Thursday, April 26, 2012


It's a pun... get it?? She's eating string cheese and has Dorito cheese EVERYWHERE and a cheesy grin on her face... Anyway. We're thtill working on the occathional lithp problem, but theethe come a long way.

something about "struggle bus"

Camille's words, not mine.

I do want to throw out there that although it was ridiculously easy to find struggle bus pictures of Edyn, most of the pictures I have of her are "Awwwwww" worthy. And there are also many other struggle bus pictures... featuring other bus riders. We all have our moments. Some more than others.

Sneaky Neeki's mentoring pays off

I went with Edyn, Coda and Camille to the St. Patrick's day lunch at Alta's school. There was corn-beef and cabbage, vegetable trays and other nasty foods scattered between food that the kids would actually eat. But the prized food items were, of course, the desserts. The Heiners provided the cupcakes that stole the show, hands down. After licking some ham here, nibbling on a roll there, and much impatient waiting it was finally time for the girls to get dessert. Edyn picked a white cupcake to eat, and Alta picked a green one. Camille and I were a little distracted by Coda-- we were feeding her bits of corn and rolls and ham and giggling with her as she did funny things-- but it did not escape our notice that Edyn was snarfing down her cupcake, licking up every last crumb. It was not totally unusual behavior, only a bit more ravenous than on an average day, so we thought nothing of it. A little while later, in my peripheral vision, I see something drop off the table across from me, and Alta goes "Oh no! My cupcake!" I'm immediately thinking about the two inches of soft frosting Sam's Club slops onto their cupcakes and the mess that it would make on the floor, so I lean over to get a look at the damage. Alta is as surprised as I am to find only her cupcake wrapper and a couple tiny crumbs. "Hey! Where's my cupcake?" Camille, Alta and I look around the table and floor for a few seconds, trying to locate the missing cupcake, when our eyes all land on Edyn. She has nearly an entire hand shoved in her mouth... and there's slobbery green frosting everywhere.

Wait a second... EDYN?! Nice work. I didn't know she had it in her. And I've gotta say... the kid's got stealth.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Nuggets 'n' Eggs

I imagined it being a lot... harder. But there were no major spills. No breakdowns. Only one case of dye-tasting. Overall, a very successful session of Easter egg painting. :) Grandma and Grandpa Coombs were there too, but I didn't get any good shots of them. :/

Bryce was happy to help Edyn...

But she did surprisingly well on her own, too.

Alta was very careful not to crack any eggs. She did get a little carried away towards the end... all the other kids were done but Crystal. Alta decided she wanted to keep going, so she commenced re-dipping most her eggs. At least her brown eggs will be easy to tell apart from the others.

Brighton had some interesting background stories for his eggs... haha.

Zane's steady hand applied some pretty cool designs to his set.

Crystal kind of did her own thing in the corner.

This was Hide's first time painting Easter eggs. He did a pretty good job.

Coda got a hold of Crystal's polka dot egg. It just looked so delicious!

Stay tuned... we should have some --official-- good news in the near future...