Wednesday, December 31, 2008
While Caleb has been sick, Abby has been happy as a clam! Poor thing has had to entertain herself quite a bit, which has made for MANY laughs for Momma listening to her. This afternoon she was talking to her Care Bear and Mr. Bear about changing their pants cuz they were stinky. She makes me laugh.
This picture below was Daddy's idea, but you have to imagine that Abby's been trying to figure out a way to get Aiden in this stroller since he came home from the hospital! Poor Aiden. . .he could be in for a lifetime of stuff like this. At least he only has one big sister. . .if he were the youngest AND the only boy, well then I'm sure we'd see him in her doll dresses too.
And last but not least, here are our two bums as they watch one of their movies. Grammy and Pappy got them these bean bag chairs for Christmas, and now they think they need their "blue and purple chairs" anytime they watch a movie. The bags are a little big to keep in our living room so this requires Mommy or Daddy to bring them up and down the stairs every so often. At least they're light!
We hope everyone has a very SAFE and Happy New Year!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Our little musician. She also LOVES to sing and will just break into song wherever she is.
They both like to play with the Nativity set (or 'tivity as Abby calls it). Here, Abby had all the angels and wise men lined up. I guess they had to wait in line to get in to see baby Jesus.
Abby and new baby brother Aiden. She and Caleb both think he's kinda cool.
My mom unpacked all my old bridesmaid dresses. They are now for Abby to play dress up. This was actually the dress Mom wore for the "Culver's Prom" but she kept it with my stuff for future use. Abby sure liked it!
Caleb playing his game on Pappy's computer. He really liked his puzzle games. Of course he only wanted to play whenever Pappy would sit down to do something on the computer (which really was quite often).
Pappy asked Caleb if he wanted to help put this TV stand together. I was in the other room and this is what I kept hearing. . .Pappy: "Caleb hand me [insert part name]. Abby, you're in the way." I think Caleb was a good helper. . .Abby, not so much.
In the theme of dress up, Grammy made the kids costumes to be Mary and Joseph with Aiden as baby Jesus. It was ADORABLE!! She even taught them to sing "Away in a Manger" and they sat in their costumes and sang for us. The first picture was the dress rehearsal for Pappy and Mommy, but when it came time for the actual performance (in front of Daddy, Uncle Chris and Auntie Em) they didn't do as well. They sang the first line, then Caleb said, "my song has spots" (which means there are skips like on his DVD's). Nice.
As they were getting ready, Abby was dressed as Mary and said, "I'm Mary and you're Joseph," but Caleb said, "No, Abby, I don't have my costume on yet." After the "performance" Grammy was getting them into their clothes again, and little Caleb announced, "I'm a boy again!" Guess he knows the difference between being in character and being yourself. . .
The three kiddos together. Like I said. . .Caleb and Abby think he's kinda cool. Oh, and by the way, I promise we do comb Abby's hair everyday.Christmas Time!!!
The first Christmas gifts were from Gran-Pappy, G-G (Great-Grammy), Uncle Rich, Miss Kerry, and Miss Marissa, Uncle Chris and Auntie Em, and Grammy and Pappy.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Anyway, over the last month we sold our house, lived in a hotel for a week (not necessarily what I call fun with two toddlers, but they did pretty well) moved into our new house (still loads to unpack, but hey, I'm pregnant), and not to mention Caleb and I worked the whole time. Without further ado, here's some pictures to enjoy. . .
First of all a HUGE thank you to Uncle Rick for the HUGE play house for the kids! When he called me to tell me he wanted to send a pop-up playhouse, I had no idea the size. . .it takes up our entire dining room right now! The kids LOVE it! Little Caleb doesn't like that I call it a "play" house, and corrects me everytime. . ."it's my HOUSE mom!" Got it.
The "house" came with a pop up fridge, stove and toy chest. Little Caleb did point out that there was no table to go with it. We told him we'd put his other table in there, and he thought that would do. And this isn't just a regular box. . .it is a two room house. Little Caleb keeps asking to sleep in there and we haven't let him yet, but if I can convince Daddy to sleep with him maybe we will.
A couple weeks ago, Miss Teaki (the kids' sitter during the week) decided to make homemade pizza with them. They both got a kick out of spreading the dough (although Caleb kept taking pieces and eating it).
Our church parking lot was the site for a car show a couple weeks ago, so we took the kids to walk around. I'm not a big car person, but Caleb and the kids both liked it. Little Caleb thought this one was the best one. . .he likes Monster Trucks. This is him and his friend Ben.
Here's some other cars. . .don't ask me what they are. . .I just think they're cute. Oh, and they had an Indy Race Car there (kinda big around here for some reason :) ) and the Colts info trailer (again, kinda big around here).
Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Little Caleb was a fireman and Abby was an adorable little Minnie Mouse (or Me Mouse as she says).
The kids went trick or treating in our neighborhood for a little while, then we headed over to church where there was a "harvest bash." Here's Abby in one of the bounce houses. She seems to like it, but she doesn't get up and jump. She just likes to stay on her knees or behind and let those jumping around her move her around. They also had games set up all over the indoor soccer field for the kids to enjoy. Little Caleb liked this one where there was a plastic wheelbarrow that you had to race from one end to the other. He even took off his fireman's jacket to do it (quite surprising considering how attached he is to the costume). Also, you'll notice Abby has lost the ears. . .the surprising thing about her was she left the gloves on ALL NIGHT! She got her costume on about 6:00pm and didn't take the gloves off at all until it was jammie time about 8:45 that night. This is the same child that can't keep her shoes on in the car for more than 5 minutes.