Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Once again a late-night post. At night, when the kids are in bed, is the best time to update. Lee and I made dinner for the Elders last week, we went to the sprinkler park, I lost a couple more pounds, we paid off another student loan and just have one more left (still on track for Nov. 13), and Clark and Cal-and possibly some friends-smashed, ate and destroyed 18 banana muffins. I was not a happy momma! Movies were banned for a couple of days (along with an early bedtime and cleaning up muffins), and it was quite nice! Some of us saw Up here on base Saturday. Very cute movie. Good for kids, but it has some grown-up themes in it that make it so they won't get the full feel of the movie, because they are kids. Not bad, just grown-up. We also watched Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Very good.

Here are some random pictures that I think Cal took.

Some cute pictures from the reunion that I didn't include yet.

Eating ice cream after FHE a week-ish ago

My pretty girls!

Pudding snack on Friday

Elden is getting nice and chubby (for a preemie--not for one of Lena's babies)--I took these tonight. What a cutie! Thanks for the hat Laura!

Today we made zucchini muffins. Cal and Clark love shredding zucchini.

Can you tell she is saying Cheese?

Good thing I was taking pictures of all the kids...caught you Haley!

Some muffins for now...

Some zucchini to make muffins for later...

I kept tabs on these muffins! I actually hid them to make sure they wouldn't have an untimely death.

And if you are still reading, the picture of the baby in the white outfit is Cal on his blessing day. What is even more funny is that the picture of Cal--taken in the white outfit--was taken when he was THREE days old. Yep that's right. Cal's bday: June 9. Picture taken: June 12. Cal was 9 pounds 9 ounces when he was born. Elden was 9 pounds 2 ounces last week, at 4 months old. Pretty funny.

And if you are interested: my friend Emi has a wonderful blog called The Cloth Diaper Report. She is an expert on cloth diapers. She is giving away a free Britax, Marathon CS carseat! She was recently in a car accident and broke both of her legs. Her daughter was with her too and suffered minor injuries. Her daughter was in a Britax carseat at the time of the accident. (The accident was someone else's fault.) Emi has a review about Britax carseats on her blog, and is giving one away for free thanks to Britax. So check it out! And I am so grateful that they are both doing well, considering the circumstances!

Enjoy the week!


Lisa and company said...

You just slipped that picture of Cal right in there. I totally thought it was Elden. They look just alike.
Glad things are going well (besides for the banana muffins). Your family is adorable!

brooks said...

Oh my goodness....Elden looks like Cal's twin then!!!!! I can't believe Elden's chunky little cheeks....well, there's nothing little about them. You must be feeding him some good stuff....or the kids are slipping him some muffins. :)

Gloriela and Nacho said...

I have tell you before that I love your kids, Elden is getting big! he looks great on the pics, can you send me the zuccini bread recipe here´s my e-mail glory26p@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Cute pictures - as always. I can't believe you have 5 kids! Weren't we just missionaries not too long ago?! Where does time go? I love hearing about all the fun things you do with your kids.

Mike said...

I'm glad your kids slip in some mischief once in a while. Keep it up guys! You need to keep your mama on her toes!!!