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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tonight we were at a friend's birthday party. You know the game where you roll the dice and if you get doubles you get to try to unwrap a huge candy bar while wearing oven mittens and two knives for utensils? Well, Nathan rolled doubles, but then he flat-out refused, "I'm not supposed to play with knives."
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 8:46 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
TA-DA! Here's the rundown, for her baby book someday:
-1st steps just before 10 months
-Taking 8 or 9 steps at 11 months
-Never even crawls anymore at 11 months 3 weeks (and always so proud of herself when she walks across the room to you!)
Words: moma, dada, bear, boo, bye-bye (waves), meow, that (points), poo-poo, quack
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 9:25 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The kitten, spiderman, and turtle before we went out door to door.Scarlett saw Amelia's dress and instantly fell in love. Weirdly, Amelia wanted to be a cat, so the trade worked out nicely.
Our kids were burning up. The back of their necks were getting all sweaty. It was almost 80 degrees while we were out. And so humid. Yuck.
Of course we had to have boney-finger breadsticks for dinner. I forgot to take a picture of the plate full of fingers, so here is a pic of the last one. I just painted slivered almonds with red food coloring mixed with water for the fingernails. In the past I've taken the time to make them more realistic (ie: actually sculpt knuckles into them). This year I was in a hurry.
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 12:32 PM
This is Nathan and Scarlett before the little roller coaster started to go. By the end Scarlett was crying, "I want to get off, I'm all done....WAAAHHH." and Nathan was holding onto Scarlett and screaming. Then when I asked if they wanted to go again Nathan said, "No way!" and Scarlett said, "Yeah! Woo-hoo! That was fun!"
Food, food, food. Can't believe what people eat there. Including my husband. This meat stick makes me a little nauseated just looking at it.
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 12:26 PM
Friday, October 23, 2009
So last weekend we went to the mountains. It was SO BEAUTIFUL. All North Carolina friends: if you haven't done this yet, it is a MUST! A few days after we got back home Nathan told me he wanted to pack up his Nintendo Wii and move to the hotel. He loved that he got to watch movies in bed, and I have a sneaking suspicion that he has been dreaming of playing Mario Kart while lying in bed. Can't get much lazier than that.
On another note, I think Brigham looks like a thief of some sort with this hat on. It made me laugh.Of course, I don't look much different in mine! (It was C-O-L-D while we were there....we had to buy these cheapie hats to keep our heads from freezing off!)
Nathan insisted on reading every sign that we passed on our little hike. Thanks to him, I am a virtual fount of knowledge when it comes to NC trees and shrubbery and I can spot sassafras in a split second.
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 5:14 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is a picture of my white board right now. Nathan told me, "Write, 'I love Adriana. With a heart. Because the heart is for pumping blood, but it is also for love."
This is Nathan and Adri at a farm on a recent preschool field trip. Luckily, Adriana's mom had her camera, because I forgot to bring mine with me.Adri is the one in the orange hat. I think Nathan has good taste. She's not only cute (and adorably shy), but she's bilingual, too.
I think we'll have to keep an eye on these two!
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 8:10 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Two MAJOR events took place at our house this last week:
1) Mia started sleeping through the night
2) Scarlett is potty trained.
We had to let Mia SCREAM for 1 1/2 hours a couple nights this week. Which is like torture. I sat on the couch and attempted to read as I listened to her agony. But last night, for the first time ever, she slept from about 9 PM until 7:30 AM (OK, she woke up once or twice but only cried for a few minutes). It's bliss. I feel like a new person. AND, can I just say that potty training girls is SOOOOO much easier than boys?
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 11:01 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
|In Nathan's illustrated scriptures we read about Adam and Eve before bed the other night. After we were done, he of course wanted to know why they were naked. Brigham and Nathan had a lengthy discussion which lead to him wanting to know why they eventually put clothes on. Brigham did a pretty good job explaining that one too, but after he was done with the explanation, Nathan suggested another feasible alternative: "No, I think they thought the bushes were too tickle-y."|
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 7:54 PM
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Nathan was so excited to decorate his bike for the little parade we had after breakfast at church.
Scarlett sporting the 1st of 3 white shirts she wore yesterday....
This is the 1st year we've done fireworks with the kids. They thought pop-its were the best! You can see Scarlett in shirt #3. Her 2nd shirt (sorry, no pics) got black ALL OVER it when she crawled underneath the car to try to chase the cat...
Scarlett wasn't too sure about sparklers, but Nathan dug them. This was right before Nathan almost caught Scarlett's hair on fire. YIKES!!!
We sat on a big quilt in our front yard to watch fireworks.
Brigham was saying the prayer before bed last night. As he was praying, Nathan prompted him in a whisper, "and please bless us to do fireworks again because they were so much fun."
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 7:46 AM
Friday, July 3, 2009
Saturday June 27th: Scarlett's Birthday!
We let Scarlett open her presents first thing in the morning because we didn't have a good way to wrap her new kitchen, and we didn't want to try to hide it all day....I think my kids thought it was just like Christmas!
After breakfast, we took the kids to the pool (an activity we do 3 or 4 times a week right now, due to the heat and humidity). We had a great time! Usually I'm juggling all 3, but it was so nice to have Brig there to help and so fun to spend time with the entire fam.
Nathan has been so afraid to go under the water. He has told me numerous times that he would go under when he was "an adult." Finally, I told Nathan that he could earn his Nintendo Wii Lego Star Wars game if he went under the water....and TA DA! That was all it took! Now he'll dunk himself like a pro (sort of).
Mia absolutely loves the water. She tries to put her face in and drink it, though. So I have to watch out!
Because Brig's birthday was on Monday (31!! the old man...) we had some friends come over to our house for Brigham's favorite dinner: ribs, potatoes, asparagus. salad, strawberries...YUM! And of course, we had Texas sheet cake for dessert. I'm sure this won't be the last time Brigham and Scarlett will share blowing out the birthday candles!
I had the kids get Brigham a body pillow for his birthday. They were so excited to give him this very large present all wrapped up!
Happy Birthday Scarlett and Brig --- we LOVE you!
Posted by Shannon Stoker at 12:36 PM