Sunday, September 16, 2007

Argh, Matey! And Monster-In-Training.

Patrick's Pirate Face:

Alma's face when he is talking in his 'monster voice':

Here Comes The Sun...

Here is a little bit of sun-catching caught on camera. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Yard Work? Yard Play More Like It.

Here are my handsome fellas having a little manly fun, er, I mean working hard in our little yard. Aw, I just can't help myself! They are Just So Cute!! Ssh! Don't tell them I said the 'C' word!

Bruise Progression

I have gotten behind in my posting! Alma's nose is all better by now, so I think I'll just give you a quick photo timeline of his healing.

All better!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

What would you do for your brother?

Catch a 27 inch TV with your nose maybe? Well, guess what? Alma would. Well, he did it this last Friday anyway, weither he wanted to or not is still up for debate. Here are some before and after pictures and then I'll tell the story...

This first picture was obviously afterwards.

This of Patrick and Alma after playing in the sprinklers is a before of Alma's nose.

Here is an after side shot.

Here is one of the bump on his nose by his right eye.

This is a picture of all of the stickers that Alma got in the Emergency Room.

So, Here is the story...

Kevin and I were in the kitchen for just a couple of minutes and we could hear the kids playing in the livingroom one wall away from us while they watched a kids'show on TV when all of the sudden we hear a loud thud and lots of crying! When we rush into the living room Patrick (the 1 1/2 year old is standing on our TV stand (it's about 18" high and a platform type) saying "Uh oh. Uh oh." And Alma (the 3 year old) is standing in front of the TV (which is laying on it's screen on the floor). Alma was the one crying even though neither were under the TV. It was while we had set them both on opposite ends of the couch and Kevin was picking up the TV that we notice a big purple bruise forming on Alma's nose and by his eye! Well since of course all accidents happen while the doctor's office is already closed for the weekend, off we went to the ER. On the way we deciphered that Patrick had climbed up on the TV stand and was trying to squeeze himself into the little space he could see on the other side of the TV which had unknowingly nudged the TV towards the edge of the stand and Alma had stood up to try and push it back onto the stand when it fell on him. Wow, huh. There are alot of opportunities in there for the kids to have been more hurt then this. Well, we got into a room quick but then waited for about an hour to be seen. So, while we waited we ate most of the bag of frozen corn that had been on Alma's eye when we came to the ER (since I'd just finished cooking dinner when we left home). Alma got a stuffed crab and Patrick got a stuffed bear for waiting so well, and they both got coloring books about a tooth-brush and then we got x-rays of Alma's nose and since it turned out (thankfully) to not be broken we were packed up with a new ice pack and some motrin to wait for the bruise to get better on it's own. Ta-da! A little tramatic, yes. Tiring, yes. Eventful, yes. All done, yes yes yes! So there you have it, the story of Alma's brave nose. Enjoy the pictures, be greatful for the long prayers your mothers always give asking Heavenly Father to watch out for you and we'll post again for our next great adventure, when we find out what that'll be. Life is never dull in a day with Super Alma and the adventurous Patty-cake! Love you all! -Us-

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

First Family Camping Trip of 2007

This is only the first FAMILY camping trip. Both Alma and Patrick already attended the Father/Son Campout earlier this year. We went with our good friends here (Katri-mom, Sami-5 year old girl, and Amber- 6wks younger than Patrick). We went to Loam's Pond, in Deleware. It is about a 45 min. drive from us and is East of us. We used our friend's camera for most of the trip because it is better than ours so this is just of packing up the tents. I'll put some more on when we get copies of the other pictures. But, as it is, here are some pictures...

Me taking Patrick away from the road for the 100th time. Alma loving the open spaces.

Sami and Alma taking pictures and saying hi. Patrick being a ham.

The kids running circles around Katri and me while we were trying to take down Katri's tents. Kevin, of course was watching and laughing at us at this point because he'd already gotten ours taken down and put away. He was good and entertained the kids later, by the way. He even helped pack the cars after that too! :o)

Here I am holding Amber. I think she looks like a little fairy in this picture. She just needs some little wings. Well, that's all we've got so, Bye for now!

Something Old, Something New

In celebration of Alma's 3rd birthday and his one week anniversary of him being out of diapers full time we took a picture of him on his way into church.

Here Alma is with his Daddy. He is sporting is new "Big Boy Tie" which I actually bought to cut down for him, but he loved it so much that we let him wear it the way it was for his birthday.

Here is Alma showing off his new tie in his Nursery class, in which he is now the second oldest child. Alma's birthday happened to coenside with Patrick's 17 month mark so Patrick was finally allowed to attend Nursery (with parental supervision, until he's 18 months officially). We'd told Alma this so when we opened the door to let Alma into Nursery he told his teacher,"Today's my birthday and Patrick is invited!" and with that he took his brother's hand and in they went. Why wouldn't that have explained everything?

Here is Patrick on his first visit to Nursery. Wow, that teacher is tall! He was looking a little nervous only for this picture and then he ran off to play with a toy he recognised. He's been waiting for months to finally get to stay and play in here. Only a few more weeks to go now until he gets to stay and play the whole time unsupervised! Yeah! Mommy and Daddy are excited.

Alma is showing Patrick the ropes here, helping him find toys to play with and introducing him to other kids.

Here is Alma "helping" his brother rock on the rocking horse. He didn't actually need any help, but you know, since Patrick is still a little boy and all, of course he actually did need some help getting it going right. Just the second before this picture Alma had the back of that horse actually about a foot off the ground and Patrick was barely hanging on. But, well, his intentions were good. That is probably the real reason for the parental make sure the older siblilngs don't kill the younger ones while the teacher learns to recognize who is related.

A Little Cuteness To Brighten The Day

Oh, right. Most people want to see the kids! I remember that now. Well, here is some of that cuteness too....

That was Alma and Patrick just after they'd been cleaned up from Kevin's birthday cake. Too bad we didn't get any pictures of them with the cake still on! Oh, well, Maybe next time.

Monday, June 18, 2007

To Go or Not To Go?

We have decided To Go. To the Henry Family Reunion that is. So, we just got the tickets! Yeah! We will be arriving on Tuesday and leave on Tuesday (not the same Tuesday, of course!). More details to come...

Monday, April 30, 2007

Sorry, no typey

Yeah, it's been a while. We are doing great. If you are a family member of the Robertson or Henry side, you can get the latest newsletter entries from the respective group website.

If not, just be patient, we will most likely post it here shortly. It's just late at night now and we need to get to bed.

Love y'all,