. So, here are some pics so you actually all believe that he did it, because anyone who knows me well enough knows I do not have the patience to make the top of a pie look like this one. And I know some of Jed's relatives will tease him, and I am fine with that :-) but I think it's pretty neat, how many husbands really would do this???

P.S. Not only did it look good but it tasted great too.