Monday, March 29, 2010

Stream of Consciousness and such!

1. Finally a belly pic of me and Abel 2. It's Spring Break, so Jacob has no school this week...HOORAY!!! We get to stay home and play all week!!

3. Abel's due date is a week and a half away. I'm hoping the full moon tonight works some magic.

4. The weather is simply beautiful and we are spending so much time outside. I had no clue how much I missed being outside. I adore it!

5. Eli is certainly adjusting to being a two-year old. Now, not only is he full of energy and always wide open, but he also has a great need for independence and doing things "self". He's certainly got a stubborn streak...I wonder where he got that??

6. Matt and I are thoroughly enjoying the Wii that we purchased for Christmas. It's become a nightly ritual, and really is good quality time together. But, I'm staying up way too late!!

7. If Abel comes on Friday, he'll share a birthday with my Daddy! That would be an awesome birthday gift...I'd never be able to top it!

8. Jacob's getting a haircut tonight...I love fresh haircuts. I'll try to take a picture and post it soon. He's growing up so much and is so handsome! Look out, girls!



We'll keep you posted!

Monday, March 15, 2010


We recently bought new furniture and it took some time to get everything settled. So, one Saturday morning while Matt and I worked on the living room, Jacob took responsibility for Eli. I left them playing in the playroom. Before long, I heard them in the kitchen. I look in, and the photos below are what I see. Jacob not only planned some crafty fun, but also took charge of getting Eli in his chair! I was totally impressed and of course, touched. I am proud to have their finished product hanging on my refrigerator.

With their age difference, they just don't have much in common, but that hasn't seemed to affect their bond as brothers. They do all the things brothers do--chase each other around the house, play catch, wrestle, tickle, bicker and argue over toys, create chaos--and I am so thankful for all of it. Their relationship is truly a blessing!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Party Pictures!

We had a great time celebrating Eli's birthday this weekend. I think the Shrek 2 themed cake turned out pretty well, as did the dirt cake. Eli adored hearing "Happy Birthday" sung to him and did an awesome job blowing out the candle. He was so ready to taste the cake that he swiped a finger-full of icing as I was taking the cake to be cut! He was blessed with some fun presents and has already begun enjoying them! Thanks to all who made his day special! Here are some photos from the big party day!