Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
here are the pictures i was going to use for the cards. as you can see, all of the below pictures would not be able to fit on one photo christmas card. i just couldn't decide which ones to use! why do kids have to be so darn cute?!?! merry christmas!!!!!!
potty training was non existent for some time in our house. we thought we would have eli try during the summer. he was peeing before his bath every night and his diapers were somewhat dry in the morning. so we tried potty training with him and boy, did he rebel. did NOT want to even TRY to go in the potty. when presented with pull ups, at the mere sight of them he ran away, screaming with fear. and so started the wait.
we thought we would wait and try again in a few weeks....same thing happened again. and so we just thought we would wait until he was ready.
after thanksgiving, he was ready. he went two weeks with only 1 peeing and 1 pooping accident. it was like an early christmas miracle! i thought potty training would be a very tough experience for both Eli and us as parents. within the two weeks of him being trained, he would go potty all by himself, most of the time without us even noticing. we would just hear the flush.
how did this all become so easy?!?!!! i am one lucky mama for SURE!
but now i have to find out if it is healthy for a 3 year old to only go potty 3 times a day....man, can that kid hold his pee!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Eli likes to look at the DVD's we have and this box set is no exception. He opened it and looked at the DVD's inside.
Immediately, he puts the DVD's down and proceeds to 'scratch' like a DJ.
He knows what a DJ does because his Daddy used to be heavy into that and he has seen it done on television. I have seen that box set before and never had made that connection. But of course Eli did.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Anyway, here are some updates on us:
Evangeline: She is now over 6 months old! I cannot believe it!! She sits up very well and loves her sippy cup. Just the mere sight of her cup and she goes into a frenzy trying to grab it and drink.
She is on solid foods now and eats very well and opens her mouth super wide. She smiles and laughs so much and is really such an easy baby. Like her brother, she is a VERY early riser, most mornings before 6am.
At her 6 month appointment, I was told she has a mild case of torticollis which is when the muscle of one side of a baby's neck is tighter than the other and causes the head to tilt to one side. She has been to one physical therapy appointment so far and it went well. It looks like the condition was caused by the way she was positioned in my uterus, according to the therapist. She gave us lots of stretching and strengthening exercises to do at home with Evie and she has been doing fine with them so far.
Elijah: He turned 3 in October! WOW! For his birthday, we had him and Evangeline dedicated at church and then came back home to an Eagles themed family birthday party. He even wore his Eagles uniform Halloween costume. SPeaking of Halloween, he was a DeSean Jackson and would say so whoever asked. Evie was a Ladybug.
Eli loves preschool. His teacher said he was a quiet boy and when I heard that, I almost fell over in shock. This just proves he is a different boy there than he is with us.
He loves to play in the gym at school. He is still doing soccer through USTC and next session he will be without Daddy on the field. Our boy is moving up! We shall see how that goes. He loves, loves, loves Evie. He kisses her and holds her and loves to have her ride on his shoulders. She loves it too and just laughs and laughs.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
He was sleeping so soundly, it was ridiculous....how can one sleep in THAT position on a coffee table for crying out loud? But as I was taking these pictures, I began to realize how big he has become and how fast that 3 years went. Looking at his sleeping face, so serene.
His hair....beautiful hair that many mistake for a girl's hair. Just because he has good hair genes (from yours truly!) AND it is long doesn't make him a girl. Newsflash, long hair on boys is in. But if it gets longer than his shoulders, we have a problem and I need an intervention.
I just could not stop looking at this beautiful face and marveling in God's creation. This little boy was wonderfully made by God and given to us to raise and for us to guide him to know Jesus as his Savior. This little boy is my joy. Happy 3rd birthday, joy of my life.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
quaker oatmeal, weight control maple and brown sugar....and adding more brown sugar.....about double the amount of actual oatmeal
the way eli says the word together: too-gev-uh
how evie smiles at anything and everything, but especially at her daddy
waiting for cars to pass before dancing in the car....and probably looking like a bee flew in the window, but i don't care
watching movies on the elliptical....time flies....but not so much the movie 7 pounds....too sad....nothing worse than being a sweaty, exhausted mess AND crying while gasping for breath
listening to my husband make me laugh and watching him watch me crying in hysterics, with a sense of pride on his face
my new bible study on the book of James.....nothing rocks you back into step like "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you."
back massages....HEAVEN ON EARTH!
how when wronged by someone, when they apologize, eli says: "its ok, i still love you."
the 2 and a half hours that we lost power today and played as a family, the 4 of us with no distractions like the computer, work, time itself......
turkey hill low fat chocolate chip cookie dough frozen yogurt...say that three times fast
this time of year + flannel sheets.....ahhhhhh
my family....i love them....more than i should....more than my own life....but first and foremost God....He is the one that gave them to me.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Chad and I are also Eli's true loves. I cannot even count how many times he asks for hugs and kisses throughout the day, besides the times when I am just kissing his little handsome face all over. Before he falls asleep in the car, he wants me to hold his hand. What a sweetheart.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I am taking a photography class starting in October so hopefully I can learn and grow. I also have two practice photoshoots scheduled; one later this month and one in October with my newborn twin neices! I am so excited to start practicing and learning!