Monday, October 17, 2011

Five Months Old...

And two days. Can never seem to get the picture and the post made on the month mark. So here she is again-Miss Meredith! At five months she's almost rolling over. She tries so hard to get to her tummy but at the last second arches her back. This brings her back to the starting point again. She did roll over this morning from tummy to back but no one saw it. I put her down for some tummy time, turned around to help Elizabeth with something and when I turned back around she was on her back again! She has finally started laughing quite a bit. For someone who is so smiley it took her a long time to really start laughing. This morning she was cracking up over a stuffed animal of Elizabeth's, a little white lamb. I'd hold it over her and she'd laugh and laugh!! Meredith is getting better at grabbing things. We now have to be careful if we are eating something and holding her at the same time. She LOVES to eat solids! She will reach out her hands and try to grab your hand to get it in her mouth faster. While doing that her whole body will quiver, seriously, in anticipation of the next bite. It's hularious! Maybe, just maybe, I'll get one kid who will eat anything.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel!!

This handsome young man is 14 today!! I can't believe he is 14 now and a freshman in high school. Nathaniel is such a neat young man. I love his sense of humor. He fires off the most random comments sometimes and I can't help but laugh. He loves to learn and has always done well in school. Nathaniel is very sweet with Meredith and it's so fun to watch them interact. He tries hard to be honest and is a loyal friend. He will be leaving his deacon group at church and will be ordained to the office of teacher today. I'm a little sad about that as it's been nice to have had both boys in deacons for the last little bit, they seem to have had a good time together. But it will happen again in 2 years, both boys will be teachers together for a bit when Jonathan turns 14.

To celebrate his birthday this year we told him he could do something with a couple of his friends. We sat down and marked off the normal stuff, go bowling, lazer tag, hit an arcade. He and Rob finally came up with a party that involved setting up all the computers in our house with a game called Minecraft and borrowing Grandpa's xbox to play Portal. Can I just say geeky? LOL! I just looked at them and shook my head and told them have fun I was staying out of this one :) So that's what he did, had several of his friends over last night and they played games for 3 hours. We bought them pizza and snacks and let them go at it. We are pretty sure everyone had a good time as we heard lots of laughing. And best of all we, the parents, really didn't have to do much of anything!

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel! We love you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We had a photo shoot done of the kids at the end of August. We received the disk recently with all the photos so I thought I'd get some of my favorites up. Julia Shinkle took the photos. They turned out GREAT and we had such a fun time! I love how she is able to capture the eyes of her clients, that's what drew me to her.

One of the few where Meredith was smiling. Unbelievably we couldn"t get her to smile. Too much for her to look at.

Me? I'm not up to something!

LOVE the eyes!