Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reading together...take two

This video will look eerily similar to one of the ones I posted before. But this one makes me laugh for two reasons...

1. Watch Xavier's eyes when Jordan screams really loud.
2. Listen in the second half when Xavier starts reading the book. Apparently I must ask him what color things are fairly often when we're reading! He says, "What's that? Green. Good job. Green." (taking on both sides of the conversation).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Just a few more.

Ready for some more videos? What? You're not? Well, I'm posting them anyways :)

Here's Xavier playing "helmet" with Daddy. Only Daddy's wearing the helmet and Xavier's helmet is a stocking cap (which looks great with his pajamas and snow boots)

Sledding with Aunt Jamie, Uncle Jon, Daddy, and Erica (I have some great pictures from this also that I'll have to get back too). Yes, that's our front yard. Not a big hill, but perfect for a two year old!

Just a random video of my two boys

And last one! I promise. This is another one of Xavier singing...BINGO! It's pretty quiet so you may have to turn up your speakers a bit.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Budding musician

So if I just post a few of these videos at a time, does that keep you from getting bored? :)

Xavier received this little piano from his great grandma in San Diego. Here he is jamming on it. (He writes his own stuff :) Note the references to B Jordan, noni (macaroni), and Mommy (only after he notices that I'm there).

In this second video, he's singing the Johnny Appleseed least his version with the most necessary words included.

It usually goes something like this: Lord good to me. Thank the Lord. giving me. things I need. sun, rain, appleseed. Lord good to me. Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, AAAAAmen. Just in case you had trouble hearing him or translating!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My boys

I just cleared out our Flip video camera again and uploaded oh, 10 videos!

Here are a few that illustrate my boys' loving relationship :)

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Psalm 133:1

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Rylee!

Happy 9th birthday to my niece Rylee!

(This picture is actually on Erica's birthday last summer)

(And as I was searching for the picture, I realized just how far behind I am on editing...still unedited, unprinted pictures from this summer. I must get going on this!!)

And as a tribute to Rylee's birthday, let's bring back the "Where Rylee go" can see how much Xavier loves Rylee! :)

Hope you have a great day today, Ry!

Monday, February 1, 2010

remembering a life in 616 square inches

Here's the photo collage I made for Grandpa's funeral. I started it the evening before, so I was worried I would not get it done, but I did...

I started with a 22x28 canvas from Michael's, painted the background and border, and mod podged the pictures on and then over the top to seal it.

It was really neat for me to go through and look at all the photos and learn even more about the fact that he was a football player as a high schooler in the 1930's. Somehow, I had never heard about that. And he looked pretty tough! He had all the photos labeled and apparently his nickname was "Stonewall"!

You can click on this to see it in more detail...