Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Abby turns 2


My little tiny peanut turned 2 November 9th. I'm a little late in getting this post up. Abby LOVES everything Veggie Tales. She is constantly singing the theme song, always asking to watch them, and loves coloring pictures of them. We made her a Bob and Larry cake and she was thrilled with it! She is still talking about her veggie tales birthday.
We had Josh's parents and brothers and their families over for her birthday. 12 kids and 8 adults. They roasted marshmallows outside and jumped on the trampoline. Then we all went in the basement and had cake. Abby opened presents and then we pigged out. It was simple and fun.
Abby is my feisty little girl. She is all of 21 pounds (only 1 pound more than Nate). She is potty trained, although doesn't do well when we leave the house. She loves to sing, dance, hug, eat, push, giggle, climb, and run. She doesn't like to listen, get her teeth brushed, share, be quiet, sit still, or smile for the camera! She is a challenge, but I'm praying that strong will turns into strong faith! I love my little girl and I'm so blessed by God to have her!

Listening to everyone singing to her.

Licking the icing off her fingers.

Showing off her cupcake shirt I made her.
(got the idea from a cute blog, fun to make, but time consuming)

Love the faces on these guys. I cut the shapes out and put the noses on and Josh created their "look."

Riding on her new horse!

Happy Happy Birthday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another Video

I just couldn't resist. Nate's laugh tonight was so funny. He was getting blotchy in the face because he was laughing so hard. True happiness! Enjoy!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

TAKE I, II, & III

YES, I DID dress them up in several different outfits, and tried several different days to get a "GOOD" Christmas picture. Nate doesn't like to look at the camera, Abby doesn't like to smile, and Will gets a plastered smile after about 2 pictures. It is so hard to get a good picture of them. Here are a few of the "TAKES"! They definitely got me laughing! Josh was a trooper and tried to help me get a few pictures, although he thought I was crazy for how many times I tried to get a good one. I think I'm a "wanna-be" photographer. Love taking pictures! I'm so glad I'll have all of these memories captured!










Dress Up


Since we visited family in NC, we were given some dress-up clothes that my niece, Lauren, is too big for now. I didn't think Abby would be into it that much yet.... but she is! She loves wearing these dress-up clothes, dancing like a ballerina, and telling me she is a princess. Oh NO, the drama!
She is potty trained now, and its quite hard to hold this huge dress up while she is going potty... but she doesn't want it off.

"Why are you taking my picture while I'm going to the bathroom, Mom???"

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She cracks me up!

Needing to Catch UP

I have been slacking with the blog lately. I wanted to post things in order, and I guess that may have to wait. Once I get a few pictures of Abby's bday, I will update more. For now, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been praying for Nate. His last appointment with the specialist was on November 10th and he had a great checkup. He is developing as any normal child would and he is meeting milestones appropriately. He is a big boy just like Will was. He was 19 pounds 3 oz. He was in the 75% for his height, weight, and head. I met with the nutritionist and she told me that I can put Nate on a regular, heart-healthy diet. So, nothing strict - just the recommended fat count that anyone "should" be intaking. He had more bloodwork done to test his carnatine levels to see what dose he should be started on. Will and Abby had DNA bloodwork done as well and we will know those results by January.
I just got his results from his carnatine levels and they are almost in the normal range. They do not want to start him on supplements because they said he is making enough of his own at this point. I'm so thankful for that! Carnatine doesn't taste good and it upsets the stomach a lot of the time in children this young. God is keeping Nate healthy right now and for that I'm thankful. My "Thanksgiving" was extended.... but I guess our "Thanksgiving" should be ongoing - for we serve a mighty God!

We had a great Thanksgiving in NC with all of my family. It went by WAY too fast, as usual though. I will update with pictures of that at some point as well.

Here are just a few pictures of the kids with their pilgrim hats. I taught them about pilgrims and indians before we went down to NC. Will had a blast acting out the roles, singing songs, and making different crafts.