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Random stuff to catch up

So here's a few photos of some random things that have been happening. Enjoy!

Ah the life of a mom. I mean horse. I mean mom.

Trinity get some stim time to help with her speech therapy. This little kid has done so well. I couldn't have those things on for 45 minutes, but she does!

We took the kids to the park, or rather to the local elementary school that has good play toys. Trinity and Ava ran back and forth. And back and forth. And backand forth. Then they spun the stearing wheel.

Then they jumped and screamed like little girls, which is what they are. It makes for a realistic impression.

This is how we got them there. Jogger.

As Jen put it, BFF. Seriously.

Jen is the craft queen. This is part of a Halloween t-shirt project. Yes, t-shirt making often involves torture.

And speaking of torture, here is Teagan wearing and Washington State Cougars jersey. I graduated as a Husky. I think I must have done something wrong to Autumn. Alaso: dad of the year taking a photo while a 13 month …

A Baker's Dozen

So, Teagan is 13 months old. That's the baker's dozen reference. it's been a little while since I blogged. What a weird verb. From Wikipedia:
The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7]Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms.[8]So there you go, way more information than you ever wanted. And before I bore you to death, on with the blog!

When I was a kid (not so long ago, but still longer than I care to admit) I always wanted to play in the ball room at Chuck-E-Cheese. Neve…

Long, with a bit of randomness

Alright, so randomness isn't the word I am looking for. Maybe this post is without a special event. Well, it lacks direct significance. Let's see how many ways I can try to explain a trip to Boise. We do it fairly often. Actually, Autumn and Trinity do it fairly often. I do it occasionally. Teagan, even less than that. The girls are troopers. Even though it is only 130 miles, it can seem like an eternity if you have to do it at least once a week.
This trip had the girls going to two appointments on Wednesday. They we both just follow ups for Trin with the neurologist and ophthalmologist. Everything checked out just fine there. I stayed with Teagan Tuesday and then went over Wednesday night to join Autumn. Trinity and Teagan both stayed with Autumn's folks (thanks Lee and Lorna), who are very helpful and flexible when it comes to our crazy family schedule. Autumn and I celebrated (sort of, as long as you consider a relaxing dinner and then watching television in bed a celeb…

Stage Name?

Not a super busy time for the Swarrell family, but Teagan is starting to make some waves in the wrestling arena. Also, Trinity likes Cheeseburgers!

Sweet little boy, playing with his bus...

Take THAT mister bear. Shaken bear syndrome?
I believe that Luke the bear is officially airborne...

And then it's off to the next (and bigger) challenge...Sinclair! But we'll have to wait to hear about that tale...

So, explain to me how he goes from kick butt wrestler to taking his diaper off in less than thirty seconds. Come on kid, yer killin' me!

Sunday we went looking for huckleberries. We found 7 berries. I think this picture explains why. SOMEONE wasn't pulling their weight!

Although she did make friends with lots of trees...

Yes, Happy Meals come with apple juice. Or appa joos.

Autumn and Trinity are in Boise tonight and Trinity has a cheeseburger for dinner. I talked to her on the phone and asked if she had a cheese burger for dinner. The answer? "MMMMM!!!"

I've got your Labor Day right here...

Okay, maybe just a few random pictures. And a few random anecdotes. Okay, I am done now because I can't think of a word bigger than "anecdotes". Onward!

Trinity feeding her baby...

Autumn already fed her baby...look at how big he's getting!

Car show at the park that was actually the week before Labor Day. So it goes. Here is the best picture we have of Kal and I and the girls on the carousel...

...because it's MUCH better than a dorky one of us pointing. I can't remember too clearly, but I hope we weren't pointing because we thought it would be a cool thing to do for the camera (yikes!)

Grow some hair and he looks like a little boy. What happened to our baby boy?

First "first day of school"? At least this was the first day for the local school district.

We went to the lake Saturday. A few of us went on a boat ride while Autumn and Teagan went for a walk. Here's Teagann contemplating the end of summer. It was a short one this year!

Trinity showing us…