Thursday, January 28, 2010

Smiles and grandparents

Here is my lame attempt to capture Stephen's smiles while we chat

And his "talking" where is says "aaaahoooooh"

And he has grandparents in town to chat with now too...he was really "talking" and smiling for them!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Moby Wrap Revival

I broke out the Moby wrap I made when Gloria was a baby the other day since Stephen naps longest on me or in the carseat...and we just can't drive around in the car every day! Mariana insisted that she have one for her baby, so here she is! (It was tricky finding fabric since I packed my sewing stuff already, but we managed).

Monday, January 25, 2010

On the homefront

Sweet sleeping boy

What a guy has to put up with when he has 3 big sisters

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Baby" steps

Gloria is back to teetee-ing on the potty now, somewhat reluctantly. Whew, at least we are making progress here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bits of joy

Boxes! What kid doesn't enjoy boxes?! And we have lots of them turning up lately because we are getting ready to move (to a bigger house nearby...not across the country or anything)

Tia Becky finally gets to hold Stephen...she had been sick the last few weekends!

He loves his sisters...especially being held by this one, which means Mommy is running around trying to get some things done while she holds him!

A little relaxation

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Baptism Day, Gloria!

We are doing some little things around here to celebrate her salvation today. :-) Definitely worth celebrating! And a nice distraction amid the potty woes.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby smiles!

Stephen is smiling today...a lot! Yay! It is so sweet. I promise it is not gas...I can tell! Sorry, no photos. I am not that talented. He cries when I put him down...only smiling in Mommy's arms!

Oh, and thank you Lowe's for un-potty training my 2 year old! We were out on errands Saturday, and the auto-flushers did not detect Gloria sitting there and flushed very loudly 4 times while she was trying to go. Now she is scared to death of potties, even the non-flushable plastic toddler potty. Thank you, Lowes. Sigh....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some pictures

Proud big sister

And our big reader

Say a prayer for us...Austin goes back to work tomorrow, and I go back to full time Mommyhood! It was so nice having Daddy for 3 whole weeks! Christmas babies are great! ;-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chunky Monkey

That is what the doc called Stephen moments after his birth. I think it is a cute nickname for our little guy. He had his two week checkup this morning and weighed in at 10 lbs. Yay, my little chunky monkey!

More birthday

Opening her gift from us...a rolling suitcase like her sisters have.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Gloria!


One year


Gloria, you are so smart, talkative and expressive. You are such a joy! We love you and thank God for you sweet girl!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Stephen's Baptism and Gloria's Birthday...a Day of Celebration!

Our sweet Stephen was Baptized into our faith today! Yay!

And while the family was in town we celebrated Gloria's 2nd Birthday!

My sweet girl who loves singing Happy Birthday and blowing out candles froze up for her own birthday party and refused to blow out the candles!

Her gifts from the grandparents...

Friday, January 1, 2010

More Christmas stuff

Matching outfits from Lita for New Year's Eve

Some grandparent time

Big yawn for Manah!

And a cute girl