Day to day

We went to the park the other day and I couldn't get over how pretty this tree was.  It's funny.  I've lived here my entire life, minus four years in Utah, and I've only started to appreciate how pretty things are.

You can't see that well but Drew has one freckle on her nose.  I love it!

We went to a baby shower the other day and Drew loved the cupcakes, obviously.  For her birthday I asked her what kind of cake she wanted and she said, "No.  I want cupcakes!"  So she's getting cupcakes!

We were definitely bored the other day.  So we took a walk to the bridge over the canal.  We tried to see fish but couldn't see any.  Next time we'll have to bring read to feed them.  It was still a fun walk.  Honestly five seconds after we stepped in the house in down poured.  Talk about perfect timing.

Oh Brody.  He got into the computer stuff last night and started eating an ink cartridge.  Do we wipe of his face immediately?  No we take pictures.  We're such good parents!

This is one of my favorite parts of the day.  When Brody wakes up.  If we're still asleep when he gets up he'll come through our door and give us the best wake up call anyone can ask for.  If I'm awake before him I can hear his little feet pitter pattering on the wood floor.  Then he comes out with a full diaper and this Brody walk that he has.  I'll have to record it soon because it's so cute.

So a small update.  We're bored!  It's been gloomy lately and too cold to swim in the pool or at the beach.  We have zero mullah so Kurt went in today to Covance, a human testing center, to get a blood test to determine if he qualifies for a study.  This would be the only one he could do before we move so keep your fingers crossed that they'll accept him to be a guinea pig!  He's also coming along with his German.  Another plus for Kurt to be a test dummy, he would have two weekends couped up at Covance where he could concentrate on his class.  His greatest accomplishment lately has been getting the highest word score and longest word on a computer game called Bespelled.

Drew and Brody are thoroughly enjoying having digital cable.  So many more cartoons to choose from beside PBS kids and the Disney channel.  Right now their favorite is Nick Noggin.  And I must say I like it too.  A nice break from Mickey.  Kurt also found his xylophone that he sent to my sister Cherie when she was in band.  The kids love banging away on it.  Kurt's even learned to play Harry Potter theme song on it by ear.  I'm so jealous of people who can do that.  But yeah, the kids fight over playing it.  The kids love living with grandma.  To say they follow her like a shadow is an understatement.  The poor lady can't even go to the bathroom by herself.  Drew is really excited for her "Happy Birthday Party!"  Her actual birthday is this Friday July 25th and she asks if today is her birthday every morning.  One of her favorite things that we've been doing together is I'll write a bunch of names or the ABC's on a piece of paper and she'll copy over them.  She's writing so well!

My mom and I have been sitting with Cherie's boyfriend, Keenan, during the missionary lesson's at our house.  He's such an amazing investigator!    Last Wednesday the missionaries invited him to get baptized and he said yes!!  I want to do a full dedicated post to this awesome guy, Keenan.  So look back soon to hear more.  If you've seen our muscle pictures he's the talented artist behind it.  Other than that not much, just taking care of the kids.  Making sure they don't get into too much trouble. :)


Leah said...

Oh my gosh! Renolds family you are the bestest funniest most wonderful family ever and we miss you!!!! I LOVE the muscle pics... I was laughing hard, can't wait to show them to Taylor!! I love all the pictures and getting caught up on your lives. It's sad to not be in on the day to day updates anymore, but thats why we blog right? So whats up with Korea, when are you planning on going, do you have tickets yet? Also a 2 wk study... that better pay some good moolah!
It's sad to miss Drew's Bday. It sounds like it will be a great party!! We sure love you guys! Hope you are well... Wish I was with you to help relieve some of the boredom.

lyle & julia said...

that is so awesome that Keenan is getting baptized!!! Such great missionaries :) I can definitely feel you on the no money thing! Happy early bday to drew...knowing her parents it is going to be an awesome fun party!!

Stewart Family said...

Wish we were there to hang out with you guys. James would love it if Drew only lived two blocks away! We could party the broke way :o) Hope Drew enjoys her party, and cupcakes!

Carrie said...

What a fun blog----even when you are bored, your blogs are so entertaining! So many things to comment on....ummm, loved the pics of the beautiful tree, Brody is so adorably handsome (even with ink in his mouth :), Happy Happy Birthday to Drew (I love her spunk!), Noelle, you have to be one of the most naturally gorgeous girls I know, good luck to Kurt with the study, and what an awesome missionary experience you get to be a part of! There is nothing in the world like them!!! Thanks for sharing!

theJorgies said...

1. LOVE missionary work! it's such an amazing feeling watching someone become converted.

2. brody-ink: hilarious

3. amazing tree

4. what freckle? (i'll have to see it in person ...IN 2 DAYS!!)

5. did you do P90X again? i seriously can't belive you peirced your belly button ... so disappointed.

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