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