Monday, November 22, 2010

Blog Facelift

So I'm trying to figure out this whole design your own custom blog thing.  I am now realizing why people get paid lots of money to write code...It is hard and confusing!  My children have not been fed or had baths in days due to this little project.  Micah is hungry too.  I think I'm almost done.  Maybe just one more embellishment...


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Favorite recent kid quote...

While Micah and Isaiah were outside building a fire Micah asked Isaiah if he knew what to do if his clothes caught on fire.  Isaiah looked at Micah with confidence and said "rock and roll".

Thursday, November 18, 2010

They need a few more, don't ya think?

Rick and Gwen and the St. Louis Steeles (Joel, Steph, Miriam, Cora, and Walker) came for a visit last weekend.  We had a lot of fun together.  It is great to see all of those cousins running around and hanging out.  We LOVE it when our families come for a visit!!  It makes us feel special. ;)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ni Hao Ya'll!

Ni Hao Y'all

There is the cutest gal who has the cutest family that I want to be just like someday :).  Check out the blog and you will immediately know why!  Anyway, she is having a "30 Days of Giveaways" event to showcase some really cool stuff that mommy types make at home and sell.  You should go there and check it out.  If you follow the instructions to enter the giveaways then you might win something!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


In Levi news...he is doing quite well.  He is a joyful child most of the time and loves to clown around, as I'm sure I have stated before.  We have been traveling to Iowa City Children's Hospital for regular checkups on speech, hearing, and with the surgeon.  Tests have concluded that he has hearing loss in both ears that will hopefully be corrected with tubes in January.  Then little man will start speech therapy.  He currently has tons of words and many phrases but they are a bit unclear and usually not understandable to anyone other than mom.  :)  He is a joy to parent...and kiss and snuggle!
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John Deere Pavilion

On the way home from the Quad Cities we stopped at the Pavilion to climb on the equipment.  Here are the cuties enjoying their time ...

Zoo Field Trip

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The weather here has been wonderful so we took the school on the road and went to Niabi Zoo near the Quad Cities.  It was a beautiful day!  I think that a good time was had by all!
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Isaiah's New Bow

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Isaiah used his birthday money to buy his first compound bow.  We weren't in the market for a bow but we went to Wal-Mart by the lake house and I lost Micah and Isaiah in the hunting department. :)  He has enjoyed shooting it at the lake since we have more space there.  At home the boys have set up a hay bale with a target.  Isn't he adorable?  Micah is thinking he may have to learn how to hunt because Isaiah really wants to kill something.
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Happy Birthday Isaiah!

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Isaiah turned 6 on October 27th!  We can't believe our sweet Isaiah is already 6.  He is such a joy and it is so much fun to watch God write Isaiah's story.  He is so much like his father.  He is sort of a perfectionist about some things and he is very smart.  He loves to read and soaks up every bit of school.  His current favorite things to do are ride his bike and shoot his bow.  (More to come on this!)  For his birthday we had a great party -Star Wars of course- where he invited his favorite babysitter- Nicole- and three other friends.
We love you buddy!