Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jake and Emmy are now pulling up on anything and everything and we have high hopes of them walking by the time the weather really gets nice.
My drawer full of Gladware keeps the babies entertained for unbelievable chunks of time. Entertainment at it's finest!
For once, Jake gets the upper hand on Emmy and she is NOT thrilled, as you can tell!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
The whole idea of moving came completely out of the blue and we are still just a BIT nervous about this new home turning into a major money pit. But if we can avoid any major hiccups in the renovation we think the home is a better long-term fit for our family in this neighborhood that we've really come to love. So....wish us luck! Hope we can get things going quickly. Here goes my first stab at general contracting and lining up subs--hopefully in a timely sequence!). So...that's the news from the Richards. Happy Easter!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
This is Caleb, my now 2 1/2 year old son, in September 2005 when he was roughly six weeks old. We were up at the Richards' cabin near Oakley and this tiny little guy just fell dead asleep in my arms all of a sudden and completely out of the blue. It was hilarious and I love this picture!
Now...fast forward to yesterday. I took Caleb to his room for a nap. We did the whole routine...read a book, laid there together for a minute, and then I left. When I went back to check on him about 20 minutes later, I opened his door to find the lights all on and this:
He literally fell asleep standing up! Or at best, propped up! Honestly, what a kid. Apparently finding a comfortable position has, since birth, had little to do with whether or not he can fall asleep. He very well may be the death of us but at least he keeps us laughing in the mean time.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Yesterday was my handsome husband Spencer's 34th birthday and we had a great, albeit simple, celebration to honor the #1 husband and daddy in our lives. Anyone who knows Spence knows what an incredible person he is. We feel so lucky to have him!
Before Spencer got home from work, the kids had fun making signs and decorating the house (with PINK balloons...it's all we had on hand!). Then, our little family enjoyed a steak, broccoli and rice dinner (yum!). After dinner we dropped the three oldest kids off at Grandma Jo and Grandpa Lyle's house for a hot tub and a sleepover (thanks again Mom!) while Spencer and I raced home with the twins to host some of our friends for a little birthday get-together. We had dessert, watched the Jazz game, and played some pretty intense rounds of foosball. All in all, a pretty fun night. Happy Birthday Spencer! We love you and hope you had a great day!