Sunday, December 23, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas

Last year we did not even try to get Nathan to sit on Santa's lap b/c he was deathly afraid of him, but this year we thought he might be better. We thought wrong. Naomi looks like she is scheming up some great plans for Santa.
It is always so hard to get a decent family picture. But we keep trying.

It doesn't seem like Christmastime around here. Some days we are even wearing short sleeves. It has been nice to be able to get outside to playgrounds.

Please notice the lovely Christmas vests compliments of Eric's mother. She didn't appreciate us asking her for some sweaters to wear to a Cheezy Christmas Sweater Christmas party. His mom did work for the school system for 30 + years. If you look closely you can see that Eric is wearing a Santa necklace!

Nathan is so fun these days... but he is getting heavy and long. The emotions of an almost 2 year old keep my arms full with him saying " want me to hold you"- which is actually just repeating what I say to him when he reaches for me to hold him. I guess there will be a day when he will not want me to hold him.

Nathan is so attached to his doggies these days. He has to have two of them with him, his "brown doggie" which is a blanket with a dog head on it given from my friend Rachel from Macon and the " blue doggie" is one that I tried for the longest time to get him to be attached to b/c he had such bad separation anxiety and I thought it would help him when I had to leave him. Now he is very attached to it... so much so that we lost it a few months ago and I had to look online for one just like it. The only one I could find had a barking mechanism in it - so I got it and tore the noise maker out and sewed it back up. Oh the things we do for our children!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Naomi's baptism

Naomi got baptised on Dec. 2nd. Eric's family as well as my family got to come and be with us! Both Naomi and Nathan did well. Naomi was alert and just smiling. She actually handled to water on her head and face pretty well. It is amazing to think of them as people who will one day decide to be a covenant keeper or breaker... oh how I need to continually be on my knees for them as they embrace this world! I am not trying to get theological here. I just realize that most of their decisions in life right now are decided by me and I have to realize that being a mom means that I have to trust the Lord completely with them. Pray that I will be a mom that prays and prays and prays!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Naomi update

My pediatrician said her tummy should get better around 3 mos.- she is almost 4 mos. and I have been patiently waiting. I do think it is slowly improving. Last night she slept the longest stretch w/out her stomach cramping...7hrs! Unfortunately it was from 8:30- 3:30 am. If only I could make myself go to bed that early! Today her naps have been better- so I am getting hopeful! She is so cute- when she is feeling good. She loves to play on her tummy then roll over to her back. She is so much stronger than Nathan ever was. She is getting so long and chubby- she is already outgrowing her 3 mos. clothes! Babies grow too fast!