Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home again, home again

We are all settled back in to "normal" life after our trip.  It was very nice that Lee had Monday off because of Columbus Day (thanks Columbus!).  I think we are caught up on homework for the kids....

Friday night we had an outdoor dinner and movie.  I think we'll do this a few more times before Winter settles in.
Oct 15 2010 Family Movie Night

We have been having great weather lately.  Yesterday was no exception.  SO GORGEOUS!
Oct 16 2010 Shanna Elden Clark Ana Cal Sam Player

Oct 16 2010 Shanna Cal Elden

Oct 16 2010 Shanna Elden

Oct 16 2010 Shanna

Though he may not look it, Elden is a little underweight.  Well, quite a bit under weight.  He's gained about a pound in 2-3 months.  Not good.  Our pediatrician gave him some Pediasure samples.  He liked the strawberry one okay, but doesn't care for the vanilla or chocolate.  I bought some Carnation Instant Breakfast powder stuff (chocolate) and he likes that pretty well.  We are also trying out some other high fat/healthy stuff with him.  We know he doesn't like cottage cheese!  He does like avacados fairly well, though he had them at Grandma Robertson's house, and not here. Anyway, we're hoping he can pack on a few pounds! (We'll have to throw in some ice cream too!) I am also going to have to make sure that he stays nice and warm this winter so he doesn't waste calories trying to keep himself warm. And since I am on an Elden update, he is walking more and more.  He still prefers crawling, but practices walking fairly often.  Go ELDEN!  He could have gone to nursery a month ago!  But since he isn't walking yet, we decided to wait to put him in. But I think come November 11th, we'll put him in no matter his mobility status.
Oct 16 2010 Elden

Haley is getting really good at riding a scooter.  She loves it!!! She may be getting a pink one for Christmas...
Oct 16 2010 Haley

Oct 16 2010 Haley (2)

Oct 16 2010 Haley (3)

Oct 16 2010 Cal Clark

Our kids are lucky...they have a dad that can fix bikes, touch his nose with his tongue, play pretend eating bull and......has roller blades!
Oct 16 2010 Haley Lee

I think Shanna is missing Kirsten...
Oct 16 2010 Shanna (2)

Oct 16 2010 Elden (2)

No better thing: a good book on a nice day....
Oct 16 2010 Cal

Yet again, have a wonderful week!


Lois said...

The outdoor movie looked like a lot of fun! Load up Elden on Halloween candy.. :)

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

I totally should!!! He would LOVE it. I should give him some chocolate...Snickers keeps people fueled, right?

Melissa S. said...

I think Elden looks so much like Cal. Does he look like Cal's baby pictures? You guys sure travel a lot! I bet your kids has the BEST time w/ cousins........that's worth all the packing and planning in itself!

Amy Bartholomew said...

Actually, I think the important thing is that Clark is funny! Ruth, is the preschool you're doing with your girls a JoySchool thing?