Sunday, April 06, 2008

Here's What We've Been Doing

Aren't they cute?!

We got Graham baptized last week. We asked Jon's aunt Jody and uncle David to be the Godparents so they came down from Canada to the service. Because Graham has so much hair the water made his hair stick straight up. When Bill (the priest) lifted him up his bangs were literally straight up and everyone laughed. It was pretty funny! Unfortunately Graham's head was turned the other way while his hair was sticking up. I fixed it after we got him back so we never got a good picture of it. We had a wonderful time with David and Jody and enjoyed their visit. David and Jody have 2 kids who are 6 and 8 and they get along well with Ewan and Isaac. We are hoping they come for another visit this summer.

Pictures in order:
1) Jody with Graham
2) Standing together during the service
3) David with Graham
4) Graham and us right after the baptism

I made cinnamon rolls from scratch for their visit. They turned out pretty delicious but they aren't something I will be making very often. Cinnamon rolls are labor intensive. Who knew! You all probably knew that and that is why you are thinking to yourselves....."that is why I buy pillsbury cinnamon rolls at the grocery store!"

Anyway, a few weeks ago on Good Friday we took the family and two of the boys' friends (Jack and Spencer) to the dinosaur museum. I was a little nervous about having two more in tow but Jon was feeling confident about it. We had a marvelous time together. The natural history museum has a special exhibit called THE SCOOP ON POOP which is about what we can learn about animals from their poop. After we got home the boys all played outside with some other neighbor kids from the seminary. It was a nice day outside and we all enjoyed it.

Pictures in order:
1) Ewan making corn meal
2) Isaac, Jack, and Spencer doing a dino dig
3) All the boys pointing at the dinosaurs with a giant apatosaurus behind them
4) Ewan listening to the ocean in sea shells
5) All the boys riding in a boat

Actually while they were outside with Jon I was inside getting a knitting lesson from another friend. I am learning how to knit so I can knit wool diaper soakers for Graham. They cost 25-40 bucks online but if I can learn how to make them it costs 5 bucks for the yarn and my time. Wish me luck with that because the patterns for knitting the soakers require some advanced skills and I am still a beginner. Basically I want to be great at it right away. Sigh.

Pictures in order:
1) All the kids playing bubbles
2) More bubbles
3) Isaac riding on a scooty thing
4) More bubbles
5) Ewan thinking deeply while blowing his bubble pipe


Anonymous said...

Those are some great pictures. Yea for Graham's baptism! I think it is so neat you are in an area with so many little ones about.
:) monica

Darlene said...

Looks like a lot of fun at the dino place! Cute pictures!!

Sharon M said...

Love the pics of the kids, Amelia!

Yeah, cinnamon rolls are something you make when your kids have left the nest. May I suggest sticky buns? They're similar, delicious, and not as much work! I can e-mail you my g-ma's recipe, if you'd like.