Archive for the ‘Our Kids’ Category

Fancy Duds

Autumn Dinah Jake and J3

While we were in Wisconsin, Thea got a great deal on some dress clothes for the kids. They really enjoyed wearing them to church this past Sunday, and the pastor’s wife captured the moment!

2010 Springside Skating Club Carnival

J3 in the staging area

Dinah and J3 were enrolled in skating once again this year. I took a few pictures, but not that many. The conditions in the rink are such that pictures just don’t turn out well. Be sure to check out the videos, too!

Here is the video of Dinah’s routine:

Here is the video of J3’s routine:

Here is the video of a little bit of Leeyana’s routine:

Raising Chickens

Into the incubator they go to bake at about 100 degrees for 21 days

This year we decided that we were going to raise our own laying hens. It will be a great experience and a bit of a science project for Dinah and J3. We collected eggs on the week of Feb. 22, and set them in the incubator on Feb. 27th. So we are expecting them to hatch out on or around March 20th. I will be adding more blog posts as things develop. Enjoy these pictures of us collecting eggs, building our incubator, and candling the eggs at day #3. Also, check out the video after the pictures!

Here is a video we just made of candling an egg this evening. This is on Day 10 of the 21 day incubation. It’s hard to see in the beginning because of the poor video quality, but some veins are visible on the left side of the egg. Later in the video you can see the embryo more clearly and it is also moving around a lot.

Recent Birthdays and Parties

From my birthday party

Here are some pictures that I’ve collected over the past 2 months or so. Among them are pics from the birthdays of Me, Jack, Abe, Dinah, and Autumn. Some other randoms are thrown in as well.

Random awesome things that happened in the last quarter of 2009.

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O.K. So I’m too lazy to separate all this stuff into separate posts. Deal.

A few new pictures

Proud big brother J3 and Jake all dudded up

Just updating with a few new pictures! We are all doing well, and Jake is very generously giving Thea 5 hours in a row of uninterrupted sleep most nights. The kids are thrilled with him, and love him sooooo much!

Jacob Gregory Gulrud

New surroundings - still a little blue!

Jacob Gregory Gulrud was born on Thursday, September 17th at 7:26pm. He weighed in at 8lbs, 15-3/4oz and was 20″ long. We are calling him Jake and he seems to like it. Mom, Dad, and Jake came home from the hospital today and are all doing great! Enjoy the pictures and the video (if you only see one picture here, then click on it to get access to the whole gallery)!

And a short video:

Snowed in again…

Here was the scene here a few days ago – Dinah and J3 playing outside with their friend Natalie:

Then, we woke up to about 4 or 5 inches of snow this morning.

So, we built some snowmen!

A whole family, in fact!

Our First Video Post

I’m going to attempt to post some videos here.

The first video is from the Skating Carnival.  J3 is in the tux holding the instructor’s hand.  Dinah is in the red dress following behind them.

The next video is Dinah and J3 performing a lovely duet of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

And Finally, Dinah offers up a stirring solo rendition of “Oh, how I love Jesus”.

Don’t forget to check out the post from earlier today as well for new pictures of the kids!

Catching Up On Stuff

Do I scare you?  How about now?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to the blog, so now it’s time to catch up.  This post will have photos from the Springside Skating Club Program, Dinah’s and Autumn’s combined birthday party, a trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s in Regina, and a few of the kids just messing around at home.  Enjoy the photos!