Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Better picture of Lillian on wakeboard...thanks to Aunt Marion! Lillian...you rock!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Before and .......................................
We all love the Macrae boy, Macraezee, Da boy, or Macracken! When Sophia was looking at the pictures of Macrae on my phone...she was hugging and kissing the phone. He is such a good baby! He will fall and get a huge bump on his head and fuss (not cry) for all of two seconds and be done! Is that what it's like raising boys? He weighs more than our Sophia, who is almost three! Ha, ha...just more to squeeze and kiss!


What comes next is.......
scary funny, those with weak bladders....visit the potty first! This is the result of the beauty of digital cameras and knowing a college student. My sister-in-law Marion was telling us that her and her friends figured out that if you snap a picture while you blow out your mouth so that your lips move really fast (vibrate)....pretend your a horse....this is what you get........
Emma looks a little drunk

Is that Brandon??

Anna, nice touch with the "passing-out" hand
(the one you had while you
watched Kjrst give birth) This is special!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Look at Lillian on the wakeboard! Isn't she awesome!
Every time Sohia would throw the bowling ball, she would come running to Duffy and say, "I did it, I did it" What about mom you ask? She is a total Daddys girl!
Don't blame her...I kinda like him too!

Bella, Lillian, and Sophia....who is being an otter on the "otter-slide". This slide is so lame, they have to scoot their way down the whole slide.....we can't have the kids going to fast...they could hurt themselves! (I'm such a good mom) They have never seen all the crazy Jones' at West Piney slide, going down the what....60 foot slide?...with wax paper, so we can go faster and get it ready for the next slider! Those were some fun times! I have a great memory of Dad going down! Did Grandma Grace ever go down the slide? I can invision her being the one handing out the wax paper, in her younger years and being the last to go, so she could go nice and fast! She was such a crack-up huh? I miss Grandma! Good memories!
So you think she likes this? I am preping her to like thrill rides, so she can ride them with me...baby steps!

New toy in the park at the Point Defiance Zoo. (A little "dish" that you spin in) You see parents whipping their kids in it, to see how fast they can go. I was watching one day as a Dad spun his no-older-than one year old in it...and the kid FELL out! He picked him up and was looking around like....I didn't do that!
Notice the lady in the background with the blue pants....Sophia asked if that was me. I said "does it look like me?" She said "yes". "Does that look like my legs?" I asked. "Yes". "Does that look like my bum?", "No mommy!" Wheewww!
Lillian....she is amazing on the wakeboard....I think it took
her two or three tries to get up for her first time!
PIZZA FUN! Sophia with Grandpa.
When the bums were sore and numb from "blockin' " The kids went rollin', rollin', rollin'.....

The kids did some ice blocking at Lava Hot springs. Cousin Tristan borrowed the blocks from a bible study group....they were done with them! It was HOT! Look at Samantha and her cute smile!
A family reunion on my side (June 2008). We met my parents and my youngest brother Aaron, his wife Brek and Daughter Hailey, My other brother Ty and his wife Jen, with their kids: Tristan, Samantha, and Zach. We missed having my oldest brother Patick and his wife Susan and their kids, Katelyn, Sydney and Jayden. This is in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. My parents stayed at an old converted school house that was able to hold all of her siblings. It was a cute little "hotel", and good place for all of us to eat all together. We played at the waterslide park and braved river floating...going against Aaron's warning. He got hurt pretty bad at the last reunion...poor guy! It was really nice to see everyone!
Funny girls! This is near the end of the school year, when Emma was "dyeing" to spray her hair green. She wanted to participate in "crazy hair" day, and the new principle would not allow colored hair at school, so they settled for a crazy hair day at home. And yes, Sophia is always in pajamas. Well, these days it's pajama shirt and jeans, with a baseball cap on backwards! She is definitely Lillian Jr., and do you love the onesie sleeves hanging out? I love the craziness!
I'm pretty sure this is the first day of preschool for Annabella (fall of 2006)...oh, how they all love there Daddy! What a cutie...both of them!


Man....I LOVE this picture!!! It makes my heart leap every time I see it! I'm sure it's because it's the first time they are all together! I just want to smooch them all! I love that they ALL look like babies. I hate that they are growing up...I need them to slow it down a bit. We have a neighbor that just dropped off her "baby" to college. She ask me how young my baby was, I said almost three...and she said...Oh, you have so much time, you are so lucky! And I really did feel lucky, and sad at the same time...thinking that I would be in her postition in a blink! How can us Mom's slow it down? For those of you who know Sophia...is Lillian so her twin in this picture??
FYI....Don't be jealous of the curtains, they can only be enjoyed while staying at Tacoma General.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We were able to take the girls to the Temple square in June, I have not been there since I was a kid! We were walking around in "non-church" clothes on a Sunday (we got on a plane to go back home right after this) , so when the missionaries saw us, they got very excited, bless their little missionary souls! One sister from Mexico said "Are you related to the church?" Cute!