Tuesday, June 28

Our lil' Man

Zachary is all boy... it is so much fun! And he is a very happy lil' guy at that, always laughing or smiling (well, unless he is starving or needs changed, but that is very understandable!). And hungry? Well, he is hungry all the time - definitely a boy! I am so thankful for our buddy and that God allowed him to get past those early scary days to be a healthy and strong boy who we pray will be a mighty man for the Lord as he grows and a courageous leader. He is an easy-going chap who loves attention, we can even tell times where he gets a bit jealous of his big sister... when I hold her while Dwight holds him, he won't let me out of his sight without complaint! So I don't mind at all when he wakes up at night or doesn't take a particularly long nap during the afternoon, cause he needs Mama time, too. I love holding him and laughing with him. The littlest things make him so happy. He really enjoys it when Dwight or I read to him or sing/ play music. He loves his Grandmas and Grandpas & Aunts and Uncles (he has lots!). He adores Chloe, and patiently endures all the kisses she gives him... what is funny though is the delight he shows while pulling her hair. We rescue her the first time, but when it is intentional (i.e. practically placing her hair in his hands) she is on her own! He giggles and giggles. :-)

He is very determined and is a roly-poly even though it causes him to wake up more at night when he discovers that he just flipped himself over. He can sit supported (and sometimes even all by himself).  It seems so crazy that he is so big already. And he loves, loves, loves food. Did we say he is hungry a lot? Yup, he is a boy! Where in the world have these past six months gone? I guess time flies when you are having fun! (And moving, etc. lol.)

Gotta love the hair "flame". In case you're wondering his hair is red - and getting redder!

I love his big blue eyes!
All boy!
What'cha looking at Mum?

I can fly!

I love them! He's got the best daddy. :-)

Friday, June 24

Miss Chloe Sophia

I love having a little girl who wants to be just like Mum... wanting a spritz of perfume when I'm getting ready for the day, taking my purse (filled with her things) outside with her to play ( lol, my handbag becomes a shoulder bag!), stepping on every bug she sees to ensure it dies, laughing like me, feeding/ holding/ diaper-changing her baby doll, cooking and baking (with her very own apron thanks to Erin & Hope... she loves it!), "reading", praying with her eyes shut while holding Daddy's hand, singing wherever she is, she is even trying so hard to beg for pierced ears (we'll talk more about that one in 10+ years) ... :-)

But what I really want is for her to be like Jesus... because I know of all the things in my life I don't want for her to mimic or imitate! It truly is a sobering thought to realize how much my lil' sweetheart wants to copy me. Even just the lil' mannerisms she picks up. Rather scary, actually! I love her so much, and she is being such a wonderful big sister to Zachary! We are so thankful for her beautiful, sweet, curious, and energetic little life. :-D (Don't worry my lil' chap, a post about you will come soon!)

We have fun teaching her new things (well, teaching her to obey isn't always that fun...). She isn't talking all that much yet, but understands seemingly everything! She is veryyyyy adventurous (even willingly ate a chocolate covered cidada along with her Daddy and I, though I must add that Daddy was very gallant to eat the heads for us. She didn't want to, and as I couldn't... I wasn't about to make her! She said "Yum!" after finishing hers. Bleh.). She loves to give hugs and give (and blow!) kisses and do summersaults. Another random fact about her? We are pretty sure she is left-handed. :-)

Cousins! :-)

Riding a donkey with her Aunt Dora and Cousin Alissa. :-) (With Aunt Abby and Aunt Renee helping)

She loves it that she can carry her baby like I carry Zachary.

Making calzones for Daddy's lunch. Look at her pink rolling pin!

Yes, we take pictures of our kids while they are sleeping. We can't help it... you've probably caught on that we think they are quite cute. ;-P

Laughing. ;-)

Modeling her haircut once I finalllly cut it!
Where has the time gone??? :-P
She was so good on moving day. Over 13 hours in almost 100 degrees with no air conditioning. With only 4 stops. My babies are troopers!

She loves her American Girl catalog!
Cleaning up strawberries. :-) 


I don't know if any of you use Vocal Point, but it is a great way to get a variety of free samples to try of both food and personal/ household items. One time we got a sample of Kashi along with some high-savings coupons. Another time I was able to pair the coupons they sent with a sale to get over 5 boxes of Kleenex for free. Not bad, eh? Right now their promotion is for Glad trash bags.

Vocal Point - Trash Bags Sample

Tuesday, June 7

Family Picture - Part 1

When my family came to visit last weekend, Katie brought her camera, and I just can't resist posting a few of the shots she sent (with more to come!). I am so thankful for my lil' family. God has been so gracious and merciful to us. I won't pretend otherwise... life with no job (or income) in sight can be hard at times - but He is faithful, and these lil' ones along with their incredible daddy are precious gifts!

June 2011

It was hard to find her still for a moment... there were just too many bugs to dissect. Yup, my otherwise very girly girlie.
He's our buddy boy!

Our lil' smilies :-)