Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quiet Concentration and Innocence!

I am moving things around in my house--Something I do too often according to Darren! I'm actually making space downstairs for him to begin construction of my bookshelves! Anyhew, I was shuttling stuff about today and noticed the "chatter" had stopped. I stuck my head into the study and there they were--all quiet concentration and innocence. Emma found the remote to the unplugged CD player! She was working hard to get it to work. Caleb was just following his sister into trouble! I have a feeling that will happen rather often. Call sometime and you will hear this "chatter" in the background. My Dad says it sounds like parrots chirping back and forth. I live in a pet shop, er zoo! Ha ha ha!

Saturday, April 26, 2008


"I's stuck!" Emma got stuck in her toy box today! He he he! She wasn't happy that I wanted to take a picture before helping her out.

Caleb was coming to see what all the hub-bub was about!

Thank you for your prayers. The allergist was very nice and will be able to help us. It is going to be a process but so are most things!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Taking Caleb to the tortur...allergist today!

I'm taking Caleb to the allergist today. He has been having developing allergic issues especially since we went to "real" foods. His blood work came back allergic to milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, egg whites, dog dander, and cockroach. Don't ask me about that last one--I have no clue. He is taking a lot of Benedryl and Mommy's stressed. He about swelled shut on me the other day. Please pray that this Dr. will be helpful and kind. I'll let you know. If you have any wisdom on this subject please share. Thanks.

Monday, April 21, 2008

TP babies...

I remember Emma doing this right after we moved here--and it seems like only yesterday.

Well, it's happened. My sweet Caleb boy got into trouble today. I was off dealing with dinner and I noticed it was too quiet. I skuttled around the house to find him gleefully pulling the paper off the role. The camera was handy so I took some shots of him before he was aware and after he joyfully responded to my, "Caleb, what are you doing?"

Napping Nester...

Today Emma decided to use the new sun bench cushions as napping mats. She loves the sunshine and today was gorgeous. I knew it was time for her nap so went looking for her and found her snuggling down. She said, "I's seepy" (translated--I'm sleepy). I checked back after lying Caleb down and she was asleep! It was so precious I had to take a picture (or two or three.)

Great Grandma--do the blue lawn chair houses make you remember playtime with me at her age? Good times!

Friday, April 18, 2008

First Tooth for Pirana boy!

Ironically, I put Caleb's pirana shirt on him today! I was letting him gnaw on my leg while I fixed Emma's lunch (if you're a Mom you've been there) and it hurt. I reached in his mouth and there was a little sharp white tooth! Yeah! I tried to get a pic of his tooth and of his shirt with the pirana's on it! He he he!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Daddy's home...go get him!

I have learned not to say anything until Darren has entered the house. Otherwise, there is banging on the door and general knashing of teeth (and gums). When he does open the door I shout, "Daddy's home--go get him!" This is the mad dash that follows. Caleb is getting pretty fast! Sometimes, I help him. Thought ya'll would enjoy pics of Darren's daily reward! I love my man and they love their Daddy!

Notice---a little competition for the lap! He he he!

Feet Measurements...

It is funny the things that we Mommies find exciting to do. Andrea was measuring Zeke's feet to Emma's feet! Zeke took a grab for Emma's paci! It was hilarious! It is good to laugh with friends!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cleary cute!

I know the video is blurry. I'm not sure what happened but here is a pretty good still shot of our little man and his bike!

Hot Rod Boy

Vroom vroom!

The little man finally was allowed down onto the grass yesterday. It was 72 and he was raring to go! He is such a busy boy. He wasn't sure he liked the grass but quickly decided to take off after the toys. He was standing and rocking this tricycle. He now crawls at warp speed. He was "chasing" his sister around yesterday--both of them squealing at top volume! I'm sorry I didn't catch it on video for you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Playing Nice with Buddy Boys

We've been enjoying some new friendships at church. I've discovered that my sweet Emma is a bit of a "bossy mother" type. Ha ha ha--don't know where she gets that from. Overall, I observe her to be kind and caring, so that is good. Caleb is a jolly man--so nice! Little Zeke makes some of the cutest faces lately and although a year younger than Emma and two months older than Caleb, he plays great with both. Good times!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Yellow entry--Wow or Whoa!?

Well, I've finally bitten the bullet and gone bold in my house color pallet--haha! Emma went to sleep with white walls and awoke to yellow. As you can hear at the end of the video, her reaction was, "Oh dear!" Ha ha ha ha! It needs another coat--sigh--but overall I like it! Something really different! Yeah.