Monday, December 31, 2007

Thomas Said:

When I got up this morning, I had on a brown Star Wars shirt with the words "Star Wars" written with a camouflage font. Thomas, who previously (see here)had no reaction whatsoever to me getting out of the army had a funny insight. When he saw the shirt, he immediately said "Daddy, you go back to uhrack?"

I had no idea he would put the camo pattern together with the Army.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

David Says:

You're not the boss of me! God's the boss of me!"

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Elisabeth's Smile

Tonight I caught Elisabeth's smile on camera for the first time.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Grandparents are Great!

We were really fortunate to have both sets of grandparents visit recently. The boys loved playing with Gran and Daddo and Mimi and Poppa. It was really special to have them meet Elisabeth.

Hanging out with Gran and Daddo (Jane Anne's parents)

Hanging out with Mimi and Poppa (Seth's parents)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bath Time!

Monday, December 03, 2007

2 Week Old Doctor Visit

Elsie had her 2 week doctor visit today. She is doing great! When she was born on November 17th she was 7 lbs 14 oz. When we took her in for her bilirubin test for Jaundice the Wednesday before Thanksgiving she had lost down to 7 lbs 5 oz. Now, she is 8 lbs 1/2 ounces. I couldn't be more thrilled. She was awake and very alert at her appointment. Here are a couple of pictures I snapped before we left the doctor's office.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I hesitate to share this because many of you might thing we are scrooge's at our house. But, the moment was so funny, I have to document it. We don't participate in the traditional Santa Claus festivities. We have explained Santa Claus to our kids by telling the story of Saint Nicholas and sharing that the Santa Claus story starts there. We emphasize that the story of Santa Claus is for fun and that the boys shouldn't spoil the fun for other kids. On Christmas morning, we have "Santa Surprises" that are set out and also put in Stockings. We don't suggest that they are delivered by Santa. They are just surprises left much like Saint Nicholas did special things for people.

This past week Jonathan came home from school saying his teacher had him write a letter to Santa and that she was going to mail it to the North Pole. This was a bit confusing for him (because he is pretty trusting of authority, I guess). So, we had to explain how some parents and teachers really have fun with the Santa story and that it is all meant in fun.

In the middle of the discussion, David had all the answers. He kept saying the following over and over, in his loud, determined way.

"BUT, Momma... Santa is DEAD. Santa is DEAD! For Reeeeeal, Santa is Dead!"

It was so funny (and I couldn't help but laugh to myself at how sad it would seem to some people).