Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grammie's Birthday at the Races

Ryan says happy 4th of July!

Laura waves to the horses

Happy Birthday Grammie! We love you!

Monday, July 11, 2011

4 generations

4 generations of women (and baby Ryan)
Marnell Peard Morton
Marlynn Hansen
Kristen Humphries
Laura Earl


I didn't want to turn on the light in case it woke them up, so the only light is from the flash on the camera. They look so peaceful and serene.


Ryan is such a sweet baby with a beautiful smile! We're home from church, doesn't he look handsome in his sweater vest?

Laura put her bear in the chair and got her a drink of water. Then she sat down opposite her and had a little conversation. Too cute!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Today, Friday July 7th, was Chick-fil-A's "Dress like me and get a free chicken sandwich" promotion. Their mascot is a cow.
Joel wore the vest I sewed him for Halloween when he was Woody from Toy Story and also wore for Laura's first birthday party which was cowgirl themed. Laura wore her pillowcase dress that I sewed when we lived in Victorville. I didn't have anything with cow print and neither did Ryan.
Joel and Laura both got free chicken sandwiches since they were wearing their cow clothing. I had a coupon that if you bought a drink and side, you got a free chicken sandwich! So dinner consisted of 3 free sandwiches, a drink and fries! (And the fruit & yogurt parfait for Laura since Joel ate his and hers sandwiches)
The place was hopping (or should I say...stampeding!!) You've never seen so many cow costumes in your life!


It was quiet...too quiet. Joel went to investgate...and found this mess. Laura had taken Ryan's baby powder and liberally sprinked it all over the carpet. Sigh.... At least it vacumned up. (And I was nursing Ryan at the time so I didn't have to do it!)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our football player

Ryan is the cutest football player you've ever seen! Look at that smile! At his 2 month check up he was 13 lbs 10 oz and is in the 95th percentile for weight. He is 24 inches and in the 90th percentile for length! I'm just positive that he is going to be a pro football player! (Or maybe a wrestler like Daddy, Gramps and Papa were)

Laura's big girl underpants

Laura now goes on the potty! She is showing her bear that has panties too! We are so proud of her! At first she got a jelly bean when she went on the potty, but once those ran out we went to plain MnM's. But now she says, "I want a BIG MnM!" (A peanut one. Smart girl! Plain ones are a waste of chocolate!)

The worst accidents: we went for Ryan's 2 month checkup. I left the car seat in the car and figured I would hold him on my lap. We checked in and while waiting to be called I started nursing him while Laura was playing with the toys at the office. She ran over to me and said I have to go potty! In the 10 seconds I ran through the scenario in my head, 'Ryan doesn't have a car seat, I'lll have to lay him on the floor, eww gross' she peed. I thought, At least I have an extra pair of underwaer and shorts in the diaper bag. We got in the room and I changed Ryan. The nurse said she would bring me a bag to put his diaper in. While she went to get it, I smelled something...Laura had pooped. So I changed her into the clean pair and threw the dirty ones in the bag with the diaper. I had no regrets letting those go! Then we went straight to the library. We had story time and craft time. I let Laura do one puzzle and told her it's time to go. She said, Mama, I went. I looked down, and there was a puddle on her chair. Ohhhhh..... I was so embarassed to have to tell the librarian that we had an accident.
She has been pretty good the last few days, only a few accidents. Having Aizlyn here helped because she would sit on the big potty. Laura now likes to sit on the big potty too, which is easier that cleaning out her potty!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Father's Day Joel

Happy Father's Day! You are a great dad Joel, we LOVE you!