Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Kiddies

Quick update on the kids: Clara's obsession lately is helping me in the kitchen. Every time she sees me in there she asks "Can I help you make something?" It's been a good motivator for me because I want her to love to cook so I've been trying to increase my cooking and baking skills. Which reminds me, if you haven't looked at mine and my sisters' cooking blog there are lots of delicious recipes so check it out here!

Clay is into Transformers right now. It's all he talks about morning, noon, and night. He got some photo album boxes out and put them on his feet and walked around the house saying he was a Transformer. At least it makes Christmas shopping for him really easy! He loves, loves, loves preschool and has grown up so much these last few months.

These girls have the best bedhead of anyone I know. This picture is actually mild compared to what it usually looks like! Janie is at SUCH a fun age! Her vocabulary is excellent and she is almost always sweet and happy. When Clara and Clay are at preschool, Janie makes a great shopping partner. She been showing some signs of interest in the potty training area, but I haven't been very faithful about it. On Sunday she told us she needed to go potty so Derek put her on her potty chair and she went pee and poop, a first! She hasn't done it since, but she was sure proud of herself!

9 comments:

Becky W. said...

hey Maren, its good to see you are all still alive :) I love the transformer shoes...very creative!

Aut said...

Your kiddos are so cute! Carsen & Cade are both being transformers for Halloween because they are so into it too!!

Kelli said...

Haha, I miss your kids! They are so funny. I'm glad Clara is an aspiring chef, Clay is an aspiring transformer, and Janie is an aspiring scriptorian and potty-user.

About pics for Hold the Onions...unfortunately that's a no go. I only cooked one meal for James Dean, and it was just cream cheese chicken over pasta, which I'm pretty sure already got covered on the blog. SO, I did not photograph the creation. It was pretty delicious though.

Candice said...

The other day in the car Maya and I wer playing "hints", or "guess what I'm thinking of". She says, "I'm thinking of someone who is our friend, and when she wakes up she has crazy yellow hair." I didn't have to think too long or hard to guess that one. CLARA!

Candice said...

and Kelli, cream cheese chicken is not on the blog- it is waiting for you to put it there. :)

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Hillary said...

Love the updates! You need to do a youtube of Janie's scripture memorization!

The Barr Family said...

Maren,
Your kids are so cute. I wish Shelby would start to become intereted in potty training.
I love the recipes in your blog and I try to make 1 or 2 every week. We enjoy the food alot because it's soooooo yummy and easy to make.

Thanks,

Maren and Candice.

Jodi said...

so is that the dress you bought at san tan last week on clara? Way too cute! hope your saving their clothes for me!! Oh and if you have another one I will think about it too!! and then I would have to convince my husband ha ha!!