Monday, May 26, 2008


Yo Gabba Gabba has brainwashed my child!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh, do you know the Muffin Man?

Silly kid. Its a helmet cover. She wanted to wear the helmet but we wouldn't let her so we put the cover on instead! It was squishing her forehead down over her eyes. Cute muffin top!

The next Elton John?

Hanging out with Aunt JuJus and pretending to talk on mommy's cell phone. She loves to say "Helloooooo".

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More Family Fun from Texas!

Maren and Seth playing

Preston holding Adaleine

Maren waiting for pictures

Daddy and Maren waiting for pictures

Grandma and Grandpa with all of the grandkids

Maren and Seth playing again

Maija holding Adaleine

Family Fun from Texas!

Mom and Dad
Adam Ahnah Preston Maija Maren

Melissa Chris Brenna Andrew

Andrea Eric Katelyn Seth

Ben Ruth Adaleine

Jacob Erica


Table manners?

I think I have been in the car way too long. I might have lost my mind. Tonight at dinner Maija just wouldn't keep her arm off the table so Adam got some rope and tied (very loosely, she could still get it up to the table) her arm to her body. It worked. I really think I have lost my mind. Maybe I am too strict on manners? ;)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Ahh, Maija. What can we say about Maija? She's cute, she has very red hair, she's very loving and everyone is her friend. Sorry about the picture quality. I'm still operating on my cell phone camera. Darn boxes are hiding my camera battery charger and my new camera isn't here yet!
Maren was brushing Maija's teeth. Maija will let Maren do just about anything to her. She LOVES Maren.

Maija is a super helper around the house and a super duper student in school. In the 2 years she has been in school, she has never gotten in trouble. Thats quite an accomplishment! Maija loves Hello Kitty and Littlest Pet Shop toys.

Maija turned 7 in January. I need to get her pictures professionally taken soon, probably right after we get back from Texas!

Picture catch up

Time for more catch up!

Maren had her 15 month check up (she is 16 months) today. She officially weighs in at 23lbs 4oz and is 32 inches tall! And as always, she has a large noggin. She's got good stuff in that noggin. She is back on her Prevacid for reflux. She went off of it about 3 months ago and was doing well until about 3 weeks ago. Now she won't sleep or anything nice like that. Lets hope the Prevacid works and I get my nice sleeper back.

Maren has been learning sign language! She's getting really good at it. Aunt JuJus has been helping lots and teaching us new signs. In this picture she was signing CANDY. There was no candy around and I don't know that she knows what candy really is, but it was cute! Her current spoken vocabulary consists of Bye bye, Daddy, Mommy, Maija, and lots of gibberish. Her repertoire of sign language consists of eat, more, drink, ball, cookie, candy, fish, play, night night, please, daddy, shoes, all gone/done and the most important one, MILK. She is great at copying you when you do new signs.
Just a picture of the house I took after our walk around the block. I wish you could see my cute hanging Fuschia plants. And hey, I need more ideas on what color to paint it!
Maren was trying on helmets. We found one that fits at Walmart but it was boyish. Gotta scout around for a girl one. We hope to be riding the many miles of bike trails in Lincoln this summer.
Now for Preston's birthday party! We had a fun time eating lots of yummy barbeque food at MomMom and PopPop's house and then cake and icecream next door at Jesa and Dave's. Preston and his cousin Ethen had a party together.
I'm crazy! Roller shoes???

A Pokemon board game. He's quite excited.

He also got a cool remote controlled vehicle that is also a metal detector. Unfortunately there was no metal to be found in the yard. He also got to buy Pokemon Battle Revolution for the Wii from the birthday money Grandma and Grandpa Lingard sent him.

I just realized I don't have any pictures of Maija on here! I will take some tomorrow and do a post all about Maija!

Oh, and we will be in Texas this weekend. We will come back next Monday sometime. Quick trip! Can't wait to go!