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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Our new house


Tonight is our first official night in the "new" house. It's almost midnight and I'm staring at boxes of stuff sitting around me throughout the house. So much to do....glad that my mother is coming tomorrow for the weekend! Mitch and I had a neat time putting Andrew to bed tonight because, you see, it was not only his first night in his new bedroom but also his first night in the big bed with a bedrail as well as his first night sharing a room with his little brother. We feared it all might be too much transition at one time, but Andrew fared well. The monitor is on high so I can hear any little bit of movement before one wakes the other up. It's so nice to be in a house and out of an apartment where you can hear everything. My friend Amber is also moving out of an apartment into a house with her husband and two boys. Amber, isn't it wonderful? The only thing about moving that I hate is the cleaning up...especially scrubbing the refrigerator, floors, tubs, and sinks. Not to mention packing all the little items of things that don't really have a place anywhere....that would be related to my "random piles" post a few weeks back. Well, here's a picture of our cute little house with the HUGE fenced in backyard - Mitch almost came home with a Beagle puppy the other day since we now have a place for one. He knows that the kind of dog that I want. However, I don't think a dog is a good idea right now so I'm glad he decided against it. Email me if you need our new address!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Remember this?

I sometimes think about my childhood and the funny memories I have. I wonder what memories Andrew is making now. Will he look back and laugh like I do? Why do we have to grow up?

What about you.....got these same memories?

1. a banana seat bicycle with a plastic basket that had flowers on it?
2. Love's Baby Soft was the first "real" perfume you ever owned.
3. Holly Hobby sleeping bag, stationary, and wall hangings.
4. the electronic game, Simon.
5. homemade ribbon barrettes in every color imaginable.
6. you wanted your first kiss to take place in a roller rink
7. Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Muffin, & Huckleberry Pie.
8. metal lunchboxes
9. annual gathering around the TV for "The Wizard of Oz"
10. a magic eightball
11. Friendship pins on your shoelaces
12. Weekly Reader
13. Sit-n-Spin
14. Big Wheels
15. Shrinky Dinks
16. Judy Blume books
17. recording songs off the radio by holding up your tape recorder to the speaker
18. Little Debbie's Star Crunches
19. Cookie Crisp
20. LA Gear
21. Wax on, wax off
22. Star Search
23. Miami Vice, Magnum PI, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Facts of Life, Moonlighting, Knight Rider, Different Strokes, Benson.
24. Ferris Bueller's Day Off & The Breakfast Club
25. Atari
26. pegging the bottoms of your pants
27. wearing two different color socks to match your outfit.
28. Twisty-bead necklaces
29. leg warmers
30. banana clips, Wet-n-Wild makeup, scratch and sniff stickers
31. Pop Rocks with a Coke
32. Donkey Kong & Mario Brothers
33. snap bracelets and jelly shoes
34. Tiffany or Debbie Gibson
35. Member's Only and the Izod alligator

Monday, April 24, 2006

Festival & Friends

Angie & me



We spent all day Saturday playing. We enjoyed the Moon Walk at our church festival, spending time with extended family, and visiting with friends who were here from out-of-town. Now, we have a week left to get moved out of our apartment into the house so blogging might be light!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Time with Pop

My boys love spending time with Pop. He always makes them smile. Here he is having a conversation with Luke......and below is Pop giving two of his grandchildren, Andrew and Emma, a ride on his back. Thanks for loving our children, Pop!


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

They're already pinching them.....

...and I'm only four months old! I hope it's not like this forever. I mean, don't they know that I don't find this the least bit funny? Why are they laughing at me? Will someone please tell them to stop?!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Party til ya drop!

What seems like a weeklong birthday celebration is finally over. Don't get me wrong....I've enjoyed the planning, preparing, and celebrating, but I'm pooped! Andrew welcomed many friends and family to his 2nd birthday party this past weekend. They created flower pictures from their handprints, played on the playground, ate lots of sweets, and went on an egg hunt. Here are a few pictures that I promised.




Glorious Easter


What a beautiful day of enjoying God's unconditional love. The weather is warm, there's a breeze outside and we were surrounded by our church Body as we gathered to celebrate the resurrection. We sang hymns in church; such deep and profound words that rang loud and strong....

In Christ Alone! - Who took on flesh;
Fullness of God in helpless babe!

This gift of love and righteousness,
scorned by the ones he came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died;
the wrath of God was satisfied.

For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live....


...And as He stands in victory,
sin's curse has lost its grip on me;

For I am His, and He is mine;
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A fun week


We've been having so much fun this week. At school, Andrew celebrated his birthday with his classmates during lunch by sharing cupcakes. Today he was able to go on an egg hunt at school and then, afterwards, we took him to see and hold some baby ducks. Birthday party is this weekend so there will certainly be more pics to come.


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Went to the doctor

Today was Andrew's turn for a well-checkup at Dr. Oliver's office. Andrew loves visiting Dr. O but he hates the time with the nurses when they weigh him, check his height, and measure his head circumference. Today he did great....he didn't even cry when they pricked his finger for an iron/hemoglobin check. Andrew won't have to go back for another year, when he turns three. Luke, on the other hand, still has lots of shots to get since he's still a wee one. As usual, my camera goes with me everywhere......

Dr. Oliver with Andrew and Luke

"Well, well, well....how you doin'?"

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Silly!


Just being silly.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The RIGHT hat & a cupcake


Finally....first it was the Red Sox hat, then the NY Yankee hat, and now the correct hat....the Braves! For Andrew's birthday, Mitch and I got him his own Atlanta Braves cap. To celebrate his special day, I made cupcakes. As you can tell, the cake and icing ended up all over Andrew's face. What a great picture! We'll celebrate with a party next Saturday so you can be sure to see more pictures of Andrew blowing out candles, playing and eating.

Also, Luke loves tummy-time. Here he enjoys a few minutes laying on his boppy pillow. He's growing so fast - already four months old!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Libby, Annie, & Riley!


My college roommate, Libby, and her two girls, Annie & Riley, visited with us this afternoon. We had a blast just watching the kids play, reminiscing about our college days, laughing at old pictures, and sharing "mom" stories. We put our kids on the couch to get a picture. Luke was starting to fall over so I snapped this one fast. Andrew isn't as fond of the camera as the girls obviously are...I mean, look at them! They're naturals.....could they be any cuter?

I love you, Lib-Dog! Glad you could use the dress. You're a beautiful pregnant woman! Come visit again soon....I can always use some "libby-time".

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Spring Break means play time!


The week of spring break is no different in our household than any other week but we have done a few things these past few days that we've not done before. One thing Andrew has discovered how to do is to use keys....now, don't be scared. We don't let him get in the car with them nor have we shown him how to turn the ignition, but he does know how to open the storage room closet door on our porch. Here he is enjoying going though some of his toys that I had put away earlier last year. It's like Christmas for him when he finds toys he recognizes but hasn't seen in a while. It's cheaper and beats buying new stuff!

Andrew will be two on Saturday, April 8. He shares a birthday with his first cousin, Emily, but four years apart. Happy birthday Emily and Andrew!

Crissy, does this outfit look familiar?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Where's my third arm?

Things I can do with one hand and a baby in the other:

1. scramble eggs
2. load the dishwasher
3. load the washing machine
4. brush my teeth
5. type (very slowly)
6. sweep
7. pick up toys while stooping, being careful not to drop the baby
8. zip my toddler's jacket (I have to use my teeth when doing this)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Sox or Yankee?


Andrew can't make up his mind. Two of his best big buddies are Chad, the outrageous Boston Red Sox fan, and Seth, the Yankee fan from Pennsylvania. A few posts back I posted a picture of Andrew in Chad's Sox hat....last night it was Seth's turn to let Andrew wear his hat. Of course, when not in the company of Chad or Seth, Andrew is wearing his Braves hat!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

At the Park


The spring weather is awesome! We went to the park this afternoon to enjoy the warmth and each other's company. Daddy and Andrew went on a tree climbing adventure.