Monday, November 30, 2009

Nap Time

Here are the kids napping from earlier this month.

Yes, William is sleeping over the top of his cup!

Monday, November 16, 2009

William's 2nd Birthday

Today is William's 2nd birthday. We had his party yesterday after Andrew's baby dedication.


Reading his card.

This looks cool!

What's in there?

A truck.

Can I open it?

A frog!

Now I have a chair of my own!

Playing with the new toys.

William with his cake.

Andrew's Dedication

We had Andrew's dedication yesterday. We promised to raise Andrew in a Godly manner.

Pastor is going to pray for Andrew.

Dan is showing Andrew the New Testament he received.
Pastor and Bethann sang "Wordless Ones" by Micheal Card.
"In Your loving arms we lay, this wordless one so new; the incarnation of our love we dedicate to You.
Hopeless, yet so full of hope, we make a solemn vow, not knowing when the time will come, not even knowing how. And though it seems, we try to make a promise that is true, we really only claim for them the Promise that is You.
The holy sleep which falls so deep, a blessing from above, will now embrace our little one in simple trusting love. We offer You this child, who's only ours for just awhile. How could we keep it back from You, when You gave Your only child?
In Your loving arms we lay, this wordless one so new. The incarnation of our love we dedicate to You."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Andrew is 3 Months Old!

Andrew was 3 months old on Monday, Nov. 9th. We usually go to Olan Mills for their free "New Baby" package, but this time, they said it was going to cost $6 for a session fee. We have never paid anything with any of the other 3 kids. I decided I didn't want to pay $6 for 11 pictures and went to Wal-Mart's Picture Me studio and paid $8 for 30 pictures instead!

I did want a few of the other poses, but they are so expensive! So I took a few (more like 40 pictures) at home!

I wanted Andrew to wear this outfit home from the hospital, but I couldn't find the pants (a whole box got mislabeled as 3-6 months).

I couldn't get him to stop looking at Emily and look at the camera! But it's a cute shot anyway!

When I turned him so you could see the little bear on his back pocket, he was getting tired and didn't want to hold up his head!

So tired!

He wasn't in a very smiley mood!

I decided to get some shots of the other kids while I had the backdrop out.



Emily took a picture of some stuffed animals.

William wanted a picture of his doll.

He wanted in on the picture, too!

Emily wanted Andrew to wear one of her outgrown dresses as "his Civil War dress". The picture makes it look like he was protesting wearing a dress (see him pulling at the front), but he actually just wanted to eat and sleep and was fussing about anything else!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I Sewed a Sling

I had seen a pattern for a sling that I thought would be easy to make and to use, but I never got around to making it. I had 2 coordinating fabrics that I didn't think I'd use for anything because they were kind of bizare prints, BUT I misplaced them! So I just decided to just pick out a different fabric! It only took about 1/2 an hour once I just sat down and did it!

My sling is reversible (both sides are the same)
I'm glad I can sew, because the lady who posted the pattern sells reversible slings for $63.

Closer view
With Andrew laying down.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Can You Tell Me How to Get to....

Sesame Street??!!

Here is the whole gang:

William as Big Bird
Emily as Cookie Monster
Andrew as Twiddlebug
Sarah as Elmo

We went trick or treating downtown with my mom and sister.

It was raining!

Getting candy

Another cute picture of Andrew

Sarah's school had a Fall Harvest Night

Carving a pumpkin

Mommy did most of the work!

My shirt really does look like a pumpkin lit up!

All finished

Here is our friendly pumpkin!

They had games in the classrooms.

You can't really see it in this little picture, but Sarah's teacher has the pumpkin I tatted pinned to her shirt.

If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can see a glimpse of orange on her shirt!

matching numbers

Trick or Treating at Wal-Mart


Family shot at the costume party
Dan is "A guy named Murray"- an 'extra' in a scene from Sesame Street. "A green anything puppet dressed in a button up shirt and glasses"

I am Praire Dawn based on this picture:

Big Bird playing

Andrew and Peter in their costumes.
Peter is Frank the Pug from Men in Black

After the party, we went trick or treating "Uptown". This is what Sarah called trick or treating in Rachel's neighborhood!