Friday, January 27, 2012

Week in Review

Here are some pictures of the kids this week:

My joyful and so very helpful one! She loves to be funny and cute.
This was his first exposure to finger paint. I missed getting the photo of when he started finger painting his hair green and blue--he got tired of it fast and Emma started crying at that same time.

Gabe playing with puzzles. He is so enthusiastic and really wants my attention and help with things right now.

Well, these are actually from the last two weeks but this just shows you how much Emma has already changed and filled out. She is precious and sweet! Her is starting to have more awake time after certain feedings, mostly in the late afternoon/evening hours. She has had some fussier times the last couple of days but i wouldn't trade it. :)
We went for a walk the other day and were approached by a man with a camera and newspaper badge who wanted to take a picture of Olivia riding her scooter. He said it might or might not be in the paper sometime over the next few days and, sure enough, it was there the very next day on page 2!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beach Trip

Yes, we went to the beach in JANUARY (can you say extra windy, cold, and short days?) and with a NEWBORN (1 week old). But my in-laws graciously offered Jeremy work and they offered us a place to stay so we wouldn't be without daddy for the nights he was down there working. It was not crowded. We did get some sunshine and it is a mild winter so far this year. And the ocean is a beautiful part of God's creation and I am blessed that I got to experience it. It has been several years since I have been down to the beach. The kids enjoyed picking up seashells. Olivia loved the clear view of the stars we got at night. And she couldn't believe how big and loud the ocean was. 

The sunrise view from our room.

This is our most adventurous child and here are some wounds he received on the trip to prove it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ezra and Emma

Ezra just loves to look and point and say. "Hi Baby!" :-) It's too cute.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Olivia's Missing Tooth

Olivia lost her other front tooth, followed by one on the bottom a few days later and the effect was quite comical. She now speaks with a slight lisp that gets quite exaggerated when she knows it's funny or cute.

She got a letter from the "Tooth Fairy" thanking her for the tooth and telling her to take good care of her teeth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Breakthough for Olivia!

For quite some time now, I've been trying to get O to do the monkey bars at the playground, but she's always been too scared. This time, though, she was willing to try and, though she panicked a little, did great!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ezra's Run

Ezra is getting into running now, probably because he has to to keep up with the other two! His run is so cute! I said it reminded me of Winnie the Pooh.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fun at the Park

We took the kids across the street when we had a really nice day last week.

O and Gabe took a break and played I Spy with the clouds.

The kids loved rolling down the hill.

Had to chase Ezra down a couple of times when he wanted to run off by himself.

Gabe just loves investigating new things.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

We're home!

Actually, we got home yesterday, but I just got around to posting these couple of pictures...:)

The kids are all excited to have Emma home with us. You almost can't beat Olivia off her with a stick. :) Gabe likes to see her and Ezra just points and says, "Baby!"

It didn't take her long to figure out how to suck on her fingers/thumb.
Emma first night was actually pretty good. She is eating very well and sleeping for decent stretches. Rebecca got up with her at 4 and 6 this morning, but Emma feeds when she's laying down, so that makes it easier.