April 17, 2007

April Update (by Jody)

Adaline will be 3 months old on Wednesday April 18.
She weights a little over 9 pounds and loves to smile
and "talk." She was baptised on Sunday April 15. She
looked beatiful in her gown (which my neice, Jill,
wore 30 years ago). She was such a good baby during
the service and her eyes just seemed to shine - which
to me seemed like she was channeling (maybe not right
word...) all those who went before her and couldn't be
there in person (my mom and dad and her
great-grandparents Nora and Philip III).

I have returned to work and will work M, W, F. Phil
will be home on Fridays. So, Adaline and PJ will have
a "fun with kids day" (what we call daycare) on M & W
and be home with either of us on T, TH, & Fs. So far
the days she's gone to daycare, our provider says "she
is such a good baby!"

PJ has about a month and a half left of preschool.
We've applied to have him do a summer preschool
program at the Dodge Nature Center about a mile from
our house. Their curriculum will include a focus on
animals (they have a farm) and growing plants. I don't
know yet if they have a spot available for him. If
they did, he would go this summer on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons. On the application they ask how
your child/family will bring diversity to their school
(by way of language, income, family structure)... We
are so non-diverse it isn't funny (but then so are the
majority of kids who go there) so I just put down that
PJ can count to 10 in spanish!

PJ is really into Curious George right now. He
watches it every weekday on PBS before dinner (so we
can get dinner made!). He'll say to Phil "you be the
man with the yellow hat and I'll be curious George."
The one episode where George tries to get a dinosaur
bone from a museum display and hurts his leg and has
to go to the doctor for an X-ray has really made an
impression on him...because he recently went to the
doctor for pain in his right leg and had an X-ray -
just like George. He also talks about the show with
his friend Nicholas from daycare and the neighbor girl
that's his age, Alice. PJ played with Alice outside
today and I heard him say several times "let's talk
about George now" and she would say "Otay" because she
cannot pronounce her Ks or Cs. It's cute when we are
out for a walk and she says "you have to watch out for
tars [cars]." Her family has two cats which she calls
her "titties." It just kills me.

Here are a few pictures of PJ and Adaline from the
months of March and April. The ones with other family
members are from our Easter Sunday brunch at the Afton
Inn. As Rachel Ray would say, it was "yummo!"


PJ and Adaline pic.jpg

"When PJ is at daycare I lie in his bed and play with his toys."
with PJ's toys.jpg

PJ & Elliott at Easter Brunch

PJ and Elliott Easter Brunch.jpg

Prince Elliott Turns 1
Prince Elliott.jpg

Boys in Irish Sweaters Out for a Stroll.
Blake and PJ on Easter.jpg

Grandma Hunter and Adaline

Lynn and Adaline Easter Brunch.jpg

Posted by hunte046 at 9:10 PM

March 27, 2007

Adaline Smiling

Click for Movie (the volume is a bit loud)

Adaline Smile Movie

Posted by hunte046 at 7:18 PM

February 23, 2007

Bunch o' Pics 3/6/07 Update

Adaline is 6 weeks old on March 7. We've just been using Adaline exclusively now - she can use Ada if she wants later. She just seems like an Adaline more than an Ada. She's rolled over twice from her belly to back and is smiling
already. Not sure of her weight currently until we go to the 2 mth appt. Today was her first day at daycare because Mommy had to go to a conference. PJ will be proud to show her off to the kids.

It Needs New Batteries Daddy!

Necessary Supplies and Equipment

PJ and Elliott Playing With Balloon

Holding Adaline




PJ and the Chair
New Chair.jpg

She isn't really that yellow...PJ got her this monkey

Proud Big Brother

PJ took this pic

Posted by hunte046 at 6:54 PM

February 20, 2007

A couple quick pics



Posted by hunte046 at 11:57 AM

January 27, 2007

More Pics 2

Still More - Thanks Blake and Kristen!

Click Here

Posted by hunte046 at 7:04 PM

More Pics 1

More Pics (Thanks Brett and Joey!)





Posted by hunte046 at 11:39 AM

January 26, 2007

Welcome Home Adaline!

Here is a picture of our new arrival's first time home.

Adaline Marie
1/24/07 7:21am


Posted by hunte046 at 2:43 PM

April 10, 2006

A couple random PJ pics

Faith went to England and got PJ a Thomas the Tank Engine Book about Bulgy the Bus

Faith gives PJ a book.jpg

A funny face

funny face.jpg

Posted by hunte046 at 12:36 PM

Elliott Cash Hunter

I am an uncle! Through marriage I've been an uncle for sometime now - it's a bit different though because they are pretty much the same age as me! :) Elliott is a darling little fellow and a blessing to our family. We were trying to figure out what color Elliott's eyes were; PJ thought they looked green and called Elliot a "green crayon".

Here are some pics (thanks to Blake and Kristen - I forgot my camera again! I love the pic of PJ reacting to the fact there is now a new baby in the family.

Baby signage.jpg

The new family.jpg

Blake and Elliott.jpg

Kristen and Elliott.jpg

Jody and Elliott.jpg

PJ realizes there is a new baby.jpg

PJ and his cousin Elliott.jpg

Uncle Phil and Elliott.jpg

Open yours eyes already.jpg

Posted by hunte046 at 11:46 AM

April 3, 2006

PJ's Latest Hits

Recent songs he's written include:

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Truck
The Ice Cream Truck is Stuck


too late, too late!

He sings while banging away at a little toy piano.

Posted by hunte046 at 4:06 PM

March 21, 2006

PJ Update March '06

Just a few notes and then some pics taken using a cell phone.

You take the good and take the bad...
*A lot has happened since the last post most notably the passing of Jody's mother Phyllis. All of the following pics are from the trip to Michigan for the funeral.

*We anxiously await the arrival of PJs cousin Elliott Cash Hunter in April! My Brother Brett and Sis-in-law Joey are too I bet. :)

*Frank, who was diagnosed with the same cancer Phyllis had, is still doing ok - getting a bit slower and still eating like a horse, but is alert and loving. We know he doesn't have long with us and are making the best of our last days together.

I, Robot & Other Games
PJs latest games are:

*Sliding his feet across the floor and saying, "Robot. Robot."

*Placing a sock on his hand, calling it Sockie and running around saying, "Hallo! Hallo! Hallo!" A few times he's gone to sleep with Sockie on his hand or asks for it if he is drinking cold milk.

*He also likes to point at us and call us different names, like pointing to mom and saying Frankie and himself saying daddy, etc. If we do it he says, "Not that game!" and laughs.

*Another new favorite is from Caleb who entertained PJ at a restaurant by letting PJ give him five and saying "OW!" and blowing on his hand. PJ still talks about "Fun with Caleb", but when he says his name it sounds a bit like Ketchup.
fun with Caleb.jpg

Going to Daycare is "Fun with Kids" and the Science Mueseum is "Fun with Dinosaurs"

He enjoys "Mommy, Daddy, PJ Days" the best and so do we.

Here are some more pics from our recent trip to Michigan:

PJ and I flew on the plane by ourselves - I'm glad he was a good boy!
PJ on Plane.jpg

This is PJ with Casey (or is that Charlie?)
PJ and Casey.jpg

TV w/ JW (Jonathan William)
watching TV with JW.jpg

Church Basement Dancers 1
church basement dancers.jpg

Church Basement Dancers 2
more church basement dancing.jpg

PJ w/ TD (Trenton Dean) 1
with Trenton 1.jpg

PJ w/ TD 2
with Trenton 2.jpg

Hard Hat Kids Table
hard hat area kids table.jpg

My Salute to Church Basement Coffee
church basement coffee cup.jpg

Phyllis' church (Lutheran btw) really gave an excellent service and put out a great meal for the family. Jody's sister Sandra wrote and spoke the Family portion of the service and it was so well done . She'd make a great pastor.

Well, I think that's all for now. Hope you are all well.

Posted by hunte046 at 12:24 PM

February 13, 2006

PJ Knows Best

Last night PJ and Jody were sitting at the table (he was having a snack before bed because he didn't eat his dinner!). I was in the bedroom watching the news and called out saying that the Vice President had shot someone. Jody said "Oh no, that's not good." And PJ said "He don't do that, that's naughty."

Posted by hunte046 at 12:31 PM

February 11, 2006


PJ's latest favorite thing right now is the stool we bought for the bathroom (that he uses to reach the sink for handwashing and brushing teeth). He's discovered he can take it to OTHER ROOMS! :) He likes to set it up under a light switch so he can turn it on and off himself, or reach on high shelves. He still uses a chair from the kitchen to get up to the counter when helping cook.

Posted by hunte046 at 12:44 PM