Friday, July 28, 2006

Saraina, Standing Tall

So we've got us both here. Joshua's working on puzzles and I'm being adorable as I can be. I LOVE standing up but get quite angry when I fall. It messes up my hair!

Hot Days of Summer

Dear Loved Ones,

We've had quite the July so far. It's hotter than ever outside and we've both now been introduced to painful world of diaper rash coupled with diarrhea. YUCK! Enough about that though. Some great things have happened!

To begin my little sister is getting big fast. A couple weeks ago after her morning nap Mommy and Daddy found Saraina sitting up in her crib all by herself. That is great news because now Saraina and I can stay up later chatting and giggling. Then, on Monday, July 17th she began crawling! Mama's got 2 movers and shakers on her hands now! It's really quite cute. Saraina spreads her hands out in front of her and sort of pulls and slides herself forward while trying her best to use her little toes. Sounds weird but she can get around! We've had blast giggling under the table and racing under chairs. Mama might have to invest in some knee pads soon!

In other news, I'm getting longer and visibly skinnier. I like to run up and down the hallway, climb on the couch the wrong way, hoister myself up into my sister's crib (she gets all the cool toys!), and even balance on my head. I don't like the potty but Mommy told me we'll be seriously starting that one day soon. Boo! In addition to having a lean bod, I've gotten my first dramatic haircut. I am now, in all seriousness, the Little Man! Mommy says I am extremely handsome. Daddy gave me first close shape-up and now you'll get a glimpse of what I'll look like when I'm a little older!

Enjoy the pictures!


Here I am showing off my manly chest while eating a peice of broccoli (which I threw on the floor moments after this was taken).

Saraina can sleep like our Papa. I on the other hand sleep like our Mama which is not a good thing. Another way Saraina is like Daddy is when she wakes up. Daddy NEEDS his coffee to function and Sister SCREAMS for her M-I-L-K every morning. What's up with that?

And here we both are sitting in diaper box that Mommy converted to a "ride" of sorts. We loved being pulled down the hall!

Here's another shot of us together

And, finally, the one you've been waiting to see, me with my tight haircut. Don't I look like such a big boy? And now Saraina can't pull my hair out! (By the way, as you can see I love puzzles!)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The End of June - Fun Outside and Inside

Here's more from us. Hope you enjoy!

Joshua finally enjoys swinging on the swings. It is true. He didn't care for it too much before. He says he felt like he was trapped. Give me a break! He saw me flying high and wanted some of the action!

I have enjoyed swinging from the get go. I am so laid back... well, not all the time. I do have my moments... and the folks talk about the time they called me Lady Lungs!

Here's the two of us after a good nap and ready to play hard!

Me with wild yet adorable hair and obviously very excited!!!

Here we are at the playground in our very cool stroller that Daddy LOVES.

A Picnic and Bathtime Fun

We're still trying to catch up on photos. Here's more from June.

Here we are outside after church one day. Daddy was at a prayer meeting and so Mommy let us have a little picnic while we waited. It was fun. Plus she packed strawberries for me!

Joshua, 1.5 years old

Saraina, 7 months old

Here we are the first time Mommy put us both in the tub together. Now that Saraina can sit up she decided to let us try it out. Actually, what really happened is Mommy was bathing Sister and I was bugging Mommy to let me get in too. She gave in to my constant moaning and wild signing (sign language, that is. I like to use every sign she's ever taught me - one right after the other! It gets her every time!) We had a good time seeing who can splash the most. I think Saraina's winning.

And here we are after our bath with our papa bear, Daddy. Although I fight bedtime, never wanting it to come, I generally fall asleep pretty quickly, even before Saraina lately. But we still do have our "night time chats" after the folks leave our room. Saraina is quite the talker. She just doesn't get caught!