Ice froze the door handles of Nick's truck thid morn before work. He ended up accidentally breaking a window trying to get in. Spent an hour in the 30 degree weather and then had to call off work. Garage parking from now on! We are so new at this whole freezing weather thing! Anyhow, we used the day to go to Costco and get some things for thanksgiving, and boy was Costco packed! It was insane! They must have had like 1,000 pumokin pies there too!
We are doing Thanksgiving at out house this year! That's a first. I am supposed to make an edible turkey, so we will see how that goes. At this point it is still frozen solid attempting to be defrosted while in the fridge. Oh, boy.
The twins are started to remember and "read" certain books with me. Well, really just the one. Go Away Dog. Every night they tell me "read the dog". I LOVE hearing them learn and remember stories. It is adorable, and I really can't believe just one year ago they really only said, mamma, dadda, and baby. MY how they are grown from babies to toddlers, and now on the brink of full out little boys. Be still for a while clock.
Caleb is pretty much amazing! He is definitely advanced both physically and verbally! He can now say hot, ball, mama, dada, no, and uh oh! He actually said four words in a row once..."no no don't touch" after we told him that a bunch of times regarding the wood burning stove. Amazingly, he just knows it's hot and pretty much doesn't touch it. There have been no burns.
Noah is still our little softy, and pretty sensitive. He LOVES playing with Chey Chey, and he is just growing so fast. He is very perceptive, and really understands peoples feelings. He is also a very big rule follower. He will remind you to put on your seat belt, and not go to fast so you don't get a ticket. If he thinks a rule is being broken, he reminds me to keep it! Funny boy. He still lvoe being told stories. He will listen to a book being read, but prefers for me to tell him a story.
We went to church today for the second time at our new "Hillside" in Wrightwood! Noah did really good going into his class, especially since Jackson is in his class! Micah and Levi screamed for WAY less time than they did last week, and Caleb made it throught the whole service with out them having to page me! I guess he cried on and off though. I REALLY hated to leave him. He was clinging to me whiel I sat in there for a while trying to get him used to it, but I finally just went out quickly. I LOVE that he wants to be by my side, but I would like it if he could just spend that one hour in there so I can hear the message and not be sad that he is sad. Hopefully it gets better!
Poor Micah and Levi too! They are just not used to getting left with strangers! I don't blame them for screaming, but they will obviously do better if we go every week! Hopefully they don't get sick as much as they did from church last year!
Noah, Micah and Levi all got really sick from church just last week! It started on Wednesday with Micah and Levi having 104 fevers and both throwing up, but only once each. Then it was gone as quickly as it came on, within one day. Then Noah came down on Thursday and was over it by Friday! Thank goodness it was short lived, and PRAISE Jesus Caleb didn't get it! I think my breastmilk played a part in protecting him from getting sick! God designed human milk so wonderfully amazing! I am so thankful!
Anyhow, we made breakfast burritos at Jeremiah and Nicole's after church and Noah stayed when we took the other boys home for naps, and watched Cars2 with his cousins! What a big boy he is getting to be!
The three littlest ones napped for 2 hours....all at the same time! Glorious! I took a nap myself, and actually woke on my own without being woken by someone else! That almost NEVER happens to my sleep! What a great feeling!
Overall, a very relaxing and restful day! Thank you Jesus!
Today we celebrated six years of marriage! Seems like yesterday, and yet an entire lifetime ago! Brianna and Ricky watched the kiddos while they slept so that Nick and I could go to dinner! We went to the Blue Ridge Inn in Wrightwood. It's a dimly lit romantic little place, and I had a yummy steak! Nick ordered fish and chips, and he said he like it. We just enjoyed each others company, and savored a little night out! It was way overdue!
I'm so thankful that Nick chose me, and I am so thankful that God has blessed out marriage, and continues to bless it! So very thankful for the children our home is blessed with, and excited to see the new faces He may bless our family with!
The best husband and father a girl could ask for...He loves God, me, and our boys with all his heart.
Noah is our little blonde hair, blue-eyed wonder! He is a curious, talkative, and sensitive little boy. He loves ambulances and firetrucks, doing crafts, and he calls Minnie Mouse his wife. He loves helping me do things, like making cookies and scrubbing dishes. Noah is an awesome big brother, and brings me joy everyday as I watch him interact with his three little brothers.
Our firstborn twin, Micah can often be found with his thumb in his mouth, dragging around his blue silky blanket. He squints his eyes when I ask him to smile, and poses for the camera. He loves avocado, and he calls his baby brother "beebee". He melts my heart when he calls me "mummy"!
Levi was a feisty baby, and he is an even more feisty toddler! He loves to snatch toys from his brothers and run, just to hear them squeal! He learned how to climb out of his crib at 20 months. He brings shovels full of dirt into the house. He may make big messes, but the world stops when he tells me "hold you".
Our fourth son is such a blessing to us! He is a very smiley boy, who is getting more vocal with his cooing by the day! He has one dimple, and blue eyes just like his big brother Noah. We think they are clones! ;) We are so in love with our newest addition, and are enjoying every minute of watching him grow already!