Tuesday, December 21, 2010

David - 2 Months Old!


Time really flies! David is two months old already! He's beginning to smile a lot more often and already weighs 14lbs.




Here are some pictures taken this past weekend while some friends were visiting. The girls had fun playing in the snow (I think we've got about a foot now) and Henry even got in on the action!



Saturday, December 4, 2010

David is 6 Weeks Old

....already! I just can't believe how fast time flies! Here are a few recent pictures of our growing little boy :)




Allison's 8th Birthday Party

Allison's almost eight and, to celebrate, we threw a paw-rty for her and five friends last night!


The girls played a couple of games, including stick-the-tail-on-the-doggy.


For their activity, the girls decorated stuffed puppies with fabric markers - to take home. They were pretty excited!


After a yummy dinner of pizza, the girls had these puppy cake pops and...


a dog bone cake! Can you guess what Allison chose for her party theme? :)


The girls all had a wonderful time playing together.


Happy birthday, Allison!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AWANA

AWANA is an international Bible club for children that aims to instill the Word of God in their hearts and minds. Allison has been involved in our local AWANA club for the past three years.


This is her final year as a "Sparky" - next year, she'll move into the TNT (Truth 'N Training) group.



This is Abby's first year in AWANAs. She's a "Cubby" and has already earned four patches for Bible memorization!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!


There are so many things that I'm thankful for this year ~ family, friends, good health, a warm home and so much more!

This month, both girls have been doing a little bit of "school work."


Allison has been working on some math review and cursive handwriting...


while Abby practices matching, letter tracing and coloring.


We finally got some snow today. The girls were ecstatic and Abby immediately asked if I'd set up the Christmas tree! :)


Eager for the holidays to get underway, the girls colored ornaments...


and pictures that I drew for them.


I made turkeys for an after-lunch snack....


and we started our annual reading of "Kaatje and the Christmas Compass." It's the story of a little dutch girl and her year leading up to St. Nicholas Day, which we'll be celebrating soon!


David's been growing quickly and we're guessing he weighs about 11lbs now!


He loves to keep a hand up by his face. :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Pictures

Here are some more pictures of David! He is two and a half weeks old and weighs over 9lb 6oz!








The girls have been busy getting lots of play time in, planning their St. Nicholas Day wish lists, memorizing Bible verses for AWANA, practicing their piano lesson and doing some school work.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

David

David was born 10/20/2010, weighing in at 8lb 4oz and 21 1/2 inches long! I can't believe he's already a week old - the first week was something of a blur. :)

The girls love cooing to him and enjoy having a little brother.

In addition to little David, Chris and his dad replaced our old aluminum single paned windows with new double pane insulated windows - yah! Chris also installed a new garage door this week. (My husband is SO amazing!)


We are feeling tired, but so blessed. Thanks to everyone for their prayers!

Monday, October 18, 2010

What we've been up to!

At the beginning of the month, we cooked up a ton of food and filled both freezers with yummy meals and treats to eat after the baby arrives!


Some wonderful family came to visit and we went to the apple orchard together.


Gotta love all those apples and pears - yum!




Grandpa Cary and Grandma Andrea took the girls to the pumpkin patch.



Other than that, we've just been goofing around. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn Update

Well, things are in full swing around here! The girls started the fall session of our homeschool co-op.

Abby is taking PE, Science and an Art/Music/Craft class.


Allison is taking Photography, PE and Science. (Notice the new braces!) Allison has also been taking piano lessons and is doing really well! Abby has been practicing how to write her name and is beginning to get the hang of it.


With just a few weeks left, I've started baking and cooking up food to freeze for use once our little David arrives. :)

Henry is growing and gaining character. He's so smart and knows how to sit and fetch already! Here's a little video of him playing:


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