Friday, February 26, 2010

What we've learned this week

1. Daddy and Anna have tummies of steel; Joshua and Mommy do not -- stomach bug: 2, Joshua & Mommy: still recovering

2. Pedialyte does NOT taste good, even if you put it in the favorite sippy cup and cut it with water.

3. Joshua suddenly has 2 teeth now, but it makes no difference when you're on the B.R.A.T. diet.

4. When Mommy is sick all night and day, Anna gets to watch "too much TV cuz Mommy was sleeping on the couch!" Oops.

5. Anna's baby dolls are twins, named John and Annalisa. They are 4 and 1 respectively. Yes, one is older, but they are still twins.

6. Mommy piles too many blankets on her tiny Anna for these cold, windy nights. Before bed tonight she said, "I need a sip of water, please. I get hot, like summer. It's like summer in our house."

7. Anna on weather: "When snow clouds are done blowing their snow out they go to the beach, and we don't know where they go after that."

8. Daddy doesn't have to go to work on Saturdays. (We're just getting back to this work-a-day world routine.) That makes Anna clap as she is tucked into her bed, under her too many blankets.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For everyone, but especially Suzanne

I've managed to figure out how to get one of our cameras to make "better" photos.

I can't believe J-man will be 11 months old tomorrow! His first year has just blown by and he gets more fun each step of the way. He's finally crawling and he definitely has his own style. He does something with his arms that looks like the butterfly swim stroke and kicks himself along, his tummy not getting off the floor. Whatever works, kiddo! I wish I had video of it, but we still haven't gotten a new cord.

By request, here are some shots of Joshua and Anna, too. When they're both awake, it's very hard to separate them. They just adore each other and it's sweet to see them interact.

Oh, and it's also worth mentioning that, though still without teeth, this child can EAT, EAT, EAT! And when he's done, which can sometimes take an hour, he'll let you know by chucking his food on the floor. Those are times I wish we had a dog, but definitely the ONLY times I wish we had a dog. He's not one to keep you guessing if he needs something. Makes it easier, I guess. He's just a little bundle of sweetness and loves to give hugs and this week also started giving kisses, which aren't so lovely when you're picking him up from lunch and he shares his remnants with you, but still endearing.

We're still enjoying Winter's playground.

And bringing Winter inside to play.

(No, we did not eat that colored snow)

Come play with us, Suzanne!!

Monday, February 08, 2010


We welcomed another 2 feet this past weekend. Anna and Joshua both impress us with their stamina in the cold air and swirling snow. Our snow shovel finally gave out after this snowy winter, but the neighbors are so kind to share theirs. We have the snow suiting down to a speedy process and the hot chocolate well stocked. The big guy (see last post) even gave us a cheezy name for the storm. What more do you need?

Silly names aside, here's the cute footage.

Waiting for it to warm up outside this morning!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Birthday, the Big Guys, and a Basketball Beatdown

This past Saturday we celebrated Daddy's 31st birthday with a special cake with (LOTS) of sprinkles, a gift personally chosen by Anna -- a road Atlas. She LOVES maps. Besides the pancake breakfast, the cake, and the gift presentation, some snow falling, the highlight of the day for Anna was hanging out with one of the nice ladies from church for the afternoon. Daddy and I excused ourselves from the fun so we could attend the game between Georgetown and Duke. I had been worried this outing I had planned would be thwarted by snow, but Metro and our brave baby-sitter didn't let us down.

The weather didn't keep these guys from showing up either.

From the looks on their faces, I don't think they were cheering for the home team. Georgetown showed Duke what's what with a victory of 89-77. I would've gladly traded our dizzy-section seats for their baseline location. Either way, I'm glad we could pull it together to make it to at least one Georgetown sporting event in our time here, and really glad the event didn't disappoint. A very exciting game, indeed! Happy Birthday, best friend!