Thursday, May 26, 2011

Table for 4

We have been putting Ryla on solids the last week or so. It is so fun to have her sit at the table with us during supper time. She is not liking her cereal too much but is enjoying the introduction to veggies. It is so funny to me how little she looks in her high chair. You can basically just see her little head.....LOL

I have decided to make Ryla's baby food. My first attempt was carrots and as you can see from pics, she really liked them. I enjoyed making them and enjoyed the cost of making them even more. I bought a package of organic carrots for 88 cents. It made 6 of these containers which, right now, feeds her twice. So right now......that comes out to about 7 cents per meal. We LOVE that. I ordered a organic baby food cook book awhile back but am still waiting to use the recipes until we have worked her through the different veggies and fruits to make sure she is not allergic.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prayer Request

Please pray for our friends Stephen and Joy Colwell. Their first child, Maggie, died this afternoon. She was a little over 3 weeks old. They are currently in Austin, Texas and have a lot to deal with right now. Their faith through all of this has been amazing...a true inspiration to me.

Brownies Anyone?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

6 Month Appointment

We had Ryla's 6 month appointment this morning. She did great! She is weighing in at 13 pounds which puts her in the 10% and she is in the 50% for height.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Finished Kitchen!!

Well it's all done!! We came in under budget and under the time our contractor told us.....So overall very happy!!! I am very pleased with how it turned out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blog Update

Ryla's 6 month blog post was a draft for awhile and then got published this morning so you will have to scroll down a little bit to find it....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hopefully one of the Last Kitchen Updates

Our contractor said that he will mainly be doing half days this week and that the kitchen should be done on Friday!!!! Very excited. Probably the next photos I put up will be when it is all finished and I have some decor on the countertops.

Let's go Fly a Kite

Last Saturday was beautiful in Spokane and Cliff and I finally had some time to take the kiddos to the park to fly Aidan's kite that he got in his Easter basket. He LOVED it!!! I was able to grab some pretty cute photos.

Ryla 6 Months!!!!!

I can hardly believe my little girl was 6 months old this week. It really does seem like it was just yesterday that I had her. I laugh when I remember how scared I was to have a baby girl. She has been such a joy to Cliff and I. The poor little thing has her moments, as do most babies, but overall she has been such a blessing. Our favorite thing about Ryla right now is just how happy she seems to be. She always wants to give smiles. She loves to be held and hates to not have attention on her at all times. When she wakes up from a nap or in the morning...we will go into her room and will be greeted by the biggest smile you have ever seen. It is too cute!!! Right now her big thing is chewing on her toes. She seems to be fascinated by them. We have started her on some oatmeal and carrots but she REALLY does not like either of them. We will keep working on that though. I was able to get another video of her precious laugh the other day....(please ignore the crazy house you see in the background as our kitchen is still in the works). Most of all...I feel so lucky to be the one chosen to be her mom. Here are some videos and pics of our cutie pie!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Countertops and sink are in! Backsplash is going up today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vertebral Subluxation

My poor hubby is very uncomfortable right now. He started complaining that his neck hurt over the weekend when he loaded up the old cabinets to take them to the dump. By Sunday evening he couldn't even move his neck. We got him in to the chiropractor Monday morning. The doctor took one look at him and ordered some x-rays. The x-rays showed that his vertebrae have started to attach to his spinal chord in his neck, something called vertebral subluxation degeneration. One of his vertebrae was 2000% out of alignment and his spine was pretty crooked. The doc was shocked that he hadn't noticed something earlier. Cliff said that he has always had problems with back and neck pain but has been too stubborn to get it looked at. He asked him a lot of questions and told Cliff that it started around 10-12 years ago by some traumatic accident. The only thing Cliff can think of is a ski accident in high school. is in the very late stages. With that being said.....he has to go in three times a week for a minimum of 3 months and then they will do another round of x-rays to see where we are at. The doc said he probably won't start to feel better for another 3 weeks. He went to work today but had to come home after a few hours due to the pain. He is laid up in bed right now trying to still work using his lab top. Poor Guy!!!! Please keep him in your prayers and also pray that we can find the funds to pay for these adjustments as our insurance does not cover any of it.

Kitchen Update

All the cabinets got finished today. Jim starts on the countertops tomorrow!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

My wonderful husband surprised me with a homemade card this morning. It was precious. He used my cricket machine and everything. He also took me out to Red Lobster after church and got me WICKED TICKETS!!! Very excited!!!! But most importantly I got to spend the day with my perfect little kiddos. It was wonderful!

Kitchen Remodel

We started our kitchen remodel this past week. The new appliances got here and the new floor was put in a few weeks ago, but our contractor only started gutting the kitchen on Tuesday. Here are some pics. Hopefully only 2 more weeks without a kitchen!!!!!