Thursday, November 18, 2010

We are B-U-S-Y

I have so much updating to do, but I cannot, for the life of me, find time to do so.  Here are some things the boys and I have been up to lately:
  • The boys are really starting to show signs of what they think of each other.  Daniel sometimes gets jealous of Samuel when he's playing with his baby toys; for some reason, Daniel thinks the baby's toys are supposed to be his!  They kiss each other all the time.  They even play together now.
  • Samuel is rolling all over the place.  He rolled off the bed the other night after we had walked out of the room, (for approximately 45 seconds) and THAT is how we learned he was so mobile.
  • Samuel and Daniel got their first look at Christmas lights this past week and LOVED them.
  • Daniel's vocabulary is astonishing!  He is saying, "No, no!"  He loves to point at "Caws (cars)," "Choo-choos," "Hats," and "Sam" or "Yule" (both of which are his baby brother).  He literally will repeat almost any word we say...  Yikes, right?!
  • Daniel is a kissing fool.  He walks up to stranger kids and kisses them.  He loves to hug and blow kisses, and if you tell him you love him, he'll kiss his hand and say, "Muah."
  • He's learned to hold a fork and eat with it!  He prefers drinking from adult cups rather than his sippy cups.  It's a hot mess most of the time.
  • Daniel can "show" you where these body parts are:  eyes (he either squeezes them shut or covers them with his hands), ears (pulls them out like elephant ears), teeth (puts his fingers in his mouth), belly (lifts his shirt and points to it), and nose (sticks his whole finger up it).
  • We went on a 5-day vacation to Gatlinburg.  Daniel loved the Steam Engine train ride at Dollywood the very best.  Samuel enjoyed trying pizza for the first time, all thanks to Grandpa.
  • Both boys have infections.  Not-so-nice ones.  Daniel also has a sinus infection - he's on antibiotics and Mucinex.  Samuel has an ear infection and early signs of infant bronchialitis - he's also on antibiotics and is receiving breathing treatments three times a day.
  • We need to have a yard sale.  Seriously, we have no idea how we've been so blessed with material things!
  • I am painting  That's probably an exaggeration somewhat, but my wait list is INSANE!  I'm so grateful to have friends and family who support the gift God has given me.
  • Brian is busy studying...  He stays busy with his ministry and the church!  He's in 2 or 3 prisons, preaching and teaching God's word.  He's doing some intense Wednesday night Bible studies, and he is doing a GREAT job preaching through the Beattitudes on Sunday mornings. 
  • We are so thankful to have each other this season...  We've lost so many friends and loved ones since marrying each other almost four years ago that holidays are a special time for us to reflect and remember how GOOD God truly is to us. 

Playing together with a toy for the very first time

Throwing leaves while in the mountains

Smiley, little dinosaur

Brotherly love

Our family at Dollywood

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