Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Have I mentioned...

Have I mentioned that Jeff is a HUGE Colts fan? He never misses a game, or even an episode of Sports Center if they are talking about the Colts. So, needless to say, Sunday will be a very big day at our house! Here is a picture of the munchkins decked out in there Colts gear from the game two weeks ago. Claire is dancing in the picture, it's really hard to get a still shot of her! Jeff taught her how to say 'Go Colts', 'Touchdown Colts', etc.
Anyway, I haven't posted in a while. I felt like I needed to post so that I don't lose my readers! Your still out there right? I know some of you read this and don't comment... it's OK, I read blogs anonymously too. However, I would love to hear from all of you! So, if you are brave enough... leave me a comment!
What else is new in our house: Claire is sleeping in her "bid dirl bed!" (Big girl bed). She loves it, I still don't know how I feel about it... she woke up too early this morning. I started going to the Richland Hills Ladies Bible study on Tuesday mornings. I am in the Beth Moore 'Breaking Free' class. I LOVE IT! I also love having three hours to myself!!! Luke is so close to walking. He pushes things across the floor, walking all the way. All he needs to do is realize that he can let go! Yikes! As for Jeff, he has been working long hours lately, but that should end soon. Well, I'm off to do my wifely duties. Laundry :( yuck.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Picture this...

Today Jeff had to go in to work because it is a very busy time of the year for him. So, I had to take the kids with me to Walmart to do my grocery shopping. I HATE Walmart. I don't use the word 'hate' much, but for this situation it applies. Well, after I got everyone ready for the day we loaded up the car and headed out. When I left the house it was not raining, when I got gas it was not raining, but when I had to get the kids out of the car it started sprinkling. No big deal, I had an umbrella with me. We get inside and Claire starts crying, I can't really remember why. Well, I am going as fast as possible, and then she starts screaming. She wanted a banana... so she is screaming "NA, NA..." Everyone is staring. Then I look up and Luke has pulled both of his socks off, and they are gone. He must have dropped them somewhere. So, while Claire is drawing attention to us, know people are noticing that my infant has no socks on and it is 36 degrees outside. I could just hear what they where thinking... what a horrible mother! Her baby is freezing and her toddler is starving! Ok, I can handle the staring, you get used to it when you have a toddler. So, I head to the check out and look outside, it is now pouring. I got Claire out of the cart and let her hold the umbrella (which is 3 times her size) and I try to cover Luke up the best I can. Out the door we go... cars are not stopping for us to pass. Finally we get to the car. I turn my head for one second to pull out my car keys and then I looked down... for some reason Claire decided that she would sit down in a nasty puddle on the ground. You have got to be kidding me... I am NEVER taking the kids to Walmart ever again.

Here is a new picture of the munchkins... it's a good thing they are so cute!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Claire's turn

The last post I did was about Luke, so being the Mom that I am, I feel like I have to make things fair and post about Claire too! Here are some fun things to know about Claire.

Favorite food: apples, grapes, "bresast" (breakfast), and rice milk.

Favorite toy: anything Diego or "fakpak" (Diego's backpack!)

Favorite thing to say: Anything that I say, that I don't want her to say... ex: "Oh, my gosh!". Claire will repeat the phrase, then I will say "Claire we don't say that." Then Claire replies with "Mommy say that!". (it's really hard not to laugh!) Then I have to follow up with "I know, but I shouldn't of said it..." Like she really understands...

Claire does not like: Claire hates it when Luke looks at her when she is crying! She gets so mad and says "NO, Wuke".

Claire loves: playing outside, singing, taking naps, going to church to "play with friends", and sing the "Jesus song" (Jesus loves me), The Wiggles, Diego and Dora, Hop (her pink bunny), and helping mommy with "baby Wuke".

Claire is: very sweet, a huge help to me, a great big sister, and a very precious little girl!

Today Jeff took Claire to Cook Children's to have chest x-rays, a sinus scan, and blood work for food allergy testing! We are finally going to get some answers that will hopefully help us in making her feel better. The last few weeks have not been fun for her. She has been having a horrible time with her asthma, and I am confident that it is linked to a food allergy that I am not all ready aware of. Please pray that these test will give us some answers!

I will leave you with a new video of Claire singing a medley of all of her favorite songs: The Goldfish song (Wiggles), Everybody Clap (Wiggles), ABC's, and Jesus love's me.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

My big boy...

Can you believe that Luke is 7 months old? I can't. He was born 4 weeks early, and he seemed so tiny. Now he seems like such a big boy. He already weighs over 20 pounds. He is crawling and even pulling up on things. Just today I saw him try to walk around his pack and play. He didn't get very far before he fell, but at least he is trying! He is such a blessing. I can already tell that he has a very sweet heart, a gentle personality. Don't get me wrong though, he is every bit a little boy! Here are a few pictures of Luke that I took today. The last picture was taken on the day that he was born... it doesn't even look like the same child! It amazes me that a child can change so quickly. Look at his little hands in the last picture. They are bruised from the IVs that he had to have. Now he has pudgy little fingers that get into everything! Well, that's all for now. I just wanted to share Luke with you today!

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007


We had a great Christmas. Both sets of our parents came down... it was a full house, but very fun! Claire and Luke didn't know what to do with themselves having 4 Nana's and Papa's around. Jeff's brother was even able to come for a few days. Jeff, Dale and my Dad spent the majority of there time in the backyard building a huge swing set, and a great playhouse. The playhouse is still in-progress, but when it is done, it will be awesome! Claire even got a rocking horse that Jeff built her. This was his first attempt at wood working, and I must say that I am really impressed! Here are a few pictures from Christmas... I don't have them all yet, so there will be more to follow. We hope you had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!