Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Summer

I can't believe summer is over! Here is a quick recap of some of the stuff we have done this summer. (ie I finally loaded pictures, or rather Mike did).

Claire has learned to love stickers!
We flew to Southern California to meet up with my family.
Here is Noble in the Airport, excited for his first flight.
Claire could barely contain herself in the Airport waiting to get on the Airplane.
Noble loved playing in the Sand and Peek-a-boo with the towels.
Claire loved the water and the surf boards
Noble has officially learned to open the fridge, oven and dishwasher. He is loving life!
Noble loves table food. He now refuses baby food most of the time.
Claire is potty trained! Wahoo! Only one kid in diapers. One day I heard Claire start screaming. This is what I walked in on.
Claire had a birthday!
With Puppy Cupcakes.
And Fingerpainting
And Balloons
We've had a good summer with two generally happy kids!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Today I am grateful for this sweet girl. She teaches me each day. Often I realize she was sent to me so that I can learn from her, not the other way around.

This past week Claire got sick. She woke us up in the middle of the night yelling "All wet, all wet". Mike went in to find her covered in vomit. He cleaned her up, brought her to me in our bed, where she threw up again. She spent the next several hours going back and forth to the toilet. Mike then gave her a blessing. Later this week Grandma Jane and Papa Jimbo asked her about being sick. She told them "Mine Burp Potty" (I threw up in the potty). "Daddy hands head, mine feel better". I was reminded of how simple faith is. I am so grateful for her example to me.