Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Just thought I'd throw in a picture of my two favorite chicks making gang signs...
Thanks to Jerry for telling Sara who told me about this super funny youtube video. Why am I addicted to Youtube?

Monday, May 28, 2007

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We had a blast today! This is what Memorial Day is all about (okay, well it's REALLY about remembering those who have served, so I don't want to forget to give a great big shout out to my Grandpa K, Dad K, Jerry, Karl and Scott...who am I forgetting?).
We started the day with a game of sand volleyball that was SO fun. Alyssa, you would have even had fun because we had some good people playing. Anyway, we rolled around and got dirty for two hours. Thank goodness for Nana and Grandpa Rawlins, they kept the kids inline so we could play.
After v-ball we headed back to our house for some awesome Texas BBQ that was SSOO delicious. At this point my nausea is starting to get much better but I still have some bad days (like Sunday when we had to stop at the in-laws house to get gum before going to church...you know, so I could keep my breakfast down), so I was SUPER happy that today was a non-nausea day and I could chow DOWN on that goodness. Mmmm...
After lunch a couple people went out to run errands while Eric, Kathleen and Garrett stayed with us to lay on our bed and listen to silly songs on YouTube. Yes, Alyssa, I showed them your video. You're famous.
THEN we went bowling. Yay! I love bowling. Cam and I shared a turn and he was so funny. It was also amusing that the bumpers came up for us everytime (and a little embarrassing when he wasn't with me...). At the end the lights went off for glow bowling and Cam loved it!
After bowling we went for ice cream at Braum's. Seriously, it was the perfect Memorial Day. Chase just made the comment that we packed about 6-months-worth of activities into one day...That's what made it so awesome.
Anyway, here are the pics. Enjoy! There's one of me posing so you can see the little belly that is starting to poke out. I'm about 13 weeks now. I guess I'm going to have to start telling people soon...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I haven't been able to get this SNL skit out of my head. It's better on TV because you can see Scarlet Johnasen's movements and gestures better, but seriously, is it really funny or is it just me?
I also can't get "Hallelujah" out of my head. Not the Handel version so much as the Jeff Buckley song (performed by Rufus Wainwright, though, obviously). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx2wqkcQDHo
I need a new song to think of.

Friday, May 18, 2007

"You introduced DEATH to our party?!"
And so begins the saga of the three dead fish. Poor Zach.

It was such a bright and sunny day
and little Zach just wanted to play.
Laura arrived and had a large box
what was in it?
Not a fox.
"It has something to do with fish"
she replied, tucking the box away
so as not to be spied.
And so with a glance backward
Zach frittered away
and enjoyed his party for the rest of the day.
After lunch came presents
one at a time.
But Laura was gone
and the fish did still hide.
"Let's wait for our friend
to return once again"
said Mama Christy
to her impatient little hen.
We'll wait, then, you'll see
it will be great fun then
to open your box
in front of your friend.
So he waited and waited
till the days end.
When suddenly who should appear?
Laura and Preston and all of their gear.
The time had arrived
to open the box.
The group gathered together
there were oohs, there were aahs.
Scott, the daddy, took cautious measure
to check first to see just what was the treasure.
He laughed, he giggled, he look once again
then dryly replied, "well, then"
There definately were three fish in a box
however the poor fish had run out of luck.
They floated on top of the water, so frail
the fish were not living
they were dead as a nail.
And so the day ended
the party so fun.
And what better way to end it
than to make a run
for sushi

Thursday, May 17, 2007

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Yesterday we took a little trip up to Oklahoma City to see Scott and Christy and their crew. Zach turned four (can you believe it?!) and we just had to be there. For some reason I had convinced myself that a.) OKC is only 2 hours away and b.) the kids wouldn't mind doing a day trip, they'd be fine in the car there and back. So yeah, I was wrong on both counts. Apparently, OKC is THREE hours away (mind you, I'm one of the "those people" - as Scott puts it - who drives the speed limit). So I only realize this one hour into the trip when I'm thinking, 'Wow, we're already half way there!" Yeah, not so much. ALSO, the kids did NOT enjoy the time in the car much to my amazement! Miles was actually whining before we left the driveway. Awesome. BUT we did it. And it was totally worth it. Zach and Ty are enourmous and really, really, ridiculously good looking, like their parents. The kids had a great time jumping on the castle thingy and playing like maniacs in the backyard. Christy and Scott own, at least to my calculations, every toy ever sold at Wal-mart. What boy could be happier? We had pizza for lunch and the adults enjoyed grown up conversation while the kids sat outside. After lunch Z opened presents and got some great stuff. Then I did the unthinkable by introducing Christy's sweet, innocent children to guns (or bammers as they are referred to in the OK Kilgore household). Cool, Anna. At least they were water guns, right? Anyway, a good, wet time was had by all. The evening was capped off with some mouth-watering sushi for the adults, three dead fish and a walk.
Maybe if you're lucky you'll get to hear the heart-rending tale of the three dead fish at a later date. I'm still too emotional to discuss it just yet. HA!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Okay, so I know this is actually a picture of Miles in a Bunny coat at Easter (thanks, Natalie), but I thought it was appropriate for this post to show what an animal this kid has become.

Everyone sing along

"He's bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S" Seriously, Miles is quite literally turning into a banana. At least I think he'll eventually have to at least grow yellow skin. He LOVES bananas. He gets a banana and yogurt every morning for breakfast - that's how he likes it. But if he happens to see someone else eating a banana he has to have their's, too. And if he sees them at the store, or sitting on the counter, or if he hears someone whisper the word banana from another room in the house, he goes insane because he wants that dang banana. This kid is practically a primate! Does anyone know if scientists have ever found the "missing link" because Miles might just be it.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Just wanted to put up some pictures of our weekend. Friday we took a little "hike" at the nature preserve. Cam did much better than expected. He was really excited to be out running the countryside. Miles loved the backpack but wanted to walk after awhile. What kid doesn't?
Anyway, we all had a great time.
Sunday we stayed home since the boys were a little under the weather. We spent most of the time on the deck enjoying a seriously amazing day, but watched a little Finding Nemo as well. The boys had these costumes from Halloween last year and thought it would be funny to watch the movie in them.
Side note: Sara (Kilgore) told me about this great musician William Joseph. He's a pianist/composer who is LDS. His whole album is online at www.william-joseph.com I'm listening to it right now - it's fan-freakin-tastic. Thanks Sara.

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