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Breaking and Entering

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As you may have read in a previous blog entry, Isaac’s use of the bathroom has been limited and is only permitted under parental supervision.Since he doesn’t use it as a bathroom but rather as a splash park, we have had to keep the doors locked.We use various sharp tools such as paper clips and nails to unlock the doors prior to the proper use of these linoleum lined sanctums.Well, this charming, observant, and quite intelligent young man has observed this process of lock picking one too many times.Here, in this photograph, I have actual proof of a 2 year old picking a lock with a toothpick (toothpick! What a great idea!).Because he is a minor I don’t think this particular act of “breaking and entering” will tarnish his nearly perfect record.Let’s just hope he doesn’t run for any political office in the future, you never know how deep they’ll dig for the tiniest bit of dirt.

Hey! Where's my rhinoplasty?!

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Here we have “Pokey”, looking nice and sharp in his stony grey skin. The pointy features on his nose have made him quite famous even among Hollywoodies, who go in throngs to their favorite plastic surgeons to get what is called a rhinoplasty.How flattering for this fabulous beast, a true Cyrano de Bergerac of the animal kingdom.Oh, and his poetry, who nose where it will take him.O.k., enough cheese…This fashion news was inspired by my 2 year old son Isaac who has renamed the Rhino.The new name for this lovely beast is “Pokey”.Isaac will have nothing to do with “rhinoceros” and even gets quite angry when contradicted on the subject.Pokey, on account of his sharper features, has become the obvious target of bad behavior, spending many a minute on timeouts.Why must he be blamed for every careless barefoot stepping on him?Where is personal responsibility?Wear shoes for Pokey’s sake!

Martin Luther King Day

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Martin Luther King Day (or as Reed refers to it: Dr. Luther King Day)At the boys' school these past 2 weeks there has been much focus on the celebration of Martin Luther King Day.They know more about the holiday than I do.Kids can be so educational.In order to properly celebrate the holiday we decided to ask them the reasons.Reed had the most to say on the subject. What did Martin Luther King do? Reed:He got shot.Why do we have a holiday for him?Reed:Because he had a dream.What was dream about?Reed:He's a Doctor and he's a King.We then went on to shed greater light on his profound answers.I find it quite funny to learn what kids actually glean from the teachings school provides.I guess their principal was singing a lot of songs for the holiday over the loud speaker.I believe one of them had the word Hallelujah in it because Reed came home last week singing “Hallelujah Dr. King!”
On a more serious note. We are grateful for those brave people, like Dr. King, who are willing …

Masking Tape Marathon, don't hurt yourself!

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Reed and Douglas on their 6th birthday with big grins showing off their missing teeth.


Gotta make sure everyone gets a chance to blow out a candle.
Another birthday!Aaahhhh!I have two 6 year olds.I was just asking myself:Self, how old will I be when they turn 16 and can start dating?The number was not comforting.I don’t even want to type it, so there.Reed and Douglas got spoiled and even Isaac got a gift or two.It’s really hard having their birthday so close to Christmas.They don’t realize the novelty of getting presents on their birthday, as their skills of unwrapping gifts are still fresh and fine tuned from 16 days prior.It’s so much more fun to unwrap a gift in July when one has been so out of practice, and when those special little muscles haven’t been used or even stretched.“Ow! Ow! My pinky, it’s cramping!Someone, get over her and peel off this tape!Quick!”
These two boys were actually due on Groundhog’s day, but they thought it important to be early than risk arriving late.If onl…

Doppleganger (where's the umlaut key?)

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Richard (Chris' dad) at age 7

Douglas at age 5

I always knew Douglas looked like Grandpa Williams, but wow, this picture really proves it! Their hair even goes in the same direction including the cowlick in the back.


Mawwage, it's what bwings us together today.

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Here are a bunch of pictures from Chris' trip to Utah for his sister Lacey's wedding.


Jake and Lacey at the Luncheon after the wedding in the Salt Lake LDS Temple

The newly married couple.


Chris, Andi, and Mike

Matt and Leigh enjoying their last day in Utah before moving to the Caribbean for Med. School

Aaron and Andi Trammel, aaahhhh....how cute.

Finally, we got them all married off!

Scoot over, I'm falling off of the couch!


The Williams, Trammel, and Williams families

Sid Soup or Stone Soup, which one do you want?

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Combat Carl before the tragic accidentWe sometimes enjoy watching movies on Sunday nights with our kids, a sort of calm them down and sedate-them-with-colorful-focused-pixels ritual.Tonight we watched Toy Story 1. In this movie there is a kid named Sid who is very cruel to toys (where is PETT (People for Ethical Treatment of Toys) when you need them?). He enjoys stabbing, decapitating, disemboweling, and blowing up his neighbor's toys, his sister's toys, and even his own, all the while sporting his black and white skull shirt and a very wicked laugh.I have started using some of the characters the boys see in movies as examples of what to do or not to do.The modern day Aesop fable has to be delivered with haste to today's short attention spans.I'm sure I should probably focus more on scripture stories for such lessons, but I sometimes have to depend on Clifford the Big Red Dog to fill in some of the spaces.Dudley Dursley, in the movie Harry Potter, is my example of a sp…