Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two is Cute!

I have to say that while the third year of life (when they're 2) is definitely not without its challenges, it sure is fun!

James has always asked Ellie where her "sugar" was and has taught her that it's under her arms where he often tickles her. It's just one of their "things". I was giving her a bath last night, and in typical 2-year-old style, she wanted to do everything "myself".

"My arm"
"My elbow"
"My knee"
(Lifting her arm up) "My sugar"

Just like it was another normal body part! :)

Tonight, I decided it was time for her to have her first tea party. So, we took out the tea set that PaPa gave her (via Aunt Pen) and set it up on her Noah's Ark table in the playroom. We were in there for probably 30 minutes drinking pretend tea. "More cream please, Mama"....and I taught her to say "This tea is delightful!" although it sounded more like "lightful".

It was fun, and it was one of those sweet Mama moments where you look at your child and her curls are beautiful and perfect and her sweet face looks up at you and smiles and you just think "I can't believe God entrusted this amazing creature to US!"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Prayers


So, life has been busy. REALLY busy, which is why I've been such a bad blogger. Not sure anyone has noticed except Brittney, but in case there are others here's a short one to keep you going.


I just put Ellie to bed, and she has started leading prayers on her own (so sweet!!!). She expects you to repeat after her, though, like she does after us. Here's how it went tonight:


Ellie: Dear Jesus (me: Dear Jesus)

Thank you.. (thank you)

Today (for today....)

Oranges

Birthday cake

Daddy

Emma

Emma's bed

Fa-ly (family)

Jesus name (in Jesus name)

AMEN!!!


If that's not precious, I don't know what is.....


Monday, November 3, 2008

Video Time!!!

Okay, everyone. Buckle up and enjoy LOTS of video from the last few months. Feel free to stop back by when you have more time. Watching them all will take around 7-8 minutes, I'd guess. Enjoy!




Check this one out - she's all ready for MattBurk!

Ellie's first pony ride is on the end of this one, but it's really dark. You have to look really hard to tell. Trust us, though. It's Ellie. On a pony.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Little Cowboy Fans

Hope everyone had a fun, safe Halloween! We had two adorable Dallas Cowboys fans. We went trick or treating with the Alemans and then went over to our church Harvest Festival where Ellie had her first pony ride. It was a fun night. We also got 6 month pictures from Leah back today, so enjoy those as well.

Ellie the cheerleader on her first pony ride!

Lots of people at church didn't even recognize her with her blonde wig!

A pre-Halloween trip to the park in the stroller-mobile

Pretty fall dress


Cheerleader swinging

Our sweet little football

Dallas Cowboys fan














Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Emerson - 6 Months

I really can't believe Emerson is already 6 months old. She had a good check-up yesterday. She's 14 lbs. 6 oz. and 26 inches long which puts her in the 25% and 50% respectively. I was a little concerned that she was in such a low percentile for weight, but the doctor thought she probably lost up to half a pound with the stomach flu she had week before last. He also said it would help to supplement the milk when we start feeding her cereal and baby food. She had to get 5 shots - no fun! She was not amused but recovered quickly.

We decided to get a flu shot for Ellie and were dreading it, because she's already afraid of our pediatrician as it is. They had the flu mist that goes up your nose, though. We talked to her about it and told her we were going to give her medicine up her nose and she just needed to sniff it up in there. She did it perfectly! She sniffed just like we said and grinned with pride when Mama, Daddy and the nurse all said how great she did. SO much better than giving her a shot! She weighs a whopping 37 pounds if anyone is curious. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

State Fair of Texas

Well, for anyone craving some Wiebe pictures, you are in luck. Aunt Penni went with us to the fair, and she snapped pictures like crazy. Uncle Mark met us there as well, so Ellie and Emerson had a great time!

I'll be posting again soon, as we head for Emerson's 6 month appointment later this morning, so stay tuned. Nothing else too interesting is going on around here. Just doing life and enjoying it!











There was a bumpy stroller while holding a Sprite indicent that explains the wet shirt. :)





Watching the parade with Daddy








Riding the Ladybug ride with Daddy


Going down the big slide with Daddy

The guy walked right in front of the camera, but you can still see the joy on her face.