Thursday, November 27, 2008

As many of you already know, this past Wednesday I (Bethany) went to an oral surgeon to get a lump in my cheek examined. Well I ended up getting it removed and sent to the lab for biopsy. The Dr. is pretty confident that it is benign because of its shape and my lack of symptoms, but even he said that you never know. So please be praying with us! Love to all and we hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving day!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Eli the ant eater

At first he denied to Daddy the fact that he ate ants, but then he caves.
I just wanted to tell you something a little funny. Eli woke up from his nap about 10 minutes ago, I went up to get him from his room and when I got to him, he was moving his mouth kinda funny and wiggling his tongue around inside his mouth. I proceeded to ask him what he was eating, since there is nothing (that I know of) to eat in his room. He looked up at me and said "ants" . . . to which I replied "you're eating ants?!" and he said "yep!". I asked him if they were good, and he said "nope!" . . . man we have a nut in the house!! I'll upload a video about it later.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Our House and Other Fun
Eli was in a bad mood and I wanted him to smile for a photo, he didn't want to . . . so I told him that he had the best smile I know of and that convinced him to flash this huge grin at me =+)!Eli took a little fall and bit his lip at the playground today . . . not a very flattering photo of the big man . . . but it looked like it hurt, poor kid!
Gabby chillin' on the couch watching cartoons on a rainy Monday. She had just returned from her first ever cooking class and had a blast there! She brought home chocolate almond cookies to us =+)!!

This is one of the yummy cookies the Gabster made for us at her cooking class!! I need to get her in the kitchen more often aparently!! =+)

Eli in front of the window looking into our kitchen . . . I love this window, it makes me feel less shut away from everyone when I am cooking . . . (and it also helps me to keep on a eye on the kids while still in the kitchen).
Our kitchen . . . not much counter space, but it is a new kitchen and very clean! I love it!!
Outside in front of our house, we laid that rock, and the grass, and we put the tiki torches in (they burn citronella oil to keep the mosquitoes away!!). We also added a few of the plants in the back corner there. It has been so much fun having our own little "yard".
This is looking towards upstairs of course. From the living room.
Living room and kitchen window.
Other side of the living room.
Dining room and kitchen again.
Our trusty Volvo and front door.
The cool tiki torches at night, we think it adds a neat touch!

Thanks for caring enough to keep updated on us, please keep us in your thoughts, we have all been sick lately . . . no fun!! I'll post photos of upstairs another time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gabby and Eli wanted to say hi to their grandparents . . . so here it is, enjoy! =+)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hey there everyone. Here is Gabby and Eli Halloween '08 . . . The Princess and her Monkey as Gabby called what they were dressed as. We had a party here for Halloween and had a lot of fun, we made candied apples and made a jack-o-lantern out of a watermelon instead of a pumpkin (since pumpkins here cost about $45 USD) . . . we also bobbed for apples and played Halloween themed pictionary . . . we had a lot of fun! Quite a few people came, it was a good time!

Andy successfully bobbing for apples =+). Our friends had never heard of such a game as bobbing for apples . . . it was fun to see the stunned looks on their faces as Andy showed them how it was done!
Our watermelon Jack-O-Lantern =+)!

Eli enjoying ice cream from the ice cream man. Now that we have moved to a house on the street, there are many new things that we enjoy. One of those things is the ice cream man that comes by on a daily basis, he rides a motorcycle with a side car that is a freezer and sells ice cream. You can hear him coming from a mile away because of the tune being blared from his bike. We have only gotten ice cream from him once so far, as a treat . . . but every time Eli hears the ice cream man's tune, he starts clapping his hands and runs outside!
Gabby enjoying her ice cream too.
The many faces of Eli! :

Now that we live in a house instead of a condo, the kids go outside and play in the water from the hose every day . . . and it is even more fun for them when it rains (and it saves our water bill=+))!
Playing in the rain by our front gate.
Thanks for checking out the blog . . . i have been bad at taking pictures lately . . I need to get the camera out more often. Now that we are a bit more settled in the new place, I promise to post some photos (like many of you have been asking) of our house all set up. HUGS!!