Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ali Would Like to Tell You a Joke


Twenty-one.
Twenty-two.
Twenty-three.
Twenty-four.
Twenty-five.
Twenty-six.
Twenty-seven.
Twenty-eight.
Twenty-nine.
Twenty-ten!

Happy New Year!

(Yes, this is actually verbatim from her earlier today.)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I want YOU


to see my new haircut! Does it make me look older or younger? Mom says older but Dad says I look younger. I can't decide. Tell me what you think!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

Ali checking out her loot from Santa...the most exciting thing in her stocking? Dora underwear.

Josiah's favorite thing about his stocking? The food that was inside.

With his new musical lamb from Ali.

Opening is complete!


And just because I never post pictures of me!

Hope all had a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

They have skills-updated!

Yes, our children have amazing skills.

Ali is mastering her hint giving skills.

Here are the hints she gave us about our presents.

Jed: "Daddy, do you remember that store we went to as a family with all the bikes? We got you something there. It goes on your hands. But, I can't tell you what it is."
Surprise! It's a pair of biking gloves!
My hint: "Mommy, it's a trash thing."
My trash thing....a french press. Even after I opened it, Ali still thought it was for the trash. When I told her I was picking up, she asked if I was going to use my new trash thing. I guess it looks like a little trash can?

The present she made at school for both of us: "It's has lots of colors and you can shake it."
It does have lots of colors, and she did the shaking....

We will have to reveal what the presents are after Christmas, but you can place you guesses now.

Josiah has skills too. Remote control skills. While he was playing downstairs today, I ran upstairs to do a few things. I come back down and he is sitting on the couch smiling and pointing at the TV. I look at it and realize that he has managed to order a movie off of the On Demand menu. This is a process that takes several steps and requires you to push several different buttons. He was quite proud of himself. I just had to laugh.

Yep, my kids have skills.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Proof that I'm not crazy...

Bailey is the camel that lives on Bailey Road. We saw Bailey last winter, and then she seemed to just disappear. We didn't think we would see her again, and I was bummed that I never took a picture. She reappeared again a few weeks ago. You never know when she will choose to be seen and I never seem to have my camera at the right time. Many people doubt that Bailey really exists. Here is our proof. Driving home from church and lunch today, we see this:
She was right down by the road! She is real!

We've been doing Christmas stuff too, like decorating the tree and make decorations for the house. Ali loves counting down the days until Christmas, and Josiah loves eating all the Christmas treats in the house!

And, for all of you that couldn't be at Ali's Christmas program, here she is singing for you:
The words: "1 little, 2 little, 3 little angels; 4 little, 5 little, 6 little angels; 7 little, 8 little, 9 little angels; watching baby Jesus"


video

Oh, and Aunt Carrie, thanks for the blocks. Josiah (and Ali) love them!