Friday, May 22, 2009

Nutrition and a New Baby Niece

First of all...we are discussing nutrition in school right now. This will cover the health requirements for the year that I have to do, plus, the kids just seem to really be in to eating and trying new healthy foods. I think a lot is because I do Weight Watchers and look for the healthier things and have healthier choices around. As part of the exercise part we are all training to do the 5k Step Out walk for Diabetes. I'm signed up to do it this year. It's in October, so I asked the kids if they would like to do it with me. I told them that we would have to do training all summer and fall to be ready. They want to do it, so we are going to do it. Travis walks so much at work that I have no worries about him keeping up. Plus, I think that it would be great for them to do something for a cause that is important to our family. My mom suffers so much from the disease...mostly from the crap that comes along with the disease...mainly the neuropathy. We really need to find a cure! So, anyway, here is a picture of the food guide pyramid that we made together. It's about 4 1/2 feet tall. Nice and big with plenty of room to put lots of healthy foods on it. Fun, eh? little baby brother, who already makes me sooo proud...just graduated and was sworn in as a Federal Agent! I don't know if he's going to continue being a deputy Sheriff and SWAT member, or if he's going to be getting a new job, but it whatever he's going to do...I know he will be doing it well. BUT he also did something else to be proud of...he became a daddy for the third time! His baby girl, Rianne Morgan (that pronounced like Ryan), was born yesterday evening. She was almost 9 pounds, and I don't know how tall, but looking at those adorable chubby little cheeks and legs, I'm betting she's not too tall. I love her dark hair. She's gorgeous. Here are a couple of pictures of the newest addition. (this makes me an aunt for the 23rd time! With 2 more yet to come!)

New little Rianne.
Here is Nate with his family. Doesn't Kristina look great? His little boy is Danen and oldest girl is Braelinn. In my mind, Nate is still as little as his little boy. I can't believe that he's a grown up daddy!

And, of course, I must post some new pictures of my own baby. She is growing waaayyy too fast! She recognizes my voice now and her name. She has rolled over on her own and just gets cuter every day. Her brothers looovvve her!
Matching her new baby doll in lilac!

Playing with her new baby doll. She was trying to suck on the head. She got mad that she couldn't get the baby's head in her mouth. Funny girl.

You can't see it, but her shirt says "Little Sister".

I glued this bow on her head with Elmer's school glue. A little water and it came right off. My friend gave me this idea. Thanks Tiffany!

Lastly...Joseph got all his monster trucks out and was putting on a show. He wanted me to take a picture of all of his trucks and post it for everyone to see. He says he hopes that everyone that sees it will be "impressed with his collection". Are you impressed? I am. You'd be more impressed if you could hear him name the driver of every single one of those trucks. Seriously. He can do it. He's researched it. It's insane. The kid can't remember his own address, but he knows the name of every stinkin monster truck there is. (o: (did you know Dennis Anderson is the driver of Grave Digger?) So, here is his picture.

That's it for now. We are off to run errands and get a practice walk in.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

I love the monster trucks. That's too funny. Congrats on your new niece. She looks adorable!