Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yay, Snow!

Here are some videos of the kids in the snow. Sad to say that it is melting away as they nap this afternoon, but at least we got some time in the snow! We sure wish Daddy would have been here to enjoy it with us!

If you listen closely, you can hear Emily grunting as she walks.
She kind of sounds like her Daddy... LOL.

I forgot to upload the video of the kids chasing Sasha... I will try to do that later, but hear the little man Henry waking up.


What a day to remember!! I am sitting on the couch with my three kids crawling over me. It is snowing outside- the first snow in Charlotte in about 5 years! We have the TV on and are watching the 2009 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. No matter what side of the political fence you fall, I think we can all say that this is a historical day in the life of our nation.

I just said to the kids... we have a new president. And Sara's response was "what kind of a new president?" Not sure how to answer that question to a 3 year old. Any suggestions?

I don't know where we as a nation are heading, nor do I even care to comment, but I hope and pray that my life will continue to be filled with days like this... days full of laughter, hot chocolate, kids playing in snow, and heart felt memories. I, as many others, are anxious about the days and months ahead of us, but I rest assured that God is and will continue to provide for my family.

OK- enough of my babbling... here are some great pictures of the kids playing in the snow. We enjoyed it! I hope to upload a flip video of them chasing our cat Sasha later this afternoon... it was mighty humoreous!

Here are the twins testing out their boots is the snow.

A little braver...

No fear from Henry... he ran right in!





What a sweet hug!!!

Emily hugging Henry

Sara feeling for snowfall.

Henry's first fall in the snow.

He didn't like the snow on his hands...
I think we need gloves!

Henry and Sara

Emily's shake off the snow boots dance

And Sara's dance

Friday, January 9, 2009

Playing well

Here are some sweet pictures of all three kids playing well together yesterday.

It isn't too often that all three will sit and play. Usually, Henry is buddied up with one of the girls while someone plays alone or the girls are together while Henry plays alone.
It is a sweet moment when I find all three so content and enjoying each other.



Emily pretending to be sad... she really wasn't.

Sharking it!!!

In our house, shark has become a verb referring to vacuuming with our handy dandy shark. Many thanks to my friend Frances for introducing us to the shark! My kids love it, as do I. Henry especially enjoys pretending to clean and helping Mommy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2008 in review

Okay- so I have been slack about blogging, but I went out of town right after New Year's to a college conference at Montreat. The kids did not go with me so I haven't had any news to report from them. This week is mainly maintaining the chaos before I leave on Saturday for another retreat at Montreat! And yes, without the kids again. But my husband gets to come along for that one so I am very excited about some much needed time with him.

So... I've decided to do a year in review of all the happenings in our home during 2008.

We bought a new house in January 2008.
Here are the kiddos in the den.

Henry learned how to stand.

Emily looks a lot like me when I was young.

Sara with a not so happy face.

Henry turned one in July.

Sara learned how to play on my computer.

We hugged a lot!

Hugged some more.

We attempted potty training and they did good for awhile.
Went back to pullups during the winter and hope to try again this spring.

We played in a baby pool during the hot Charlotte summers.

Henry discovered our cat, Sasha.

And enjoyed wrestled with her!

The girls liked to sleep almost anywhere.
Even under the bed!

Silly Em... before letting go of the pacifier.
Thankfully, giving those up was a 2008 triumph!

We got messy when we ate.

Henry learned to say "more" with his hands.

We went on a hay ride at Granddaddy's farm.

We made silly faces.

We cheered for the Tar Heels!

We trick or treated in our Tar Heel pride!

We made cookies!

We celebrated Thanksgiving!

Sara and Emily turned 3 in December!

Sasha finally learned to get along with our new cat Cali.

We got a wagon for Christmas.

Not the most exciting year... well, actually it was. How could it not be with 3 kids all ages 3 and under? Life is non-stop action in our home. I am looking forward to another year, anticipating what God has in store for our family. I am sure it is more than I could ever dream of!

Here's to a new year full of good memories, smiles and laughter in our home, joy and fun, and God's constant guidance!