Wednesday, March 23, 2011

El Capitan & Other Short Stories

This is my special way of catching up.
El CapitanJared is no longer 1st Lieutenant Laney; he's been promoted to Captain (hooray!). And if he's seeing a Spanish-speaking patient, he hears, "Si, mi capitan." I was unable to make it to the ceremony (frowned upon), but hopefully by the time he's up for Major they'll give me more than a day's notice! Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS, HONEY!


Rrrrreally?

Ever since he turned 3, Noah has been rrrreally worrrking on his Rs. He is rrrreally making grrrreat prrrogress. Each time he says a worrrd with an R in it, it's verrry much emphasized and quite corrrrect. No morrrre baby talk for Noah (or as he likes to be called, "Isaac No. 3")!

Wow, I bet that was annoying to read.

'Two Teeth' No Longer
Ellie is finally getting more teeth (sad! but okay)--three more! This might make weaning a much higher priority. Yikes.



Sweet!
Isaac picked out the most beautiful, giant roses (looking a little droopy here, but they have since been watered and they perked right up).


I was spoiled on my birthday again. Then the next day was Saturday, so Jared made it even better...what a great day! We ended with delicious salmon barbecue and a Snickers cake.

My big surprise was a new camera, so as soon as I got the battery charged and a memory card in it, the boys tolerated my playing with it. They were still in their pajamas.



Stinkin' Hot
I've said it before: I don't know how we'll survive the heat and humidity that's coming this summer. But I'm pretty excited that we just got season passes to Sea World--that should help. We even blew up the pool today because it was so hot.


Ellie watched in amusement.

10 comments:

Abby said...

hey laurel,
i don't know if you remember me, but I have a question for you. Kyle is thinking of getting into the air force as a chef can you tell me if you like it and more info about it..thanks...if you could email me at abby.mccune@gmail.com that would be great! Hope all is well!
Abby McCune

Wendy said...

I LOVE your kids. And you. By the way, you look AMAZING!

DWT said...

My Goodness! That girl is adorable!

Blaine said...

I LOVE Ellie's pigtails! Her hair is really getting long (cute curls, too!) Glad you had a good BD -- wow, a Snickers cake -- yummy! And a big CONGRATS TO THE CAP'N! The boys definitely look cool in their pool! =)

mama laney said...

oops, that last comment was from me, not Dad -- I didn't realize he was signed in...he has a new gmail account now.

Laurel said...

Wow! Congrats to Jared! And Happy Birthday to you. You look fabulous! I love all the cute pictures of your kids-- and I can't believe that beautiful head of hair on Ellie! Gorgeous.

Sunnysupra said...

Congratulations Capitan and family :) Wow! So much happening for you guys! So glad to hear you had such an amazing birthday week La, and am looking forward to all the awesome pics with your new camera :)Am so excited for y'all getting a pass to SEA WORLD!! My favorite place in the whole world!We're going to have to plan a trip this summer, to see y'all, and the fishies lol. Ellie is so beautiful La, she looks just like you as a baby, you're such an amazing Mom,but yes, with 5 teeth, it might be time lol. Lots of love, A Bobbie

Laura said...

That is awesome that Jared is a captain-he is just getting to be so grown up! Your kids are too, I can't believe Ellie's hair. You are much better at doing hair than I am, maybe because Layla won't leave her hair alone when it is done so I have pretty much just given up. Everytime I look at your blog it makes me miss you guys-you need to move!

Noelle said...

All I have to say about Jared's advancement (promotion?) is "Aye aye, Captain Crunch!" (So BOOM, crunchy crunchy...) Ah, good times.

And just as everyone has said, MY GOSH is Ellie GORGEOUS- she does remind me of the pictures I've seen of little La. Like mother, like daughter!

BAM Holt said...

I just came across your blog while doing a web search on "Laney". My maternal grandmother is Esther (Laney) Weight, another descendant of Isaac Laney of Haun's Mill fame. My name is Bruce Holt. My wife and I are originally from Utah but now live in North Texas (Cedar Hill, south of Dallas). We've visited San Antonio a couple times and found it to be fascinating, humid but fascinating!

Congratulations to Jared on his promotion and enjoy your stay in Texas!