Monday, January 26, 2009


Alright, I could use some suggestions from Moms or picky eaters who may have encountered this problem. Adam is really only eating fruit and granola bars. Yes, I know that's a good thing, but you haven't smelled his diapers or applied the Desitin. I can't get him to eat cheese very much anymore and could use some help on trying to get him to eat other things. He's a real picky eater. I'm also out of ideas (that's pretty easy to say when I'm preoccupied with classes). So if anyone has suggestions, even those of you who don't have kids, but might have been picky eaters. HELP!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Another Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. I finished these a while ago, but keep forgetting to post a picture. They're a satin backed flannel. They're really slippery, Adam likes petting my leg when I wear them. It was really simple to make especially because Travis gave me a serger for Christmas. Don't worry it was used, but it's top of the line and only a few years old. I think it will help encourage me to make for thing in the future. After graduation of course.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have some cake and eat it too...

Alrighty here's the deal, I'm in a cake decorating class and I have to decorate cakes. (Duh!) Anyhow I brought the first one home, and it the frosting didn't turn out right, but that didn't stop my lil' guy from making me laugh at the otherwise frustrating subject.
(P.S. Jenna it was a chocolate scratch cake)

He's goin' in!

We have a direct hit!

Mmmm, not bad!

Well, I tried to get away with it!

I was assigned to make a service cake and I did. This one was a scratch white cake. That was a first for me. It turned out pretty good, but really, really, really sweet. Did I mention how sweet it was? :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I made a Jumper

No, for once, I am not referring to Adam. My mother-in-law made a jumper for her daughter and I thought it was way cute. So, for Christmas Christine (my mother-in-law) gave me a pattern and a note that said "IOU fabric and notions for one jumper" I was so excited. I made it just after New Years with direction from Christine and little bit of help. Isn't it cute! I'm so proud of it. Unfortunately I worked on it for more than 10 hours, and felt like I wasted her day. Thanks Christine! I love it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas Adam!

Alright, we're back to the normal everyday posting of Adam. Yes that adorable little guy that you all love. These are some pictures from opening presents and playing with presents.

We gave Adam a basketball and hoop, and he's pretty good with it. After we set it up Adam had no troubles figuring out what the ball was supposed to do. He's got awesome hand-eye coordination.

Aunt Desirae received a Nintendo DS for Christmas this year and not long after she started playing it Adam joined in. In fact, he all out stole it as you can see above this picture. The little turkey. He knows how to use it no doubt about that.

The first present Adam got to open this year was a foldable fort. Mommy and Daddy sent the cardboard fort out to the Poulsens because we can put this one away, the cardboard one, not so much.

This is from a couple of months ago. Aunt Jordelle needed a haircut so I offered to watch Michael. Adam climbed on the couch and tried to give Michael a kiss, and I was able to catch it on my phone's camera. Sorry about the quality on all of these photos, they're from my phone.

Adam loves to help take care of Michael whether it be giving him his pacifier when he's crying...

Or by giving him lots of love through hugs. We did not prompt this, Adam did this all on his own. He's so good with babies!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day Seven of Our Cruise

It finally happend, the end of our cruise finally arrived. I was so excited to see Adam! We spent a couple of hours at an art auction, and ended up going in together with my parents in purchasing 5 paintings by the artist Alexander Chen. I love his realism, and the detail of his paintings. His paintings will take him longer because he will get the detail even if it means using a single bristled brush.

Our Stateroom attendant no matter was always able to find my sunglasses and put them on our little towel animals that he made. His name was Romeo and he was such a friendly guy. We loved this monkey that he made.

Okay, this technically Day Eight of Our Cruise, because we disembarked from the ship back into Miami. Mom and Dad rented a 15 passenger van, but the words "sardine can" still came to mind. As you can see from the shot above there are 10 of us in the back three seats. But in the front bench seat, there's all of our luggage. Beyond that, our scary pilot and navigator. I swear we didn't know where we were half the time. I love you Mom and Dad!

Day Nine of Our Vacation. The Forester girls. The wind was blowing, not extremely hard, but it sure was hard to keep the hair under control. We couldn't help but squint either the sun was so bright. It was 80 something degrees that day, and we flew into Salt Lake with 20 something degrees that night. Boy, I missed that nice warm balmy air. This beach was about 3 blocks from the apartment that Mom and Dad rented in Miami. It was gorgeous with white sand, beautiful water and sky-scraping hotels.

I know, I know there's no people, but I couldn't help it, it was gorgeous.

This guy flew in front of my mom with her camera and then in front of me, and I was lucky enough (Okay, maybe good enough) to get a somewhat decent shot.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day Six of Our Cruise

Alrighty, we're almost finished with the Cruise posts so I can return to blogging about our adorable little boy and his life. I promise, you're almost through with us. Once school starts on Wednesday you'll probably be back to seeing a post once a week or every few. I'm hoping to do better this year, but only time will tell.

There was a soft serve, self-serve ice cream machine on the pool deck that was pretty much open 24/7. Travis sure enjoyed when I would let him. Yeah, he did sneak a few like right after breakfast as we were walking back to our stateroom.

We think that Adam would have loved to play in the H2O zone. This is one reason why we would have loved to have brought him. 1. To see him play in this area. 2. To watch him walk down a hallway as the ship was rocking from 15 ft swells. Yes, we're cruel, but you have to admit it would be funny to see.

Kelton, Travis, and I were sitting at a railing and someone had left their empty beer bottle. It was just to tempting not to. Sorry Mom, I promise that he didn't drink it though. He didn't want to at first if that makes you feel any better.

We were able to play dodge ball on the ship's full length basketball court. We had plenty of fun, and here's a shot of Shadd.

Team Kennon, you're up! (Consisting of Jordelle, Josh, Kennon, Tasha, Shelby, and Shade (Shadd))

Can you believe that there was an ice skating rink on the ship? Travis had an ingrown toenail that was bothering him so he opted to take photos. I just stood in the rink and let the ship skate me around. No, not really, I could have. Do you know how hard it is to skate when the ice is moving? But I can say something that most of you can't, "I've ice skated in the Caribbean, and in the middle of the ocean!"
There were actual Olympic quality stunts and shows performed on this rink at night and on a very rocky sea I might mention.

Ah, look how sweet Josh and Jordelle are!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day Five of Our Cruise

I'm slowly getting there. Sheesh, don't get so crabby! Anyhow, Day Five was in St. Maarten, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was my favorite day as well as Travis'. We went Scuba diving first thing in the morning, what a great way to start the day.
Our dive was a two tank dive which also included two different locations. The first tank and dive was around a small coral reef which also had parts of ships in the area. We saw this huge anchor on the ocean floor as well as other bits and pieces. The second tank and dive was around a sunken ship, we got to see a lot of marine life and swim through parts of the ship if we wanted to. I'll admit it, I was chicken, there's something about swimming through a sunken ship that spooks me. Not my brave Travis though, he had no problem swimming through the wheelhouse.
My other favorite part of the day was getting all fancied up for the evening dinner with my handsome husband. We had so much fun that day, that I didn't worry about Adam at all.

How sweet we're holding hands. I think that I did it more for comfort than for the photographer, I was just a little nervous being so far from the surface. Normally when I dive here in Idaho the surface is less than 15 ft. However for the first dive we were at least 50 ft down, and the second was 75 ft.

The photographer was from Australia and his name is Paul Tustin. Boy, underwater photography and topside photography are two completely different seahorses of a different color.

I know you're going to hate me Shelby, but oh well. I think she looked nice when her tongue wasn't sticking out. :)

You'll never guess who picked who picked out his outfit. I know it's corny to match, but I think that he looks hot! Especially in so much black.

Yours Truly overlooking the mall on our ship. Yes, I repeat there was a mall on our ship.

Until tomorrow. I promise I'll do better.