Saturday, March 26, 2011

Caroline's at it again...

"Mom, I wanted to surprise you!" It worked.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Few More Words

Joey has added a few more words to his list:

- Round and round (he'll say this when he wants to sing "The Wheels on the Bus" -- and he does the hand motions!)
- Animals (he learned this word while staring at GrandBob's deer and antelope heads - he tried roaring and meowing at them, but was confused that there wasn't any response, so instead he just kept saying "animals" over and over!)
- Down

So much fun!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Joey's New Words

Joey has started talking! His current vocabulary:

hi, hello, bye, mama, dada, ni-ni (Caroline), Bamp-boo (Grandpa), Bambob (Grandbob), ka-ty (Katie), kitty, meow, doggy, roar (when he sees a picture of a lion), oh-oh-ah-ah (when he sees pictures of monkeys), up, baba (water), MORE!!!!! (usually in the context of asking for more food), NOOOOOO (combined with finger-pointing, much like his sisters say to him), happy, nose, eye, ear, mouth, baby, and (sadly) plie (which he learned while sitting through the girls' ballet classes).

Earlier this week he actually put two words together -- "dada UP!"

Happy Halloween!

Three Little Munchkins
Caroline the Ladybug

Caroline's party at school:Katie the Good Witch of West Linn:

Joey the Monkey and Daddy

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Totally Summer... Kilchis Camping!!

What do you call a two-night adventure with 10 kids, 3 adults, 3 visitors, and a vat of spaghetti big enough to feed 100 people? It's a Laidlaw-Porter-Duplessie-Jacobs camping trip, of course! There was a little bit of fishing, swimming, marshmallow-roasting, late-night storytelling (including how the local Mook gave Tillamook its name), and even a skit directed by Carson. The kids were sly enough to find a woppit hole, but quiet and well-behaved enough not to summon or disturb any woppits.

I suspect there will be a lot of heavy snoring tonite as we all settle back into our own cozy beds. The only thing better than camping is getting home and unpacked after camping!