"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT"...Proverbs 24:12

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas...Pt. 2

The kids slept together in one room on Christmas Eve...I had the monitor on so we could hear them when they woke up. Jacob was 1st, "Hey, wake up it's Christmas..."
Then the small herd jumps on our bed to open stockings...it's amazing the difference this year w/ Sova- she definatly got the hang of it - (Last year she was mad and grumpy that we woke her up and she didnt even want to open her stocking!)

I love this...it's all so magical for 3 year olds! They were excited about even there new toothbrushes!
So 1st up- coffee, music, cinnabons in oven, light candle- sing 'Happy Birthday to Jesus!', and then...it's present time!

Sova's theme was- dolls dolls dolls
Nana's Crew

We are missing 2 this year...Joce remember the classic, it's 'Christmas in Conecticut' not 'Christmas in California.' ;)
The Famous Stairway...the 'kids' -kids picture is growing every year- double rate!

Come by sometime and Jacob the meterologist will tell you his weather predictions :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Part 1

Last weekend we had a 'fun- old fashioned family sleepover' for our Christmas celebration w/ Michael's family.
We timed it perfect and spent the night while a snow storm dumped several inches while we were all sleeping. I wasnt feeling well and later found out I had/have phnomonia...but that didnt spoil any of the wonderful memories we made that special Christmas snowy weekend :)

First up: Christmas Cookies! It was the shirts vs. skins bake off ;)
skins- I mean-Sova won for most sugar on her cookies...I think 1/2 the container was dumped on just one cookie.
Hmmm...it looks like someone is waitng to open her stocking!
Caleb is showing off his extra large chocolate Kiss from Grandma...he was shocked at the size- it was so cute because that has become their little thing...they know Grandma leaves them kisses around the house...this one was extra special :)
The anticipation has come to it's climax...
It's official: My battle to keep video games out of the house was defeated...and the kids were elated...(dont tell them Mike and I stay up too late batteling eachother in Mario!) I think Jacob was shocked that he actually has a Wii. I'll admit...the thing is cool :)
Uncle Brian giving some nerf tips to Caleb :)All Dolled Up...
she was so happy to recieve her 1st- 'talking doll' and it came w/ a beautiful matching dress for her...she looks like a flower girl in it...so pretty.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the flesh!
The elves...I mean Erin and Uncle Robby busy putting together Caleb's hotwheels set :)
Caleb braveing the windy freezing aftermath... for about 10 minutes...after about 7 minutes of clothes prep per kid= over 20 minutes of preparation= worth it for a few good pics :)

Thanks Mary & Greg, Rob, Erin & Brian for a wonderful Christmas weekend...love u all!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sova Grace hates breakfast- she litteraly gags it down-noises and all...anything! I rotate between cereal, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, eggs, and smoothies...Nada...I have to force her to eat...every morning...

Lunch: she will eat 1/2 of whatever I giver her usually...

Dinner: Take a look at the above picture...she can eat her dinners!
She loves dinner time/ dinner food...she loves salads, soups, chicken and potatoes best. She licks her plate clean almost everynight and then complains, 'aww not again- I have a fat tummy!'
THis picture was left over night...she wanted it all!

Gotta love boxes!This is a common sight lately and I couldnt be happier
This spring/summer there were issues between Jacob and Sova at a peak- just the common big brother teasing stuff but it was driving me crazy...
Anyways praise God something changed and they are getting along Amazingly well. Jacob is going through some marvelous sweetie phase- and just plain cheerful and nice to everyone...I've ben getting alot of spontanious hugs and greatful remarks like last nights, "mom, your awesome- Im so glad your my mom!' (gotta write that one down for any hard days we have ahead ;)
(is it possible the above children are only 13 months apart...Jacob is exactly double her weight 32/62!)

Decking the Halls!
Decemeber is so fun! We blasted Christmas music and drank cocoa while watching- I mean helping ;) Mike put up the lights Walking in a Winterwonderland