Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Many Faces of Noah

I have posted more pictures of Noah-poon here.

In the words of Gomer Pyle...

...Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

He is Houdini my friends. The day I posted about him crawling he started to pull himself up in his crib. Graeme lowered the crib mattress to the lowest level and we put him in the crib and watched as he pulled himself up...what a stinker! Also, he cut his first tooth (on the bottom) on the 15th and I saw that the second one (also on the bottom) was coming through, but today I saw he has already cut a tooth on the top and I didn't even know it was coming in, so now he has three teeth and it looks like the other five will be following shortly. My little man is just full of surprises!

What a Man!

The florist van arrived with this bunch of beauties today! When Graeme first sent me flowers he sent them annonymously to be romantic and keep me in suspense and after 6 1/2 years of marriage he is still as romantic as ever. My card read, "I love you" with no signature. What a man! :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

He Crawleth!

My babe crawls! This little boy is Houdinni! He started sitting up two weeks ago, and this week he started to officially crawl. I can't believe he's mobile! I need to start keeping small pieces from toys off the floor, I am just not ready for this yet, but it is cute to see him crawl and get around. My other babies didn't even sit up at this age and he's crawling and starting to pull himself up in his crib. He hasn't pulled himself up to standing yet, but he gets up on his knees and at the rate he's going he'll probably be pulling himself up in two more weeks! I can't believe my babylicious is getting so big!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Me again

Are you tired of me yet? Last night while I was putting the big kids to bed I put Noah in his Bumbo seat in the hallway. Well, the stinker wiggled out of the bumbo (he's been doing that for a while) and pushed himself up to sitting twice! I can't believe it. My other two were dead weights until they were a year old! He's sitting up...I'm not ready for this. I hope he doesn't start crawling soon...I'm not ready to remove all small items from the floor. That's my big news for the day...probably not too exciting to the rest of the world, but it is to me. Remember the post about the butterfly being fearfully and wonderfully made? My little "bubbly" is too! Isn't it amazing that a little baby can more than double their weight and be strong enough to sit up in half of a year? Where has the time gone? I'm so thankful to the Lord for my sweet baby Noah and the strength that he has to sit up and for the joy he brings to our home. We do not deserve his sweetness surrounding us every day, thank you Lord!

Fun with Friends

Today we had a great time with Alison and Abbi and companies at the Crayola Factory! My kids knew this day was coming and I was awakened to excited, smiling children this morning at 5:30 a.m.! Thankfully, they went back to sleep. Needless to say they were more than a LITTLE excited about going to the "Crayon Factory" and they were not disappointed! The kids had a fabulous time! It was wall to wall fun on several floors. We enjoyed watching how crayons and markers are made and then the kids had fun coloring and painting and, of course, playing! After lunch we went upstairs to the Canal Museum where the kids got to float small boats through a miniature canal. There were all kinds of fun exhibits: a hen house, an old fashioned washboard complete with clothes for washing, a mule, a train exhibit and a lot of other things that I can't think of! We met two other Moms from South Africa and it was fun to talk to them. All in all it was a fun day with our friends! Thanks girls!

For some reason I am having trouble uploading more pics, so here are the ones I was able to upload, two kiddos are awake now, so there's no time to try and figure it out!

The gaggle of kids...

Grace enjoyed playing in the water...

Cousins at Mickey D's...

The littliest observer...

Boy Sandwiches...

Noah got tired, so he decided to go to sleep amidst the hub-bub...

Kids and Butterflies

I know that Abbi already posted about their butterflies, but we too have butterflies. We ordered our later than they did, and our butterflies are just being born. Two of the five have emerged. Last night we released one of them and here is a picture of it...isn't it pretty? So intricuitly made and so beautiful just like we are...

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalmm 139:14

Here's a picture of my two big kiddos "campin' out" on the living room floor. They like to "hide um" under the blankets...

Friday, June 1, 2007

Still Learnin'

Sorry about all the uncentered pictures and words, and grammar mistakes...I'm still trying to figure out this whole blogger thingy. I made this blog 3 months ago and forgot how to sign in...isn't that silly! Anywho, I'm trying to figure all this bloggy stuff out and am getting there, one punctuation error at a time. :)

Last Minute Getaway

Yesterday Graeme and I had the last minute opportunity (thanks to some inexpensive tickets we acquired) to see "In the Beginning" at Sight and Sound. It was so much fun to get out just the two of us! We were on the second row. It was neat to be able to see everything up close althought I think I still prefer to sit farther back. It was very good! Afterwards we did a little shopping and grabbed some dinner. A great night out together. Thanks Mom for babysitting!

Sorry Hubs!

Sophia (pointing to old family photo of Graeme's family): "Mommy, is that Daddy?"
Mommy: "Yes"
Sophia: "He looks different!"
Mommy: "He was younger then"
Sophia: "oh"

*However, I do believe that is handsomer than every, I really mean it! ;)

We've been busy around here! Thanks Anne, for the yard sale tips!

Elijah looking not so happy (it's actually his interpretation of a fake smile)...

Here is my happy boys...