Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Sorry it's been so long since our last post. We've been so busy. Abbie Grace has now eaten all variations of first baby foods and didn't have any problems:) Her favorite so far is sweet potatoes. She is now rolling over, talking all the time, and loves to be in the exersaucer. Ian is talking more everyday and cracks us up. He LOVES the movie Cars so we watch it daily along with Thomas, of course! He is playing with Abbie Grace more and more and loves it when she laughs at him. He helps her roll over and tickles her often. Bath times are more fun these days too as he helps.
The kids and Tammy went to TN Veterans Day weekend and had a wonderful time visiting and catching up with friends. We sure do miss you guys!
Ian and Abbie Grace spent this morning at Grandma and Popies house while Joe and I worked at our church packing 10,000 Turkey dinners for families around DC. We all had a great time! I'm not sure who was more tired though Popie and Grandma or Joe and I!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sad but true, Abbie Grace is now eating cereal! Yesterday for lunch she had her first "solid" food and seemed to like it...of course she loves to eat so there wasn't much doubt! This morning she did even better. It's so sad that she is already at this stage. Where did the time go! She is 4 months old today.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
This afternoon we started potty training...oh joy! We bought Ian Cars, Thomas, and Tool underwear and have been telling him all week he couldn't wear them until he used the potty. He didn't really care though! So I spoke with his daycare teacher and we have decided to just put him in the underwear and see what happens. So a timer goes off every 15 minutes for him to sit on the potty for 5 minutes. As you can see from the picture the potty is now in front of the tv! So far no action but we are still hopeful! Pray pray pray!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
This weekend was full of fun outside activities around VA.
Friday we went to the farm and Ian went on his first pony ride. Grandpa is so proud! He also fed the goats, went on a tractor ride, and played on the hay. Saturday we all went to the Corn Maize (www.cornmazeintheplains.com) and let 2-2.5 year olds lead us through the corn fields. The did incredibly well:)
We have started going to a new church for the past 3 weeks and are really enjoying it. We have met some really neat couples that are in the same stage of life as us so we have lots to talk about and compare notes:)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Abbie Grace is 3 months old today. Time has certainly flown by! We are all doing well...finally into a routine with work, daycare, and family time. Joe's schooling is going well...lots of work though. Ian is still in love with Thomas the train and talks about him all the time, even in his sleep! Abbie Grace is rolling from side to side but not completely over yet...thank goodness. I am not ready for any major milestones of mobility with her!
I spent the morning at a place called "Let's Dish" and prepared 24 meals for us. I had never heard of this before but apparently it is growing across America. Basically you sign up online and choose the meals you want to make from a pre-selected menu. Then you get there and there are stations setup where you make each dish and package it to be frozen. The meat is prepackaged but if you want a lot of onions or not a lot of something else you can make it to taste. After you package it you put a label on it with cooking instructions, put it in the freezer, and then go and make your next meal. So for the next 24 meals they are basically ready and all I have to do is cook them (oven, crock pot, etc) but more than half the work is done! If you want to check it out go to www.letsdish.com. I am already signed up for October I enjoyed it so much. But if you go be prepared to move for the full 2 hours...not a lot of social time.