Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
middle: Jerry and Alan
bottom: Angie, Jackie, Becky, Shelly, and Janae
front and center: Nic I had to post this picture of my siblings. This was taken about 10 years ago, maybe more. My brother Cory, is not in this, but the picture we just took at my grandma's funeral doesn't have my sister Janae. So we are still without a picture of all 10 kids. I just love this picture, it brings back fun memories! I swear, we did not even plan for everyone to be matching, I guess it was just the style then.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy Birthday Karalee Ilyana! She woke up early to open some of her gifts!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Grandma meeting Kiersten for the first time in May 2008. She was already having a hard time with her memory, but she loved holding her. She kept opening her eyes and saying, "look! a cute baby!" Then she would give her a good snuggle and laugh. It is important to me that they got to meet.
Here is a picture of me, Jackie, and Angie visiting her together. This is March 2007, right before we moved to Washington.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Kara wanted to play wii fit with Grandma. This is the yoga tree pose. hehehe.
This is on the ferry to Bainbridge island. It was pretty cold, but both of the girls did pretty well. We were the only people outside on the way over. On the way back it was even colder and dark, so we sat inside with everyone else. My camera was dying, so I'll have to wait for Vicky to get home so she can email me some of the pictures she took.
We visited the Seattle aquarium. These were the fur seals we were watching. Kiersten fell asleep while we were there, so she didn't end up seeing any of the marine mammals.
These are the heart suckers that Kara made. some of hers turned out really pretty. This time, I had her use a little paint brush instead of a toothpick, and that was a lot less messy for her.
Here are some of the suckers that I did. The bears sure turned out cute, but when are any of us going to want to eat that big of a sucker???
Sunday, January 11, 2009
We took the girls to the zoo. I forgot the stroller, but they loved sitting in this double stroller that we rented. They were really cute sharing their snacks and Kiersten's blanket.
Kara drawing a picture at the children's museum in Tacoma. She is very into drawing lately. It's fun to see her draw actual pictures instead of just scribbling.
Here are the fun panda cupcakes we made. Vicky made the all brown bear. It is supposed to be the scary one since all of the pandas are so happy. The Kara bear and Kiersten bear are the ones with bows on their heads. The fat one is the Kiersten bear.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Here are some pics of Christmas gifts that arrived a few days after Christmas!
Friday, January 2, 2009
The pediatrician just called me and said that there was not sugar in Kara's sample. So for now they are not going to do the blood test for diabetes. Most likely she does not have it, but they will follow up at her 3 year checkup to decide if they will do further testing at that point, but it's looking good that they wont need to. There was some blood and protein in her urine, but they said the culture came back fine, so she luckily doesn't have a uti. so since she is feeling better, we are going to assume it was just the flu, unless she starts having problems again. All of this does, however, make me hesitant to take her in to the doctor's office when she's sick, since it seems like they are always scaring me with things that could be wrong with her. I know they're erring on the side of caution due to her past issues, but it is STRESSFUL.