Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas!

(Christmas evening at gma and gpa's)

(Christmas weekend at gma and granddad's)

(Christmas night at home)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas to you! We spent a fun weekend with mama's family and have returned home to celebrate here at home. We woke this morning to open gifts and have a french toast breakfast. We played with new toys and baked a birthday cake for Jesus and are waiting for naptime to conclude so we can go to daddy's family celebration this evening. Pictures will come later, but for now, thank the Lord for giving us his son on this blessed morning!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

This is the first Christmas season that Libby is actively participating in, and it's been lots of fun. She had a great time helping decorate the tree, and she's very curious about when our stockings will be filled with presents! But, more importantly, she's excited to celebrate Jesus' birthday, and of course enjoy more hot chocolate tea with marshmallows any time mama will let her.

These two kids just love each other!

Libby had a blast tonight when Aunt Em and Uncle Jon came to visit with Grandma and Grandpa. And, a big thanks to Aunts Lucy and Wendy for the very popular presents!

Xander Time

Xander has been getting lots of love and giving lots of grins, not to mention working on improving his language skills every day!

Happy Birthday Barnabas!

On Saturday, Barnabas turned 1. He had a feast for breakfast (notice the candle), another for dinner, and mama and daddy went out with Nick and Brittany to celebrate at a local restaurant!

More Chit Chat

Well, later I'll put up some recent photos, but here are some recent conversations that gave me a grin. Sometimes she's just silly and funny, sometimes she says things that really show thought and impress me. Speaking of impressing me - this morning Libby took of her jammies (including unbuttoning them) all by herself and dressed herself from head to toe (minus her shoes) all by herself. Now that she's so self sufficient I'll have more time for long baths and pedicures. Anyway, on with the Libby-talk.

D: Are you finished with your apple crunchies? (cereal)
L: Speaking of apple crunchies, can we go outside and play frisbee?

L: i'm thirsty for
M: (interrupting) milk?
L: no, i'm thirsty for
M: (interrupting) ice water?
L: no, i'm thirsty - mom, i'm trying to talk here.
M: i'm sorry. i'm interrupting you.
L: i forgive you.

L: what were you talking about? (a typical question the moment mom gets off the phone)
M: i was talking to daddy about borrowing grandma and grandpa's carpet shampooer. i think grandma and grandpa might come over tonight and bring you presents from aunt lucy and aunt wendy, and i thought maybe grandpa larry could bring the carpet shampooer with them.
L: well that will be fun!!! but grandpa larry will be carrying lots of heavy things!
M: yes, he will.
L: he is very strong. and so is daddy. grandpa larry and daddy are two strong mans. they have very strong arms. like this: (flexing muscles). well, but i don't have strong arms. see?

L: those cars are going up a hill!
M: yes, they are and we're about to go up the hill too. .......... see, we're up on top of the hill!
L: yes we are! i wonder what is under the street. probably dirt and bugs.
(later in the conversation, inspired by talk of bugs)
L: but did you know that daddy really likes spiders?
M: no, i don't think daddy really does like spiders.
L: well, larry does. brian's daddy. did you know that larry is brian's daddy? and larry really likes spiders.

okay, that's all i remember for now. if i think of more later i'll add!