Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Our Castle Creation!

Caleb, Abby and Connor built this in the snow today! okay I helped too....

I'm officially 2!

Abby had her big day on Sunday, it was very eventful! The power went out three times during her party. The first time had kids stranded in the basement, Auntie Natalie and Jacob upstairs and the rest of us in the main living area off to rescue those in the dark! The girls were screaming downstairs it was quite comical. After hunting down the candles and matches in the dark we were able to rescue all those in need. So we had a party by candle light, it was very exciting. Thankfully the meal was all cooked and we were able to eat and continue on with the festivities. Not only was this a special day because Abby was born 2 years ago we chose to have her dedicated on this day as well. We had all four grandparents pray for Abby each one contributed very special words and prayer for different areas in her life. My mom and dad wrote a song for her which I think I recorded I will try and get it on here, it was very beautiful! The Aunts and Uncles all shared something special with Abby about God a verse, prayer, or story. Josh and Caleb each chose a verse that they wanted to tell their sister. It was very sweet. We had lots of fun and we think Abby did too. We put her to bed that night and she yelled from her crib the toys she was wanting to play with b-huggy, Dor-da which resulted in a long cry, that girl was up til 11pm she was so wired.

Monday, November 27, 2006

It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I think it is fair to say some love it others hate it! I stand on the love side. I think everyone in our house does! We have enjoyed all the fun that snow brings, the kids play til they can't feel their hands (which doesnt' take too long) come in get warm and head out for more adventures in the snow. Here is a look into our winter wonderland at our place.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Life with a Girl!

When Abby has a plan you don't mess with it. Last week she was so busy creating and playing with her dolls, it occupied her for over an hour. She took out every pan from the drawer and turned them into beds for her dolls. The center of her village was the Nativity scene she had found and brought out as well. It was very cute!

The boys saw the fun but had a twist to the idea of playing with the pans! The pans were taken from their sister and brought into the garage where they formed their "Garage Band". When asked what a garage band is, josh replied "When you are the band and you play in the garage with the door open so everyone can hear you!" We had a the garage but with the door down! Josh is the drummer, Caleb is lead vocals, I am not quite sure what Abby's part is but apparently she is in the band. There is talk of adding new members, David was pleading his case to his cousin on the weekend "You know me and Connor have a band and I am a pretty good singer". I will let ya know what the "garage band" decides. Garage band practice often takes place Monday - Friday from 4-5pm.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Alphabet Song

This is not for well mannered people....
This surprised me and Ryan the other day and we figured although not the most polite, we figured it was none the less a talent! Therefore we decided to film it and share it with all of you. So here is our Talented 6 year old Josh!

39 Days to go!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Our NEW Nephew!

Finally he has arrived!!! Jacob Marc Douglas was born November 11 at 1:34am!!!! He weighed in at 7lbs 6oz, 21in! He is OH SO cute! Natalie and Marc are both beaming and our super proud of their new addition to their family. So far he is the quietest baby I have ever heard, just peaceful and content with being in his mommy's arms!

We took our kids today to meet their baby cousin and they loved him instantly. Especially Abby, she was ready to push me and Natalie out of the way and take over! This two year old is pretty excited to have her own baby! Good thing her Auntie is good at sharing...hee hee. It is amazing to see the difference between boys and girls! Abby was ready to hold him snuggle and kiss him content to sit for as long as we would let her, the entire time pushing my arm away from baby Jacob wanting to do it all by herself, she kinda figured out that I was actually holding him.

Caleb held him next while Abby cried in disbelief that she had to share her new little cousin. Caleb lasted about a minute and was ready to pass him off to Josh.

Josh sat and co-held his cuz for a whopping minute and a half, and then suggested that his sister do the holding. Unfortunately we aren't as good at sharing as Auntie Nat Ry and I wanted a turn to hold the little guy!
We had a great visit with Jacob and left a very tired mommy, daddy and baby to get some sleep!
Good Job Auntie and Unlce, we LOVE our new Cousin Jacob!!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Caleb and the Lord's Prayer

As we were walking home for preschool today, Caleb was singing me some songs it started with 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed followed by 5 little monkeys swinging in a tree. Then the best was his version of the Lord's Prayer which he told me he has been learning at Wee College!

Here it is:
Our Father who works in Heaven hallowed be my name,
Your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Hallowed be my name in heaven, Hallowed be my name in heaven

and that is all!

we will keep working on that, but he is pretty insistant that one that first line!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006