Sunday, November 30, 2008

What's in a nickname?

We've taken to running possible baby names by Jack - he never fails to disappoint us with his response. Here is tonight's conversation:

Mommy: Jack, do you like the name Reagan for baby sister?
Jack: Yes
Mommy: Which do you like better, Claire or Reagan?
Jack: Reagan
Mommy: If her name was Reagan, what would we call her for short? Your name is Jackson and we call you Jack, Wesley's name is Wesley and we call him Wes. What would we call Reagan for short?
Jack: Snake

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Little Corn

Here is a little extra corn to go with your Thanksgiving feast:

This year I am thankful for:
  • The way God has worked in my life and drawn me closer to Him
  • The wonderful, faithful, supportive, patient, caring husband I have been blessed with
  • The amazing father my children have been blessed with
  • My children and all the things they've taught me about love and God's relationship with His children (and a little bit about construction machines too)
  • My family and the amazing support they've been - everyday life would be much harder without them
  • My friends and the things I've learned about the world and myself through them

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for this year?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Keeping Up With the Boys

Last week Wesley was sick and couldn't go into the nursery at church so he stayed with us during ABF and the service. He made it up to the sermon and then crashed. He was sleeping with his head on my belly and apparently his little sister didn't like him "cramping her style" because she started kicking/punching (who knows what part it was - maybe she was even head butting) him. You could see his head bobbing up and down with each little kick. She's already holding her own.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And The Winner Is...

I love this stage of Jack's life, but it clearly makes it evident that selflessness is something that needs to be taught. Last night I had a glimmer of hope that Jack will eventually grasp this concept.

This was our after-singing-before-I-leave-the-room conversation:
Mommy: I had fun with you today, Jack. Did you have fun?

Jack: Yes

Mommy: Do you like when Mommy stays home with you?

Jack: MmHmm

Mommy: When baby sister comes Mommy will be able to stay home with you every day for awhile. Will you like that?

Jack: Yeah. When baby sister comes she'll crawl right into my room.

Mommy: Baby sister will be too little to crawl into your room right away. But in a year, she'll be just like Wesley is now and she'll probably crawl into your room.

Jack: Then we can all have a race and baby sister will win!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Wesley!

It's hard to believe that one year has passed since our sweet Wesley arrived. A year and a day ago I couldn't imagine how our lives would change with the addition of another baby and now I can't imagine life without our very full, very crazy days juggling children, work and home life.