Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A week of random pictures

Inga - happy little tuperware cooker. Bea - cool girl with sunglasses, Graham's tennis shoes, and a cheese stick in her mouth.

Graham has been big into playing doctor lately. He bandages the girls at any sign of an owie and has not let Seymour Simon's Bones leave his side.

Inga loves dancing, hopping, and jumping! I'm not sure which she was doing here. It might have been all three.

I love when William purses his lips and looks around. Here he is right after a bath. Maybe he's wondering where all of the commotion went after his siblings were tucked into bed.


To the Geese

Our neighborhood pond is the new hot spot for thousands of geese. We hear them flying overhead all day long and everytime we do, Graham says, "There they go on a migration vacation!" We walked to the dock yesterday morning to feed them before they head further south.
Graham does a fantastic job of rationing out his piece of bread, breaking it into sometimes too-small pieces so that it lasts longer. Bea and Inga break a few pieces for the geese, but end up eating the rest!

Maybe I've been hearing too many stories of broken relationships lately, or maybe I just have extra post-partum hormones raging, but seeing the geese swimming together and knowing that they mate for life made me so thankful for my marriage. I bet geese experience some pretty cruddy things together (really, how many of us have been shot at?!) and deal with some tough weather along the way. Maybe they know which geese are the stronger ones and wish that their mate were more like another goose. But they stick together. Thanks, David, for being my guy for life! I love you.
End of hormonal message.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Camping out in the backyard

Graham and David camped out in our backyard on Friday night. Graham was SO excited to sleep in a tent with daddy, and daddy was SO excited to get a full night's sleep by avoiding midnight diaper duty. They drifted off to sleep talking about the stars and didn't wake up until 6:10 Saturday morning when Inga decided to scream loudly enough for everyone outside to hear.
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Sweet, sweet baby

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Tummy Time Workout

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Art of Hoop-A-Looping

The kids enjoyed another visit to Blackberry Farm with Bop and Gaga (see post below). The train, the carousel, the animals, the tractors, and the live music were nothing compared to the discovery of a hulahoop by Graham. He had never seen one in action before and quickly learned how to use it. I love how every part of his body morphs into strange positions (including his mouth) as he tries to spin it around his little hips. He insists that it is called a hoop-a-loop. It's pretty cute.

Blackberry Farm with Bop and Gaga

We went to Blackberry Farm with Bop and Gaga while they were here last week. The kids enjoyed riding the tractors, the carousel, and the train. Inga nearly had her finger pecked off by a chicken which upset her greatly and made me feel like a cruddy mother, not because I hadn't protected her (I hadn't), but because I thought it was so stinking funny. I took a video of her explaining what happened with the chicken which is quite amusing as well. I'll have David post it when he gets time. Please note the Union Gospel Mission tattoos all three children are proudly wearing. Thanks, Grandma!

William slept through our trip to the farm so he was wide awake to enjoy his first baseball game with Bop that night.

Super cool like Uncle Josh

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4 weeks old

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Lazy Labor Day

David was on campus today setting up his office so the kids and I enjoyed a relatively quiet day at home. We walked across the street to the pond and fed the ducks, Graham learned the fine art of differentiating between mediums and darks while sorting laundry, Bea and Inga helped push buttons on the washing machine, and William created more laundry to sort by showing off his mean spitting up skills. It was a good day!

Weekend with Fink and Grandma

Our weekend with Fink and Grandma went by too quickly! They read many, many books and Grandma played an intense game of matching with Graham and Inga. They also got to meet baby William. We were spoiled by all of the food Grandma made (and all of the leftovers in our fridge!). Come back soon, Fink and Grandma!