Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Logan

Well, I thought I wouldn't post any more since I should be busy packing up for our trip. But my Logan was so cute I had to share his latest photos with you.

This morning is Pilgrim and Indian day at school. Last night I made Trevor a little indian headband and I had some leftover feathers for Logan. He's been happy to wear his little hat and say, "Hi-ya-ya-ya Hi-ya-ya-ya" this morning.



Last night he was so cuddly after his bath I wanted to capture that moment so I wouldn't forget it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

And We're Off!

Tomorrow we are going to begin our family vacation. . . . with a nice, long 9 hour + drive! Doesn't that sound like fun? Today I am going to Wal-Mart (where else?) to get those last few things to bring on our trip. I'm thinking glow sticks, Matchbox cars and a few other goodies to keep the boys occupied while we drive. Although I'm not particularly looking forward to the long drive, I am looking forward to the time we'll get to spend with David's family. We'll be staying with his brother Bill, and it sounds like he'll have a house full! You probably won't hear from me for a while, but when I come back, I'll have many photos to post, so stay tuned!

Of course, I can't very well make a blog post without posting pictures of my baby girl. Yesterday was an unusual Sunday for us. We went to a friend's home for lunch, and had a delicious meal of roast, veggies, bread and carrot cake. Since we were not home, and had a bit of a drive, Brooke was quite a bit off her normal schedule. She would cat nap for a few minutes, then be up for a long time. She didn't take her normal long afternoon nap but I knew she was tired. I got her all ready for church, then left her in the crib so I could get ready. She quickly fell asleep for another brief cat nap!




After church I needed to practice with some singing groups. Since it's hard to hold a baby and play the piano at the same time, I asked a lady from church to hold on to Brooke. She said Brooke was just sitting contentedly, listening to the music when she finally couldn't take it anymore and just fell asleep. My poor, tired baby fell asleep sitting in this lady's lap. Isn't this picture hilarious?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bowling

We had a church-wide bowling activity Saturday evening. My kids were so excited to get a chance to bowl at our local bowling alley.









Brooke thought bowling was alright, at first.



But by the end of the night she changed her tune! :)

Brooke-a-Baby

Brooke-a-Baby is the sing-songy nickname our little girl has received. She's just so much fun to be around as she develops her little personality. She really is a little sweetheart.

Here she is, gnawing on that lip again!









Sunday Brooke and I got a lot of compliments on our matching outfits.





Leaves!

It's a shame that our house is over 100 years old, but we don't have any trees to show for it! Our neighbor has a lot of trees and she's been raking the leaves into a ginormous pile. She mentioned how nice it would be for kids to jump into her leaf pile, so we took advantage of her kindness and let the kids play till they couldn't play anymore. They spent a few hours in those leaves Saturday.







Worn Out

Logan was so worn out Saturday, he was literally sleeping at the dinner table! Once David had to run and catch him, since he almost leaned all the way out of his chair and onto the floor!
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Veterans Sunday

The Sunday before Veterans day, we had a special service at church. We invited as many veterans as we could to come that day so we could honor them for their service to our country. It was such a nice service, and we had many visiting veterans, as well as veterans from our own church. Each veteran gave their name, what branch of the service they were in, and what years they served. It was very moving and touching to see these men who served our country.

At the beginning of the service I played a medley of the songs from each of the military branches. As I played the Air Force song, Trevor came out carrying the Air Force flag. He chose that one because the flag is blue!



As you can see, by the end of the song, each military branch was represented.



My view from the piano:



This young man Shane is currently serving in the army, and just recently returned from Iraq.



I had to include my own grandfather. Isn't he so handsome?



Here's one of our own church men, who was in the 82nd Airborne Division. I thought it was pretty funny when Pastor said, "I never could see the sense of jumping out of a perfectly good plane!"



This is Mr. Clinger, a World War II veteran.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Talk To Me

Last night I had nursery duty and much to my enjoyment, Brooke was the only baby in there. I'm sorry the other babies missed church, but how nice to get to spoil my own baby Brooke uninterrupted for a while. It's not often that I don't have my camera on hand, so of course I got some footage of her. She's just so cute, and growing before my very own eyes.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happenings

Things have been going well here. God is good to us. Last Sunday we had Pack-a-Pew day at church. David had SEVEN visitors in church, and won the grand prize! We had all those folks over for dinner Sunday afternoon. It was just a good day and we were thrilled to have so many new visitors in our church.

We've had some nice, sunny days to enjoy lately. The other day David needed to mow the yard so he got the riding lawn mower out of the shed. He had the brilliant idea that he and I should ride down to the mailbox together. We had a lot of laughs as we tried to fit both of us onto his mower, and then ride to the mailbox comfortably. I am ever so thankful there wasn't anybody around with a camera, because I'm sure we looked as ridiculous as it sounds! It sure was a lot of fun though!

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A lot of people have been sick in our neighborhood and school lately. I kept Trevor home from school yesterday. I was glad that I did, because by the afternoon he started getting warm and later he had a full-blown fever. Trevor is usually very active, and he's just not a sick person. It was strange to see him laying around the house huddled in a blanket. See those rosy cheeks? Poor guy.


Thankfully, he is feeling much better today. He still gets to stay home from school one more day, as he's coughing and having a sore throat. We didn't want to spread his germs around to the other school kids.

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Since Logan took a nap Sunday afternoon, at bedtime we let him stay up with Mom and Dad for a little extra time. I was putting Brooke down, and doing my final tidying-up-the-house-walk-through when I came into our bedroom and saw this:



It was so cute to see Logan reading the newspaper just like his dad. What a reminder that these little ones are always watching what we do.



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Here's one of those cute moments when everybody is playing together. I ran for my camera so I could record this one. I don't want to forget these precious sights.





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David got the push mower out the other day and had the boys mow the lawn beside the house -- while he rode the mower over the front yard! I was so proud of my boys, working outside. I know teenage boys that don't even mow the lawn! What a shame! I enjoyed watching my boys not only learn to work, but also learn to work together.








Didn't they do a good job?


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And last but not least, I asked Cole to sit by Brooke while I got her bath ready for her. When I came back, he was laughing at her new look. Somehow I don't think it was her idea!