Friday, August 31, 2007

24 Weeks

Sometimes, it's still hard to believe that a fourth member of our family is arriving this fall. I know it's just around the corner, but I just can't picture what our life will look like then. Right now, I just know to trust God, and savor this stage. The simple joys of loving one child- being able to pay attention to everything he says, indulging in long outings at the park, taking time to explore almost everything he's curious about, resting during his marathon afternoon naps, being very portable, restful nights, one wake-up and bed-time routine...and yet I trust that God has immeasurable blessing in store for our family with the new addition.

Here's a pic of me and my tummy these days... We're still stuck on a name, but we have time, right?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Cupcakery

We decided this should be a tradition. A visit to The Cupcakery for any Lindsey birthday.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Eli is TWO!!!

This little boy has some kind of intuition. Does he KNOW what a birthday is? He woke up at 5:30 this morning (versus his usual 8:00) as if to say, "this is my big day, and I don't want to miss it."

Then, he was snuggling in our bed, and Joel got up earlier than usual to take a shower. When he came back in the room, Eli said, "Daddy, pay gawf?" Yep, that's exactly where Joel was headed.

Then, Joel said, "Eli, we have a song to sing for you." When we started singing Happy Birthday, Eli sat up, put his hands in his lap, and grinned ear to ear. "I see big trains. Climb the stairs. Ring the bell." He was talking about the train museum we visited last weekend, which is where we are having his birthday party tomorrow.

More birthday updates soon...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Boy Stuff

Eli got an early birthday present from our neighbors down the street. They were moving, and gave him a very cool tricycle. The moment he saw it, he hopped on as if he'd done it a million times. He's got the steering thing down. "I tun ayound. I go dis way."

What was even funnier is that he STAYED on while Joel and our neighbor filled each of the tires.
He scooted along for the rest of the afternoon. We even brought it in the house for a while, but that didn't do great things for our walls- it's definitely an outside bike.
Ahhh, a boy and his bike. Good times.