Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Catch Up Post

This post is dedicated to Grandma Judy who has quietly been living in a Bug, Bex and Dee photograph void for the past few months and whose patience with such void has been overly gracious!

So.  A few things.

#1.  Bananas are good.  We go through 78 a day.  78 bunches that is.  Not 78 individual bananas.  Just to clarify.  In case you thought we were getting off easy on our grocery bill. 

It goes against my buy-local policy, but local options in this case don't exist.  Plus, how can I not buy bananas for this face?


#2.  Sometimes I like to leave them to their own devices just to see what transpires.   
It's often entertaining.  Sometimes dangerous.  But usually just entertaining. 

(Stay at home moms really live on the edge).
#3.  Bug will be representing Native Americans in her dance recital this summer.  Her in her costume makes the Too Cute for Words top ten list. 

#4.  If she gets any more beautiful, I may have to look away, lest my heart burst into a thousand pieces.
I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing person she is blossoming into.  She is so bright, so caring, so inquisitive, so earnest, so concerned.  And she loves Jesus like crazy.  It really is something to see. 

One of my favorite examples: One day I found her bible opened to the picture of Jesus on the cross.  His hands and feet had been scraped off the page. Little scraps of Kleenex had been put on the scrapes. I asked her why she'd messed up her bible like that.  She told me she'd been trying to take the nails out of poor Jesus and put band aids on him.  I just love her.

#5.  Peek-a-boo.  That about sums it up. 


Meghan said...

I've said it about 60 times but I still wish we lived closer so our kids could play. I KNOW Grace and Emy would be the best of friends. I miss you and we haven't even been together. Xoxo.

Yelena R. said...

They're growing up so fast! Your kids are just beautiful :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Your kids are adorable! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing with all of us! :-) Hugs, Coreen

Unknown said...

The twins are getting so big! (So cute too...with lots of hair!)

Bug has such a precious heart for God. I love hearing about your family!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Oh, man! Isn't it amazing how they think? What did you say that?

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Elle Bee, your kids are just simply beautiful! I love Bug in her costume...the Crocs make the outfit!! LOL!
Thanks for coming by the other day :)

xo, misha

WhiteStone said...

If you move to Hawaii you can grow your own bananas. heh-heh
Your kids photograph so adorably. When I was that age I longed for a playhouse in the back yard. Fun!
And look at all those curls! So sweet.
P.S. I was so blessed by the comment you left on my blog. Thanks!

Christina said...

The story about the Bible made me cry, oh my goodness, what a heart.
Yes, they are so cute.
I love it that their high chairs are outside. :) It looks like you all are enjoying your spring!

Dana said...

I feel very fortunate to benefit from Grandma Judy's update! Your babies are so sweet to look at, I can almost hear the giggles and laughter! I ditto Meghan's comment, how fun it would be to get our families together for a big visit! Love and hugs and kisses to you all!

Unknown said...

Adorable, darling children! They're so full of life and happiness and hope for the future.

Love Bug's costume, especially the authentic Native American pink Crocs! ;) Her hair looks so cute in should fix it that way more often. XO

monica said...

Wow that is a lot of banana's! Great pictures and wonderful update!

teamkyte said...

Adorable!!!! I LOVE that she has hot pick crocs on with her Native American get up!

CottageGirl said...

Your kids are getting so big! They each have their own personalities ... AND they have gotten even cuter, if that's possible!

Unknown said...

Grandma Judy isn't the only one who's been living in a void! :) Thanks for sharing these too cool for school super sweeties!

I love the Bug's costume, very cute and her heart, well that just gives me goose bumps! And Bex and Dee, well, I can't believe how they continue to grow, and grow, and grow! The two of them in their highchairs cracked me up!

I love, love seeing them grow. Thank you!

Hugs ~Andrea~

Lois Christensen said...

I love the pictures! And the band-aid story is so cute! Congrats on being baptized again! My daughter was baptized last night and it is amazing!

Dandy said...

Just look at Dee's hair!

Your babes are gorgeous and Bug really is breath-taking.

And the story about the bible. OMG, totally in tears over here.

Dandy said...

I almost forgot to comment and the costume! Too cute, I love the sequins :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Elle Bee,

I love seeing pictures of your kids! You're right, that Bug is gorgeous and the bandaids on precious and compassionate! You've got a special girl there!

I can't remember how old your twins are, but if they're 2, I'll have to pick your brain on having a 2 year old around's been a long time....stuff like I noticed they were in high chairs...didn't know if I needed one for Luke or a booster seat for the table....(silly I know but it's really been awhile).

Oh, and I was touched by your baptism pictures and your reasons behind it and I think it's terrific and I'm so happy for you! I think it's a great reason and I bet everything feels "all new" now!

Hugs and Blessings to you!

golonghorns said...

Your babies are too precious! Glad you gave Grandma Judy her fix!!!

Flash Jorgensen said...

Oh my your kids are cute, and what a cute story!