Thursday, April 28, 2011

One Year Ago

A year ago today, God blessed us with Ruth Michelle! She is such an easy-going baby with a very fun personality. She loves to give everyone "looks" (with a furrowed brow) and then grin at them really big as if to see "Fooled you! I'm just joking!". She is a delight to everyone else in our family and her siblings often compete over who gets to watch her while I'm doing something or taking a shower. She has a mouthful of 10 teeth (working on #s 11 and 12) and is walking all over the place. It's so fun to see the look on her face when she's walking because she's extremely proud of her new-found speed! She loves music, baths, babies, the wind in her face, dogs, birds, sitting on the top bunk with her sister, and a certain little boy in the nursery at church. :) :) :) We just can't imagine life without our little Ruthers!! Happy first birthday, sweet girl!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shop Amazon?

Are you a regular shopper or an occasional shopper on Amazon? I love using them for more and more things all the time. I signed up for an Associates account with them and now get a small referral fee if someone uses my link to purchase anything on Amazon. If you already shop there, would you do me a huge favor and just go to the site from my link above or on my sidebar? Don't worry...I have no idea who buys what...I just see the amount deposited into my account. The site still is the same for you. It just records that I'm the one that referred you to their site. This is just another little way that I found to earn a bit of money as a stay at home help me pay for little "wants". :) Thank you!!


Recently we visited Portland and went to KidFest. It's basically a kids/family expo and we enjoyed lots of activities and demonstrations there. Our children's favorite demonstration was the science one. Sarah was quick to volunteer and Madame Chaos asked her to help out with an experiment. She was handed of all things--a toilet plunger with a roll of toilet paper on it--and asked to hold it really tightly. Madame Chaos then took out her leaf blower and...well...a picture is worth a thousand words, right?!

Here are some other pictures from the day of fun:

The tarantula was in a "petting" zoo. My husband casually mentioned he thought a tarantula would make a really great pet. Ummmmm...NO!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ipad and More Giveaway!

Want to have an opportunity to win an iPad or some other great items? AND have a part in helping the Burger family bring Brian home from an orphanage and into his forever family? Sounds like a win-win situation to me!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Updated Birthday Pics

This weekend, Garth took the birthday pictures for Ruth and Sarah. Here are our top pics (showing their personality) for the wall by our kitchen table.