Tuesday, February 26, 2013

All Better!

After 5 days spent on the couch--Owen and Lilly are all better! Gibson had a slight touch of it, but it didn't hold him back much. Now we pray that Mommy and Daddy can steer clear!

Cupboards discovered

Gibson's go-to spot right now, besides the dog food and water bowls, is the cupboards.  He had figured out how to stand up and pull open the cupboards to investigate its contents.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

That darn bug got us!

Poor Owen and Lilly have been couch ridden with the flu bug. Yuck!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Evening sweet treat

We went outside this evening for a brisk little walk and while we were outside I told the kids we could have hot chocolate tonight for a treat.  They were super excited-- 

So after super, we made hot chocolate and they even got to drink it out of a real mug :)

Gibby didn't want to miss out on the sweet treat this evening.  He enjoyed a little bit of a cookie. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Boy and a Ball

Gibson, like a true boy, is showing an interest in balls. If there is a ball in the room, he will find it!  It's fun to watch him inspect it and play with it trying to figure it out.  He especially loves this big ball and will even use it to pull himself up to a stand.  Now, that takes some skillz!

Monday, February 18, 2013


Owen has loved puzzles for quite some time now.  He will sit down and do several at a time some days.  Lilly, just this past week, has started to share in the interest. Yay!  She has started to initiate wanting to do puzzles and is sitting trying to figure them out--well, and yelling asking for help :)

Recognize this one Aunt Bonnie?? (It's still a favorite at our house! Thank you!)

Teamwork :) 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bathtime in the sink?!

....well, just for Gibby. :)

But Owen and Lilly wanted to make sure they could help.  They are always eager good little helpers!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pretty Princess

For a couple days straight this dress did not come off Lilly.  She wanted to be a "pretty princess."  Here she is modeling her beautiful dress (yes, it's inside out--just how she wanted it).  

And here's the back--it was cracking me up because she put a poofy tule skirt on underneath--her little booty would wiggle everywhere she went.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

A breath of fresh air

We are feeling cooped!  Since we had a little nicer weather the other day, we took advantage of it!  Owen and Lilly got right to tree bush climbing. Gibson and I were the cheerleaders and coaches for where to step next.

At one point Lilly took a pretty good fall in the mud.  I was proud of her for handling it as well as she did--only a few tears.  Then she wanted me to take a picture of how muddy she was:

Spring, I know it's still early, BUT you can come ANYTIME!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Crafting

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's our special VDay breakfast!
Heart shaped french toast and heart shaped strawberries

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A walk down the road

We started out like this: 

 and this:

But soon Owen wanted to run.  Trying to balance on his bike isn't quite as efficient as running yet.  

Then Lilly wanted to run too, of course. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gibson John~ 9 months

Gibson John, our sweet sweet baby.  You are loved beyond measure.  We love your giggles, squeals, and squeaks.  It is becoming more and more apparent and you are going to be a bundle of energy--just like your big brother and sister.  You speed crawl EVERYwhere and pull yourself up on EVERYthing and just recently started letting go and trying out your balance.  You always want to be close to or IN the action of the household.  You sometimes eat as much as your brother and sister combined--but you insist on table food, no more baby food--and usually want to feed yourself.  You have just 2 bottom front teeth.  Some of your favorite foods right now are: graham crackers, strawberries, bananas, and noodles.  Some of your favorite toys are: balls, your walk-behind-walker, whatever Owen and Lilly are playing with. You are a sweetheart and you are loved to pieces!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jump It!

On Monday we took the kids to Jump It in Lafayette---they had a blast!  And a good way to run out some energy from being all cooped up in the house this winter!  

All tuckered out from all the fun