Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas card 2008

We wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy 2009!

Here is a quick Nunn family update along with our favorite books from this past year. We welcomed Adam into our family in January, so he is almost 1. He is really a fun, smiley baby who loves his big brother and sisters. He likes to read Peek-a-boo Baby.

Greta was 4 in October and went to Chuck E Cheese for her birthday . She loves to play with friends and her dog, Molly. Skippyjon Jones is her favorite book,

Clara turns 7 in February and is excelling in 1st grade. She is taking violin lessons and loves to ride her bike off road. She loves Arthur books and the Magic Tree House series.

Jonas turned 8 this summer and was baptized. He likes to have backyard battle and read Encyclopedia Brown books. He is doing great in 3rd grade and plays piano.

Baranie volunteers at school, cooks dinner most nights, and plays with the kids. Her favorite read this last year was A Northern Light.

Mike went to China this spring for the World EXPO and started remodeling the master bathroom. He read a the Sackett books by Louis L’Amour.

We are looking forward to a great holiday and wish allof you the same.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chritsmas Program - Clara the Diva

We had our church Christmas program last Friday. Clara loves to perform and dress up, so she signed up right away. She started violin lessons this summer and had planned to play "Jingle Bells." We decided it wasn't quite ready for performance yet; instead she wanted to sing "Angels We Have Heard on High" which Jonas was practicing on the piano. I thought it would be too sweet for Jonas to accompany her, but when she realized that his version didn't include the Gloria section, she asked the primary pianist instead. Clara also asked her best friend Aubrielle to sing with her. The little sisters then got involved. I think they did pretty well except for the tempo. Clara even planned the outfits and wasn't shy in front of the microphone. I hope she will be comfortable in front of performing in front of people; it me until a few years ago to get better at dealing with stage fright. I sang a duet "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" with my friend Emily. It wasn't as cute as the little girls, so it is not part of the video.

Jonas played Jingle Bells and Angels We Have Heard on High on piano. He was Joseph in the nativity pageant, Clara was the angel, and Greta a horse. It was a fun night.

Busy boy

I love those thighs in his dress shirt.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Adam has learned to walk

Adam has been learning to walk this month and is doing well. He loves to play hide and seek and empty out the cupboard.


We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I started cooking Monday, toasting my breadcrumbs for stuffing and doing a pumpkin pie. Tuesday I did a coconut cream and starting my cranberry grape salad. Wednesday the chocolate and banana cream pie. My brother Jay and his girlfriend Ashley came on Wednesday evening. Thursday I did the lemon meringue pie after starting the rolls. I am so glad I didn't have to do the turkey. I love baking. My Aunt Kay brought the turkey and green bean casserole. My brother did the potatoes and Ashley did a shoepeg corn casserole which was delicious. We had a lot of fun; the kids helped me cook and were thrilled to have Sprite with grenadine to drink. Clara made cute turkey name cards and we ate on my grandmothers crystal and my wedding china.

After dinner, we did jigsaw puzzles and watched the Cowboy game. Clara and Jonas played a guessing word game with my aunt and uncle. We ended the night watching Home Alone.

Friday morning my sister and her boys came over for a breakfast burrito birthday brunch for Ashley. Then we went to a high school playoff football game at the Texas Stadium. My cousin's Alma mater Allen High School played Odessa-Permiam. Allen's band has 600 members and was awesome. The score was 28-22 and there was lots of action. It was fun to go to the stadium since it will be torn down after the football season ends. We came home for a dinner of leftovers and then went out to Cheddar's for a cookie monster treat.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sweetheart Tag

My friend Chrystal did this sweetheart tag. I thought since it has been Thanksgiving and I am really grateful for my husband, I would do this tag.

1. What is his full name? Michael Shawn Nunn

2. How old is he? 36

3. Do you have any nicknames for him? What are they? Mike, Sweetie

4. What color are his eyes? light blue

5. What color is his hair? dark brown, blond when he was a kid

6. How tall is he? 6 foot 3 inches - 1 whole foot taller than me

7. What is his favorite color? blue

8. What is his favorite food? lasagna, cheese and crackers, chips and salsa, chocolate mouse, anything he doesn't have to make himself

9. What are/is his favorite past time(s)? fishing, splitting wood, scuba diving, playing chess, planning trips

10. What is his favorite sport? basketball, baseball

11. What does he want to be when he grows up? his own boss

12. What does he do that surprises you? He can brush the girls hair really well without making them cry.

13. What's your favorite feature about him? 1st) His shoulder blades 2nd)upper arms 3) dimples

14. What's your favorite quality about him? His honesty and his worldview. I really respect his opinion. I enjoy his deprecating sense of humor.

15. What do you admire most about him? He is a very hard worker and he can be such a playful father.

16. What's a hidden talent that he has? He makes up wonderful stories for the kids; Bigfoot stories are his specialty.

17. Where did you meet? his brother and my sister introduced us on the phone then Mike came over to my house with his brother

18. When, where, and what did you do for your first date? Pocket Sandwich Theater, January 94- It was a live spoof melodrama dinner show. We cheered for the good guy and booed for the bad guy. A really fun place.

19. When and where was your first kiss? In my 1976 Datsun pickup truck.

20. What first caught your eye or attracted you to him? We were supposed to see a movie, The Fugitive, as a double date with his brother. His brother backed out, but he showed up and took my sister and I anyway. I thought that was sweet.

21. Who said 'I love you' first? I don't remember.

22. How long did you date before you were married? 1 year
How did he propose? At the top of Mt. Timpanogos overlooking the valley after a 10 mile hike.

23. How long have you been married? 13 years

24. Does he have any nicknames for you? Bear, Lover

25. What are your favorite things to do as a couple? Listen to music, car trips

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Adam's 1st Haircut

Adam's hair has been looking thicker and longer in the middle. People were accusing me of giving him a mohawk. I decided it was time for a trim. Clara spiked it up to show how long it was and Mike got out the clippers. Now he really looks grown up. He is now 10 months old. He took his first steps last week, I am still trying to get a video of his steps.

Mud Fight!

We had a big storm come through last night that left a lot of rain in our sand pit where we took out our pool. The kids were so excited to play in the water. Greta and Jonas started throwing the mud. Clara got out, but got back in for pictures. She doesn't enjoy getting dirty like Jonas and Greta. Adam watched and enjoyed the show.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Here are photos of us on Halloween. Jonas is Harry Potter. Clara is a supermodel. Greta is Spiderman since it was 80 degrees and her dog costume was too hot. Adam was a dinosaur. I was a bunny rabbit and Mike was a grumpy old man. We did a trunk-or-treat one night and then went to my mom's house and knocked some doors on my old street. Then we visited Mike's parents and my grandparents. It was a really fun night. Jonas had disguise day at school. He was an attorney, isn't he cute?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Greta turns 4

Greta started her birthday out with a new Webkinz which she named Elise. We played at the house. Jonas and Clara had the day out of school, so we went out for donuts. We had her party at Chuck E Cheese's with friends. She was so excited about her day.

Adam chasing cars

Greta got a remote control car for her birthday. We had fun letting Adam chase it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Adam's teeth

Adam now has 5 teeth! I have been wanting this picture since his top right tooth came in before the ones in the middle. I call him snaggle tooth. He has been great while teething- no drooling or fussing. Such a sweet kid. He had his 9 month check up last week and weighed in at 21 lb, 6 oz (65th%)and 29 inches(95th%). He is getting ready to walk, but prefers to crawl. He is waving bye and saying "ba" when Mike leaves for work. He loves to clap when we sing "When you're Happy and You Know it."

Owen's farm Pumpkin patch

Last week we went to the Owen's Farm petting zoo and pumpkin patch. We met Aunt Amy and James and had a great time.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The "8" Game

8 TV Shows I Love(d) to Watch...
1. The Office
2. Pysch
3. House
4. Scrubs
5. Take Home Chef
6. Monk
7. Survivor
8. What Not to Wear

8 Favorite Restaurants...
1. Tom Yum Thai
2. On The Border
3. Panda Express
4. Taco Bueno
5. Sali's Pizza
6. The Indian food place by my sister's house
7. Pappadeaux
8. Outback Steakhouse

8 Things That Happened Yesterday...
1. Worked out at the gym on the treadmill.
2. Read Frankenstein and nursed Adam.
3. Helped Mike look for his wallet.
4. Sorted the kids bookshelf and donated unwanted books to cub scouts book drive.
5. Pushed Adam in the swing.
6. Read with Clara.
7. Made sweet and sour chicken stir-fry.
8. Watched Indiana Jones and the Chrystal Skull while folding laundry.

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To...
1. The campfire when we camp tomorrow.
2. Singing in the stake Christmas Choir
3. My bike getting new tires so I can ride.
4. Holiday baking
5. The new Veggie Tales Movie- The Pirates Who Don't do Anything.
6. My 20th wedding anniversary.
7. Making homemade play-do with Greta.
8. Mike coming home from work.
9. Finding a new home for my dog (obedient, calm adult border collie interested?}

8 Things On My Wish List...
1. My bathroom remodeling being done.
2. A maid.
3. My brothers and sister living closer.
4. Kids that don't whine or talk ugly.
5. Lose weight.
6. A European Vacation.
7. Trip to Sea World.
8. Better health insurance.

4th Picture in 4th Folder Tag

I like this tag since it isn't hard to do. I posted 2 pictures because the first is so lame. It is a work picture that Mike took of a fountain he was repairing and it ended up on our home computer. The second was in the same folder but the 4th of family pictures. It is April 2007 and we are at the Dallas Zoo. Jonas had a field trip for 1st grade and we tagged along. Clara is posing with Mike. The funny thing is that Clara's is going to the zoo next week for her 1st grade field trip!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jonas is awesome.

Jonas is doing really well. He was baptized this summer. He started cub scouts and has earned his Bobcat, some belt loops, and is really close to earning his Wolf. We did a mock volcano expulsion which was a birthday present from Aunt Amy. He loves to play outside riding bikes or having Star Wars battles. We took out our pool this summer and now have a large sand pit where the kids like to play. I also put Jonas is our big tree for the first time. He was so funny trying to get down. It was about six feet. He is a great kid and doing really well in 3rd grade. He has discovered that he likes techno music. He lets his Pokemon game play on his Nintendo DS while he reads.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sunflower in the backyard

We enjoyed watching this sunflower grow from a seed we planted.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 08

We have been having lots of fun this summer. Here is some shots of the kids on the slip and slide out front that Jonas got for his birthday. Then Jonas and Clara were husking corn on the cob for dinner. Greta got a fat lip playing at the museum. That was a lot of blood. We just returned from a trip to see my sister in Houston. My camera batteries were not charged, so there are only a few photos at the beach. If you look close you can see Afton's cute belly in one picture. She is expecting a new baby January 3! We had a great time hanging out with my nephews and celebrating their birthdays.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Questions from a 3 year old

I was snuggling Greta tonight and she asked me "Why we have air?" I explained breathing, then she asked if plants need air. It is fun to watch her curious mind at work. She also asked about bones and food. I explained and then she wanted to know why her big sister could color so well. It must be hard to be little and never be quite as far along. I showed her how her ears didn't have any bones and could move. She wanted to know why ears can hear? I told her so she could hear me say "I love her." Her smile was a perfect way to end the day.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My chubby little man

Adam has been growing fast. He weighed in at 18lb 1 oz and 24 1/2" at his four month checkup. I have some cute shots of his rolls on his legs. Personally, I think his chubby shoulders are adorable. My wrist has started aching from carrying him around. Thank goodness for strollers. Adam went to Orlando to bury his great-grandmother Lois' ashes. She passed away in Dallas in April. We met some family and went to Downtown Disney. Adam enjoyed watching the fish at Rainforest Cafe. He traveled well even though he was recovering from an ear infection.
Jonas and Clara are home from school and we are enjoying being home. We have had some sickness, so we have stayed home more than I had planned. The kids seem to play so well and enjoy the down time. I am glad we have a big backyard and a circle street for bikes and scooters.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Clara update

Clara is about to finish up her t-ball season undefeated. Go Thundercats! She had field day and a beach theme party at school. She did so well her first year at school and is excited for 1st grade. First, she will enjoy summer. She lost her front tooth at school on the last day, but from the video you can see that Jonas tried to help her pull it out the night before. I am working on an update of Adam as well. He is growing fast as you can see from his picture at Clara's game.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Baseball & A Crawfish Boil

My brother Jay came up a few weeks ago and we had a Cajun Crawfish boil in our backyard. I am sorry I didn't get pictures earlier showing the kids playing with the live crawfish. It was opening day for little league, so we were eating in between the opening ceremony and Jonas' first game. We have had a fun month at the ball park. Jonas is playing baseball and Clara t-ball. We have been outside enjoying the spring weather and making friends.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Clara's 6th Birthday

Clara had her school and church friends over for a flower and butterfly party. They had a makeup lesson from Clara's Aunt Ginger, played freeze dance, pin the butterfly on the flower, and played. Her Nana and Aunt Kelly also helped me at the party. We did the girls hair and ate lunch. Clara had a Grasshopper Pie for cake. Her chosen lunch menu was chicken nuggets, pineapple, red grapes, pretzels, and root beer. Mike took Jonas to his basketball game since he thought it would be fun to chase the girls around the house with a light saber. The girls were shrieking and loving it course, but that wasn't in the plans. We had a nice day. It was fun to celebrate on a Saturday. We had Chinese food from Panda Express which Clara sometimes calls Polar Express; I think it is a cute mix up. The song is one of Clara's favorite for dancing.
Jonas got to spend the evening with his boy cousin and eat a corn dog from Sonic which he prefers to Chinese. He thanks his Aunt Afton for introducing him to corn dogs 2 years ago, not something I keep in the house since I don't like them. You can imagine the first time they went to a birthday party and were served hot dogs. They looked at me so funny when it was out on their plate. Clara loved the soft white bread of the bun and put ketchup on it. The people at Wendy's must think I am crazy when I ask for a bun with ketchup only, no meat. She will go for the chicken sandwich most times. I guess my kids are deprived because I buy wheat bread. It is ironic that I get frustrated when my kids are picky eaters; I am picky as well. I guess my frustration is that they don't like what I have made and what I prefer. Oh and when they stop liking something they used to eat like Jonas and pasta. That is enough venting and food stories.
Happy Birthday Clara! We also had a family dinner on Sunday to celebrate with my Grandpa who shares a birthday with Clara.

Adam 6 weeks

Here is some video and pictures of Adam. He is such a great baby; Jonas and Clara love to play with him as soon as they come home from school. Jonas was copying him, so Clara wanted to also. He is smiling quite a bit now, but it is elusive to catch on the camera. I fixed this video and added some more pictures.
Thanks to all of you who post so regularly and comment; I love to read blogs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Smoke detector test

Last night at bedtime, I saw my 3 year old brushing the dog in the kitchen with my hairbrush. I was not happy. Even though our border collie Molly is a great dog, I don't like dogs much. I don't like their hair or their smell, so to see my brush full of dog hair... Uhggg. I put Greta in bed, cleaned out the brush, and set it in a pan of water to sanitize it. I turned on the burner and went to check on kids in bed. I didn't come back into the kitchen after reading a story and turning off lights. Adam was awake and Mike and I were playing with him in our room when we heard the smoke detector go off. Ooops. Mike threw the pan on the back porch and opened the doors to get the terrible burnt plastic smell out. We spent the rest of the evening back in our room; thank goodness the bedrooms are away from the kitchen. Only Jonas was awake and heard the alarm- I think if we really had a fire and had to get out of the house, Mike and I would be carrying 4 sleeping children out.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Jonas' school project

This is Jonas' report on the Statue of Liberty. He is holding a small replica of the statue which Mike cut out and Jonas painted green. The video does turn when you start it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Basketball and Cheering

This year Jonas played on basketball league called Upwards through a local church. He played last year and I really liked the program. They teach the kids and don't keep score until the 3rd grade. Clara can't play ball until 1st grade, but we let her join the cheer squad. Where else do they encourage cheerleaders to wear turtlenecks and tights? They teach the kids to memorize a scripture each week, practice good sportsmanship, and give a special star to the player who has the most Christlike behavior during the game.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Clara & Adam

Clara helped give Adam a bath in the sink while Jonas took photos and Greta supervised. It does really help to have some extra hands to help- although 8 may be 2 too many. Clara choose to share her room with Adam; she has his dresser and changing pad in her room. She evens takes his dirty clothes to the laundry room with hers.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


It is so cool to have a brother and he is very cute and his cry is so cute and wonderful. Jonas