Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This was my first glimpse of Anaya in her crib at Hanna's Hope! If you have followed my blog, you have seen this picture before, but I just can't resist this picture and the flood of emotions that it represents!
This was her back at our condo the next day, sucking her thumb, and not too sure about what was going on! Poor baby, she did very well though.(the dates are wrong on the pictures!)
And here she is running around in our house! She just flies on her feet now! She no longer sucks her thumb (we interviened on that one) and she is a very inquisitive, happy, healthy LITTLE girl!! I cannot believe how much she has changed in the last 6 months, she went from helpless baby to independent toddler! What a riot we are having with her. Everyday God is bonding us closer and closer! She is a huge blessing to our family, and we can barely remember what life was like before Anaya!
Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
They both lost teeth this week! Spencer's were probably not due out for a while yet, but he has bumped his front teeth so many times they are all just dangling, and he lost his first one this week!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
She is so funny, she WILL NOT say my name in a normal voice. She always says it in a Darth Vader sort of voice. I ask her to say it all the time in hopes that she will forget to do it in the weird voice, but she never does! I am happy she says it at all, for a little while she refused to say my name at all! Her newest word is "Uh Oh" it is so cute, she tries to say Dylan, and she makes a funny noise when she hears the dog (so does the dog), so I think that she knows what the dog says! She is learning so much and her hair is growing so fast, she is staying pretty tiny yet, but that's OK, she is a happy, healthy little girl, and we are enjoying her and thanking God for her everyday!Here is how she says my name....
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I love fall! This is the view from our house just a couple of weeks ago on Sept. 30.
And this was the view this morning! These pictures don't do it justice, but you get the idea. I love how beautiful everything is in the fall and the cooler weather suits me much better than the summer heat, although Sunday it was down right hot, but I am not complaining!
Thanks God for your beautiful creation, we sure do enjoy it! If only it could last a lot longer!
On another note, guess who had a birthday? MAX! I cannot believe what we do for our children. We had a birthday party for....a DOG! We actually did it for the kids~not the dog. They were so excited that it was Max's birthday so of course we had to join in!
Yes Max got a cake and a big bag of bones! Look at him licking his chops! We actually ate the cake.
Max only got a bite! I was grossed out, and made sure the fork didn't get reused, but look at the pure joy and happiness on the boys faces, that is why Max got a party! (Anaya is scared of the dog so she didn't get in the picture!)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Dylan did his last and there wasn't enough carmel to cover his apple!
Easton wasn't quite sure how to eat such a messy thing!
Jayden ~ of course didn't care, and dug right in!
Spencer and his master piece. I let them decorate them with sprinkles and chocolate chips, and as I was cleaning up I found Anaya sitting under the bar stools and she was drooling chocolate!! She obviously found a few on the ground, and she was not very happy when I moved her away from the mess! (unfortunately I didn't get a picture first!)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Yes, my baby finally took her first steps this past week! I was able to catch a few of them on video! (She doesn't really suck on a pacifier, she found it in her toy box and was trying it out!) She has been walking further and further, she has even bent down and picked up something and started walking again! She loves it when we clap for her ~ she walks then sits down and starts clapping for herself! It won't be long and I am sure walking will be her main means of transportation! There is always a happy/sad feeling I get when the kids start walking. Happy that they are doing what they should and sad that they are growing up and leaving the baby stage! The boys think it is fun to have her walk back and forth between them, and she loves all the attention! Fun stuff!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The 3 amiga's! Ana, Anaya, and Bella all lived at Hannah's Hope together. Jenifer, Susie, and I were able to get the girls together on Friday and have some time for us to chat, and the girls to play! It was great to see them all together. They all have such different personalities, and it was so much fun to see them! Thanks Jenifer for having us over, and Thanks Susie for the adorable pictures! Can't wait to do it again!
After we left our friends house, we went apple picking! It was a beautiful day, and we thought we better get out and enjoy it. My parents, sister Steph, and all of the cousins went with, and we had fun picking~it went very fast as we had so many helpers! Anaya loved licking the apple, she hasn't figured out how to eat it without help as of yet!
Look at the size of those apples! They were huge! Unfortunately they are the ones I got just for eating, the ones I got to make sauce out of were much smaller. That means more work for me!
The gang at the orchard. I love fall!
The boys were picking them and transporting them back in their shirts! Smart kids!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Our friends' brother fell out of his tree stand tonight, and is having surgery right now. I don't have much info, but it did not sound good. Please pray for Jeff, and his wife Neesa and their girls. Pray that the surgery would help, and that he would not be paralyzed!
~Just a vivid reminder of how fragile life is and for all you hunters out there to BE CAREFUL!