Thursday, January 27, 2011

tummy craves and camera fun

This morning I walked in on Elle sitting on the bar stool grunting and growling. I couldn't see what she was doing from my angle so I ask her what she is doing. She shows me her candy that she is working very hard at getting opened, which explains all the grunting and growling. I told her that we aren't having candy right now and to put it down so we can have it after lunch. Then she tells me, "But my tummy wants this." I couldn't help myself, I busted up laughing. She didn't want it—her tummy did. I think I am going to use that excuse when I want some goodie or treat that I really shouldn't eat. I will just have to eat it because it is what my tummy wants.

If you look close you can see the corner where she was nibbling away.

Here are a couple of pictures that I took of Elle the other day because she wanted her picture taken. I didn't ask for poses this is just what she wanted to do one right after the other.

Amber has been interested in taking pictures with the camera. The other day during nap time (she doesn't nap anymore) she was taking lots and lots of pictures of anything and everything. Toward the end of her picture taking she decided to try and take some of herself. Here is what she got.

This one cracked me up.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nathan 1st Birthday

I just can't believe that my baby boy is already 1. This year has come and gone way too fast. I am not ready for him to be so big. Here are a few of the things he is doing right now.
  • he waves goodbye
  • blows kisses
  • gives open mouth kisses
  • crawls speedy fast
  • gets into everything
  • says: papa, mama, cracker, this
  • loves to find his sisters and get into their stuff
  • loves to eat shoes
  • walk along things and walks with chairs or whatever he can
  • follows me everywhere and whines at my leg until I pick him up
  • claps
  • screeches loud when he wants something (we are trying to break him of this)
  • climbs on whatever he can
He is definitely a lot busier than either of the girls were at his age. He is like a tornado of destruction some days, and it always surprises me how quickly he can do it. He doesn't sit around and enjoy the mess that he has created but moves on to cause more. We sure do love him though. Here is a picture for every month (except the first two are from the day he was born and the last two are from today).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


On Monday it snowed a couple of inches here. It was a bit of a surprise and since we don't get snow that often we all bundled up in what we had to go play in it.

Amber and Elle dressed and ready to go play.
Happy sisters playing in the snow.
Elle showing me the snow.
Nathan really didn't know what to do except sit there. He wasn't too excited about his first snow. I think he didn't know what to do with the mittens on his hands. He did try to taste it a few minutes later. To see his reaction check out the video below.