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!


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.

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.


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 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!