Friday, December 28, 2007

christmas eve and morning

I decided to make Christmas stockings for our new house. The kids had fun designing them. They wanted to make one for our new cat as well.

Malynda recieved American Girl dolls from her Aunty Marcelle and her Nana Lobdell. She said that this is her favorite christmas ever.

I suprised everyone and bought us a cat. His name is Robby. The kids adore it as long as I keep his nails clipped.

The kids are opening their gifts on Christmas morning. Blake recived TMNT, Power rangers, and star wars figurines. Malynda recieved Hannah Montana books, High School Musical 2 books, and dolls. Ella received different Elmo dolls and books. Blake gave me a very pretty Red blouse and skirt to match. I gave Keith the Triple combination c.d.'s and Malynda gave all the boys Angel Moroni Ties and tie pins.

Christmas morning at Nana's house

Ella is pooped out from decorating christmas stockings

quick tour of the house

this is Blakes room with Transformer borders, sheets, and soon wall stickers. He is getting dinosaur stickers and has dinosaur curtains.

this is my favorite room aka the "girls bathroom".

This is my bedroom recovering from Christmas

This is our living room. We painted the walls bone white and the window sills bronze amulet. Keith organized the pictures with the kids baby pictures on the bottom. the couch, cabinets, and the tables came with the house.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Finally our home is ours!!!

Today we finally closed on our house!!! We are hopeing to move into it before Turkey day but we shall see. The contractor has to do the work before we can move into it.
Ella is 14 months today. The kids were told about the house on Thursday. We blindfolded them and brought them into their rooms. When we let them see where they were they both responded the same way, "this isn't our room". I told Malynda, "Do you remember where we would move if we ever did it again?" and she then said, "a Hoooooouuuuussseee!!!" She tore through that place with Blake and Ella was following them all over. It was pretty fun to see their faces.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

soccer girls

This is Malynda's first practise. Keith is their coach. Their first game is this saturday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

soccer practise

Blake went to his first soccer practise. Keith is now his coach. Malynda was in Albany for their first practise so pictures of her will come later.

first day of school

I can't tell for sure but I think that Blake is really excited for school. Here are a couple of pictures.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

my kiddies

Malynda Sue is our oldest. She shares her birthday with her Aunt Jamie. She is named after my sisters Mackenzie, Stacy Lynne, and Keith's middle name and his father Lyn, my best friends Linda, Malessa, and Cami Sue. We chose the spelling of her name to incorporate everyone.
Lawrence Blake is our middle child. He is named after Keith's grandfathers Lawrence and Keeton Blake. He shares his birthday with his cousin Keeton who is also named after Keeton Blake. The man they are named after was born in January and these boys in July.
The baby is Ella Marie. She is named after My great great grandmothers Marie Robinson (whom I am named after) and Ella (a Trunnell descendant). After she was born we found out that Keith's great great grandmother was also an Ella. We decided she is named after her as well.
We wanted to keep their names within the family. It is important to us to honor our ancestors.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Lobdell Family

Our family consists of Keith, Jill, Malynda Sue, Lawrence Blake, and Ella Marie. Keith is an editor of the Whitehall Times. Jill is going to school and taking care of the kiddies. Today Malynda and Blake started school. Malynda is in 2nd grade with Ms. Kathy Bedore. Blake is beginning Kindergarten with Mrs. July Bisselle. He decided that he is going to be known as Lawrence in school. When they got to school Blake looked like a gazelle going up the stairs.

I get to play with Ella at home until her nap time. That is when the house work and homework get completed. We are also in the process of buying our first home.