Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Two Weeks Ago Today...

Samuel John was born!
Born at 11:47am, November 11, weighing in at 8 lbs 13 oz (over 2 lbs more than Elijah...). Yes, he was bit big, got a bit stuck, but he is here. Yeah! (Good job to those who guessed a boy!) He has been a very peaceful little one, and such a blessing! An oddly, looks identical to Abigail as a baby!

The welcoming committee.

Proud big brother! Doesn't want to hold Samuel often,
but always wants to know where he is.

Abigail loves to share snuggles.

2 days before he was born. 46" around.
I'm so glad I'm no longer pregnant.

For many more pictures here is an album to view. We had a beautiful view from the hospital (we could have seen our house if we had binoculars), and got to watch the sunrise the morning after he was born. There are also pictures of my 'Doctor's checkup' the day before my water broke, and puddle jumping with daddy while mommy and Samuel rested.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Can You Spot the Future Pilot?

While I still have the opportunity to blog I might as well get it all out...
We had the special privilage of riding in Pappy's airplane today!
The kids were excited, but didn't really know what to expect.
(And yes, this was very hard for me- I was afraid I'd put myself into such luck.)

Getting ready to go.

I guess this is the expression Elijah wore most of the ride.


So...Abigail wasn't such a huge fan...

Can I drive this time?

What a beautiful day for a plane ride! I was in awe of all the beautiful fall colors. Oddly no one else seemed to share my enthusiasm. As I continued to admire them all the way home I realized somehow that it was the tint in my sunglasses that made even the ugliest dying tree look breathtaking. Oh well. It made for a fantastic view though. Thanks Pappy!

Welcome November....

Well today marks the day that we have been in our house for 1 year. We have painted 4 rooms, replaced the sewer pipe, re-roofed, carpeted the stairs, met and disposed of 3 of our mousey roommates, had a pretty successful garden, built railings, planted trees, built a rockwall, and have a list of things that will keep us busy for the next 10 years if nothing gets added!

Our beautiful (fungus infected) fall maple.
Can you see the rope swing?

Yeah for fungus leaves!

The chickens are doing well. The white ones each faithfully lay an egg a day. 'Goldie' hasn't produced any yet...we think she may be defective from the cat mauling in her infancy...and we gave away our 'rooster'. He was the least friendly anyway. They are now working on 'digging up' and fertilizing the garden plot.

She's eyeballing the camera string.
They'll eat almost anything.

In other news, Abigail would like to inform everyone and anyone that she has moved up to the even bigger bike. Chris found if he tipped the seat forward she can just reach the ground.

So Proud!

Although Elijah now gets Abigail's smaller bike (training wheels back on) he still prefers his car. Maybe its because his feet don't touch the ground on the bike, or because its teal and pink.

A new method for chalk art.

Cute and Tiny...Elephant!

Well, Abigail informed me about a month ago that she wanted to dress up as an elephant. So I set to work brainstorming and 'creating'. Since Elijah's been into elephants I decided to just make two! He copies EVERYTHING his sister does anyway, right? (sorry about the tiny pics- wrong setting)

Duct tape is much harder to work with than I imagined!

Check out those cute tails!

Yeah for toilet paper tubes, clearance headbands, and duct tape! Although Chris informed me I might owe him a new roll of duct tape...
Meanwhile Chris was a construction worker and I was The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.

Some people weren't sure if my stomach was real or not. Oh yes. Very real. Speaking of...Elijah's favorite thing to do lately when I lay down is to drive his car 'on the baby'. He'll be disappointed after the baby comes if he tries it...

The baby starts moving every time they drive!