Friday, June 30, 2006

Early June pictures

June has come gone. It's been a good month. Here are some pictures from early in the month...


Here's a picture of sweet little me, Saraina. Mommy tried to do my hair a little differently. Actually, every time she does it is looks different!

Did you know that I learned how to drink from a sippy cup last month? Yes. I totally skipped the bottle. And just a short few weeks later I was doing this... drinking all by myself! T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D, I know!

Here's what you'd see a lot of if you came for a visit. Joshua and I like to have our milk at the same time during the day. And we usually like to be near each other. Mommy used to say it was cute. Now she says it's just dangerous. Joshua's turning a little W-I-L-D. Did you know he sat on my head this month! I laughed but Mommy didn't think it was funny.

Did you know that Joshua is allergic to peanuts? Yep. Mommy got him some fake peanut butter (soynut butter) so every so often he eats his version of a PBJ. Mommy likes how quick it is to make it but the clean-up is always more than she anticipates. As you can see from these pictures, Joshua needs a bath daily! He gets food in his hair, under his fingernails, behind and inside his ears, and even on his toes! It's disgusting! But at least he seems to be enjoying his meal!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Granddad and Grammy Visit (May06)

We had a wonderful time hangin' with Granddad and Grammy from IL about a month ago. Unfortunately the folks didn't take many pictures. Here are just a few from the visit.

Notice how Joshua is ALL in the business here. He so wanted to hang with Granddad and Daddy. What a big boy her is!

Here's the Whitney Kiddos and the grands altogether!

Joshua and Saraina listening to their bedtime story, "Three Little Monkeys." Joshua's face sure looks like someone else we know!!!!

And Sister Saraina enjoying a dip in the pool.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Brief Update on Joshua and Saraina

Sooooo... Saraina is 7 months (as of June 5) and Joshua is a year and a half.

Joshua is all B-O-Y! He's pretty obedient and well-behaved for the most part - especially when we're not home. He will require some serious training and disciplining in the days ahead though. But, hey, we ALL needed that, right?

He still isn't saying too much that is really clear BUT he sure can communicate in sign language. He says YES, PLEASE, CUP, MORE, and he's just now learning SORRY and EAT. We found out he was saying PEEK-A-BOO and HI today when we picked him up from the Merrills (more about that in another entry). He's also saying BYE and OBEY and maybe a few other words here and there.

Oh- big news, Joshua is sleeping without the gate to his crib. And it only took him falling out the bed 1 or 2 times! AND... he's done "pee pees on the potty" quite a few times. Pray he's potty trained b4 baby #3 arrives!

Saraina is as feminine as they come but is tougher than you'd expect. With big bro around she HAS to be able to take a few punches. Seriously, Sister weighed 13 pounds even on May 24th, which is good b/c she was so under weight. Now that she's drinking from a sippy cup and eating (when she's not so stubborn), she's starting to bulk-up a bit. Oh- and she can drink from the cup by herself! Hot stuff, huh?

She's also getting in position to crawl. You shouold see her squirm and around until she gets whatever she wants that's right in front of her. She pretty much mastered sitting up by herself yet she HATES falling down and hitting her head.

More than anything, Joshua adores his little sister and Saraina can watch her big bro and find it to be the best show around. Here are some pictures of them from May. FYI - adding pictures to this site is very challenging. Be patient as we'll have to keep adding only 4 or 5 at a time!

written by the folks, on behalf of the whitney kiddos

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Newest Whitney

It's true... there will be another Whitney Kiddo coming soon. For all you interested folks, here's what our baby bro or sis looks like right now...

pregnancy calendar

Pretty cool, huh?! He or she already is already quite developed. Mommy and Daddy are supposed to go to the doctor soon to find out just how old the littlest Whitney Kiddo is and when he or she is scheduled to arrive. The word on the street, however expects this little tyke to arrive around January 22nd, 2007.

Check back soon cause we haven't written in a LONG time so we have lots of pictures and updates to share.

joshua and saraina

P.S. if you haven't seen the Evite the folks sent out announcing the "big news" let us know and we'll be sure to sent it to you!