Thursday, November 18, 2010

A little hair product?

Imagine my sweet smelling two year old, standing by the tub. "Abrianna, stand still and let me put some stuff in your hair," I requested. Abigayle obliging deposited some "product" in Abrianna's hair and down her neck and back. Ooops! "Back in the tub Abrianna." Let's try this again. After being scrubbed down with shampoo the right product was applied to her hair successfully.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Clappin' Hands

Look what Abigayle learned to do today. She's so adorable!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Worms and pregnant bellies.

This year wouldn't it be nice to concentrate on giving a worthwhile gift to a needy family in a third world country instead of just selfishly adding more toys to out over abundant collection? With those noble aspirations in mind, I handed a World Vision catalog to my son to peruse. What should we give to somebody needy this Christmas?
In those pages was a section about the need for treating and preventing parasite infestations. A four year old boy with a distended belly was featured. His belly was so full of worms that his belly button was protruding. Lucas was and is fascinated by this story and picture. Again and again he'll bring it to me asking me to read that caption.
With that background... Tonight was "The Great Escape III." A new ministry at church to allow parents with young children to have a couple of hours free to reconnect with one another. Rick and I took advantage of it and had a date with just baby Abigayle in tow.
When I was getting my children put back together to take home... Lucas whispered and motioned for me to come close. "Momma! That lady has worms in her belly!" he said pointing at a VERY pregnant lady who'd helped watch the children for the evening. I motioned for Lucas to remain quiet and after the door was closed I proceeded to tell him how there was a baby in her belly and that belly buttons can turn inside out without worms being present.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sabbath walk

Layered up we sallied forth to brave the cool breezy afternoon.
Abigayle was swaddled in

a coat, snowsuit, and

cap. Snug as a bug in a

rug and just as


She quickly ventured off

to the land of nod where

she remained until

Daddy swiped Lucas' bike for a few minutes. Then those hazel eyes opened wide, taking in the

new angle of a view.

Such a wonderful gift from God, she is.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stunt woman


+ Daughter

+ Remote Control Car =

Stunt woman!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Fun

"Momma, Let's go make a big leaf pile," Lucas begged. "Okay, If you help me finish up with the dishes and cleaning the kitchen we can get the baby monitor set up and play outside for a bit." These pictures document the fun. A wonderful benefit of having little ones is helping you to remember the simple pleasures and joys a pile of leaves can make.

Taking a flying leap!

Dodging the leaves.

Peek a boo ! I see you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

6 Month photo shoot

Wow 6 months. She is perfecting the art of sitting up. I thought it would be a great idea to take a picture of her doing it. The only way I was able to get close to that was with a toy. I tried to help her balance her. She kept throwing herself backwards. Finally with the help of the bumbo seat and Lucas' antics I got some decent picture. Happy 6 month birthday baby.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Abigayle and kitty

Eliab is an exceptionally sweet tempered kitten. This he proved by laying willingly next to Miss Abigayle as she proceeded to pull handfuls of hair. He lay purring. Yes, purring during that torture. I wasn't quite fast enough for a video but thought a picture might suffice instead.

The "Fit."

To explain this video... Abrianna, like any typical kid, was trying to think of every excuse in the book to avoid nap time. This one took the cake. Lately she has been assigned to the corner for temper tantrums and whining. She was up to use the potty and I told her to go to bed. She started the tantrum routine. I threatened to send her to the corner. She readily agreed. Okaaay. Into the corner she went where she commenced to this fake crying in order to stay there.