Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Decorating Cookies

My dear friend Katie hosted some of us and our kiddos to decorate some sugar cookies last week and make Christmas play-doh. Markus had a grand time- especially when eating the frosting with a spoon.

Sweet Girl

Halle Joy is still as sweet as could be. She has two teeth now- they are so cute! She figured out how to play peek-a-boo last week, and does it all the time now. The pics with her and the plate are of her playing peek-a-boo. She is still loving big people food- she inhales grapes, eggs, grilled cheese, peas and chicken faster than you can put them on her plate. She will allow us to feed her, but she definitely prefers to do it on her own. She tolerates pureed food, but only if it has some texture to it and only if she knows she is getting some big people food too. She still is super serious sometimes and is starting to show very mild separation anxiety. No crawling yet, but she is trying so hard and wants to so badly. I know it will be soon. And I am excited for it. She will be so happy moving around.

Sugar cookies

Markus and I had so much fun making sugar cookies last week. He loved rolling out the dough, cutting the shapes and putting them on the cookie sheet. Of course, the best part was when he started scraping up the bits of dough on the board and eating them. He thought they were pretty tasty.

He is hilarious

1. While shoving his thumb in my face (said with total serious and need in his big brown eyes): "I need to go upstairs and suck this".
2. While playing with trains with Halle Joy: "Halle Joy, you little stinker. You broke my trains!".
3. While sleeping in bed with us when on vacation (at 4:30 am) he rolled over, put both hands on my face and said "Mommy, should I be awake right now?".
4. While driving home from church on Friday night in the dark "I need the light on in the car Mommy". "Why?" I responded. "So I can see Halle Joy my little sister".
5. While in the bathtub last night, holding a farmer near the tub ledge: "Mommy, can I put the farmer on the stage to sing?".

Friday, December 12, 2008

Zoolights 2008

We spent a wonderful evening at Zoolights with our great friends, Zach, Jennifer, Claire and Ethan. It was freezing, and poor Halle Joy was so bundled up she couldn't even lift an arm in her stroller, but we still had a great time. The photos aren't great; darkness + running, excited children = poor quality photos. But you get the gist.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree 2008

We had our annual trip to Starbucks and Schilter Farms last week. We picked out a great tree and had a fun time as a family!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008