Wednesday, May 30, 2007
11 mths old! and A New 'Do!
The other milestone we hit was Elias asking for a haircut! He has always been terrified of haircuts and cries bloody-murder the entire time the buzzers are buzzing. So when he spent several days saying "Today I want to shave all my hair off and look like Daddy", I decided we should go ahead and grant his wish! We normally buzz his hair all short for the summer, but I decided to leave some curls on the top and try to "fade" it into the shorter sides.
BEFORE AND AFTER...
When I was all done we gave him a mirror and said "Do you look like Daddy now?" And he said "No, I look like JACOB!" And he was so excited that he wanted to go to Texas to show Jacob his new haircut.
Monday, May 28, 2007
The 7 Year Itch
Well, let me tell you folks something. Adaryll and I just celebrated our 7 year Anniversary yesterday and the only itching going on here is the one spot on my back I can't reach but he so kindly loves to scratch for me! I mean, there are always adventures sharing your life, house, and kids with another person (add to the mix that we are both sinners and know it!), but I would not trade my wonderful husband for anything in the world!
He is a great guy and a terrific Father. He makes me laugh and he laughs with me. He works hard and goes in early so he can spend the evenings with his family.
I used to say "E.L.A!" when people did unexpected things for Adaryll. For example, he was once upgraded to first class on a flight after making conversation about music with an airline employee and giving him a CD. Another time he was out to dinner and started talking to the manager (realizing they were both from TX), and ended up with dinner and dessert on the house! "E.L.A." stood for "Everyone Loves Adaryll!" and it is so true! He has a charm about him that people love and are drawn to- and customer service people crank out the favors when he turns on that charm!
But noone loves Adaryll like I do! And noone could scratch my itchy back like he does! So here's looking forward to another 7 years... and then another and another and another and another.....
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Growl Baby Growl
First Swim of the Season!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Elena's Happy Place
Does anyone remember the old joke where you tell someone that if their hand is bigger than their face that they are really smart- and then when they spread their hand out over their face you smack it into their face? (I know- not funny- I don't know how many times I got smacked) Well, picture a 10 month old spreading her hand out to cover her face like that. Then she cups her tongue into a U-shape (as if she were nursing) and then licks, not sucks, her wrist area. I think it all started because she has always slept on her side and her hands were just right there. Since she was a breastfed baby and liked the feel of flesh in her mouth, I guess that is what she did. I always thought that eventually she would find her thumb and suck it, but she never has. She is content with what I call her "licky wrist".
Soooo, all that to say that sometimes, even when she is in the middle of playing and fully rested, you will see her hand come up to her face and her head turn to the side to reach her wrist, and her eyes roll back for just a second. Then she snaps back to reality and keeps playing as if nothing happened. She just needed to go to her happy place for a second.
What is really funny is when she is super tired and nursing at bedtime. Once she is full enough of milk, she will let go of the breast, cover her face with her hand, and start licking her way into dreamworld. It is the funniest thing because I have to say to her "Honey- that hand is a substitute for the real thing, which is RIGHT THERE!" But it isn't even nursing that she wants at that point anymore, she just needs her happy place.
I Love You So, So Hard! and For All Ages!
Just the other day he was telling Adaryll good-bye and decided he needed to shower Adaryll with kisses. After many, many kisses, he finally grabbed Adaryll by the face and squeezed his cheeks together- forming funny fish looking lips- and then said to his Daddy "I Love You SO, SO hard!" and planted a big fishy kiss on him!
Another funny thing he has said for a while now when he can't find you or has been waiting for you is "I was looking for you for all ages!" or "I was waiting for you for all ages!" Again, no idea where he got that, but it makes me smile everytime he says it!
He is also very into using the words "perhaps" (which I think he got from the English-accented veggietale character) and "actually". I'm sure the entertaining speech will continue to grow as he gets older, but those are some of my favorites for now.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Her Mission: Search and Destroy
This morning Elias had his best little girl friend over to play, so Elena had to find something to entertain herself. What she found was a bookshelf. She proceeded to grab and pull down every book she could get her hands on. I would like to believe her motivation was her love of books and learning, but I think it was more like her love of bulldozing.
The "It's Not A Secret" Garden
Okay, so it is no secret- Adaryll and I are both born and bred Texan and proud of it! In case anyone in our neighborhood had a question about who our family is, we decided we could let them know without even having to ask.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Our Trip to Texas- Days 5-6
Saturday morning we said good-bye to Honey, April, Jay, and Jacob and got ready for the wedding. Elias did GREAT in the wedding (I will post a picture as soon as I get one!). Elena had a running commentary of the goings-on from the second row pew, but at least she didn't cry! She wore her pretty dress I smocked and embroidered for her and she looked beautiful!
Our flight home was delayed and the kids finally made it to bed a little after midnight. It was absolutely an insane day (and I think the longest span of time Elena has been awake in her whole life!), but it was really nice that we got to be there for the wedding.
Now we are all home and getting back into the swing of "normal" and it feels so good!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Our Tip to Texas- Days 3-4
We also got to see the Potters, McCulloughs, and Armstrongs- yeah!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Our trip to Texas- Days 1-2
Sunday, May 6, 2007
How do you get to Monday?
Saturday, May 5, 2007
When Elena was a couple of months old (and super-colicky), we realized that whenever Elias met someone he would introduce his sister like this "This is Baby 'Lena- she's a cryer." Except his version of "cryer" came out "choir". She later outgrew the colic and we found out about some food allergies she has, so she really is a much happier baby now and not a "choir" at all, but it is still funny to revisit that memory.
Elena is 10 months old now and changing SO fast! Last week she began crawling on her hands and knees (she was an army crawler for the past couple of months and we thought she would never get that belly up off the ground!) and she cut her fifth tooth. She has so much of her brother's personality coming out in the last month- she has his laugh and recently has adopted his shyness when boys talk to her. It has been incredible to see her little personality come to life and watch the physical changes happen so fast. I can't believe she is almost a year old! She is such a gift from God- I can't imagine life without her!
The "Model" Child
Friday, May 4, 2007
Our little family is made up of Texans and Hoosiers, thus the name of the blog. Hopefully, through this site, all our family and friends will be able to keep track of what we are all up to and see recent pics of the Hoosier-babies (and Texan parents)!
I hope it is really as easy as Ali said cause it is WAY past my bedtime already.....