Saturday, August 30, 2008


So now (I kid you not), when we ask Evan, "Who is the next president going to be, Evan?", he says, quite enthusiastically), "O-bama!". I'm so proud. ;-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Earlier today, Evan lovingly settled three of his teddies on a pillow on the floor. He woke from his nap a little while ago, got down off the bed, and quietly laid down on the pillow next to his bears. Everyone is back asleep now...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Beach

Today was our first trip as a family to the beach. We went to Russel's Farm first, which we hadn't been to since Evan was a baby. Evan loved climbing on the tractor they have there. Such smart places for children, that have a tractor in the middle of everything. Amelie couldn't decide if she wanted to go up to the turkeys and geese and pet them...or run away from them. She held on to our legs a LOT.

Then we went to the beach. Amelie is content so long as you don't lower her into the water. Evan ran in circles around the edge of the water before going in. He's got quite a kick. We also discovered Springsbrook Park, right here in Bedford this summer. Evan loves the water, and the sprinkler park - which he is very adept at *saying*!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Our little girl is such a good eater!

No surprise there, she takes after her parents. Here is Amelie at Daniel's birthday party enjoying her slice of pizza - that she downed completely by herself all the way down to the crust!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Such sweet manners

My little boy Evan has such sweet manners. He must get them from his Daddy. ;-) He is more and more frequently saying "More chicken *please*!" or whatever he wants with please on the end. And then he has the most enthusiastic "Thank you, MOMMY!" I've ever heard! He is getting ready for potty training because he says "Evan diaper!" most emphatically. Now he has picked up my phrase "Clean diaper time!" but says it much more sing-songy and cutely than I do.

We're enjoying watching him color, when he doesn't decide to snack on the crayons. And he loves Springsbrook Park here in Bedford. He laughs as he runs through the sprinkler section of the park, and is really good at kicking when he swims.

Amelie is totally mobile now. And she's serious about getting around and getting at what she wants. She's my "growly girl", as she growls quite often when she is happy about something...usually with pride in something she's just done. She also has a wonderful way that she *growls* "Ma-Ma!".

We're weaning. She still wakes me often at 2:30 in the morning, and I am often grumpy about it...but I'm going to miss nursing so I shouldn't be that way. It will make life so much easier, but I'm so torn about it.

I think I wrote earlier about Amelie leaning in for kisses. Evan is quite the lovey-dovey kisser too. ;-) I fantasize about life getting easier when they are less needy physically, but this is such a precious time in little ones' lives. I worry about wishing it away.

All for now,


Monday, August 04, 2008

Emily Melcher

Emily Melcher is a friend and neighbor. We were blessed to hear a grace she had recently written the other evening. Check out her music!

Evan's first *friend* birthday party

Evan went to his first "friend" birthday party this week. He was actually quite odd...we talked up "Daniel's party" all week, and he seemed very excited. But then when we got there, he got *very* upset, and fussed most of the party. However, he hasn't stopped talking about the party since! So he must have had more fun than it appeared. Here he is pushing his sister on a swing at My Gym. Such a nice brother.

Friday, August 01, 2008


A friend of mine (a guy! :-), just turned me on to BlogHer. It's a directory of blogs by women. I dream about taking the time to write interesting, coherent, focused blog entries. You can search by topic and post your own blog.