Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We went to Weleetka, OK to my grandparents 2nd home for Thanksgiving. My grandfather grew up there and we had lots of fun shooting guns, exploring, hiking, and hanging out. My 2nd cousins came for dinner and we got to catch u with them and see their kids. We visited the farm across the street where we rode miniature horses, chased chickens and tried to make their goats faint. Then we went to Oklahoma City where we went to the Science Center and Zoo. We saw lots of animals and had a great trip.
Posted by Baranie at 5:02 AM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here is a Levi update. He weighed in at 13 lb 5 oz which is a gain of 5 lbs since her was 3 weeks old and grew 3 inches! He went from 25% in height to 90% and 10% in weight to 90%. He is just fitting in to our family perfectly. He loves to watch his big brothers and sisters. The picture is of the kids at the nature preserve on a walk. We have been enjoying beautiful weather playing in our yard and cleaning out the extra growth of our vines from the summer. Mike painted our shutters and columns and front door, pictures coming soon.
Posted by Baranie at 5:03 AM
Monday, November 9, 2009
Greta is a little monkey with a bit of cat in her. She is always jumping around, but usually lands on her feet. Saturday afternoon while playing at the neighbors she saw a shiny rock and jumped down to get pick it up. She landed on a toy and broke both bones in her right arm. It was casted Monday; she has been so brave and hasn't complained of pain very much at all. The picture in the wheelchair was taken at the ER while waiting, can you believe that smile? The staff couldn't believe she wasn't screaming, you can see the crooked arm in one of the pictures. We are so grateful that it didn't break through the skin. She was bored more than anything and tired of waiting. The ER Dr. was able to set it straight while she had some crazy dreams on the meds. She told us later that Dad had like 6 or 8 eyes!
Now we have to spend the next 6 weeks trying to keep her from running or jumping and hurting herself or us with that hard cast.
Posted by Baranie at 1:05 PM
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here is Levi in part of Greta's costume. This is Greta getting a kiss from Levi the frog. The last photo is her as Taylor Swift. Her Aunt Amy helped her make the guitar. I will try to post the video of her singing "You Belong to Me" later since it is saved on the other computer.
Posted by Baranie at 4:37 AM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Levi is growing fast. He looks small next to his 6 month old cousin Paige, but he is getting rounder every day. See those leg rolls? I weighed him and he is 12 lbs! That means he has doubled his birth weight in 6 weeks! Watch out Paige, he will catch up to you soon.
Posted by Baranie at 8:27 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
Greta choose to go to the zoo where she rode a horse called Cleo, pet a rabbit, guinea pig, donkey and snake. We had Panda Express for dinner. She had fun in her new sand box. Jonas and Clara got up to decorate for her first thing in the morning. It was fun day. Stay tuned to the end of the video after she sings to Levi, she dances and sings Taylor Swift then her favorite gummy bear song. Greta is the spark plug of the family.
Posted by Baranie at 12:38 AM
Adam curled up next to Mike for a nap one day. Another day I laid down with Levi to nurse and Adam climbed up on the bed and went to sleep. I thought it was so sweet. Adam just loves Levi and is always saying his name "Evi, Evi" over and over when he is around. I have to make sure he doesn't poke him to much in his excitement.
Posted by Baranie at 12:06 AM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
We were stuck inside Saturday due to the rain. Mike and Clara were watching a cooking show and decided to try the recipe for Vanilla Cherry Chocolate cookies. Clara made them and they are delicious! Here is the link if you want to try some yourself.
Posted by Baranie at 6:53 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This is Greta winking at us.
Greta started a Mother's Day Out preschool this week. She goes Tuesday and Thursdays, our neighbor Ms. Libby is her teacher, so she rides with her friend Hawke. In the past I have only done co-op preschools with my kids, so this is new for me. It is working out nicely since Levi came and I need a few months to figure out a new schedule. The curriculum is Sonlight and this week Greta learned about the Ten Commandments and the school rules.
Levi is 2 weeks old now and it seems like he has been part of the family forever. He sleeps most of the time, but I did remember to take some pictures of him awake last night. His hair is still very dark and we can't quite figure out who he looks the most like. What do you think?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This last weekend my brother Dallas came to town and brought my nephew Lincoln. My sister came in town as well and we tried to get a good picture of my mom, Nana and her 9 grandkids, 7 boys and 2 girls. Not a single picture had everyone looking the same direction, but I think the personalities are cute in the shots. It was a fun time getting to play with Lincoln and visiting with Dallas and Ashley. The went with Mike to the BYU-OU game where BYU won!
Posted by Baranie at 5:31 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ivan proposed to Ashley Haslam who is from Portland, OR. They came to visit last week. We are excited to have her in the family. December 19th is the date of the marriage at the Portland temple. The Dallas open house will be December 29th. We had fun visiting and went on a double date to see a comedy thriller, "The Deathtrap" at The Pocket Sandwich Theater. Mike and I went on our first date there in January 1994. It is live theater in a small setting and I highly recommend it. The website is: www.pocketsandwich.com
Posted by Baranie at 11:13 PM
The tie breaker has arrived! We are happy to announce that Levi Owen was born Saturday, August 29, at 5:20am. He weighs 6 lb 2 oz and 18.5 inches. He is a sweet baby with lots of dark hair. He is a good eater, sleeper, and enjoys being held by his big brothers and sisters. He made a dramatic entrance via emergency c-section since he was breech with a foot first. Mom and baby are doing well and got to come home Sunday evening.
Posted by Baranie at 5:53 PM