Monday, April 30, 2007

Fashionable Sister

Yesterday Jonah said something mean to Ava on the way home from church. We made him sit on his bed and think of three things he likes about her. This is what he came up with:
  1. I like the way you dress (Is it that she wears dresses pretty much everyday?)
  2. I like it when you're silly (surprise, surprise)
  3. I like it when you play with me.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Our sweet Brynne's smile.
She really makes us work for these beauties!
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Yesterday Ava (4 yrs) told Auntie April (Bepo) that she gave all her Easter jelly beans to Jonah.
"I certainly like them, but I gave them to him anyway."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Quit Rellie-in' Around

Ava's been super funny lately. This is her standard facial expression when she is doing her Cinderella voices.

"I love Cinderella!" (remember when she used to say "Din-do-ella"???)

I went to check on her in bed last night and she was so stinky! I asked her if she brushed her teeth. "Nope!" I sent her to the bathroom and this was what she was wearing under her covers...she loves those new sandals!
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Brynne's Getting...


BIGGER! (8lbs 2oz now)


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Monday, April 23, 2007

episode 14 "Griffins not in Portland"

Ava and Jillian BFF! Exit Griffin Enter Basque!
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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Our Little "Pea in a Pod"

Brynne fell asleep in the sling during our walk...
I just opened it up and she looked so cute laying there!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Recent Pics

Recent pics of Daddy with Brynne

Welcome Lilla Mae!
Lilla is bigger at birth than Brynne is now, weighing in at
7 lbs 14 ounces, while Brynne is currently 7 lbs 4 oz (I feel like I am an announcer for a boxing match!)
Check out the difference of size in their little legs...

Our friends Peter and Elisha Jenkins had their baby!
Elisha and I were pregnant together and our due dates were just a couple weeks apart.
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Easter Every Day

The Legend Of Bagger Joe

Egg Hunt with Gammie and Papa

Gammie's a little upset that she didn't get to have some candy...

Yippee! Candy for everyone!
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Friday, April 13, 2007

What to do about monsters...

BIG Brynne

Well, I took Brynne to have her weighed yesterday:
7 lbs 4 oz now! At this rate she should catch up to Jonah's birth weight (10lbs 5oz) by roughly one year. ;0)

Mas Legos

For all you LOST fans...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Best Cooker EVER!

Yesterday my sister April (Bepo) came home from a week-long trip to St. Louis. We were all happy to see her and she stuck around the house for a while. Pretty soon we were hungry (it was dinner time), so she ran to the store, grabbed some ingredients (she said she had never seen my fridge so empty!), and proceeded to make Tortilla Soup.
April and I both LOVE soup, and I would eat it nearly every night if I thought my family would not wither away (they are not so fond of it--Jon thinks it normally does not qualify as a meal--he has a few "hearty soup" exceptions).
Anyway, I was a little nervous about whether the kids would like it or not. But this was very simple (chicken, chicken broth, white rice, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and Cotija--Mexican cheese--that you assemble bowl by bowl). So I thought, "heh, let's give it a try."
Little did I know that my son would wolf down not one, not two, but THREE bowls of the stuff!! Granted, he only had broth, chicken, and rice in his, but still! This is SOUP we're talking about!
While April went into the kitchen to get something, he walked around the table and said he had to tell me a secret. He then told me "Mom, Bepo is the BEST cook-maker I ever met!"
(oh, and Jon liked it, too!)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter Everyone!

He is risen!
Indeed, He is risen!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A bit more at the Tulip Fest

Ava hopped in the pic April was trying to take of Mom and Dad--so silly!

The kids are having so much fun with Gammie and Papa!
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Cute boy

In the fields...

At first I thought Jon didn't do a great job on this photo cuz the sign is in it, but then I realized it's just his wacky sense of humor at work (click picture to enlarge--and read the sign better)

Sick of smiling
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More at the Tulip Festival

Going down the giant slide with Daddy


Jonah thought he'd try to go down a different way--looks painful, doesn't it?
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1/4 Dutch

At the Woodburn Tulip Festival!!

Showing off our Dutch heritage.

Some big shoes to fill

At the children's garden. Ava got to the tip top of the ladder and decided it was too high...
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Gammie and Papa Mel are here!

Ava loves to "Wesso" (wrestle) with Papa Mel!

Dinner on Monday night (check out April's funny smile!)

Gammie with grandbaby #9 (before we named Brynne they were calling her #9)

Semi-group photo
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