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I'm dreaming and planning and traveling to get my family of 4 everywhere on the globe one trip at a time!

Helen Jeanette tidbits


Helen Jeanette on movies she hasn’t seen:

Last night while sweeping, ‘Snow White is a cleaner like me!’

This morning lying in bed while I shower she sings, ‘heigh ho heigh Ho that’s from Snow White!’

‘These are my Star Wars pajamas.’ *long pause* ‘when I grow up like my cousins I am going to watch Star Wars.’

Helen Jeanette on undies:

This morning Helen Jeanette climbs into bed and says ‘I’m sleeping with my undies!’ What she meant is that she was cuddling her undies like a blanket, not wearing them.

 Last night when Chris got home Helen Jeanette immediately presented him with a pair of her undies.

 She also attempted to trade Killian a whole pile of her undies for a toy he had that she wanted. I usually let her trades play out no matter how sketchy they seem, but I vetoed this one.


Cell pictures


These kids are all sorts of cute everyday, but I try to limit how many pictures I post on Facebook/Instagram. Here are some cute ones from the last week or so that didn’t get posted. 


Feeding me a bottle while I feed him a boobie.

Wearing girly pajamas.


Using Mommy as a clipboard while babywearing


Conversations with Helen Jeanette 


While sweetly putting her hands on my face and looking at my cheeks ‘Mommy where’s that nipple on your face go?’ (I have a mole on my forehead).
While playing with a brown blanket and lying it on the floor. ‘Hey that looks like mud!’ Steps on it then lays her head on it, ‘my ear is dirty! My socks are dirty!’
This morning after she woke up and Killian was still asleep ‘where’s key? I want to play with him.’


Conversations with Helen Jeanette


Riding in the car:

Jessica singing ‘and I’m so happy, so very happy, I have the love of Jesus in my heart’

Helen Jeanette ‘Killian is angry!’

Killian coos happily.

Helen Jeanette ‘why angry Killian!?’
Sitting around at work while I feed Killian.

Helen Jeanette: ‘I will go to Winnie the pooh’s house, see piglet and Chris’

Jessica ‘when will you go to Winnie the pooh’s house?’

Helen Jeanette ‘next week’

More from Raincouver


Gondola over Vancouver.

  Right now she’s whining because she doesn’t want her pictures taken, but a couple minutes earlier she was crying because we wouldn’t let her go cuddle the bear.  
Helen Jeanette had 3 bee encounters during our lunch at the ski lodge. Encounter #1 shown here, she waved then gave the bee a hug and then talked nonstop about the bee. Encounter #2 she saw the bee and clung tightly to me. Encounter #3 she clung to Chris and burst into tears. All of these were within half an hour. Encounter #3 was closely followed by the picture below which may explain it.

  The kids love public transportation!  
  This family of 3 raccoons kept coming out during the baluga show, apparently they are used to being fed even though the aquarium staff was very clear that it was illegal. Many people there were excited to see them but it scared the pants off me and I was very quick to get Helen Jeanette picked up.  
Peking duck!




We had dinner with our neighbors tonight and Helen Jeanette had a good time playing with their kids and we had a good time talking. Their youngest daughter is just 2 weeks older then Killian- although he’s quite a bit bigger!
Holly is a photographer and took some pretty sweet pictures of the kids! 









Last night before bed…   

Our church rents out the Carolina theatre and occasionally can’t get it. We missed the memo about an alternate location today and since we walked to church and were a good 20 minutes late we missed it entirely. This was the only picture I got of Helen Jeanette in her dress.


We checked out the chapel hill community center park this afternoon. Helen Jeanette had a blast!