Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
In the 5 years since we have been married we have never completely organized our garage. Things were always haphazardly shoved on shelves. Since being back from Germany our stuff has been piled in boxes and literal piles of junk, garbage, and good items. This summer my mother and I tackled my side of the garage. (Camping gear, Strollers, household items...) I couldn't tackle the rest because I couldn't tell one wire or tool from another. For the last two weeks Zach has spent at least an hour every night out in the Garage with Samuel. They have made an amazing progress. I will peek in periodically and find things like Zach sawing a piece off of one of the shelves and Samuel below with his fisher price saw sawing away like mad. Or Zach is pounding in a nail and Samuel is running around pounding everything with his toy hammer. I would often find Zach and Samuel dancing or rather jumping around to the music.
Or to him walking around saying "Who turned the lights out.
These memories are so precious. They truly are little blessings from God.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
March - Doing lot's of Laundry with Mommy (You always "help" me with the laundry)
April - Eating a little dirt - I mean helping daddy in the garden May - Camping at Lake Connor
June - A new baby sister
Monday, October 6, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Zach the fisherman and his worthy opponent Silver.
Silver's shocked expression when he found out we intended to eat him.
Silver begged Samuel to changer our minds. Samuel begged Silver to changer our minds. Neither succeeded.
Samuel wanted to give Silver a farewell kiss. (this is as close as he got by the way). Samuel promised Silver that he would not eat him, and he kept that promise much to our dismay.
Our brave fisherman turned out to be a man of many talents. He manned that BBQ like a pro preparing us a savory meal.
Farewell our little fishy friend.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
1sts: Samuel had his first corn on the Cob, also thanks to some great waterwings Samuel was able to swim without help in the big pool at lake connor, this resulted in many versions of "no hands, no help, no touch" and very large temper tantrums when it was time to get out of the pool.
We were camping at my in-laws trailer site at Lake Connor all of last week. We being the kids and I. For a portion of the time my brother and his family and my sister in law and her kids were there too. It rained for most of the week. So we spent a lot of soggy days thanking God that we were in a trailer and not a tent. Samuel amused himself for a long time walking up and down the trailer in my shoes while I fed Ellie.
While camping Samuel decided that he would start boycotting all forms of sleep. No more naps and no more bed. He would start his high pitched screeching at the first sign of a bed time routine and would continue it up to two hours after being put in bed. And yet in defense of the fact that he still needs naps, he is so cranky without them. One of the days it was lunch time and he was throwing fits about being put in his booster at the same time screaming "no nap". We wanted to try and get him to eat anyway because I didn't want him to wake up early because he was hungry. He was so mad that he threw a cucumber on the ground then he was so sad that it was on the ground that he leaned over to try and reach it fully crying at the top of his lungs. Only as he was reaching down for it he passed out right there in his chair.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Samuels new expressions this week: All done now, cooh doo (cool dude), er we go (there we go), ank you (thank you)
Poor Samuel has two molars working there way through. He has been an angel when it comes to listening this week, but will just randomly start shoving his hand in his mouth and crying. It is so sad.
The other day at my moms house Samuel was saying hi to Ellianna and he was pointing out that she had a mouth. I was kind of out of it so I just said 'yes mouth' but didn't notice until a second later that he was showing me her mouth by shoving his finger down her throat. Once the finger was extracted it took Ellie a couple of minutes of coughing to recover. He loves his sister but I need to pay closer attention so she doesn't loose an eye.
As for Ellie she was sleeping 1 am until 7 but is now back to waking up at 530am. It has to be the heat but I am completly exhausted trying to keep up. Please can someone with multiple children tell me that it gets better. If you can't, don't tell me just let me believe that I will someday soon feel rested again.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Some of Samuel's antics this week:
A couple of days ago I told Samuel that I was going to change Ellie’s diaper but then it was going to be time for his nap, so he should pick out some books. He said no. I had my hands full with Ellie’s diaper already off so I delayed going to respond to his blatant refusal. When I was done with Ellie I realized how quiet it had gotten and got a little worried. I started looking for him room by room. I finally found him in our bathroom sitting on a bucket of blocks playing his harmonica. Not that much was coming out but I could just imagine that he would definitely be playing the blues if he could. Even though he had disobeyed he was so darn cute I couldn't help but scoop him up and love on him.
Another time Zach was showering and Samuel decided he should be too. Zach came out of the shower to find Samuel completely stripped down. He had even put his clothes away in on of Zach’s drawers.
On a more scary note, Samuel disappeared today. We found him outside on the sidewalk, he had let himself out because we weren't moving fast enough. This is very scary to me.
As for Ellianna. She is getting chunkier everyday. She weighed in today at 10lb10oz. Craziness. She is 7 weeks old. Samuel was 10lb4oz at 3months1week. She has all these adorable rolls on her thighs. Samuel never had rolls, he had chicken legs. Don't tell my kids I said this. They might not appreciate it. She is also pretty consistently sleeping from her 12am feed until her 6am feed. It is wonderful. So I get about 5 hours of consecutive sleep. Hallelujah.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Samuel is testing the limits in every way he can come up with. We are now experiencing temper tantrums galore. Let's just say there are a lot of noisy timeouts in our house right now. On a brighter note. He is warming up to his little sister and wanting to help in any way he can. The other day at my moms house I mentioned that Ellie needed her diaper changed. Samuel went running into my moms room. I called him back worried he was getting into something. He came back with a clean diaper for Ellie. He also wants to share his toys although he is not always very gentle in the execution.
He is starting to say a lot. We are always surprised by the concepts he is picking up on. Today when Zach went into the garage and Samuel could no longer see him from his highchair, Samuel called for him to come back repeatedly "honey, honey, honey". (that is what I usually call him)