Friday, February 25, 2011
Posted by Lael at 7:01 AM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Lucy wanted to take my picture since I had pink on. This may be the first pic I have of me holding a carrier, which has been a pretty common sight over the last 9 years.
More photos by Lucy. I am getting good at holding two sweethearts at once.
heart leotard for gymnastics
home "heart attack" idea I found on this blog
Each family member writes what they love about the other family members on a heart and they are displayed on the walls.
Cannot ever have enough hand print art!
Kilian cut out the heart shape
He sure values originality (see comment about my cooking above). He also didn't want to buy valentines for friends. He cut out hearts and folded and stapled them to make little pouches for Hershey's kisses instead.
Now I know that food always looks gross in pictures unless you have proper lighting (and a better camera). Well Lucy invented chocolate stew and by the time Kilian talked her into some finishing touches...believe me. This picture does do it justice.
Posted by Lael at 7:06 AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Lucy and Mac did a great job
but we have lots from this angle!
The older kids were happy we chose Lubbock rather than London, so they could see it this time.
the peanut gallery - 9 kids between the C family and us
In all past baptisms, I changed the baby out of the gown before leaving. I had her buckled up before I realized what I had done.
At home afterwards
a cake* to celebrate
Posted by Lael at 7:42 AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
...who recently found a shirt handmade by her mom when she was a tiny baby. Knowing how fast Miss G is growing, Grammy sent it in the mail so that we could try it on.
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Grammy and Pawpaw live in the much hotter and more humid Houston area. Grammy enjoys visiting us and our cooler, more dry weather. Pawpaw would prefer the warm weather to follow him up here when they visit.
Posted by Lael at 7:43 AM
We took our Christmas card picture at my parents house in early December. I just realized that this wasn't the one we wound up using, but it is close.
Brad discovered what a fun set up a nearby neighborhood had. While trying to capture the kids playing near the snow machine I caught an invisible guy's glove! The lights on the trees were set to music. My pictures of the horse drawn carriage were terrible, but the kids loved it each of the three times Brad brought them here during December.
Lucy sang in the choir at the children's Christmas Eve Mass
and Kilian got picked to be Joseph in the pageant.
Since my parents were leaving town Christmas morning, we opened presents from them that night. Oliver and Genevieve will get tons of use out of our family's first wagon! Yay!
Our tiny little reindeer slept through almost all the excitement.
but not all of it. Here she is with her Noni.
Joy to the World!!
some gifts that wobble, but don't fall down (as well as some practical gifts, see the diapers?)
and some science gifts.
This was our tenth Christmas as parents, yet our first to have to put a gate around the tree. Oliver pulled the tree down on top of him once, and almost did a second time so up the gate went.
Little Chef got some cookware from Grammy and PawPaw.
Posted by Lael at 7:35 AM
Monday, February 7, 2011
And getting stuck going after them, too.
He loves talking on his plastic banana phone.
And sharing plastic grapes with "Baby"
"Gigi" is what he is calling her more and more.
He also shares plastic broccoli
and what else did he get at the plastic food store??
Ah yes, plastic red pepper!
When he sees me holding Genevieve, he'll often drop to the floor on his back and pat his chest, saying "howd baby"
At first I discouraged him from climbing into the baby swing, but once he pops the tray down into place, he is stuck. Now I let him, and enjoy those few moments that I know he is not making a mess.
Posted by Lael at 7:30 AM