Thursday, May 28, 2009

Elliott Love

Since Mom and Dad are in Russia I really have to bring Elliott to them. So if there seems to be a lot of pictures in the next few posts, please, look away, it could get a little too cute around here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Elliott Milton Jones

Elliott Milton Jones was born on May 22nd 2009 at 10:40 pm Mountain Time. He weighed in at an even 10 pounds and is 21 inches long. Everything went really well. Elliott and Camille are both doing great.

We got home from the hospital Sunday evening. Josh and Jane absolutely adore their new little brother. They can't get enough of him.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jane's Story

Kgördee is putting the kids down tonight and as he is rocking them he
tells them a story and they tell him a story.

Jane's story was very interesting tonight. Part way through her story,
as I am lying on our bed next to them, I hear, "And mom said,'What the
hell are the witches doing?'"

Kgördee and I were trying not to laugh so hard that it was a few
minutes before we could even stop her story and kindly talk to her
about not using that word. Judge me if you will but it's been a harsh
few days.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Person of the Year 2009

We have been wanting to upgrade our backyard playset for a while now. As much as I have wanted one of the big wooden Rainbow brand play sets, I have had no desire whatsoever to have anything to do with the assembly process. The local Rainbow dealer was having a free installation special but even with the "free" installation, the total price tag was about double the cost of the exact same play set at Costco. Of course the Costco option did not include installation. So somehow we struck a deal with our good friend Chaz to help us out. He has incredible skills and a heart of gold! Here is the story in pictures...


At Costco

An overwhelming amount of parts

The assembly begins

A couple of Radio Flyer trikes help to move the initial frame off the patio and over to the actual spot in the yard

Almost there

Hooray!!! The kids are all over it and having a blast!


Thanks to Chaz for making this possible. Without him, I would probably be working on this until sometime in the late fall, early winter. That is why Chaz is our nomination for Time Magazine's Person of the Year!

38 Weeks

We went on a little walk/ride today around the neighborhood. I love that Josh remembered their helmets before we left the house as I had not. That must be the Grandpa Holmes in him.

The twins can really haul on their bikes now so I had to keep telling them to stop so I could catch up.

On the way back we stopped at the abandoned lot (okay, not so abandoned, it just sounds better than an empty lot in a fancy cluster of homes that has not been developed due to the nose dive the housing market has taken, whatever) that is completely over grown with weeds and played on the little mound of dirt there.

Good times.