Monday, April 28, 2008

read it and weep!

David Wesley Elmer and Toni Marie Elmer

are pleased to announce

their son

Matthew David Elmer


It's not everyday that a parent can feel this much pride and joy... but at this very moment... we do! Matthew son, we're so proud of you and the fine young man with eagle powers that you have become!

On another note, jack has become the king of faces. He tells me, "mom, take my picture..." and then he strikes a pose!! This is usually what I get!

Friday, April 25, 2008

just a friendly reminder:

With summer time approaching we just wanted to remind everyone to take all and every safety measure possible... even if it means wearing your bike helmet.

We take ball seriously at our house. That's why Matt's got his helmet on.... and jack his game face.

And Matt, I totally agree with you... I thought that was a little fishy how jack made you the catcher!!! I don't trust Jackers with a bat either!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

if looks could kill...

this is what they would look like! We also like to refer to this look as "very well rested..." This is how nate typically looks when he arises from a restful sleep. Don't ya just wanna kiss him!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

what do you see?

What is the first thing you see when you look at this?
Some may say the letter B...
But Jack thinks it looks like a bottom. And he thinks its pretty fun. For the rest of the day yesterday after we were working on writing his letters he kept saying, "get it mom!! BOTTOM!! AHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!" Apparently he takes after his father.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


It's time to change our history books. This morning i asked Jack who made the sun, and he said Jesus, and then I asked him who made the moon, and he said he did... who knew? All this time, and I was so wrong!

And on a positive note, yesterday, Matthew was kind enough to remind me that I was a "good boy." - Thanks matt... I always need those encouraging words!!

Then today i told jack that we had to help dad and "go get Daddy's papers from Donna..." he then asked "why is Donna ripping them up?" I guess he was thinking just like he did when i told him we had to go help grandam and "go pick her up..." and he started laughing and said, "well why'd she fall down?" I love kids!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

time to change it up!

I love to change things up, and it's hard to believe it's been alomst a year already since we did our last set of pictures with the kids, so today i decided to do them! Nothing better than a beautiful day, words from our prophet, and the pictures of the ones you love most. Stay tuned, because I'm going to be posting a picture of David with his shirt off tomorrow! jk!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Dear Mom,

THis letter is long over due. I have tossed and turned with the decision to write you this, but i would hate to have these feelings fester inside me for too long. Basically... I think you're too attached. I think you have this CRAZY thing for babies. I"m a pretty big kid now. I don't need you to hold my hand when i walk. I mean, I just did three laps with out falling. And I like donuts. I know you want me to be the heathy one. Eat all my fruits and veggies... but, the truth is, I want to be able to eat what the big kids eat. I want my donuts. I can eat them with out making a big mess! Here's some pictures to prove it!

I'll even shove this whole thing in my mouth right now!!!

See... i just need a little space. A little room to grow!

See how happy it makes me?

I'm even going to get on top of the table right now. I know i'm not suposed to, but I don't care! I don't even care that you're looking right at me when I do it!!!!

I just hope you can understand! I love you. But I'm getting bigger. I wanna be a big kid!