Friday, June 27, 2008
Rachel is usually happy and wears a smile!
It's getting hard to take her picture when she knows I'm trying!
Clapping and marching!
This is at gramma's house - that's a big stuffed animal that Rachel just adores!
As you can see he takes his work very seriously!
He simply could not resist looking at the camera and had to peek around every shot!
This bowl was huge and heavy I was surprised how well he did holding it up! I'm so proud of my little man!
As a reward afterwards he got to sit in the bowl, notice he is only sitting in the middle and there is still half a bowl behind him! These things are huge!
I'm so happy this worked out as I want my little helper to be able to work with me as much as he can! Be on the lookout for more great stuff from my newest model!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The big day finally arrived, time to have the birthday party (was delayed a week due to waiting on relatives to come to town). Noah was in rare form and was a handful all morning waiting to leave for Chuck E Cheese. We arrived to a very crowded Chuck E's and Noah was excited as you can see from his photo above.
Noah got in some good play time, including driving this really cool monster truck!
So after all that excitement Noah blew the candle out on his special train cake made by Gramma and he and Rachel dug in to a chocolate lover's dream!
Then it was time for PRESENTS!! Noah got lots of Moonsand and clay to play with, those are his favorite things next to cars, trucks and trains (and he has plenty of those!)
And these pics were taken before the party when outfits were still clean! Just thought I'd throw them in cuz their cute!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
OK that's a smile with sun in eyes! But she made it 1 year old!
Miss Rachel is a happy girl almost all the time and just a joy. Her brother loves her almost too much at times :-) She is always squealing in delight when he enters the room.
Rachel has mastered the stand but just won't take those first steps. She's been able to stand for almost 2 weeks now!
She has 8 teeth, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom, hope teething is settled down for a while at least.
We've now resorted to a single pony tail to keep that ever growing hair out of her eyes. She is really not thrilled with the process but does manage to leave it in most of the day now.
Poor little Noah has started therapy for what has been diagnosed as Sensory Integration Disorder or SID. He has an extreme need for physical input and this manifests itself with him being extremely rough on us, his sister and himself. We're glad to be getting help with this before he turns into Monk! He has OCD issues already showing up as well. Funny how therapy for kids is so much more fun than for adults, he got to jump on a trampoline and jump into pillows, be squished like a hotdog in a bun, swung in a towel, and all sorts of fun games!
Will keep you all posted of his progress as the weeks progress.
So after I cried a few tears I decided to set out to find a new camera, ended up with a Canon PowerShot A720 IS, I'm not good with change, not good with learning new software and settings stuff... but as of tonight I got all my photos retaken and edited and stuff ready to list. Sadly I couldn't go back and redo the yard sale finds pictures... but here's a from memory list of some of the great finds...
2 vintage pyrex refrigerator dishes
a signed kokopelli statue
2 pink depression glass plates
3 aquamarine glasses
Artesania Rinconada Unicorn
Funny dragon figurine
neat old box made in India
First Ladies book
Coca Cola candle holder
5 Harkerware ashtrays with old cars on them
green transferware plate
Baruether Bavaria roses plate
3 Fitz & Floyd Salmon colored plates
4 Pfaltzgraff plates
a whole box of Pfaltzgraff Grapevine pattern dishes
a box of old porcelain snack set dishes
Pair of Ginori Italy shakers
Quarry Critters Polar Bear
A signed dragonfly wall pocket
An old Zippo Lighter display case
A shelf for my tv stuff
A Dr Laura boardgame still sealed
Thomas Train ornaments (to put away for Noah)
Thomas Train books and videos for Noah of course!
Lots of clothes for Rachel!
So you can see it was a fun fun weekend!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Here she is just 3 days old.
Ok so that's a pretty darn joyous thing! And then Noah, little Noah turned 2 this year and boy is he 2!! He adores his sister which I am so thankful for, but he has to be watched every minute as he is a bit mischievious (don't know where he got that!)
So to say the two babies have brought immense joy is an understatement. I feel like the luckiest woman alive to have been blessed not once but twice in my "older years".
Ok Christmas was fun. I had a housefull with my oldest daughter, Jennifer here, as well as Jordan. My mom and younger brother were also here for Christmas Eve celebrating.
That's us toasting our candy raisins!
This is mom, one of Noah's most favorite people!OK so this turned into a family photo blog! LOL! I do feel better now.
Ebay was good to me this year. Since hubby went jobless in February it was a little scarey, but we've managed to hang in there and get the bills paid. Oh yeah! I almost forgot! Another cool thing in 2007 was finding and moving into our new home, an amazing house with my gourmet kitchen, huge garden tub and a 3 car garage! An ebayer's dream! I got a new computer for Christmas from Santa, but Santa has to still move all my software over :-)
Well thank you Jacki for kick starting me into getting my first post of the year done. Yes Jacki likes everyone to blog so she too can procrastinate on listing! LOL! But truly, I needed this it's so easy to focus on the bad and the negative and forget how many wonderful things happen in our lives. I have good friends, a good family, good home, good health, and for that I am thankful and prepared to head into 2008!