Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I hold Bibi!!

LB's latest and greatest activity is holding his sister. He asks at least once a day. She is in to it for a few minutes and then she either screams, or he is done and tries to push her off. It sort of reminds me of my brother and me!

And so the season begins...

Today, along with Matt, Chrissy, and K., we went to cut down our first Christmas tree as a family. Mike and I usually take the easy way out and buy one from the lot near our home, but this year with the other side of our family, we went out into the wild blue yonder to become "Mountain Men", or as Matt said.. "Old Man River". There is never a dull moment when our families get together. LB got a ton of exercise. Enough to take a three hour nap!


My favorite holiday of the year has come and gone. I love the smell of turkey cooking, bread warming, and pumpkin pie wafting in the air. I was fortunate to have Nana here with us, as well as Uncle Matt, Aunt Chrissy, Poppa, and many of our friends who stayed in town for the holiday instead of going home to their families. I'm always happy to have company and cook for many. I also then get to use my wedding china and my grandmother's silver, which I love to do!!! LB sat at the table this year! Last year he was in the high chair next to me. How he is growing! BB and K. wore their Thanksgiving Day dresses, and lo and behold, they were the same dress. Don't they look lovely?

Bath time fun

I've been a little busy of late, and haven't had time to post. About two weeks ago, my two bears started to bathe together. Do you realize how much time this saves me? Hot damn! I get two baths done in 10 minutes!! Granted, LB doesn't get to play and "swim" like he wants too, but on a school night, this saves me my sanity. Here are a few cute pics of them together.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reading time

I've mentioned before how LB likes to read. Frankly, he LOVES to read. He asks for books 24/7. The only time he sits quietly is when he is reading. I cherish those precious few moments a day. Anyhow, I digress... LB has decided lately, that reading to his sister is fun. He is becoming such a sweet big brother. He has always loved Baby Girl, but now, he seems to really notice her and dote on her. I am loving having two!

Visitors from afar...

Our friends, Kate and Tom and their new baby girl V. are in town for the month to see family, friends, and attend Kate's brother's wedding. They currently reside in Jordan, at least for the next couple of years. We get to see them maybe once a year, so this was very exciting! Not only did we get to meet baby V., Kate & Tom got to meet Baby Bear and M.! We had brunch together yesterday and we were all in awe of how much our lives have changed in the past 3 years. We were at a HUGE table, had 3 high chairs, plus BB's infant carrier. Then of course there were the toys, the bottles, the sippy cups, the pacifers, and the noise. The restaurant was smart and put us all in the back where we wouldn't disturb everyone else. It was nice to visit with them. Hopefully it won't be such a long time in between visits again!

All the kiddos!
Baby Bear and Little Miss V.

Little Bear and his future wife.

All the girls, and Mike too!

Monday, November 05, 2007

New Trick

Baby girl has learned to blow Raspberries. Yesterday, LB looked at her as she blew one at him and said:
"No, no, Bibi! No pitin!"
I guess maybe he was listening when I told him to knock off the spitting?????

Sick Baby!

My poor poor baby. She has been sick since Thursday, but you'd never know. She is too busy smiling and laughing and bouncing to notice she is sick. Didn't she get the memo? She's not allowed to be sick until after January! Luckily Dad and Linda are here on their way south for the winter. It was nice they were able to take her for the day so I can work at least one day this week. Remind me again why I'm working????

Finally.. Halloween Pictures!

I've been wanted to post these for days, but the only pictures I got of the kiddos was at school. Baby Bear was sent home on Thursday with vomiting that has now turned to diarrhea... so that means I haven't been to work. BUT that is another story... here are my Little Bear and Baby Bear in all their Halloween Glory...