Monday, May 25, 2009

Bye Bye Saturn

Elijah's car needed yet another repair. The repair was going to cost almost as much as the car is worth. We've repaired it several times and this little car has lasted a long time, but we decided it's time to let it go. So for now, we're trying to make it on one car. Thankfully, Elijah has found someone he can ride to work with if he needs to, but most days he just takes the van with him. It's actually been a good excuse to make myself stay home and not be so busy. It's nice that his job is flexible enough that if he needs to, he can work from home. We're keeping our eyes open for another little commuter car, but it's nice to not be in a big rush.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Times Two

This is Andrea's first Mother's day with two children!

Abby and Enoch made a special card with their hand prints and they both wrote inside the card. Abby wrote her name and Enoch expressed his love in scribbles :)

Abby and I printed out a huge picture of her and Enoch and we also made a key chain version so Andrea can always be reminded of her loving children.

To top it off, Abby got her mother a huge set of flowers to display on our kitchen table.

Andrea, you are such a great mother to our children. I enjoy watching you interact and play with them. You have so many great ideas of creative and educational activities to do with the children. May God continue to bless you as you mother our children.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Enoch @ 10 Months

Enoch is such a joy to our family. He's started pulling up a little bit and eating table foods. He doesn't seem to be as interested in his bottle anymore. He loves to watch Abby run and play and to laugh when she laughs. He follows us around, crawling from room to room. When I think of Enoch, I think of his smile and his laugh. What a happy little guy!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Traditional Tea Party

We attended the Freed Hardeman University's annual Tea Party. Abby and I have attended with my Mom each year since I was expecting Abby. There were dress up clothes for the girls to try on and two different craft projects. There were also some ladies teaching the adults how to stitch butterflies on note cards. I took a bag of the supplies home and have really enjoyed stitching the cards while Abby works on her own craft creations. Of course there was also the high tea with wonderful food. Abby used wonderful table manners. As she gets older, I'll ask Nana to teach her more about table manners. She used to teach etiquette classes. I look forward to carrying on this special girls tradition each year.

Handyman Manor

Enoch is already trying to be like his Daddy. It's finally time to lower Enoch's crib a little. Elijah had his tools out working on it. He left the room for a minute and came back to find Enoch holding the wrench tapping on the bed right where Elijah had just been using it. Precious! I look forward to watching Enoch grow into a man. He certainly has an excellent Daddy to learn from.