Saturday, May 31, 2008

Date Night

So, you may or may not know this... but I was a Sex in the City fanatic when it was on air.
I have literally seen every episode multiple times.
And I just ended my Sex in the City affair last night with seeing the movie.
Let's just say it was amazing, and I was very sad that it's the end of the story.
And let's also say that I have a wonderful husband who was willing to sit in a theater full of giggly women to watch it with me.
Top it off with a huge strawberry shake and you've got an amazing date!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My babies.

My wonderful kiddos :)

Ethan loves dirt. He is a totally dirty boy and we love it!

We took some pictures (FINALLY) at 16.5 months

We also took 6 week pictures of Ev.
My babies :)
She's found her fist! She's starting to move her hands more intentionally, and starting to coo and grin too. love it!

Monday, May 19, 2008


An update on our craziness.
Evelyn's colic is mainly gas related we're finding out.
So a good beating (joking) after feedings to get the gas out seems to help a great deal.
I'm so glad it's not a true colic where you can't find out anything to help.
She started grinning this week too! Yay!
Not often, but occasionally.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Please pray

Our family could genuinely use prayer as the Grand Rapids Chrisitian Schools makes plans to consolidate.
The consolidation may eliminate Karl's position - which is very scary for our family.
We are trusting that God is in control of this situation, but the reality of it all is still scary.
(We should know of the proposed plans next week, and then the board has to vote yay or nay in a few months)

In addition, I am fairly positive that Evelyn is developing colic.
Oh dear.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Brotherly love.

So my little princessy-girl (not sure where I came up with that, but that's what I call her),
has turned out to be much more particular than Ethan ever was.
It's been a real challenge to give both of them adequate attention and balance all my other duties.
I of course (try to) put my kids first, so I'm really learning the value of nap time!!!!
If I am not frantically trying to get everything done, I am sooooo out!
I haven't slept that hard since the first trimester with Evie.
Evelyn is growing so quickly - she's starting to perk up and act like a new born instead of sleep all day.
Here are some pictures of her chubby little face :)

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She also had her first bath, and oh boy did she love it!
She literally fell asleep a minute after I put her in.
We totally skipped the baby bath tub stuff, and just stuck her right in with me.


Ethan has turned in to a monster-lover. He is constantly trying to "help" with the baby.
Sometimes it's not so helpful though - haha. Have you ever seen a 16 month old try and hold a new born?
How about pat her and shove a binki down their throat?
While all in love, it's pretty intense :)
But, I am so glad that he hasn't seemed to be jealous or aggressive.
Karl and I intentionally spaced their ages out to what we thought would work best for everyone...
and everyone told us we were nuts.
Although I'm insanely busy, I think it was the best timing for our kids.
We haven't had any problems with Ethan at all - and thank God because I don't think I could handle sibling rivalry on top of everything else!


Other than the normal babysitting, design work, photo stuff, kid stuff....
We're preparing for a garage sale. Holy cow do we have a lot of junk!
We just cleaned out the garage on Sunday, and it felt sooooo good!
Now we have to clean out our other house's garage... yikes!
And our other house's attic.... should be fun! I have no idea how we're going to accomplish that..
But none the less I am the opposite of a pack-rat. And LOVE getting all this stuff out!
Spring cleaning... mmmmhmm.