Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Bugs

We had a fun filled Halloween day! This morning began with a haircut for mommy, carving pumpkins (while listening to Christmas music -who can resist?), pizza for dinner, and of course passing out candy and trick or treating. Sophie was a ladybug again. The costume from last year still fit, so why not right? Claire was a bumble bee. They were our cute little bugs.

Sophie really enjoyed Halloween this year. We had prepped her for what to say when she went up to the doors, and what to say once she received her candy. Bill walked around with her while Claire and I stayed back and passed out the candy. Bill said she did well. She sometimes said thank you first, got her candy and then said trick or treat. But at least she said something! I was amazed at how many kids just came up to receive their candy without saying a word, like it was owed to them. What is our world coming to when kids can't even say thank you!?!?! One little girl actually told me (in a very rude tone) "I don't like peanut butter" after I gave her a reese's candy bar. Hmm, I told her that maybe her mommy or daddy would like it, and Happy Halloween. Stunned. Anyways, it was fun to see Sophie enjoy the day, and a lot of candy. Now lets just hope she sleeps well.

Our "pumpkin family"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

5 Months Old

Little Claire Bear is 5 months old today! Her latest activities include rolling over, blowing raspberries, playing in the exersaucer, wearing cloth diapers, paci talk (seen below in the video), and continuing to sleep well. I finally understand when people use the phrase "sleeping like a baby." Now it makes sense! It didn't so much with Sophie, still doesn't! :) One thing Claire isn't doing well is eating baby cereal. Since she is down to 4 feedings most days, I thought she might need that extra fill me up food. However, I don't think she is quite there yet. The faces she makes when I try to feed her, you'd think I was giving her anchovies or something! The last time I tried to give her cereal, she gagged so hard she actually threw up a little. Yuck.

Her big sister has also gotten a kick out of the exersaucer. To think, all this time it was just sitting in the basement it could have been entertaining a 2 year old!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall is here

It never ceases to be amazing, the changing colors of the season. Here are a few pics from our backyard. I can't believe we get to look out and see the beauty of God's creation like this every day! Well, at least for a few weeks....

This last one is on the road to our neighborhood, not quite our backyard :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2 year olds are funny!

Today was a great day to spend inside, but I needed to get out just for a little bit. I told Sophie that we could get some french fries on our way to drop something off at someone's house. On the way there we were talking about Texas. I told Sophie that daddy was in Texas. I asked her if she wanted to go to Texas. Her reply: "I'd rather get french fries."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Our Girls

Can you believe this little peanut is already 4 months old? Where has the time gone? By God's grace she continues to do really well: sleeping and eating like a champ, smiling, cooing and giggling happily along. What a blessing & what delight she brings to our family. At her 4 month check up she was still in at 50th % for weight at 13 lbs, 9 oz. And, 25th% for height at a whopping 24 inches.

Her big sister has been quite the joy too. And quite the challenge. I've come face to face with the terrible two's. But amidst those challenges, how many laughs and fun moments we've had.