January 25, 2013

A Good Ol' Chat

There are days, when one must have a good chat with a friend (who happens to be your cousin). 
In those instances, hand puppets bring out the best conversation starters.

If all else fails, a good silly face is sure to please!
Just be sure to not tell anyone that Auntie Heather was the first to start the silly faces.

January 20, 2013

Showers with a Chance of Picnics.

This past summer, the church that Tim and I attended had to shut it's doors, so we began looking for another church to attend and found Lifepoint. I started going to a women's Bible study on Thursday mornings and met a lady whose family quite suddenly was asked to adopt a precious baby girl. This past Saturday, some of the Bible study ladies and her family and friends threw a shower for her.  I decided to test out my cake baking and decorating skills on a new group of women.

Woops! Someone forgot the 'N' in Brooklyn.

I also got to pretend to be a photographer and took pictures of the shower.
This happens to be my favorite one of the bunch.

While I was away, Daddy was in charge. When I got home, I found Beniah having a movie rest inside a cool fort that Daddy made him.

Later, we decided to have a picnic dinner on the living room floor.

Why yes, apparently, we do allow our children to put their feet on their plates before dinner.

It was a wonderful way to end the busy day.

January 12, 2013

Beniah's Adventure

 While Elijah was having his adventure, Beniah was having one of his own and brought his camera to document the morning. 

When Daddy first dropped Beniah off at our friend, Charissa's house..

...he met her dog Wolfie.

 Wolfie is big...
 ... but he is a lot of fun!

Time to break for a self portrait...

...and figuring out the panoramic setting on the camera.

Oh dear! Making Wolfie run around the dinning room table must have worn him out!

Look, I brought some toys!


 Just in case you're wondering, there's the bathroom!
Thanks Charissa for the fun morning!

January 11, 2013

My Big Headed Boy

 When I birth my babies, they have come out with big heads. 
Both of them measured at 15 inches. Average is 12 inches.
 Praise God for C-sections!

 They typically have to work really hard to raise their massive head off the floor.

At Elijah's two year well child exam, the doctor noticed something unusual about his head

There is a slight bump on the right side of his forehead.  I noticed this before but thought nothing of it since he has his father's big head.

 The doctor isn't too worried about it either, but he wanted to get a CT scan just to make sure everything is fine. So, early this morning, I packed up a sleepy Elijah and took him to the hospital.

 It was an exciting adventure to play with new toys while wearing breezy, tiger filled pajamas.

Soon, we were off (with the favorite blanket, Elmo, and train) to get the scan.

 Mama wasn't allowed in the room while they put him to sleep and scanned his head. But soon I got to cuddle with my sleepy boy and left the hospital to go pick up Beniah.

I was warned by the nurses that anesthesia could cause him to be grouchy and cuddly today.

They were wrong!  Once home and fed, he was a ball of energy until his nap time.
Oh well, at least I won't have to deal with random crying from him today. 
On a side note: While the results of the scan haven't been shared with me, I overheard the doctor tell Elijah's nurse that it seems to be extra bone growth. 
Yay! He's just thick skulled like his Daddy!
(That line's for you, Tim Dear!)

January 5, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Elijah!

Today, my baby boy turned two.

 Today, my "must do everything that Beniah does" turns two.

Today, my noisemaker turns two.

 Today, my mischief maker turns two!

 Today, my clutz turns two!
Happy birthday, my darling Elijah! 
Daddy and I love you very much!