Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here he is in front of Grammy and Papaw's tree. He was finally at the age this year that he would actually pose for me in front of the tree: Here he is with some of his gifts all in one place. He also got a Curious George and has hugged him all night long ever since. And he got his own laptop which makes him feel very grown up. He amazes me with how much he can do on there! Oh, and I can't forget his big rig!
Reading the story of Jesus' birth with Daddy on Christmas morning:
He was so amped up to open presents. He was dancin' all over the place:
Look at that smile. It's like he knows Kung Fu Panda is in there. :)
Here he is looking mad because we were, "Taking too long to open presents!", at Gram and Grampa's house:
Dinosaurs from the Wing family:
Gibson had a WONDERFUL Christmas!
Here she is in her little apron. We were baking iced sugar cookies at Aunt B's house:
Here she is receiving a stuffed Curious George at my parents' house. He has not left her side ever since. He officially has a place in her bed, too:
Christmas morning she ran out to find a book under the tree. So she just sat right down to read it! Who needs those other presents? The stocking is always a favorite. All of those little goodies! I think her favorites were the chocolate and the bubble bath. What a girl!She really has a thing for scarves these days. She was excited to get her very own this Christmas...pink, of course:Here she is in Michigan with Gram and Reagan opening her new dolly. She likes how she laughs when you tickle her belly!
Get ready to laugh! She got dress up clothes from the Wing side of the family, including this wonderful headband with hair: I mean, seriously. If you ever have a bad day, just look at this: As you can see, this girl had a VERY Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The bride and groom!:
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Mommy the red-nose Mommy
(alright, time to go put my makeup on)
Had some very shiny eyes
(well thanks sweetie, my eyes sparkle!)
And some very shiny skin
(OK, am I having some oil issues?)
And some very shiny snot
(oh he's such a boy!)
I have to be careful looking at these, it just makes me want a sweet camera so bad. Maybe some day! Until then, I will look at these and dream. Am I the only one that could look at cool photography all day long?
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Jesse Tree day one, here we come!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Dr. Maya to the rescue here. Never underestimate the power of a purple shovel. This time he was crying because he said it still hurt. He said, "I am so sad because I thought God healed it...but it's still broken!". The Dr. said it most likely didn't hurt where it was broken, but just felt very weird since he was bending his arm for the first time in 3 weeks. He is like a new man with his short cast (he chose black). He is sleeping better, playing much easier, etc. It's great!
In other happenings, I painted Maya's toenails for the first time. She chose fire engine red. Yes, she would have rather had pink, but I'm not really a pink polish kind of girl. Sorry sister.
Friday, October 31, 2008
They loved going house to house for the candy. Gibson always was polite with a, "Trick-or-treat" and, "Thank you!". Maya would always say thank you too, but usually started with, "I want some candy too!".
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I definitely consider myself a creative person. I like to photograph, decorate, sew, craft, bake, etc. The big problem here is that I don't do it often enough! I always feel like I have a million ideas swirling around in my head with no way to get out. Maybe this little award will inspire me to get busy already.
So this award calls for you to list seven things about yourself under each heading, but like the other ladies, I will just list a few.
What I did before: I was a preschool teacher for several years, and then became a nanny. I loved my nanny job and my little sweetheart Drew. I miss him like crazy!
What I do now: I have the amazing privilege to be able to stay at home with our children. I also have begun homeschooling our children (preschool) and I love it! I like using my old lesson planning skills. It is a major task always striving to be a better wife, mother, teacher, cook, caretaker, nurse, discipliner, and playmate! Here's the thing: I love my life!
What I'd like to do: More of everything I listed above, and do it all better. Also be a photographer. I dream of having a really good camera :)
What attracts me to my husband: So many things! He is an inspiring leader, the best dad I've ever seen, lets me put my feet on his lap when we sit on the couch (can't say I do the same), gives wonderful hugs, makes me laugh more than anyone else, he is so wise (really wise), and he's very passionate about the things, and people he cares about. I love him more than anything on this earth!
Favorite foods: Pretty much everything that's bad for you: pasta, ice cream, breads of all shapes and kinds. It is hard to try all the time to not eat your favorite foods! My palate has expanded with age (I say that like I'm 60 or something) so I like a lot of healthy food now too.
What I say most often: Normal conversations: "Seriously", "You know what I mean?", "Whatev", "Yikes" Mommy talk: "Be nice to each other!", "Obey right away", "Obey without complaining or arguing", "Use words, not whines", "Listen to my words"
Pick 7 other bloggers to tag:
1. Rachel is such a wonderful mommy! And I know she will have to use even more creative skillz once baby number two arrives!
2. Kate is astounding. This girl is about to have 5 girls and handles it all with amazing grace and humor!
4. Amy is a fellow photography lover. She is so very talented!
5. Penelope is one of the first blogs I read about Ethiopian adoption. Not only does she share my heart for adoption, but is so great at being creative in ways to benefit her home and family.
6. Katie has a job where she gets to be creative, and also take some great pictures of her family and also sunrises :) Oh, and she's totally a poet.
7. Phil Definitely will not do this, but I had to tag him anyway. He is one of the most musically creative people I know!
So many other people could be added to this list, and many have already received this little award. Love you all!