16 December 2007

Josiah the political activist

Josiah becomes a political activist as he creates his own Ron Paul sign.

28 November 2007

Gideon is verrry advanced for his age

Yes that is spit up by his cheek. With Gideon spit up is part of the package.

23 November 2007

Thanksgiving at Aunt Tracey's

Elijah and Cousin Tyler save the galaxy while Uncle Ron holds Titus and other unrecognizable children jump into the fray.

Darren and Gideon

Uncle Darren tries to convince Daddy to vote for Ron Paul.

22 November 2007

Sharlee and Shock-Lick Factory

Dad interviews Luke about Sharlee and the Shock-Lick Factory -- the book we just finished during story time.

21 November 2007

Sawdust Boogie

Dad cut some wood and left the hardwood floors coated with slippery sawdust. It didn't take long before the Sawdust Boogie was happening all over the house.

19 November 2007

Story Time

The pic is fuzzy but it shows our nightly story time. The current books are Egeiermeir's Bible Story, James and the Giant Peach, The Book of Virtues, and The Lord of the Rings. It takes about 45 minutes per night if Mama can stay awake that long. :)

17 November 2007

Just your standard oil change

It started as a normal oil change ...

This picture tells the whole story.

Titus went face first in the oil. He was coated from chin to the top of his head.

01 November 2007

Bath Time for Titus

In the end of the video, Robin comments "We all have the stomach flu." Can you even imagine so many kids all throwing up at the same time?

31 October 2007

It seemed like a good idea at the time!

Daddy let the munchkins draw on his back during last night's Bible story.

28 October 2007

Quiet time with Gideon

The only thing cuter than a newborn with hiccups is butterflies landing on puppies playing in a field of daisies at sunset.

27 October 2007

Halloween party

Sam (Qui-Gon or Annakin, I forget), Gideon (Raver, complete with funny hat and pacifier), Josiah (Clifford the big red dog), Luke (Blue's Clues), Titus (piggy piggy), Elijah (Batman, with light up body armor), and Silas (I'm not sure, I think "S" stands for Scooby Doo, but it doesn't really look like Scooby)

Here is Silas, a mere 3 hours before he painted our friend's kitchen floor with vomit.

20 October 2007

Luke's 3rd birf-day

With apologies to anyone who can sing with any sort of pitch.

19 October 2007

Blue Eyes

Click on the picture to see them close up.

18 October 2007

Sam does Tolkien

As we were reading The Hobbit at story time, I told the boys that Bilbo Baggins probably would have been diagnosed with Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. I was very disapppointed with them for not knowing what that meant. So, I explained that Bilbo is a "clean freak" and has everything lined up and in order. All the kids were laughing when some of Bilbo's friends visited and teased about trashing his house.

We found out after we finished the book, that Sam had gone back and memorized this poem. He walks around the house saying it in words higher than the human ear can hear.

Here is the poem in case you can't understand it.

Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates –
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!

Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!

Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!

That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! Carefully with the plates!

15 October 2007

14 October 2007

Gideon Boyd

8 lbs 9 ozs, 21 inches, 7:20 pm, Saturday 13Oct07

Gideon Taylor Boyd at 2 minutes old.

Dad got to deliver the unimportant parts of Gideon

about 15 minutes old, in the baby oven

After a night's sleep, about 14 hours old.

Poppie and Grammie bring the boys to visit.

A few nurses said they had never seen anything like this before.

06 October 2007

Luke sees the specialist

Luke's foot is STILL hurting after 2 weeks so Kaiser decides he needs to come back to see a pediatric podiatrist.

Some random nameless doctor dude fits Lukey with a special new shoe.

Lukey looks thrilled about his new shoe. But, he is already putting weight on it after only an hour.

Videos from Josiah's 6th b-day

Part 1. Josiah's 6th birthday presents arrive from Nana and Papa in Wyoming.

Part 2. OK, don't think that Nana sent her presents 4 months late. The presents were on time, I just now got around to recoding the video.

Visit to the air museum

Poppie takes some of the kids to the air museum by the Sonoma County airport while Mommy and Daddy take Luke to the pediatric podiatrist.

Josiah, Samuel, Elijah, Silas

28 September 2007

27 September 2007

26 September 2007

"my foot hoots"

Luke jumped off a bench because he wanted to see the inside of a hospital

Luke cries as the technician places his foot for the x-ray

The technician said Luke was abnormally brave and still for the camera

Whew! No broken bones