Tuesday, April 25, 2006

An update from Saraina

Greetings, Greetings!

I added lots of pictures to the BLOG today so please check beyond this entry!

Joshua is now 17 months old. Mommy said she’s tired of counting months so from here on out she’s simply going to say he’s 1 ½. I’m 5 1/2 months old myself and loving life! Seriously, life is GOOD. When you can eat and poop and have someone carry you wherever you go, there shouldn’t be too many complaints! But maybe I should update everyone of some specifics…

Joshua – still long and lean but getting to be kinda solid. All his weight is in his belly! He’s “talking” in an extra animated way lately. Although only I know his secret language (me and the One Upstairs, that is!), he has kicked up his effort of speaking a few notches. He does communicate with sign language a little. He says MORE in sign language when he’s still hungry and will sign CUP when he wants his milk or juice. It really is quite amazing how much he knows and understands. He adores me still. Yep. He and I get along very well. He makes me crack up. Some of his fav things to do are: put hats on his head, climb on EVERYTHING, give kisses to whoever asks, read books, pull off his socks, pretend cook, help with the laundry, and be outside. And the one thing that is kinda testing the folks is his eye rolling! Oh yeah! He has that down! In fact, he facial expressions in general are so comical.

Me (Saraina) – am doing very well since going to the GI doctor. Mommy says it ended up being a huge blessing b/c she only recently had to buy more diapers. See, I know quite a bit about budgeting! My hair continues to grow and is changing texture, similar to how JCW’s did. I squeal with delight often as I watch Joshua try to master some major feat. Eating is the best. Daddy says I have Mommy’s appetite! From day 1 I was enjoying the solid stuff. Daddy quickly realized that I have a big appetite even though I’m so tiny (still not 12 lbs!!!!) I scream like I’m being starved when they don’t shove the creamy stuff in mouth quick enough. Oh, the other day I decided to get my big bro back for those few times he inflicted pain on me. I reached out to grab him and ended up taking out a good bit of his curls. He screamed and cried as I just giggled and giggled! Another biggie is that I can turn over all by myself. I just don’t particularly care to. Mommy went to get me in the middle of the night and found me on my back with my leg hanging out the crib.

Well, that’s it for now. Isn’t the Lord incredible! There is never a dull moment as we walk this life of faith. As some lady Mommy always listens to says, we can either WORSHIP or WHINE. May we all choose to worship the One worthy of all our praise, affection, devotion, love, and honor!

Kisses,
SEW

Little, Little Lady

I'm little but I got a lot of personality! Here I am on Good Friday when we took a brief walk to the park before dinner.
~sew


Here I am with a big, bright, playful smile.











And this is me giggling as Mommy holds me up. You should've heard my squeals! When I really get going I begin to jerk my feet all over.




And here I am in Mama's arms.














All Joshua in Action

Here is Joshua playing hard and being a B-O-Y! some of these were taken at Pop-pop's when we went for a visit on Good Friday. joshua LOVED being outside and running on the grass without having to worry about doggy mess! maybe one day the Lord will provide a little bit of space for us to run in ourselves in the not-so-distant future!

love, SEW













Easter 2006 Pictures

Here's the family on Easter.










Friday, April 14, 2006

Enjoying the Spring weather


Joshua leading the way in his front-seat postion of the stroller


Saraina so beautiful


Swinging Sister


Joshua enjoying all the park has to offer

Solid food for everyone! (finally)

After checking with the GI specialist, the doc (who had a really cool South African accent reminding us of friends in Chicago) said Saraina could begin solids. But because rice cereal in particular causes constipation, Saraina could begin eating FRUITS. I'm not going to share my disappointment in hearing this since Sister has some serious issue with her pooper and all BUT... I will quickly say it's unfair. (You MUST remember how Mama only would give me yucky vegetables for like... forever!

Well, enough about that. Here's us April 12th at breakfast...

Here we are at breakfast. Saraina has pears and Joshua has pear slices, strawberries (yum yum) and oatmeal. Mama has to still feed Joshua his oatmeal.


Saraina after trying a little sweet surprise. She didn't cry or fuss but she did have a hard time knowing what to do with the foreign object in her mouth.


Joshua enjoying his breakfast - especially when he can feed himself!

A drink for Sister


A drink for Brother

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Some April pictures


Daddy reading Five Little Monkeys to his two little monkeys


the boys playing rough and tough


sweet saraina sporting a sweet bow in her hair


the whitney kiddos in action and looking more and more alike


saraina getting real sleepy after playing with her blanket