Sunday, June 28, 2009


Tomorrow I leave with my two munchkins and hubby for the long journey (38 hours total) to the states! I'm quite nervous about the flight with the two kids, but Clint and I have resolved to NEVER complain, and to point out the good things that happen, no matter how small :). So it should be a fun trip. Hopefully :) Clint will be taking his first classes to get his doctorate, so its quite exciting.

In preparation I have a quite large carry on bag full of diapers, changes of clothes (you don't know how much this is needed with 2 kids!) endless coloring pages printed from the internet (this is really cool by the way, there are tons of free coloring stuff on the internet!) cars galore, home made snicky snacks, and Resolved MP3s for me. :)

Clint took these on the patio the other day of me and my littlest munchkin, I'm going to miss our little home while we are away....

So I won't be posting for a little while, but pray for us while we are on our long journey! ! :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Food for thought

I wanted to wait till we got back from the states to start Autumn on solids, but today at lunch the packet of chips grabbed her eye.
And she took a tasty bite of the packet. She also grabbed Clint's plate and almost pushed it off the table, strong girl!
And why are there oranges in my microwave?

Noah in his pj's this morning played a game where he'd put all the oranges in the microwave, close the door and pronounce...."hmmm, wer'd da oranges goooo?" and then open the door and say "dere day are!" and take them all out again, and start all over.
And later he helped wash the dishes while I made scones and cleaned the kitchen for bible study.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

4 Months Old!

At 4 months Autumn's favorite toy is her butterfly. She kisses it, talks to it, and rattles it it the whole day
She also loves sitting with daddy at the computer while he checks his email. I get the BEST smiles from her when she sits with him :)
and the 4 month old photo shoot....
She loves her hands now, its hard to get a photo without them in her mouth!
Her "big" smile is mouth all the way open, so cute

Love this smile, its like we are sharing a secret

And I can't believe how big she's getting next to her little bunny!

1 week:

4 months :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


You don't have to teach a little boy to love cars, they just do! I feel like my house is a parking lot sometimes! Noah likes to lie down when he plays with his cars, I think its for the perspective so that it looks like they are driving by him...

He'll pretend that the cars are going "away" to "church" or "the store" or whatever, and then he says "Noah's Home!" and he'll come and give me and Autumn a kiss and a hug. I love this game of his because I get several extra hugs out of it.

PJ time...

My 3 favorite people in their pjs. Noah loves to rough & tumble with daddy before bed, but Autumn isn't too sure about it all...its a little too rough for our baby girl

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


There's nothing like a freshly bathed baby all snuggled in a towel to love :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wisdom teeth

Yesterday I went in to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I had to wait through pretty much my whole pregnancy with Autumn with sore teeth, so was quite glad to get them out. I don't know why, but I was nervous about it all, even more nervous than when I went in for my Caesars. I think its because there's NOTHING joyful about taking out your teeth. When your done with it all they just throw them away, whereas with a Caesar you have this wonderful little baby to cuddle which makes the pain all worth it. :)

On the way to the hospital at 6am, there was a huge BOAT in the middle of the freeway blocking all the lanes except one! It was quite a hilarious sight. The bridge you see in the background was my exit....and I had to wait quite a long time to get there...

The news reports were saying that someone was probably trying to make a statement about global warming. Needless to say the boat made me very late for my appointment!

The anesthesiologist came to talk to me and asked if I had any questions, so I just asked how long I'd be under, side effects etc. He told me there would be a tube down my throat, and I asked why, and he said because I'd stop breathing, and they would have to put me on a ventilator......WHAT? Once he said stop breathing I freaked out quite a lot. And he seemed surprised, and said everything would be fine. It's crazy that they can give you drugs to stop your breathing, and your totally fine.

Well, everything was. I woke up dreaming about Autumn and Noah playing when they were older, and was minus 4 teeth! I still don't have any chubby cheeks either like everyone warned me about. And Clint did an awesome job looking after both kids for the morning, and I can keep feeding Autumn as usual and it won't affect her at all. wasn't as bad as I thought!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Move over Jamie Oliver

Noah often says "Mommy cook!" like its a command. It always makes me laugh, so today I told Noah he could help me cook and he got all excited.

We made banana oat bars and he poured in all the ingredients and mixed them in pretty well himself...

But he took quite a few breaks to eat the raisins, and say....."mmmm eat?"
Tasting the dough. Maybe he'll be an amazing chef someday!

Autumn took it all in while I put the groceries away....
Speaking of Jamie Oliver I made butternut soup from his recipe tonight....and was wondering how come they don't make a serrated spoon to scrape out butternuts and pumpkins? It would definitely make carving pumpkins and making butternut soup a whole lot quicker :) The soup turned out great, of course .... I love Jamie Oliver. Yum.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Nothing like a good book

While sweeping our wood floors in our room I put Autumn in front Noah's bug book for some tummy time. But apparently a book about bugs isn't very interesting to our girly girl.
Cause it put her straight to sleep.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Autumn and her cat...

Autumn's favorite toy is definitely her cat blankie. She'll hug it and chat to it like its her best friend. Noah calls it "Nuh-nuh's Meow meow!" I took her for her injections last week and the nurse said she's in the 100th percentile for height....tall girl! So her feet want to stick out of all her clothes too early for my liking. These photos were taken during my "Autumn alone time" where just Autumn and I get to hang out when Noah's napping. It only happens once a day and I love it! :) It seems like with two kids your baby grows so quickly because you are paying more attention to your toddler who needs you more often, so alone time with my girl is quite special....