Friday, February 26, 2010

Just a Few Things

First, MZ's new hat:

He thinks he's pretty cool stuff.

What a goof!

Then, we have K-Lou's New Birthday cake that we made today. MZ was pretty excited about the sprinkles. So I let him put some between the layers.

It's serious work.

Then, he got to go crazy after the cake was frosted.

And the finished product!

Yep, next thing you know we're going to have our own cake decorating show on the Food Network.

Well, MZ had fun at least! And I know K-Lou will be excited too!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How Could I Forget!?!?!

I totally forgot to tell you all that K-Lou is getting baptized! If any of you want to come, we'll be doing it after second service on Friday night, so about 8-8:15. Or you can just wait and see the pictures on Facebook =)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Look! It's the Baby!

Yep, I can already tell that's one good- ookin' kid! I had my first doctor's appt today...I always hate the first one! Since I am already 12 weeks along, the doctor thought it might be possible to hear the heartbeat so we gave it a shot. Sadly, we couldn't. Then the doc suggested an ultrasound! Which at first I was totally excited about, but then I started getting worried that he wanted to do an ultrasound because he couldn't get the heartbeat. On the one hand he said that the heartbeat can't always be heard at 12 weeks, and they always want to do an ultrasound in the first trimester...but, nonetheless, I spent the next 20 min worrying. As it turned out, everything was great! We got to see the baby flopping around and dancing, and we even got to see the heart beating! The photo above is a nice profile shot (just in case you couldn't tell), it's so amazing that at only 12 weeks it's little facial features are so defined! Speaking of facial features, the next two pictures:
From Baby

These ones are a bit smaller (just how they were scanned, you can click the link to see them bigger if you want), but the first one is a face shot. You can see the baby's eyes and nose! Really, it make the baby look like and alien, but it's cool. The second is another shot from the front where you can see the baby's big belly and short little legs =) Sadly we still have to wait another 8 weeks to find out if it's a boy or a girl!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Shirts

The kids got some new shirts from their Grandma last night. They were both pretty excited about them. So, I figured I'd snap a few pictures of them.

Here's K-Lou sporting her new shirt and a goofy grin:

MZ in his new shirt:

And pointing out which bird he is (K-Lou is the pink, MZ is the blue, and Future Baby is yellow):

Of course K-Lou thought she was pretty funny doing the whole bunny ear thing:

And then the two of them sitting nicely together:

And it all went downhill from there...

Well, at least I got managed to get a couple of shots in before they started goofing around!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Yesterday MZ was running around in circles in our living room. He stopped after a while, took a step forward and fell. He stood up, looked around and asked, "Mom, what's going on with the house?" Because, obviously, the house had the problem. It made me laugh, so therefore I'm sharing it with all of you =)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cooking With K-Lou

Welcome to the first episode of Cooking With K-Lou! On today's episode, K-Lou will show us how to make a tantalizing tomato soup complete with fried egg, bacon and corn husks! Then the tension mounts as her sous chef, MZ causes problems by sitting on the toaster, pouring boiling water on K-Lou, and even trying to steal some of the food! Will he get fired? Stay tuned and find out!

(Please excuse the treadmill in the background...and the crumbs on the table...and the groceries on the counter...and the toys all over the floor...)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Job 41

12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs,
his strength and his graceful form.

13 Who can strip off his outer coat?
Who would approach him with a bridle?

14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth,
ringed about with his fearsome teeth?

15 His back has rows of shields
tightly sealed together;

16 each is so close to the next
that no air can pass between.

17 They are joined fast to one another;
they cling together and cannot be parted.

18 His snorting throws out flashes of light;
his eyes are like the rays of dawn.

19 Firebrands stream from his mouth;
sparks of fire shoot out.

20 Smoke pours from his nostrils
as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.

21 His breath sets coals ablaze,
and flames dart from his mouth.

22 Strength resides in his neck;
dismay goes before him.

23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined;
they are firm and immovable.

24 His chest is hard as rock,
hard as a lower millstone.

25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified;
they retreat before his thrashing.

26 The sword that reaches him has no effect,
nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.

27 Iron he treats like straw
and bronze like rotten wood.

28 Arrows do not make him flee;
slingstones are like chaff to him.

29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw;
he laughs at the rattling of the lance.

30 His undersides are jagged potsherds,
leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.

31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron
and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.

32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake;
one would think the deep had white hair.

33 Nothing on earth is his equal—
a creature without fear.

34 He looks down on all that are haughty;
he is king over all that are proud."

I don't know about you, but that sounds an awful lot like a dragon to me =) I don't know of any other animal that has fire shooting out of his mouth! Kelsi and I have been reading a series called Dragons in Our Midst, it's a Christian fiction fantasy series geared toward pre-teens. Yes, I'm reading the same books as my daughter. Don't judge me. I mean, really...there are dragons, King Aurthur legends, and sword fighting, what more could you ask for? And actually, they are really good books without all the allegory stuff that's usually in Christian fantasy books. In the books, this chapter in Job is referred to several times. As sad as it is to admit, I didn't really know much about this chapter. I had of course heard of the leviathan, but not much. So I decided to investigate further. I was reading it aloud to Daniel yesterday (I knew he'd think it was as cool as I did!) and Kelsi listened in. When I got to the fire breathing part she suddenly asked if it was talking about a dragon. Then when she found out I was reading from the Bible (I was using my Kindle app so she couldn't tell) she got so excited! It sparked an hour (or close to) long discussion about the leviathan, the behemoth (sounds kinda like a dinosaur), the flood, the Tower of Babel...all sorts of things! It was really cool to see Kelsi so excited about learning what the Bible had to say and asking all sorts of questions.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Last week K-Lou got glasses, and they look great on her! Sadly, the managed to break them already. Shocking. I tried to get a picture of her in her new glasses, but she wasn't really cooperating!

Isn't that a nice look? As you can see, her glasses are slightly tweaked.

This one is better!

A real smile!

Nope, not so much.

I give up!