Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Nathan!

December 26, 2005
December 26, 2006
December 26, 2007
December 26, 2008

Oh, I can't believe my little baby is 3! It has been an amazing three years of loving and learning! I am so thankful the Lord has granted me this blessing!
More pictures of birthday and Christmas are to come...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas and some extras!

Christmas with Santa 2007
Christmas with Santa 2008

Oh Santa, if you weren't so scary! This after both kids pitched a royal fit as I tried to pry them off of me and onto him, he had a genius idea of giving me his seat and telling them " bye bye." Isn't it hilarious that i was the only one with a smile! Last year Naomi wasn't aware yet and this year I think Nathan would of done OK if it wasn't for Naomi screaming so bad. Nathan's first Christmas I didn't even try to get a picture b/c I knew what I was in for... but i wish i would have b/c it is probably what most of their pictures with Santa will look like.

This was as Santa was "leaving"
They humored me for a minute... but Nathan was ready to get that sweater off. It only stayed on for the picture and unfortunately not for church.
They really are sweet to each other most of the time. Of course my camera didn't get the kiss.
This is taken from the top of my driveway. Nathan's friend Hunt comes over on Tuesdays (which is such a treat for him.) On this particular day Hunt's brother Stone came too and we had to get all of vehicles out to race. My favorite memory of them racing is when Stone (6) asked Hunt( 4) and Nathan(3) what the name of their team was. Stone's was the batman team, Hunt's was the spiderman team and Nathan said so confidently that his team name was the choo choo train team. I want him to stay young and innocent!
Funny picture to me. Sometimes when my little introvert ( Nathan) needs to unwind or get away from my little extrovert (Naomi), he finds a corner or in this case a stair and snuggles up with his thumb. I really have found him sucking his thumb in corners!
Before I could even stop her from getting dirty, I found her concentrating in this puddle. Nathan on the other hand got one spot on his pants and he wanted to go in and change. They are so funny and keep me laughing.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My camera came back to life!





Thanks for all the concern for my camera. My neighbor came by to take a picture of us last night and I gave it a try anyway and it worked! Maybe it just needed some rest? Anyway... here are a few pictures of Christmas fun and some attempts for a Christmas Card! you will to notice our stockings in the back of the picture. My sweet friend Elizabeth Leslein put our names on it... i guess that is monogramming? Anyway, she was so sweet to do it and they look great! I love this time of year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rainy days in December

I was running out of ideas today... so with the rain pouring down outside i looked way up high on the book shelf to the books that i have not read to the kids yet. I pulled down the " Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. I had totally forgotten what a sad book that is. By the time i realized it, Nathan was so engrossed and concerned for the tree. When i turned the last page Nathan looked at me with his lips trembling like he does when he is sad and terribly troubled and said "where did the tree trunk go? I want the tree back Mama." Somehow i managed to calm him down before he completely lost it. He is so tenderhearted. It is so interesting how he can perceive injustice or even evil... he knows it is not right. Such a reminder that God is at work in his little heart. I pray God uses him greatly.

On a funny note, yesterday Eric got him up from bed and he said " I blessed you ed all over my pillow." After i thought about it, i don't know if i have ever taught him the work sneeze.

Sadly somehow my camera decided to stop taking pictures right here in the middle of the Christmas Season.! That is why you might not see any pictures posted for a while and the reason for no Christmas card as of yet. It has been such a wonderful camera. Eric's parents gave it to us before Nathan was born. It makes me think of Nathan as I was so eagar to capture all of his "firsts." One of my technological friends needs to teach me how to post video on here. I have the funniest video of the kids decorating the Christmas tree and dancing to the Charlie Brown music. They truly look like the little kids that dance on the movie. If you come over ask me to put it on... it is worth a laugh.