Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012


Aaaaahhhhhh... what a lovely morning I had! Grandma M. watched all three kidos for me and I went to a local "mom and pop" coffee house, got a large Salted Carmel Latte and enjoyed two hours of reading and writing. The cheery shop was bustling and buzzing and for a while snowflakes where falling outside, but the sun also came out. I soooooo enjoyed myself! Thank you grandma and thank You, Lord for your many blessings!

Here are a couple shots from bath time several nights back.  Clara has helped out with little brother's bath twice now!  It seems like Ittai looks more grown up in pictures then in real life! 

And here is my "Mr. 100-watt-smile-man".

And no, my life is not all coffee shops and sweet bath times.  Just a bit ago one kido stumbled over backwards and sent milk splattering about.  And yesterday, we left an outing early, due to another kido that was misbehaving so much!  And that kind of stuff is just "icing on the cake" of mommy's own struggles and hang-ups!  But what a blessed lady I am to have a faithful, patient, forgiving God, three precious growing blessings from Him, a dear hubby, very helpful and caring parents-in-love, and a lovely morning outing!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

One day, awhile back, I suddenly realized my gentlemen were matching in their kahki and white.  Had to snap a couple shots.  Love Hil's pose in this top one!  The girl had to get in on the pictures too!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Smokey: the Dog Cat

Rather needy, but you couldn't hardly find a nicer cat - that's Smokey for ya.  In fact, Smokey is more like a dog then a cat... she is rather amazing.  She puts up with all sorts of inconsiderate handling from little people and has only lashed out a few times.  If you could see what she endures, you'd be impressed.

When we go on walks, she trails along behind, very much like a dog.  Funny, cute and impressive.

She LOVES to be with us when we are outside and wants to be loved and petted and have plenty of attention.  She tries desperately to get in the house.

Smokey also drives poor Stephen crazy because she MUST hang out with him when he's outside working and will even try to swat at and play with nails and screws AS he is trying to drill or hammer!!!  And get this, one day he was out working while it was drizzling outside... and that CAT put up with getting WET to be with him!


And to top things off, Stephen had Ittai with him outside this weekend, and the cat proved to be a sweet little babysitter.

And the final proof that Smokey is very much like a dog: she hasn't yet caught a mouse!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ok, so it's not usually quite this bad, and they were only ALL in there until after we got up... but still....  :-)  And look!  Ittai is even smiling about it!!!

Let's put our heads together!


My lovely sister left last Friday, after a very nice visit.  Here are some memories from our time:

Lots of help around the house... rearranging stuff, painting the bathroom, staining the kids bunk bed.

Serious sister chats

Sharing smiles over something the kids had done.

Two trips to the zoo

Taking in an impressive craft fair along with a couple friends and Mom M.

Someone to give baby to at 3 in the morning

Trip across the state to a cousin's wedding


LOADS of help with the kidos and clean-up around the house

A little tea party with Clara and Mom M.


Thank you for coming, Anna!  Come again SOON!!!! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Precious Little Man

Precious Feet!

The two pictures above reminded my sister, Anna, of the verse in 1 Corininthians 9:26, which says "Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;..."

And as you can likely tell, the tiny guy is becoming less tiny!  :-)

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Gentlemen

Here are a few pictures to share of my fine gentlemen!  I love these shots of the boys!

Hil is now 2 1/2 and can sure be a handful!  He can be sooooo naughty and then later on be ever sooooooooooooooo cute and adorable!  We love that boy.  He enjoys playing with sister, rough housing with anyone that is willing, kicking balls, GOING anywhere in any vehicle, the zoo, french fries and much more!

Ittai is growing well!  Still a pretty content baby, though he does have more awake and fussy time then he used to.  He's a sweet little fellow, and when he does fuss he can usually be helped pretty easily.   Still not sleeping through the night... but hopefully we'll get there!