Friday, October 31, 2008

The Face of a Charmer

I know I am a biased mom but how can you look into these beautiful brown eyes and not fall in love? :-) Chase loves wearing my visor that I use for tennis so I had to snap a few pictures of my little cutie!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Leaf Hunt, a Snowsuit & Being Silly...

I took Chase on a leaf hunt around our development the other day and he had a blast! We probably got five feet in fifteen minutes because he wanted to pick up every leaf in sight and put it in his bucket. We brought them home to show daddy and he dumped the all over our living room floor for more fun. :-)

This picture is Chase checking himself out in the mirror after we got his first snowsuit. It's a little big on him yet but he loves it and had so much fun waddling around the house in it. I love the look on his face. This was the first time he saw it on himself. Too cute!
And this is our family having fun with the camera one night. We were trying to get Chase to stick his tongue out but everytime the flash went off he'd close his mouth. This was the best we could do. We finished off with a nice picture for good measure. Can't believe we're closing in on the last few weeks of it just being the three of us!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Something to Think About...

I got this post from a friends blog so I am borrowing it to share with anyone who reads our blog. It's just one of many thought provoking tidbits I have found about this years election. Many of the instances this man references have also been confirmed by James Dobson from Focus on the Family. I just got a great newsletter from him which I will try to post if I can figure out how to copy it up here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

And the Word is "NO"

Not much going on with us this week. Howard and I are both fighting nasty sore throats so I/we haven't felt up to much of anything.

Chase has learned the meaning and pronunciation of "no" and so it is all we hear when we ask him any question. Right now it is still cute because he has such an adorable little voice. We'll see how long that lasts!

From watching the Phillies Chase also picked up how to spit! I couldn't figure out what he was doing one day and then when I realized he was trying to spit, Howard and I couldn't figure out where he would have learned it. While watching the Phils that night it finally hit me that he had been watching some of the games with us (we don't usually let him watch tv) and must have picked it up from the players. Greeeaattt!!! :-)

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Joys of Boys

This is one of my favorite things about little boys...

I can walk into any room in the house and I will find random lineups of cars on the windowsills, the dining room hutch, the couch, a chair, etc. Chase will just spend hours moving his cars around the house and lining them up. He is so careful and methodical about it. I never know where a line of cars will show up next. It's such a great reminder that a little boy lives here. At the end of the day there are always cars all over the house BUT I wouldn't trade his joy in doing this for anything! :-)

Sometimes he pulls out the big guns to move all his cars from one place to the next. He's a smart one!
There are moments when Chase decides the cat would much rather wear Chase's sunglasses around his stomach. (If Chase will give him attention Smokey is more than willing to put up with this. The glasses incident didn't even faze him.)

Then, there are moments like this, when Chase is completely engrossed in one of his books. He will "read" aloud to himself, touch all the pages he's supposed to and want nothing more than to cuddle and read some books with me for a while. He proudly tries to point to all the letters in his ABC book and recite them to us. We get A,I,E,B and a bunch of letters that are jibberish. He is so proud of himself for being able to point out the letters on his own.

It is a challenging time with him, to be sure, but it is also a wonderful time that is going by quicker than we can sometimes handle too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Baby #2 Update

Got back from the doctors with more good news about baby #2. The baby is now in the 37th percentile as far as size which means we are still doing great with controlling my blood sugar, etc. They still think I will only have to deliver one week early which is normal for anyone with a scheduled C so that is even more great news. I find out for sure in the next week or so what my actual scheduled date will be.

I do have to start going twice a week, every week until I deliver, beginning with next week. They are going to run bio-physical profiles of the baby which is a fancy way of saying that they are going to be running tests to make sure the baby is not under any stress as a result of my diabetes. So, all things considered we are doing great!

I'm getting my stomach kicked in by one super wound up baby. If this one moves as much once it comes out as it does in my stomach, Chase is going to look like a turtle! :-)