Monday, December 31, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Little Smiles

So Gwen smiled, voluntarily, yesterday for the first time. She is six weeks old now, so I guess a smile was well on its way. I would have a picture, but it didn't last very long. When I get a chance, I'll take and post a picture of my happy little girl.

Things are going well. We are just trying to survive the sleepless nights and Jason working pretty much around the clock. We are hoping that the week between Christmas and New Years he won't have to work. That week will be busy as it is. We have something going on every day/evening that week. I'm sure we will be partied out come New Years.

For those of you I don't see, have a Merry, Merry Christmas. We miss those who we are not able to see. Maybe we'll have to take some road trips this summer to visit!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Snow Day for Noah!

I finally let Noah go out and play in the snow yesterday. He has had a cold and I didn't want him to get more sick.

It was so funny, I asked him if he wanted to go play out in the snow and you should have seen him jump and come running. Here are some pictures of his fun day.

All ready for some snow fun!

Tractors go in the snow, right?

Aw, nothing like sitting in the snow with layers of
padding so the cold doesn't freeze my backside!

Mowing the snow is very exhausting!

I just thought this was a cool shot under the trees.
My little explorer!

Friday, December 7, 2007

We've been Elfed!

This was really fun to do. Take a look and do it for your family too!

I think Jason looks extra Sassy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Halloween a little late

So being pregnant and all and then having Gwen a the beginning of November, I forgot to post picture of our Halloween.

Here is Jason and Noah carving a pumpkin together for the first time. Noah thought this was the best thing ever. He kept wanting to use the knife, but we did let him use a spoon to get all the innards out of the pumpkin.
And here is the finished product!

Take a look at Noah's smile. This is his smile when he is posing for a picture. We are still working on a natural looking smile, but no luck so far.

Our glowing creation! Fire in a pumpkin is just cool.

Noah was so proud of his pumpkin. He would look outside everyday to make sure it was still there.

A day of leaves! So I racked all the leaves and put a bunch at the bottom of the slide for Noah to crash into. He just loved this, as you can tell from his smile.

So leaves are so much fun! Later Noah got his lawn mower and "mowed" up the leaves. So cute!

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Our little Lion! Halloween was so much fun for Noah. He first was able to hand out candy to kids and then we went out trick or treating. This was our first Halloween with him, last year we were in Hawaii and didn't get to do this. So it was nice.

We later hooked up with Noah's little friend Bryant. They ran from house to house and wore themselves right out.

Halloween is the best!

Adjusting to life!

What a sweetheart! She just gets so comfortable in her carseat.

So life is getting a little more "normal," or at least we are adapting to the new
sleeping/eating schedule. As Gwen gets older (four weeks now!) she sleeps a
little better and she also isn't as fussy when she is awake, that is nice.

Who is this silly kid?
Noah just loves having his picture taken.

He just loves to make silly faces. Noah is also adjusting to mommy not playing with
him all the time. He is a sweetie, but he is also getting a little bit of an attitude because
he now knows what he wants and he doesn't want to stop until he gets it. This can
be a little frustrating at times, but he is a good boy.

What a cute little girl. The boys are going to have to watch out for this fireball!
I think she is going to have blue eyes.

Here is Noah again, apparently saying something very important like "Mommy, get me"
or "spider mommy, hide." He is starting to play pretend a little more, it is so cute.

Having two kids is really different. I don't know how my mom did it with nine children.
She must be a saint, her and all the other moms with a lot of kids.