Thursday, October 30, 2008


Whew! What an evening. I always put the kids to bed by myself on Thursday's because Ray has Worship team practice. Tonight was one of those nights that when Ray was walking out the door at 7 I am sure he was thinking "Glad it's her and not me!"

Calvin couldn't decide if he was ready to play, sleep, or just cry. Charlie was running around the house leaving his clothing here and there, becoming ever more naked.

Teeth were not brushed, diapers were yet to be changed, jammies were no where to be found.

It is now 8, and not a peep can be heard from either of my sleeping angels. Ah! I feel Super!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Boy, it seems like it has been a while. We are loving our new home, and were able to get our DSL up and running this last week. The boys are all settled in here, in fact, they never seemed to skip a beat.

Charlie is in a big boy bed (Twin mattress on the floor), and doing very well in it. We are enjoying the fact that we can curl up in Charlie's bed with him for a few minutes in the morning. It's a real treat.

Calvin is crawling all over the place. It seems he has a little radar for where I am, and crawls after me to keep me company. He just amazes us with his growth and development. He had only been crawling for 3 or 4 days when he decided to try to stand up. He hasn't mastered that by any means, but he is working just as hard as he can to catch up with his big brother. Really, he's only got about 5 pounds and 5 inches until he catches up in size. He just seems to motor through all the stages and sizes. It seems hard to keep up with him!

Charlie is loving the fact the Calvin is big enough to play with him. He loves to try to include the baby in his schemes. It is really fun to watch Calvin watch Charlie, trying to figure out what he is doing.

We have so many pictures and stories from the last 3 weeks. A lot of catch up we need to do on the blog. I will work on it when I can, but have been so busy. Despite the small size of our cute little home, we still have some boxes that need to be unpacked, and the kitchen needs to be rearranged.

Anyway, just a quick update. I hope everyone is well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

He Crawled!

Calvin crawled today! What a feat! He has been getting up on his hands and knees for just about a week, and today he actually put it all together and started crawling! It is pretty awkward just yet. He does it when there is something in front of him that he really, really wants. He starts out crawling toward what he wants, and when he gets close enough, he dives for it. He is 7 months and 1 day old. Seems so young. Charlie was 14 months when he started to crawl, and up until that point was quite happy to sit in one place. Calvin on the other hand, well, he has wanted to get moving ever since he was old enough to start playing with toys and interacting with his environment. I think we are going to have our hands full very soon!

I will post pictures and some video as soon as I can, but for the moment we are accessing the internet through dial-up, so will have to wait until next week to upload larger files. (Hopefully the phone company will get our DSL up and running by then... or so they say.)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

All moved in

Well, we did it! We are all moved in to our new little house. And we love it!

The move went exceptionally well. We had a lot of help, and managed to get the house packed up last Friday night, and all our stuff moved to the new place on Saturday. The garage has a small mountain of boxes we've yet to weed through, but the kids room and living room are done, and the kitchen is very close. Our new washer and dryer are in place, the fridge is stocked, we are up and running! Except one thing...

We are apparently in the black hole for DSL coverage in town! Ugh! We moved in expecting it to transfer no problem, but when it never came on, I called the company to find out that, despite our neighborhood being smack in the middle of town, there is no DSL available in our area. Bummer. So today the boys and I are down at the coffee shop enjoying a muffin and smoothie, and checking e-mail and updating the blog. Hopefully we will find some sort of service for a good price.

There is so much to tell, and so many pictures to show you, but for now I need to go. The boys only do the coffee shop thing for so long.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


We are moving... in two days!

We have been looking all summer for the perfect little place to rent. And, we found it. It is in a great neighborhood in town, on a dead end street. A tiny little two bedroom house, almost a cottage, but it has a garage with laundry hook-ups. We have been packing and cleaning all week, and plan to have a pizza party tomorrow with family who will help us pack some more and load our furniture into Uncle Ryan's trailer. On Saturday a bunch of friends from church will be joining us to move all our stuff. It is nice that we are only moving about 2 miles away. It will make things a little easier I hope.

The cottage is rented by a very sweet couple who live right next door. It has a fenced in yard, perfect for the kids. We will be having to pair down our belongings significantly, but have been meaning to anyway. It is the perfect opportunity to "de-stuff-ify" a bit. The house is a short walk to a park, it is on the bike path that leads to church, and is just around the corner from the elementary school. It seems like a very sweet place, and we are very excited to move in.

I will post pictures as soon as I can, but our internet will be off until next Wednesday, so... I'll say bye until then.
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