Saturday, December 27, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Chris and I have found a little extra time on our hands lately. With no job to report to and nothing else on the agenda most days...we have gotten to spend some much needed time together! Although I was sad to go back to work when maternity leave was over, I am glad that I have this time now to spend with him, since he is a little older.
On Tuesday we went to the Children's Museum. The 1st time we came here, Chris was probably 9 months old. He was crawling around, but not walking yet. Although there were pleanty of things for him to climb on and play with, he was just beginning to get a sense of his freedom. This week when we went, he was into everything :) It was soooo neat to see him using his imagination and playing with other kids. Christopher was finally tall enough to play at the water table...which he enjoyed...and so did his soaked clothes (the jacket was all for looks apparently)! The last thing he did before we left was play with the musical instuments. Turns out...I think we have the next Beethoven on our hands ; )
The day ended with lunch out and a nice long nap...resulting in smiles for all!
When I grow up I want to be a little boy. ~Joseph Heller, Something Happened, 1974
Monday, December 8, 2008
I think he finally got it though. He now walks into the room...stands really close and tells the tree "bad bad" and shakes his finger at it. I hope we haven't traumatized him! LOL.
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” ~ Larry Wilde
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Can't wait to go back next year!
I've learned there are three things you don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. ~ Linus
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"Win as if you are used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday, October 13, 2008
Prior to having Christopher, I knew our lives would change. I just never could have imagined though, how much they would change. I had no idea how amazing it would be the first time we laid eyes on him, or heard him make the tiniest of noises! I didn't know how heart broken I would be the first time he got sick or had to have shots...because it was the first time in his life that he felt pain and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I had no clue how frustrating it could be to watch someone try to accomplish a new task, such as crawling, over and over and over again...and how rewarding it is to see them finally accomplish it! I never knew how contagious a baby laugh really was...until I had Chris.
In the past year I have learned a whole new meaning of love...and I can't wait for MANY more years to come to experience it a little more!
Children make your life important. Erma Bombeck
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
“If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.”
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So goodbye September. Goodbye hot weather, goodbye blackout, goodbye to all the bad things that happened this month. You will not be missed :)
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~ Carol Bishop Hipps
Monday, September 29, 2008
The pain medicine, mixed with the anesthetic knocked him out on the way home.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain
Thursday, September 25, 2008
However, luckily we have a wonderful family and we were able to stay with relatives until power was restored. By this time next week I should have the van back...and eventually the fence will get fixed. Also...we got to spend some time with family...and as a bonus...a little time with Alice!
At the end of the week though, when we were back and home and settled in, I was sure to say extra prayers for the people who lost their homes, or even worse, a friend or family member...and to thank God for blessing us with all we have!
"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."
Friday, September 12, 2008
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hanging out with his cousin Ella (they were both having a great time...just stopped smiling when we took the pictures...lol)
He got to meet his Great-Great-Grandma Pearl, who talked about how much he looked like his Grandpa Danny when he was a baby
His Great-Aunt Sil played ball with him
And he ended the weekend enjoying some of his new toys with his cousin Mackenzie and playing peek-a-boo!
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck
"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." ~ Unknown
Friday, August 29, 2008
I did however find this video on my phone from a few months ago that made me laugh. So...I thought I would share. Enjoy!
“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." ~ Jeremy Irons
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
After the ENT saw him, he had Chris go get a hearing test. It was really neat to see him react to the noises he was hearing. Even neater was seeing how they actually test babies! Seems like it would be really hard. Chris did good for the most part...but after about 5 minutes he was no longer interested and quit playing their game.
During our waits, Chris had a great time playing in the waiting rooms with all the other kids.
Miracles rest not so much upon healing power coming suddenly near us from afar, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for the moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what has been there around us always. ~ Willa Cather
Monday, August 25, 2008
All in all, it was a good day (minus the rain we hit on the way back where I could not even see the car in front of me). We all had fun...and got some good deals!
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. ~ Stephen King
Monday, August 18, 2008
PS - Molly...this is the closest to My Buddy outfits we have :)
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone
Friday, August 15, 2008
Oh well...I will take it!
It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake! ~ W.J. Holland
Monday, August 4, 2008
Turns out...we all had a blast!!!! So much so, that we are buying a pass there.
He loved crawling through the tunnel and the cave...