Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eating Crowe




My apologies to Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe. When I first saw the previews for this Robin Hood I wsan't all that interested. I especially made unkind remarks regarding "Old Maid" Marion. Cate Blanchett, while beautiful and very talented did not strike me as a Maid Marion.

I was wrong.

This movie is excellent. We got it from Netflix and watched it this past weekend. The story is not your typical Robin Hood, and is definitely not the Kevin Costner story (although both films use old blind men to tug at our hearts.)

The best way to prepare yourself for watching this movie is to think of it as a beginning story. How Robin became Robin of the Hood. As for Maid Marion, she is actually Lady Marion.

I would recommend you see this movie. It had action, love, battles, heart and laugh-out-loud funny moments.

Friday, May 27, 2011

2 Weeks





Laura Noelle Lasley

Weight: 8.3 lbs 50%
Height: 21 inches 75%
Head 13 3/4 inches 25%

The 2 week appointment went great and she is doing well. Her stats are all over the board, but that's okay with me!

Last Week

My mom came and stayed with us the 18th through the 25th. Technically the 26th. Her flight on the 25th was delayed and then canceled so she rented a car and drove from Cedar Rapids back to our place and stayed the night. She did make it out of Cedar Rapids on Thursday but her flight was delayed again and so she missed her connecting flight out of Minneapolis. She stayed in a hotel overnight and finally got back to Utah Friday morning. Craziness!
Anyway, we had a nice relaxing time and got a few projects done. Mostly we just enjoyed each others company and took pictures. Many of these are from my Mom's new camera she got for Mother's Day. Someday I'll get a super nice camera, but for now I'm glad I've got family! Here are some of my favorites.

Oh, as a side note. Starting today we are calling Laura Noelle, "Noelle." We are going to try that out and see if it fits her a little better.
















































Family

Preschool Graduation Songs

Here is a video of a song the kids sang at the preschool graduation. Go Eli!


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Eli's Preschool Graduation

We went to Eli's Preschool Graduation. Here are some pictures of the great event.








Monday, May 23, 2011

Josh On His Own

This is from several weeks ago, but we couldn't get it to upload until now. This is Josh on his bike starting and riding completely on his own.


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Pictures


Laura loves to suck her fingers. She finds a way to find them.



Sleeping



Awake



Morgan and Laura



Stretch!



Melissa and Laura - notice my extreme paleness. I need more blood!



Going home



Eli holding Laura, and Josh



Josh holding Laura, and Eli



Laura and her Daddy - I love these moments



Wonderful Oma reading to the boys. It was so wonderful having Shari come up and be with the boys while I was in the hospital and staying an extra day. She gave us peace of mind that the boys would be fine, did lots of cleaning, laundry and painting. What a wonderful Oma!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Family Meets Laura & First Bath

Here are some pictures from last night. Eli and Josh got to come meet the baby for the first time and after they left Morgan gave Elle her first bath. And as for her name I am 98% positive it will be Laura Noelle.