Monday, February 23, 2009

Shoes anyone?

It is not a secret...Kelvin can shop with the best of them. He can shop Susie to the ground and still be looking for a great bargain. Over Christmas it was time to purge a couple of pairs of shoes. Shown below are 18 of the 21 pairs of shoes Kelvin currently owns. After pulling them all out, he had to decide on keeping just 15. The 6 pairs were sadly sent off to good-will.

The Boys again....

As you can tell, Miles has been putting on the "LBS". We had a problem trying to get him to sleep during the months of December and January. Apparently, his throat had not quite fully developed, and so he "gasps" at night trying to breathe if he sleeps on his back. What worked the best was swaddling him up and either sitting him straight up on pillows (as shown below) or on his belly (I know...but weren't we all raised sleeping on our bellies?)

Simon still is pretty much oblivious to the new child. He doesn't mess with him, but he does find playing with our shoes and all of Miles' toys quite amusing.

Here he is wedging himself into the Bumbo...he seriously had to tip over to get himself out.

Cary and Simon

In January, for Cary's birthday, the Ning-clan went to the San

The Bacon Weave

So, credit needs to be established first. Kelvin first received a link to this concept from Charles Notley whom he used to hometeach in the Stanford Single's Ward back in 2001. The idea sounded like something we all could not pass-up during Christmas. The original link content is what could be described as, PG-13.

Because of the way the bacon was shaped, Kelvin ended up doing a 6x7 sized square of woven bacon.

Kelvin thought it would be tough the flip the assembly but it was fairly easy with a pair of chopsticks (those typical) The original link had this cooked in the oven.

The cheese melting and the smell was just to die for.

Rolling it was fairly easy. It was folded such that it could be as long as it could be.

As you can see in the close-up...all yummy goodness. They were quite good. Everyone had a little piece for breakfast.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Christmas 2008....Multiple Family Events

Despite everything going on, we couldn't pass on getting a Christmas Tree. We finally chose a spot in our dining room. The stars added a nice touch. We enjoyed it for the 2 weeks we were home in December.Simon's feet are, well, HUGE. Many times, when he has his shoes on, he runs and isn't use to them being so big, so he trips and falls forward like sliding into homeplate. This time it happened on the sidewalk in front of our house, and we traveled around with a nice scrape on his nose.

Christmas Eve and morning was spent with the Nings. Everyone had Christmas PJ's.

While in Phoenix, we had a couple of special opportunities:
- Christmas with family
- Witness the sealing of Nate and Cari Owen
- Witness the sealing of Baby Annie to the Owen's
- The blessing of Baby Annie.

The sealings and the blessing took place on the same day at the Mesa Temple. The sealing was in the afternoon and we had the best seats in the house. From our vantage point we could see across the altar while baby Annie was held in place by her Grandma Robinson.

Immediately outside, we had everyone gathered for the blessing of Annie. Here we had the Great-Grandmothers.

I don't even know how to caption Sam's expression.

Susie wearing Kelvin's coat standing with her brother Tay (he's currently not dating anyone, that we know of)

We would have thrown some pictures of Grace, but she was shy. Ben however, was just all smiles for the camera.

The boys getting bigger...

So, we are getting used to having 2 boys in the house. Simon still enjoys his bath.

Miles is definitely getting bigger...all attributed to the "straight cream" mommy's providing.