Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it snow!

It is so beautiful with the snow falling tonight. Our front yard is a winter wonderland! I don't look so hot, but how pretty is the tree behind me?
And here is the snowman I made. Handsome, huh? We played for a few minutes outside while Matty napped. And to think we'll be missing a white Christmas since we'll be in sunny so Cal. I guess we will enjoy it while it lasts!
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Matty's new sound

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Matthew has been making this sound the last couple of days. He sounds upset but then flashes a big grin. I think he is just experimenting with his voice.

Just Ducky


Matthew loves taking a bath in the big tub - even more since he got some new ducky toys (Thank you Craigs!). That little boy melts my heart. We got to spend another day together since the snow has not had a chance to melt yet. Tomorrow Dad gets to join in the fun. I think we'll have a hibernation day for three. :)
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Said Mr. Phillips to Mr. Flathead

You, sir, must think you live in a two-dimentional world.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mr. Cool


Matty enjoys lounging on the couch while playing with his hair. Funny boy! And who put those socks on him with that outfit? Oops, that was me. :)
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Jackie's Big Adventure

My little sister decided it was time for her to spread her wings and move to Washington. So she came to stay with us while she looked for work and an apartment in Seattle. Just a few weeks in, she called Joshua at work to ask for a ride to the hospital. Thankfully, my job share partner was able to come in early so I could take her. First we went to the Urgent Care where they thought it might be kidney stones. After a few tests they decided it was not, but they didn't know what it was, so they sent Jackie to the Emergency Room. The doctor there thought it was an appendicitis. After several tests (and a lot of morphine), they discovered an ovarian cyst. So off to the operating room she went. She cane through surgery like a champ and spent the weekend in the hospital recovering. The doctor gave us a picture of the offending object, but that would not be appropriate here ... it was 12x12x15 cm but benign and simple. Phew! Matty shared lots of smiles and even a few kisses with his aunt.
As a bonus, we got to see Grahama for a few days. Maybe one of these days she will come visit when she doesn't have a sick daughter to care for and she can stay for more than a weekend. Then maybe she will enjoy the fine sights of Washington so much she will want to move here too.
Like this! The gorgeous view from Jackie's hotel - I mean hospital stay.

Jackie's recovery is going fairly well. She still has a few weeks before feeling like her old self, but there were no major complications along the way. Except for the fact that she is uninsured ... Prayers are appreciated!
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Snow Days

What a wild week! My school was on two hour delays Monday and Tuesday (which means I teach for 45 minutes, then the kiddos go to lunch, then I see them for 20 minutes before my job share partner takes over) and today we had a whole day off! It actually didn't snow as much as we were expecting, but hey, everyone loves a free day off. Here we are just before Joshua's work party. I know you have seen Matty in that outfit before, but he is so cute in it it's just ridiculous.
Here is me and my sis. This is an update of a photo we took the last time we were together in the snow - Christmas 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Doesn't our neighbor's house make a festive backdrop?
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sweet Screaming

Matthew loves to "talk" on the phone with his Grahama (not a typo, my mom's last name is Graham, get it?). I often try to video tape it but he stares blankly at the camera. Finally, I have captured s few of his sweet screams.
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What's so funny?

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Moses Supposes

His toses are roses and Matthew thinks his are chew toys! This baby has some stinky feet though and he coughed as soon as he got them in his mouth. Better stick to your hands little one.

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