Friday, June 29, 2007


Just for fun I used one of those height predictors to calculate the boy's expected adult heights. The calculations are based on the height and age they are now. I realize this is in no way accurate, but thought it would be fun to see the results.

Seth was predicted to be 5'7".
Jason was predicted to be 5'8".
And Paul...

The calculator would not predict the height of any child below the 3rd percentile. I added 2 inches to his current height for it to work.

If he were 2 inches taller
Paul would be predicted to be 5'6".

So the child we named Paul, which means small,
may grow to be 5'5" or less!


Kind of funny...I think.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

School Picture

Seth Caleb at age 3 Years and 10 Months

Favorite thing to do at school: Paint

Favorite teachers: Auntie Bethan and Mrs. Williams

Favorite thing to do outside: Play ball

Favorite fruit at snack time: Grapes

Friend's names: Osian, Kai, Alaw Elen, Geriant, Chloe, Alaw Flur, Sian, Guto, Sophie, Megan, Trina

Favorite book: Book about Elephants

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This and That

Today we drove to Bangor so Caleb could show me were my class would be held. It was pretty easy to find. And since we were there we did some shopping. Bangor is the only place around here to do any real shopping, but we don't go there very often because it is 17 miles away and gas prices are ridiculous. We had a really nice time out together. The boys were pretty well behaved and it didn't rain until after we got home. Yeah!

I think Jason has finally got the hang of the potty training thing. He has been wearing pants in the house for the last two days and today he went the whole day with only one accident on the way home from shopping. Pretty good, I think.

This morning Seth brought me a dead bird he found outside somewhere. Eww! Eww! Eww! ...lots of hand scrubbing and lots of antibacterial soap!

I made spinach with cheese for dinner. It was the first time the boys had ever had it. This is what I heard from Seth and Jason..."My like spinach!" "Can I have some more?" "Will you make some more spinach tomorrow?"...Ahhh! music to a mother's ears! lol!

Paul wasn't so impressed with his spinach, but his had no cheese. He can no longer have any dairy product at all. I don't understand what happened. He was fine with dairy until I gave him milk in a bottle. Then he developed a sensitivity to all dairy. He can't even have mayonnaise. I just hope he out grows it before we have to go back to the States. It wouldn't be very fun traveling with a five year old who couldn't have dairy.

Can you believe I will be 30 weeks on Tuesday? This pregnancy is going by really fast. I have been so tired recently. Yesterday I took two naps both 1 1/2 hours long! I got out our homemade baby bed and washed the cover. It is made out of PVC and material.

We made it for Seth to fit in our travel trailer, but so far all of our babies have used it. This will probably be the last one though as the material is wearing out at the corners. We bought a package of newborn diapers. They are so tiny! I always forget how small newborn babies are. Besides the birthing pool I can't think of anything more we need to get before his arrival. I have ten weeks left and am just waiting...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Classes Are Over

Last night was my final Welsh class! Yippee! Today two of the classes in the area got together for lunch. It was so much fun. I am really glad I was able to go. Caleb stayed home from his last class to watch the boys for me. What a sweetheart!

The restaurant was one of those organic health-nut places. They served some kind of blended orange vegetable soup and homemade whole grain bread, organic salad with cucumber and tomato and their own homemade dressing, crackers with cheeses and quiche. There was also something that was green and the shape of garlic cloves with a white sauce on it. I didn't try it...looked like something you would find on Fear Factor! lol! And there was fruit for dessert. They also didn't serve any soft drinks...just apple juice and water.

I am going to miss seeing the people from my class. They asked me to stop by in September to show off the baby and to say hi. Guess I will have to do just that. I am really nervous about starting a fulltime class in September. I hope it is not as hard as I am imagining it will be, but I am guessing it will probably be worse! Ahhh!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Rock in my Shoe

This little dialogue happened during the course of Jason taking off his shoe and Caleb putting it back on. All of Jason's words were said in a sing-songy voice. He may have a future in writing children's stories. : )

Jason: "There's a rock in my shoe."

Daddy: "No, there isn't."

Jason: "There's a snail in my shoe."

Daddy: "No, there isn't."

Jason: "There's a fish in my shoe."

Daddy: "No, there isn't."

Jason: "There's a rock in my shoe."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hmmm. Let's see.

Jason is doing great with the potty training again. After my parents visited I put him back in diapers for about two months. He had digressed so much that it was worse then when we started in the first place. Now he is back to where he was and even better. I took him to church with just accidents! He is not allowed to wear pants/underwear in the house right now, which he hates. But, clothes...accidents; no accidents. I told him when he goes outside to play and comes in to potty all the time then he can wear pants in the house. He has accepted that.

I clipped 30 fingernails and 30 toenails last night. Oh, the excitement of motherhood! lol!

This is my last week of Welsh class for the summer. Yeah! (Excluding the two weeks of summer school I signed up for.)

There is a 17 year old girl in our village (friend of a friend's son) who wants to babysit for us sometime. We might just take her up on that. We have actually had several people offer to watch the boys. Guess we look like we need babysitters. lol!

I got my clean sheets off the line before it started pouring. Yeah! for me.

Seth and Jason have decided that since Paul can walk now he is also a viable target. The theme of our days has been... Get off of Paul! Let him go! Don't touch Paul! Don't push him! Leave him alone!...Paul is not enjoying his place at the bottom of the pecking order. But, no need for him to worry. Soon he will have a little brother to push, pull, sit on, and squash!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daddy's Day

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband!

The boys and I made this card for Caleb. Obviously more me then the boys, but they did contribute their handprints. : ) ...and Seth and Jason signed their names.

In celebration of the day we had a special Chinese meal yesterday. Mmm! And today the boys gave their daddy two chocolate bars for him to share with them. : ) They all took naps this afternoon so we had a couple hours of peace and quiet! Yeah!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

My! How they've grown!

This year...
Seth, Jason and Paul ages 3, 2 and 1 Dressed in their Easter finery.

Last year...
Ages 2, 1 and 5 days