Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sickos and one tall baby

Here are a few pics that Chris took awhile back before church. I just took Miriam to her well child appointment, and she is 33 1/2 inches tall!! The Dr. said that she would still be above average  height even if she was 2 years old, and no, she is 14 months old. I love […]

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Sarabeth - March 23, 2012 - 10:04 am

Those are the times I wish we had family around, too! Hopefully you’re all past the sickness….that really is so hard, especially with young kids. And as a random sidenote – Miriam looks like you! Oh, and I’m going to be in KF July 29-Aug. 3 (roughly)…any chance you’ll be there, too? If not, I might have to stop by for a visit on the way down.

Kelly - March 23, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Glad you’re all feeling somewhat better. Miriam is super tall! K is just half an inch taller at 16 months and it’s so hard to find clothes that fit him in length without falling off his 25th percentile skinny butt. I’m looking forward to short sleeves and pants where length doesn’t matter as much! Are you having trouble finding a good fit for M? She’s beautiful!


P.s. Molars stink. K is working on the second set now and it’s no fun for any of us.

kara - March 23, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Sarabeth, I think that both girls as they get older look more like me, but Gabe…. he likes 90% Becerra. No mistakin that boys daddy :). I should try to go to Klamath at the same time. I don’t think that we have any plans during those dates! Sarabeth, I need to call you to see how YOU are and hear your pregnancy updates!!
Unlike K, Miriam is in the 85th percentile in weight. Add cloth diapers to that, and she has a pretty puffy bum that is capable of holding most pants up. I think it is a lot easier with girls in general, though, because she pretty much wears leggings most days. The GAP makes really cute cotton little boy play pants (think sweat pants but much cuter), and those have always stayed on Gabe. You might want to give those a try, and they are comfy so you are likely to get no complaints :). Molars are just as un-fun the 3rd time around as they were the 1st :(.

kara - March 23, 2012 - 1:08 pm


Jaime - March 23, 2012 - 5:51 pm

33 1/2 inches! Wow that is tall. Never is barely 35 inches and he is 28 months! Hope you guys are feeling better.

Margaret - March 24, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Sorry you are all sick.
Tall girls rule!! She will be in good company ;)

Kara - March 25, 2012 - 7:58 pm

How are you guys???!! So nice to hear from you.
Tall girls totally rule :). I foresee many happy and awkward years ahead of her :).

Something in the air

My kids have been naughty today. And whiny. Like really really whiny. I am about to tell my kids that  every time I hear them say the word bored or boring, I am taking a toy away from them. Is that psycho? That is how I feel today. Psycho. I need some new tools in […]

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Kim - March 15, 2012 - 5:48 am

Someone should have totally given us parents the memo – mine was pushing my buttons too! She didn’t take a nap today so that was our biggest problem but boy did I lose my cool a couple times. I heard, “Mom you are too bossy” one too many times.

Kelsey - March 16, 2012 - 10:35 pm

Yup. That was the day Mia had pooped in her pants twice and peed in them 4 times by 11 am…it was a rough start.

Cherie - March 18, 2012 - 8:21 am

Think of the weather, it’s Spring in Oregon and cabin fever starts to set in. Your best tool is get everyone outside (rain or shine) and run around, you included. It sure helped Garrett Saturday!

Meal Plan Week 2

Sorry that I am just now getting this up (because I’m sure that you all will use my ideas :)). Monday-Tossed green salad with bacon and avacod in it and cheesy bread. Tuesday-Frozen tortelini w/pesto and cucumbers on the side. Wed-Homemade chicken noodle soup Thursday-Chicken Tetrazini/salad and peach/marionberry crisp Friday-Tofu/veggie stir fry Saturday-Broccoli/potato soup Sunday-Roast […]

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juliette - March 15, 2012 - 12:58 pm

I love all these ideas you’re posting. Now if you will just link all these items to recipes…
I admire that you have a plan. I have tried that and it didn’t last very long. I at least try to decide in the morning what’s for dinner that night but that’s as far as I can think ahead.

kara - March 15, 2012 - 7:21 pm

If I followed recipes more often, that would help. Juliette, YOU are the person who should be doing this. I would love love to see a week of meals for your family. I would probably coincidentally stop by your house at dinner time!

Ingrid and Greg

Okay, I am on a music kick right now. This is pretty much the cutest/written song ever written and sung by Ingrid Michaelson and her husband Greg Laswell.

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adrienne w - March 8, 2012 - 8:54 am

Love it! It has a very country/ folk feel to it, which you know I love. Have they recorded this or just performed it live?

kara - March 8, 2012 - 11:24 am

As far as I can see, I haven’t found it on Itunes or anything. I bet that it will be stuck in your head all day :)

juliette - March 15, 2012 - 1:03 pm

What a cute couple they are.

kara - March 15, 2012 - 7:21 pm

I know, the really are adorable!

The many faces of Gabe

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