Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chubby Porter

We are looking forward to putting on a few pounds this weekend, but it looks like Porter will have to lay off the pies and mashed potatoes, sorry Porter :) It might bump him into level 3 Obesity, or in the 101 percentile for his age group.

Dizzy Eliza

There once was a little girl,
A little girl who loved to twirl.
She would go round and round
until she would fall down.
Oh, what a silly little girl.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Welcome to the newest little member of the Flinders/Gibbons family:
Brockton Luke Flinders:
6 lbs. 19"
Born on November 18th @ 8:42pm

Son of Luke and Megan

Megz, I am so proud of you and so excited to hold this little guy in 30 days!!

Papa Bear holding Brockton

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do I thank you enough?

Daniel, no, it's not father's day or your birthday, but it should be Daniel day! Thank you for all you do! You helped me out a lot this last week, and I want you to know how much I appreciate you.
You are a great dad!
You help me with all the house stuff (like cleaning the stove, and the metal things, without me asking)!
You are a great teacher!
You make our yard look great!
thanks Daniel I love you!

Badger Mountain
- 11/10/08
Last week we went on a hike to Badger Mountain. It was a beautiful view overlooking the Columbia River (and the temple, can you see it?).

Porter slept most of the hike!

Eliza drank out of Dad's camel-pack, she wouldn't even stop for a picture.

Beware Ye Pacifiers
thanks for all the helpful advice about getting rid of Eliza's pacifier
she still grabs Porter's every now and then for a little suck, but one look from mom and she gives it back
they have started to catch on and decide to uncuddle when they see me whip out the camera

What's on your Thanksgiving menu?

I love thanksgiving! This is my first year doing it alone , yes a whole turkey intimidates me! I have some family coming so I would love it to be nice! What's on your Thanksgiving menu. I guess I should also say that I am a simplifier! I do most things in the simplest degree. I would love any tips, comments and/or menu ideas! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I was tagged. 4th picture folder. 4th picture. I was curious. I found Eliza's blessing day picture, her little rose lips. I couldn't resist posting it. (It looks like Porter with a bonnet.)

Monday, November 10, 2008

He Laughs

H e n o w l a u g h s

Super Baby

I have a video of me at 8 months old and my Grandpa Gibbons doing super baby to me. My grandpa is gone now, but I will never forget how good he was to all of us grandkids! He loved to sing songs with our names in it (Brookie Cookie) and made us feel special. I see a lot of Gibbons in this little boy!
-Good Luck in Nauvoo Sister Grandma Great!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pacifier Advice...

We are trying to help Eliza get rid of her paci's however, it is difficult when little brother Porter's is just as tasty as hers is. Our new pediatrician says to loose the paci as soon as possible (especially with girls or it could ruin their smile). Any advice is welcome!
PS: this cute pacifier attatchment was made by her, we love it!

Don't worry, no children were hurt in the taking of this picture!
Eliza knows she can't sit on Porter, but she has found ways to still have him be her pretend pony.
Sorry, the next post was a struggle!

Anyone up for some Halloween Leftovers?

Our ward put on a Trunk or Treat
These are our missionaries, there were two other missionaries that were the Book of Mormon and Bible. They did a little dance while the kids sang scripture power! We've become good friends with these guys!(I am having all sorts of struggles with formatting this post!)

Pirate Eliza

Parrot Porter

Porter is a big "sucker"

He'll suck on anything from his bottom lip to both his hands at the same time!

What horrible monsterous beast demolished this delicious apple?

The 'Liza Monster

She started eating the apple from the bottom and we couldn't convince to avoid the occasionally seed she would get by eating it that way. She is content in her own ways!!