Showing posts from February, 2012

Breakfast time!

“Okay, I’ve got my p.j.s on, my goggles are firmly in place, and now I’ve just got to land properly in this high chair and we’re ready to go!”She put these on herself with a little straightening assistance from Chris.

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”–Michelangelo

The 10 year olds, Reed the most, have been trying to grow muscles.  Reed, our string bean, often pulls up his sleeve to show me how big his biceps are getting.  This evening he showed me his 6-pack while flexing his stomach muscles.  Douglas was also in the room as we discussed muscle acquisition.  I asked Douglas, “are you working on a 6 pack?”“Yes, I’m growing a 6-pack too, but it’s not showing through my skin yet.”To me, that was the funniest thing I’d heard all day!  As usual, I’m trying to get healthier through exercise and diet.  When I think about ever having a flat stomach nipping and tucking will definitely be a part of that plan.  Two sets of twins and a big baby in the middle do not a beautiful abdomen make.  I’m fine with that reality and so when I heard Douglas’ optimistic statement about the hidden six pack, I laughed my head off (I have since reattached my head).  Douglas has one of the most literal minds I know, but he can also see the humor in something once he sees h…

Baby Chanel (pronounced like Coco Chanel. Only, this Chanel makes the onesie look like the sleekest fashion choice on the planet!)

Chanel no.1Vanny and Gavin’s new baby girl, Chanel Roth Jensen.  I can’t pronounce how you’re supposed to say her middle name because it’s not an American pronunciation.  So, you’ll have to get it straight from Gavin or Vanny.  She is just BEAUTIFUL!  We stopped by for a visit this afternoon and I got to hold her for a little while.  From what I saw, Vanny and Gavin are wonderful parents already.   It’s hard to believe that Aunt Jodi is now a Grandma Jodi!

Addressing a few topics of interest

Dental Care:I’m not sure how effective chewing on your toothbrush is when it comes to a thorough cleaning, but at least this picture shows she’s got the front teeth method down.Isaac lost his 3rd tooth with the help of his sister Miriam, the sister shown above brushing her teeth.  Somehow they were wrestling or she was getting tickled or something like that when her foot met his mouth with a great ker-chow!  Out came the tooth!  I think I see a future for Miriam as a dentist or maybe a karate sensei.Bucky B. KattSelf Defense Course 101:Elizabeth has her pinned and because of an uncontrollable case of the giggles, and the fact that her sister weighs at least 4 pounds more than her, Miriam cannot come out of her hold.I think the bite to the bottom did it.  She’s free!Counter Time:After watching Elizabeth successfully, yet treacherously, climb the barstools, I decided to just set them on the chairs and let them enjoy the feeling of being a big kid.Miriam really likes to find a surface wi…