Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blog Mishap

For some reason, Blogspot decided that there was "suspicious" activity on our blog and deleted it temporarily today. Huh?! Thanks to Jackie for catching that and letting us know so I could fix it!

Here are some new pictures.
Noah being camera shy:
My mom & Hannah:
Our upside-down boy:
Our sunglasses girl:
We got a visit today from a former colleague of mine from Salem, OR. It was so great to see Sue!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dancin' and Talkin'

Here's Noah "dancing" (or spinning) around the living room this morning. He's hugging "Classical Casey" and at one point you'll hear him ask Casey "what you doin' Casey?":
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And here's Justin trying to get Hannah to talk. Of course prior to getting the camera out she was very chatty and once he started trying to record it she stopped.:
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

CHEESE!

Thanks, Uncle Seth, for taking this picture of our cutie!

Look Who's 2 Months Old!!

It's so hard to believe that 2 months have gone by since Hannah's birth! She's a delightful addition to our family and we love her to pieces! Her big brother is pretty fond of her too, always kissing her head and talking to her about various things (I told him we had to teach Hannah everything since she doesn't know things yet). He's going to be a great teacher!




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And here's the big brother, showing off his silliness/gymnastics moves. He's a little contortionist!


In other news, Justin has been working like crazy in the back yard on the west side of the yard!
Here's a couple pictures of what the west side looked like last year at this time:



Fast forward to the morning of June 16, 2010:



And here's the afternoon of June 16, 2010.
Thanks to Kathy, Tom, Aaron and my mom for helping haul dirt and mulch to the back yard! We have a tree (an ash) that will be delivered on the 30th to be planted in the big planter and hopefully supply some shade in the years to come on the patio off the back door.



Friday, June 11, 2010

Sibling Love

Noah loves kissing and hugging Hannah. Tonight he was on the ground trying to play with her.

Here he is playing with her toes:

Shaking her hand:

Giving her a hug:

And more hugs!:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SMILES!!!

It seems that almost everyday either Justin or I make a comment on how LUCKY we are to have two happy, content babies. They are so smiley and both are/were really easy when they were tiny (knock on wood. . . . Hannah's still tiny and I don't want to jinx anything!!!)

Here are our smiley kiddos:

Our smiling baby girl:
Our smiling baby boy:
To Noah & Hannah: Mommy & Daddy love you VERY much! Keep smiling kiddos!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hannah's Baptism

Hannah's baptism was today. She has two lovely godparents, my brother Aaron is her godfather and our good family friend, Patty, is her godmother.
Hannah was able to wear my baptismal gown, which my mom had saved and gave to me as a shower gift. My little girl was so beautiful and only made a little whimper when the deacon started to pour the water on her head!

Here's Justin, me, Sierra (Patty's daughter) and Patty:
Deacon Ron with Mary hold his book:
Ellie and Mary assisting Deacon Ron:
Aaron, Patty, me, Hannah, Justin, Noah & Deacon Ron:
Noah helping out! :


Patty laying the baptismal garment on Hannah:
Aaron with the baptismal candle:


My baby girl, slept through it all!:

In Noah news, he is talking SO much lately!!! And today at church, when all the kids are invited to bring their offerings to the front of the church during the offertory, he walked up to the front of the church and put his dollar in the basket all by himself!!! He usually walks up with Mary and Ellie but they were singing in the childrens choir today. He looked so big and yet so small walking up to the alter all by himself. It really surprised Justin and I that he did it all by himself. He's just getting so much more independent, it's so bittersweet! I'll post some more pictures of both my sweet babies soon!