Deuteronomy 6:4-9 - Teach Them Diligently

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Irina Turns Three!

Irina's Birthday was during a snowy Sunday! Some family friends came over and helped us celebrate it! Pizza and of course Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream! Irina was happy to receive her Dora book!

Wesley Making Clock Numbers

Wesley has been enjoying using the clock to make his numbers. Here are some photos of his writing - Age 5.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wesley's 5!

Watch Wesley Grow!

A very pregnant momma- Wesley 4 days from birth! Boy was I ready!

Wesley is clean but brand new!

Wesley eating his carrot cake on his first birthday celebrated in Nixa, MO!

Wesley's second birthday - we had a small party with a few family friends in Aberdeen, SD!

Wesley and a family birthday in Aberdeen, SD

Wesley's CARS birthday with some Tot Gym and Story time friends! Aberdeen, SD

Wesley's 5th birthday was just a family birthday - celebrated a bit early in Aberdeen, SD

Wesley is always a joy and he teaches me soooo much!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Irina and Wesley on a Sunday Morning

Wesley and Irina ready for church and Sunday Morning Donuts.  Irina likes the sprinkley ones.  Wesley loves his donuts too he will run down and get one for himself and Irina making sure to get her one with sprinkles on it.  Church days are looked forward it is a weekly donut treat.  They both also enjoy their Children's Church classes.  Irina is wearing a dress fit for her name since it came from our former foreign exchange student's family in Russia.  

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Lucy Becomes Mobile

On January 29 2008 Lucy turned herself over for the first time.  She is becoming very proficient at it.   Lucy has started to play with things dangling over her on the play mat and even laughed out loud once though I haven't gotten her to do it again yet.  She smiles a lot and coos which is a lot of fun!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Here's Lucy!

Lucy is such a joy ! She is making life very interesting and I will say that three is very different from two but I wouldn't have it any other way! Here she is in her car seat not crying which is rare - she hates her car seat! She had us pretty trained but now that she is over 3 months old we are turning the tide so to speak. She is now going down on her own in the crib which is a blessing. Though she still ends up in bed with me most of the night.
While Wesley may think that Lucy loves being held by him Lucy really just doesn't know what to think of him at all. Though I know that she is going to grow up to love her brother and sister dearly! Or I pray that is so! Below Lucy is hanging out in one of her favorite positions - the football hold - she is starting to outgrow this!

Bath Time! Lucy doesn't quite know what to think of baths yet - but as long as the warm washcloth gets on her tummy quickly she doesn't mind it so bad.
Lucy's Christmas PJ above were very cute the HO HO across her bum made it even more cute - good thing they don't make these in adult sizes!

Here is Tony in a very familiar position I should do this again showing each one of the kids in this same position!

Mom holding Lucy during a baby shower given just for her from some dear friends.

Proud Grandpa holding Lucy during our Christmas visit.

Wesley Just wants to tell you something!

Wesley loves being a big brother, he discovered that running the vacuum is quite fun, he loves doing everything very quickly he has a great imagination and since discovering Star Wars he has developed a pretty good Light Saber sound effect. Wesley loves everything about Christmas Jesus' birth, the decorations, the lights the music and the whole idea of Santa - this year was the first year he really jumped at seeing Santa - it was really cute. We had a bell much like the one from the movie Polar Express and one day he was ringing it saying "I believe, I believe!" Wesley's is always saying he wants to tell us something - and he loves to refer to himself in the third person. "Wesley wants, would like, can Wesley etc.. Tony keeps bringing up Bob Dole when he does this. Which Wesley just says - DAD! Wesley is growing into such a big boy but he still loves to cuddle and is very affectionate.

Irina the funny girl!

Irina - loves to makes us laugh all the time and she has certainly grown a bit of a cheeky humor. She is falling into the role of middle child maybe a bit too easily, but she has a fire and a love of life that just makes you want to smile at her. She adores her big brother Wesley and loves to give little sister Lucy kisses and hugs. She is a big help to mama! Irina also has quite the fashion sense - not sure where she got that from. Her big thing to do in the car now is to say -"Green, Green match my coat!" when we see a green light because her winter coat is a mint green one. She loves to color and is a joy!