Archive for the ‘cute videos’ Category

Rocky Beaches of Seattle

Friday, August 21st, 2015

What a clear beautiful day to go for a visit to Seattle. No sandy beaches here!

We have rocks and plenty of them, even in man made waterbanks. This is a park just off a busy street, and next to a restaurant.

We met plenty of people out walking their dogs and just enjoying conversation amongst friends and families enjoying time together at the end of a busy day.

Then there’s this video:

She’s not a fantastic listener, but I still want to keep the video. This is sort of our relationship, I ask her and suggest that she do different things rather than slamming yes and no orders down.

A choice which I may come to regret, but it’s hard to know with her having such limited speech at this point. Really though, she starts out pretty well. I ask if she’ll show me how she gets down and she begins that process. This girlie is 3 1/2.

I was thankful to have the camera along to capture a few point and shoot moments on the go with my hubby and four little monsters who are always moving.

There’s hardly such a thing as posing for the camera. Happy to be able to share these pictures through my blog where they’ll be for safe keeping as that’s where I tend to go when fishing up moments that I know I’ve captured but can not seem to remember the day or year–if it’s happened and it meant a lot to me, it’s here.

I looked, I listened

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Here’s a video clip from today. When I search back through photos my kids love the video clips best of all, so while those do take up more space to save I will capture some here and there. Here is Abegayle and Koen.

Today was a quiet day full of everything average that makes up motherhood for me. Coffee in the morning, a scan of what I need to do today by way of a glance through the house. Waking the kids up, dressing them and getting them outside. Then I remembered to give them pink slips so that they could be picked up after school by Darren rather than riding the bus home.

12:30 I took Koen to preschool and filled my afternoon with housework, mainly laundry. Yesterday I ran a piece of paper through the dark load and got lovely little flecks over everything. Yes. So got to pick all that off and run the load through on cold. These are the things that I conjest my day with, or at the end find that I missed at the end and feel like a failure for having skipped. Abegayle slept quite a bit today and when she was awake wanted to watch Peep and the Big Wide Word. Fabulous show, probably my favorite that the kids have loved over the years.

Here are my photos and videos for Thursday, January 16th. It’s 6:34 and I am yet looking forward to hearing how Diederick’s neurologist appointment went. I wanted to video blog about Carly school progress, but I lost the light and just didn’t like how the video turned out. It’s tough to be my own camera man.

(huge photo…sorry about that.)

Here’s a good blog post about why living a day that is completely average is OK. Click here and feel fine about yourself if the biggest thing that you did is pull lint off a load of darks: Why Being A Mom is Enough

Today my verse is 1 Corinthians 7:23″…And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband.” Does that mean I get to cut back on the time I spend with the Lord? A Mary rather than a Martha as in the story of Luke 10. Every minute of every day is a gift, an opportunity to serve Jesus whatever the current calling. Maybe this means that living the calling is what is pleasing in the sight of the one true Judge.

At any rate. I have tomorrow.

Seeking opinions: As I write, how do I respect my child as an adult? I mean, yesterday’s post might be pretty darn embarrassing when my oldest is 16 or what not. How do I go back and change my eight years of writing to respect him as a 28 year old? This is his living baby book!

Sprinkler Fun

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Diederick Dale: Four Years Old

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Deeder’s old enough now to anticipate and enjoy his party. He’s been looking forward to this day since at least May when we celebrated two-years for sister Carly.
I don’t think anyone let him down, with the slight exception of Mommy who can’t seem to find the order slip for monarch butterflies. More often then not I manage to find it’ll be safe here places that later are so safe that I can’t find the important thing at all.

Anyway. Blowing out candles was fun, aunties decorations were appriciated for sure, and opening gifts of course was super exciting!

Then there was the outdoor water fun.

Thank you everyone. And happy birthday to my beautiful boy.

if you get a call

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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If you get a call with random blabber on the other end and we know your phone number…
you just might be the recipient of either a Carly or Deeder call. They *love* to talk on the phone and will talk endlessly.