Hailey Turns 12!

It is hard to believe that Hailey has begun her 13th year. She has grown into quite a young lady, and frequently blesses us with her skill in the kitchen, her helpful hands, her beautiful music, and her ready smile.

Hailey really wanted P.F. Chang for her birthday, so we decided to forgo the standard breakfast and splurge on a yummy dinner. Just doing our part to boost the economy. We had pretty great breakfast anyway though, with eggs, hash browns and apple dumplings.

Daddy took her to the Kern County Museum where they had a great day together, but daddy forgot the camera, and the rest of us met them at the restaurant later on.

The chosen birthday dessert was vanilla pudding, so there were no candles. Just a big bowl to hold while we sang :)
We love you Hailey and we hope you had a great birthday!


That's Gonna Leave A Mark

In a desperate attempt not to be "it" Sierra and Eli raced through the gate together, determined that someone else would be tagged. And as they barreled through said gate, Eli's head was bumped into the latch. Leaving a nice chunk of his cheek behind. Not a cut mind you, a hole. A chunk of his cheek... gone.

And that is how he came to have stitches. For a second time.

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Well, the post is late but the celebrationg was on time :) It seems I am not a very good blogger, but better late than never, right? Right??

Ethan is 7. He's such a big boy, I can hardly believe so much time has passed. It's been nearly 3 1/2 years since his "Gotcha Day". Which means he's been a part of our family just about as long as he was missing.

Ethan loves to be a helper to both his mom and his dad, and whenever I am cooking he is right there asking what he can do. His smile is radiant, he's full of little boy mischief, and we love him lots. We are so glad God brought Ethan into our family.

In honor of Ethan's birthday, the whole family trekked into "the city" for a delicious breakfast at Mimi's. Later on, he and daddy went hiking. They were looking for a trail that daddy had heard much about. They didn't find the trail they were looking for, and ended up on a very narrow one, but had a great time.

They came home to a dinner of the birthday boy's request. Orange chicken, rice, and jello. Then a few presents and the seeking of God's blessing on Ethan's life by daddy.

Hailey made a yummy cake. It seems she's taken over baking duties lately. Yay! Ty thought the cake was excellent, he wanted to be sure to get every last drop. And it took Ethan 6 tries to blow out all the candles. Good thing we aren't superstitious :)

It was a great day, and we are grateful to the Lord for his many blessing. We love you Ethan, Happy Birthday!



Look, Her Eyes are Open

I finally got a few pictures with her eyes open. Isn't she beautiful?! It is amazing to think that I am her grandma :)



Cadence Brooke Reimers
8lbs 15oz
21 1/2" long
Born at 6:35 p.m. on November 8, 2008


One Day Left

She's feeling very ready. Tomorrow is the due date!