Friday, September 28, 2007

Just playing

Little hands, little cheeks, little nose. So freaking fun!

Bring on the cold!

I've got a beanie to use!

Long night

Kate has not been the consistently good sleeper that Jake was. She has her good and her bad nights. This one was one of the bad. After many efforts to get her to work it out in her crib, the Johnny Jump Up is always the way to go. The nice thing about it is that she jumps herself to sleep. Then if she starts to wake up she automatically starts jumping and puts her self back to sleep. We try to not do this to often but after several nights of bad sleep, it is always nice to know there is somewhere to turn.

Ready for Shurch

Just a regular Sunday morning. All dressed up in our backwards sweater vest minus the button up underneath. Nursery here we come!

Oh the fun

Contrary to the stressed look on Kate's face, she really enjoys unloading the toilet paper rolls for us. The stressed look is just because she thought she should have a turn with the camera and I disagreed. For future reference, if you ever get to wishing that you had someone to unroll your t.p. I can hook you up.

Good movie?

Jake likes to watch movies on the computer from time to time. This one must have been pretty good because I came in to check on him and he was out. Looks comfy, doesn't it?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Family pictures, summer 2007

Here are some of our favorite family pictures that we recently had taken while we were up in Yakima in August. Bryan is almost 30, Jessica is 29, Jake is 3, and Kate is 8 months. A family friend, Larry Swift, took them for us. Larry also took our engagement pictures. Enjoy and let us know which one or ones are your favorites and if we're feeling nice maybe we'll send you a copy.

Big girl

Kate hit the big nine month mark last Thursday. At her doctors appointment yesterday she weighed in at a whopping 17 lbs 14 oz, which puts her about the 25th percent. She is 28 inches long which puts her about the 65th percent. I don't know how big her head is but it is about the 50th percent which is always a relief to know that we won't have to get her hats abnormally large like her brother. She is crawling everywhere as fast as can be. She pulls up on anything she can and cruises around the furniture. She is such a happy and loud girl. She screams for fun and growls when she is playing with toys. Though she is a little stingy with them, she has started giving kisses and will wave good bye when she is in the mood. Her blond hair is painfully slow coming in, but it looks like it will have some curl to it. She is trying more and more table food and loves sitting up to the table with us when we eat. We used to refer to her as the anti-cuddle because she was so wiggly and wanted her own space. She has softened in her old age and now will snuggle up especially if you are holding her favorite blanket. I know nine months isn't that long, but it seems like forever since we met and started loving her.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hellgate Excursion trip

Here are some pictures from our trip to Grants Pass on Labor Day. We went on a jet boat excursion 16 miles up the Rogue River into Hellgate Canyon, ate lunch, and then came 16 miles back to our starting point. It was really fun and we would encourage anybody who comes down to the Medford area to visit us during the summer months to talk us in to going on it with them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Happy 30 to Bryan!!!!

Sunday September 2nd was Bryan's 30th birthday. The day was pretty ordinary, but we think Bryan is anything but. He brings so much happiness, humor, safety, love and a million other things to our little family. There is no one like him, and that's the way we like it. SHMILY!!!!

What is wrong with this picture?

Is it the fingerprints all over the TV screen? Is it, though not very noticeable in this picture, the Christmas garland that has found a permanent home across the top of the entertainment center? Or is it the three year old contortionist who crammed himself into one of the bottom shelves. He folds quite nicely.

Can I get a tissue?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Yakima summer trip 2007

Here is a quick slide show of the pictures we took on our trip to Yakima, Washington. We went up to visit Bryan's side of the family and see friends too, but you wouldn't know by these pictures. It turns out that we are horrible picture takers because the only people who got some camera time besides Jake, Kate, Jessica, and Bryan were Bryan's dad and Wesley, who is one of Jake and Kate's cousins. That kind of sucks too because we saw a lot of family and friends. Sorry...we'll get you next time.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Kendell Alan Williams 13 May 1988 - 13 August 2007

Our family sufferd a loss on Monday August 13, 2007 when our nephew, Kendell Alan Williams, passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He lived life to the fullest and while we will always miss him he will always remain in our hearts.