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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ode to Dad

Happy Birthday are somethings the kids said about you:

1. What is something dad always says to you?

Cosette: I love you

Isaac: No, Put your seatbelt on, Leave your seatbelt on!

Ethan: No

2. What makes dad happy?

Cosette: happy thoths (thoughts)

Isaac: If you tickle him

Ethan: When I do something right

3. What makes dad sad?

Cosette: sad thoths (thoughts)

Isaac: hit him

Ethan: something that he ate bad

4. How does your dad make you laugh?

Cosette: jokes

Isaac: tickle me back

Ethan: by something funny - like if he shows me something funny

5. What was your dad like as a child?

Cosette: a little boy

Isaac: me

Ethan: I don't know - I'm not going to tell you anymore

6. How old is your dad?

Cosette: 39

Isaac: 25

Ethan: 18?

7. How tall is your dad?

Cosette: 18 feet

Isaac: taller than me

Ethan: 12

8. What is his favorite thing to watch on TV?

Cosette: football

Isaac: I know what…Pet Force!

Ethan: football

9. What does your dad do when you're not around?

Cosette: Go outside

Isaac: Look for me

Ethan: Play with not me

10. If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for?

Cosette: the name

Isaac: Be happy…am I smart? (yes) Very smart?


11. What is your dad really good at?

Cosette: sleeping in

Isaac: training me, from big boy bike

Ethan: I got to think…the Fire Mario

12. What is your dad not very good at?

Cosette: to work on time

Isaac: running - I run faster than him

Ethan: Golfball - the Wii golfball

13. What does your dad do for his job?

Cosette: money

Isaac: The job chart over there (on the wall)

Ethan: at his work

17. What do you and your dad do together?

Cosette: go to Texas Roadhouse



20. How do you know your dad loves you?

Cosette: hugs and kisses

Isaac: peace in our heart that goes to anybody that we love

Ethan: play with me

21. What does your dad like most about your mom?

Cosette: helping mom

Isaac: be good

Ethan: loving you and giving hugs to you and kissing

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Who's been playing with the camera?

Cozy's story about Sam, the library mouse (with illustrations)

If you ever want to know who was playing with the camera...

Just wait and he will reveal himself!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 months already?!

Here's Reese! Rob tried about 10 times to get a picture and she never would look at the camera!

Isaac adores his sister. He'll plop down on the couch and yell, "I want to hold her!". He's even game to help change a diaper or two.

Cosette loves to write, write, write. Here she is writing a story about a library mouse named Sam. That story will be featured in the next post. Cozy is also very good with her baby sister. Sarah has moved into Cozy's room. When Sarah wakes up at 5:30am, Cozy is already up and putting a pacifier in Sarah's mouth before Mom and Dad can get in there.

My, oh my, how did this happen? Two months already?! Sarah is quite the sleeper. She's starting to sport a double-chin as well.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011


Friday morning we woke up to find Isaac laying on the couch like this. The night before he'd put his pajamas on over his clothes. When we woke him up this morning he says, "I was super fast and woke up before you. I was waiting for you!"
Ward Campout to Scout Mountain. Three families spent the night. So fun!
This is what happens when the boys find the of the ceiling, fingers, and other random things.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July

The peonies are blooming
4th of July "miracle" rainbow. This pictures doesn't do justice to the intensity of the colors. It was awesome. The forecast was for a 93 degree day. We hit that about 2pm, but had two cloud bursts in the morning and a hailstorm about 6:30pm. If you don't like the weather in Idaho, wait 10 minutes.
Sparklers with the next door neighbors
Isaac loves his picture taken, except for when he doesn't...
Traditional root beer floats in the boot mugs. (Cold because of the drink)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Reunion Time

So there is a fantastic story to go with these pictures. Great Grandma Vera Sewell passed away July 2, 2010. Her mother, Mary Ellen Newton had died when Gma was only 2 years old. For 90+ years we have had very little information on the Newton side of the family. In October Emma was perusing family history information online and came across an email address for Christa Bushmann. She seemed to know quite a bit about Wignalls, which was a surname that had surfaced. Through correspondence it was determined that we were all related. The Wignalls were relation to our Newtons. This was proved mainly through family letters Christa had and names Gma had recorded in her personal history. As further proof Uncle Vernon had found a bible that contained Wignall names, the same names Christa had. The bible is shown below.

This house that the family reunion was held at was built in 1856 by William Wignall, brother to Betty Wignall, mother of Jane Newton (grandmother to Vera Sewell).
Miracles come in many shapes and sizes.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!