Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nite, Nite Xmas




Time to say nite nite to a fun filled xmas. Timothy is really enjoying his new kitty stuffed animal. Yummy, just the right shape and material for teething.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008





Here is the completed kitchen-complete with light in oven!!
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Charlotte's Doll

Finally, Charlotte's doll is finished. I had a very hard time finding a yellow yarn for the hair that was the right weight. So I finally settled on a nice black alpaca/angora blend from Wyoming. This then inspired me to make an Asian doll for her. I really like these dolls , but the hair seems to be really hard to get just right. Stay tuned for completed kitchen pictures.-Rene

Wild Child

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Charlotte is modeling her wild hair after she took out her pigtails.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fun with boxes

Timothy's new spot is in the box. It is a great little place for him to hang out. He is sitting up very well,and rarely tips over. He seems to be able to scoot forward in his crib, but everywhere else he goes backwards and sideways. Any direction is progress. Still a ways off from really crawling, and although he has flipped in both directions at some point he seems uninterested in doing it regularly.

Charlotte is getting in on box fun too, she wouldn't want to be left out.

Getting the Tree

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bird Hunt

Charlotte is preparing for her bird hunt last Sunday with Ava and Papa-camo and earmuffs are on.



Well, at long last Timothy has been trying solids. He was begining to get frustrated that he was the only one not eating at meals-grabbing at my plate, trying to mouth food, staring at me eat. I broke down, and gave him some pears. He loves them, has no hesitation, leans forward and grabs for more, and enjoys sticking the spoon in his mouth. No turning back.
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Presents Continued


Here is an early version of the play kitchen that I am making for the kiddos-stay tuned for final photos.
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Christmas Gifts


I am making what may be a crazy effort to try to make all of my children's and most of my husband's gifts for Christmas. Here I have made 2 dolls, the one on the left is Timothy's and the one on the right is for a new baby, Sylvi(Isa's sister). Charlotte's doll is almost finished but I am awaiting the perfect yarn for the hair.
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Sheep in the Canyon



ON the way home from a nice soak in the hot springs, we saw several bighorn sheep grazing by the road.
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008




Even though winter is here, the weather has still been nice enough to get out in. On Wednesday we went to the parkin the afternoon and Charlotte blew off some energy sliding and running around. On Thanksgiving we all rode our bikes over to Cinch's house. I was sooo happy that Reid found a way to pull Timothy along so that we could all ride bikes. Timothy's car seat fits right in the Burley bike trailer. He really seemed to enjoy his ride, and don't worry there is a clear plastic wind shield that we pulleddown right after the picture. He was so cozy and comfortable that he fell asleep halfway to Cinch's house.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Well winter has arrived. Here is a picture of the kids loaded up for a late afternoon stroll. And as Charlotte said on her very short ride "brrrr". They both seem to enjoy each other's company in the stroller.
Charlotte has been having more and more fun with Timothy as he grabs at her and her toys. I think she is begining to realize that he will be a playmate soon. Timothy is really ready to move and is showing some frustration that he cannot. He can sit up momentarily without tipping in one direction-and sitting is his preferred position lately.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Velvet Elvis


That's what we call him 'round here.
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Charlotte and I made a turkey this week.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mellow dance

i know-its sideways :o)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

look ma


Finally, Charlotte has some pigtails to show off.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

New Crib


Here is Timothy, just waking up from his morning nap. He is in his new crib!! Last night was the first night that he spent the whole night in his crib-yeahhhh. Timothy is ready to move, but cannot quite get it all together. He has rolled from back to stomach a couple of times, and is threatening to go the other way too. He is very tactile-grabbing at everything, which seems to constantly include my hair. And he is still a smiley chatterbox who loves to chew on his fingers.
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Cooking in the kitchen with Charlotte




Charlotte has been a huge help in the kitchen lately. Cooking with a toddler's "help" sure is an improvement over them pulling on your apron strings. Thanks to our friend Patti Leonard (Eddie Ficker's mother) she now has her own apron, which she is very proud of.
The other day she helped me make pumpkin muffins, and last night she helped with our burrito dinner. She actually stirred the bean mix and sprinkled all the cheese by herself. What fun for us.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

What's Up?



We bundled the kids up and headed out for an early breakfast on Saturday-Yummmmy. Although Charlotte looks very serious,she was having fun being defiant and not smiling. While Timothy was using alll his energy to stay upright and not fall over.
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Ear Muffs


Here is Timothy trying on the new ear muffs that we bought for sound protection for the kiddos. They are made especially for infants and children, and will be great for when we are hunting and have a kiddo in the backpack. Both kids enjoy trying them on. Charlotte especially likes it when she puts them on and we pretend to talk (our mouth moves but no sound comes out).
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Fun

Today we went to the Children's Museum with Isa and Blair. Charlotte and Isa (and Timothy some) had fun climbing around on the soft blocks, throwing fish, blowing bubbles, and making pretend pizzas. I am sure the museum will be a regular winter activity.

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

So this video should be placed after the one below it, but I am not a perfect blogger (or for that matter perfect at anything). Anyway, as I could not play in the leaves and shoot video at the same time. Here is Charlotte asking to be thrown in the leaves one more time.

Come Here

As soon as Charlotte saw the me, she stopped playing and jumping in the leaves and started inviting me to join her. So instead of a video of her romping, here is a video of her saying "come here" or "mere".

Here she is actually playing in the leaves.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Maiden Voyage of the Airstream

We went to Boysen Reservoir last weekend and took the airstream for some camping and bird hunting. It was a beautiful weekend, and the kids had fun just getting outand doing something different(so did we). We hope to get some more trips out in it this fall.


Charlotte really didn't understand why she was putting on a costume, but as soon as we headed down Main Street and she saw parades of kids and adults in costume she had a great time filling her bag with goodies. Timothy had fun seeing all the silly costumes too, and only went as far as wearing a spooky shirt. After trick-o-treating went out to dinner and left the goodies for the waitress-they were never asked for again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Headed to Storytime with Jacob


Charlotte looks a bit unsure about her friend Jacob sharing her stroller. Nonetheless they had a blast at the special Halloween storytime.
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Friday, October 24, 2008



Charlotte seems to want Timothy to play with her more and more. Here she has realized that she is just going to have to do what he does because he cannot do what she does.
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