Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gifts: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

for Day 23: 3 gifts found in Christ

I wasn't able to post photos from this past week as I've been feeling under the weather the last few days.  Maybe a few thoughts to share in the next day or two (if I'm brave) but for now here are my gifts of thanks. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gifts: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

I started this a week late but it's something I hope to continue throughout the year.  We'll see how it goes...You should join too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Family Traits

Last night Marco and I were looking through pictures of Ellie around the 4 month mark and we came across this one.  We both looked at each other at the same time and smiled.  We think a little man looks a lot like his older sister!  What do you think?

At 4 months, Joel...

* weighs 16 lbs 1 oz and measures 26 inches long.

* is into 6 month clothing, the second row of snaps on his cloth diapers, and size 3 disposable diapers for when we are out and about.

* has rolls on his legs and dimples on his knees and elbows.  He's pretty squeezeable...kissable...and loveable!

 * will suck and chew on his bottom lip close to eating time.

* nuzzles into your neck or rubs his face in the muslin blankets when he gets sleepy.

* goes to bed between 7 and 8 p.m. and sleeps through the night with a little snack before I head to bed.  We are so very blessed!

* wakes up in the morning and from naps with coos, stories, and singouts.  It's the best!

* is easily distracted, especially by his big sister, whom he adores, and will watch her go about the room with a content smile in his eyes.

* had his first set of shots and the loudest meltdown yet.  A long story for right now but it wasn't his fault.

* enjoys tummy-time for a bit but prefers to stretch out on the floor or sit in the bouncy chair where he'll happily play with the toys above.

* likes to blow bubbles and have his hands in his month.  

Monday, January 02, 2012

Holiday Re-takes

I've been trying to keep my camera and phone close by to capture the daily moments and stories with two.  Somedays are easier than others.  On Christmas Day when we tried to snap a few of the two together wasn't one of the easier days.  Tongues sticking out, cheesy grins, sideways glances, and arched backs were the ingredients for this photo shoot.  We think the last one may be a keeper and the others we'll keep for a good laugh.

Sunday, January 01, 2012