Thursday, September 29, 2011

a house full of cubs!

Well it is once again the start of another cub scout year! We had a bunch of very excited boys at our house. Julien was so thrilled to finally be a webelos and Logan become a wolf.

Below is Julien showing off what he learned with his den this month. He was happy to have earned this citizen pin.

Here is Jon pinning up Logan's bobcat badge. Logan and Jon worked hard this month in order to get the badge.  I just love to see such a big smile on my little man.

Racing away! For some reasons Logan thought he would be able to travel faster by crawling. LOL! What a kid!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Clean break

Well about three weeks ago Jon was warming up tossing a football before a flag football game and snap went his pinky.  He said it hurt but did not think much of it and continued to play. Once he got home and showed me his finger I knew right away it was broken or perhaps dislocated. It was all swollen, blue, aching, and very sensitive to the touch. The next day he went to Dow's health clinic and was advised to go to hand and wrist specialist because it was indeed broken. The bone was completely broken in half with a few chips. The doctor said the break was in a spiral, joking that it must have been a pretty good throw. So poor Jon got his hand casted, but it didn't last long because he got sick of the cast and took it off HIMSELF (what a good patient, eager to be fully recovered! sarcasm). He said that the cast was too restrictive and uncomfortable. Needless to say we are hoping that Jon's pinky will soon be as good as new very soon, and not too crooked since we decided to forgo surgery.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A day at the Park

 Yesterday, Jon and I took the kids to Hermann Park in Houston. The park is huge, and there are so many things to do. We started out visit by going on a train ride to see what there was to do.


We then headed to the play area where the kids played on the swings.

 After being asked over and over again to go to the splash park; We agreed and took them. Houston has a ton of free splash parks so we were prepared today and made sure the kids had their bathing suits on.

While I was watching the kids at the splash park, Jon went and got us some treats.

Logan is showing a little frog he caught.

Once the kids had enough fun playing in the water we feed some of the animals there. Ducks, geese,  turtles, squirrels, nutria (yap that is right we feed a nasty, probably disease infested, muskrat.)

After a nice picnic dinner, we ended our outing at the Miller Outdoor Theater to watch a free Japanese Taiko Concert. It was very cool. Kiki enjoyed it too, dancing to the beat of the drums.

My favorite part of this picture is Jon in the background. Too funny!

Kiki dancing to the music. Some of her moves look like they came straight from an African dance.
She cracks me up.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nerd it up

Julien has developed this cute sense of humor this year. Today he walked into the living room dressed like a "nerd." After showing us his new look, he would go back into his bedroom change his style and hairdo, come back out to the living room, and act like a different nerd. He is just too cute.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Downward Dog

Ever since Kia Ora was a young baby I have done Yoga with her. The girls at New Haven (my old job) thought it was so funny to see a baby do boat (a tricky abdominal workout) without help. I would also massage and stretch her feet and her legs. Kiki has now (since she was 11 months approximately) mastered downward facing dog. The funniest thing about it is that I can just call it out, and Kiki will stop what she is doing and get into the position. Sometimes she will stay into downward dog for a while and wait for me to push her to do a somersault. This little thing is so so smart.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cutest Kids EVER

Before church, the kids were reading books. They were so adorable that I had to snap a shot.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Mama!

 Kia Ora got a baby doll for her birthday, and they have been inseparable ever since she got it. Everywhere Kiki goes Mama follows. The doll cries, giggles, and says mama, so Kia Ora has decided to name her baby Mama. It is so cute watching Kiki go around the apartment saying "Mama! Mama!" grabing her baby and giving it a big kiss. She loves to feed her baby and give her a sippy cup, sit her down and show her a book.
Further more, Jon and I started going to the gym and have been dropping off Kia Ora at the daycare. The days that Kiki does the best at the day care are the days when a little girl (who looks just like her mama) is there. Kiki sits next to her, pats her head, kisses her, and calls her mama. She is too funny and stinkin' adorable.