Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Miss Abigail

If something stands tall and still, chances are she will swing on it, climb it or hang upside down from it! Princess of the monkey bars- it is one of her FAVORITE things to do! This particular day, it was a tree in our backyard. Nevermind that she's wearing a pretty dress from Nana- she's still a monkey in a tree!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


It has been such a privilege and so exciting to watch the "friendship" grow b/t our boys. As Nathan gets older, his adoration of Jacob increases daily. He follows him around trying to keep up, calls for him repeatedly, "GEEE-COB!!" and points out every jeep, bus, and firetruck in the vicinity! Jacob patiently answers, "what Nafan?" and cheerfully includes him, invites him to play cars and trucks or dig in the sandbox. I pray often for the depth in their relationship- that they would be fast friends, sharpening (as iron sharpens iron) and truly love one another with an everlasting love.
We have had some extra boy time this summer while Abby has been bouncing from one adventure to the next (VBS, art camp, birthday parties, etc.)
nothing like some dirt and rocks for little boys!

playing at the water table with Nathan is a guaranteed bath- he thinks it's hysterical to throw the water!

cracking up at all the splashing!!

Nathan learned early how to ride the big-wheel b/c he wants to be out on the street when Jacob is bike riding!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blue Ribbon?

We returned home today to find these growing in our garden! I think we might win first prize for that cucumber!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The first time...

Tonight I was bathing the boys and as we were finishing up, Abby came into the bathroom to wait for her turn. I gave the boys their 2 minute countdown and when the time came, I told Nathan it was time to get out. He happily put his cup down, said "ok" and stood up! I wrapped him in the towel and was dancing around the bathroom with him being very silly and saying "Oh, Nathan, what good obeying! Mommy loves how you obeyed right away..." On and on my song and dance was going and he was all smiles. Abby was standing in front of the mirror, brushing out her hair, looking all of 12 years old, and said, "Mommy, you should give him a treat! Go get him a treat!" I started explaining to her that we don't always get a treat when we obey, that obeying is expected, you know on and on. Nathan is of course chanting "teat, teat!" and then Abby looks at me with all seriousness and says, and I quote, "but Mommy this is his first time ever to obey- really, Mommy, you should get him a treat!!"
The saddest part is that she might be right- at 21 months of age, this might be the first time ever he happily and quickly obeyed. I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Little Tikes Car

All 3 of mine have loved this car...

clearly, it makes him happy!