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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sad but True

It was a very sad day in our family the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Our furnace "Franklin" died! It had been with us from the first day we got to Idaho. It kept us warm on the coldest of days and kept us cool on the hottest of days. After a hard days work it still woke up to warm us at night. We were very DISTRAUGHT when we discovered the screaming we heard was from Franklin dying while still trying to heat our place. Robert had to pull the plug on its life support. The doctor who came told us that Franklin has been giving up the ghost for quite some time now leaking carbon monoxide into the house through pretty big cracks. Two other parts had given up and Franklin was pronounced dead at 9:10am Tuesday November 22, 2011. Funeral proceedings followed quickly the next day and that night we felt the chill of death as we shivered around small space heaters on yet another cold night. We did not know how much we would miss our dear Franklin until it was gone.

Following the funeral we met another, younger, more efficient, better looking furnace named Heat Cliff. It went to work right away tirelessly working to make us comfortable and happy. We are promised cost savings everyday but all this comes at a back breaking cost that we are unable to afford. Since warmth and Heat Cliff are so very important to us we have committed to tightening out belts a bit and going without some things for a while.

So when you get a chance, stop by and meet our new best friend Heat which works all over the house evenly. Our old friend would only work in parts of the house but it was good enough for us. Heat Cliff covers it all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just for fun

Up on all fours. A lot of rocking and rolling, but no crawling yet.
"I can't see you!"
This hen has laid a good egg.
Need I say more?
Isaac made this slime in his Kindergarten enrichment class he goes to. It's made with glue, water, and a "secret ingredient" which he can't remember, but it's Borax. He came home and played with his slime for about an hour. He has his new Hot Wheels cars on his head, on the slime. There's a Transformer band-aid on his face from the bump he got a couple of nights before. Only a band-aid would make it better.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween is in the Air (part 2)

She's crying because her bottle was taken away for the picture, but that's because this outfit was just too darn cute not to remember!
Trick or Treat! Ethan is a superhero, Isaac is Bumblebee Transformer, Sarah is a pea in a pod, Cosette is the Cat in the Hat (and don't tell her otherwise!), and Rob is a jack o' lantern.
Both of these pictures were posted because we couldn't decide on one. The boys are great in one shot and the girls are great in the other...well, Sarah is cute eating the counter anyway. Cosette wasn't too keen on the head photo. The kids helped paint the witch and Rob did the touch-up.
The Mad Hatter for work. Cosette had to stop by to pick up her costume for trick or treating on Main Street...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birthday Madness

Ethan invited a few friends over. The boys were on high volume the entire night! Fortunately it was just an hour.

The kids get balloons every year for the age they're turning.
Birthday waffles since we couldn't figure out how to put a candle in cereal, Ethan's favorite food.

Friday, November 4, 2011


It's hard to see in these pictures because the light was fading, but this is how much snow we got in 2 hours...about 2 inches. And it was beautiful! Cosette made this snowman all by herself. Rolled the snow right up into a ball.
Here is Cozy taking a "Penguin slide" down the hill.
The rolling of the snow.
Birthday Boy! Ethan turned 4 yesterday. How could that be? The means we've been in Pocatello 4 years now. Ethan was 8 weeks old when we moved in (and there was snow on the ground then too).

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!