Friday, January 13, 2017

Nora: 23 Months

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Almost two! I'm not quite ready for her to not be a baby anymore, but she is. Thankfully she does still like to snuggle with me. This month Nora has fallen even more in love with her baby dolls (I didn't think that was possible). She continues to love her play kitchen--especially the cupcake set she got for Christmas. She is so adorable when she sings and prays. And she talks all the time. In paragraphs. So thankful for this precious little peanut!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6 Months

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Baby David's growth is right on track and he is an active little guy! We are enjoying each kick and wriggle. He likes to do gymnastics every night when I lay down to go to sleep. I feel great now that I am over the nausea (that lasted till 18 weeks) and barely remember I'm pregnant most of the time. The kids love to talk to David and rub my tummy and they are just so precious. The Gent and I are starting to think through some of the harder decisions so please continue to pray with us.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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the kids made cookbooks for their grandparents, filled with recipes of their choice and pictures
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attempt at family photo at church
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reading Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
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choosing just the right cookie for Santa Claus
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they're ready!
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reading T'was the Night Before Christmas with an uncooperative Nora
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looks like Santa came!
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waiting on the stairs Christmas morning
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Sophie asked Santa for glasses for her doll
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Granny reading the Christmas story
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more gifts, food, and celebrating at Granny's house
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all Jacob's pictures are blurry because he was so excited and moving fast!
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Nora cheesing it up
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attempt at a photo with Granny :)
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giggles with Papa Rick at Aunt Sandra's--one last stop for food and family and of course, a few more toys
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attempt at a photo with Bebe and Papa Rick
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staged photos may not have been a success this year, but Christmas with the kids certainly was!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Family Christmas

We celebrated an early Christmas at home before going to visit the Gent's family over the holidays. Honey and Poppa joined us and my did the children have fun opening their presents!

our advent wreath
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stockings from Honey and Poppa
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Poppa pretending to be surprised when he opened the books he'd asked for
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Nora taking pictures
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Annie requested a tea set
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Jacob was super-excited about his first Legos!
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Sophie likes her new doll carrier
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Nora loved getting an umbrella, just like the big kids
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Nora helped me open my gifts
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And she sat on Daddy while he opened his...see those little toes?
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Santa Claus 2016

Maybe no one will cry next year? Sophie was proud of herself that she didn't cry but she sat as far away from Santa as possible!

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