Wednesday, June 26, 2013

 Hello, from the not-so-talkative blog.  :-) We're doing ok here.  Poor Mr. Hil is getting over a NASTY sickness.  Came on Saturday and finally today he is showing some major improvement.  Clara may have caught a lighter version... or have a stronger immune system?  :-)  Anyway, we're very blessed to have people on the mend. 

Here are a few pictures from the last week or so.

Sleeping Beauty:

Sleeping Handsome:  :-)

This happy picture was snapped by big brother earlier today.  Those eyes are looking very brown... at least in this shot.  In real life they still seem pretty hazel.  We'll see.

Total cuteness (at least in this Momma's book :-))  The boy is becoming increasingly mobile.  He's pulling up all over the place and starting to move around a bit while he's up.  He's also getting into more stuff... as you can see.  And the Marine Corps crawl is now the regular all fours crawl.

In other news, our "homestead" might have to do a major downsize.  We got a visit from Code Compliance today... and it turns out goats aren't legal... and only 6 or 7 chickens.  Stephen had checked city ordinances online before we got the two goats, and according to those we are in compliance. However, it sounds like there is additional code which makes it illegal.  The lady that came by was nice and is going to come back with some printed out info.  We'll see how it goes.  We may have to say good bye to Alice and Jenny shortly..

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Second Mother

The other day, Hil wasn't digging dinner.  :-)  So, Clara offered to finish hers and then help him with his... and that is what she did.  What a helper!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Randy and Raechel

 My brother Randy and his lovely wife, Raechel, stopped in to see us this week on their cross-county move!  And what a treat that was for us!!!  They were here for about a day and a half and we got in chat time, the zoo, a visit to our local coffee shop, plus Clara and Hil got books read to them and games played with them!  :-)  Even duck, duck, goose!
Here are a few moments in snapshot!
Ummmmm wait.... are those my kids... or do they actually belong to Aunt Raechel?  :-) 

Thanks so much for stopping guys!!!  We really appreciated it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A video would have been better...

A video would have been better, but a word description will have to do.  This morning, shortly after Hilkiah woke up, his little brother decided to pull big brother's pacie right out of his mouth and attempt to "sample" it.  Big bro snatched it right back and returned it to where it belonged... his own mouth.  A couple moments later out came little brother's hand again, and again the pacie was stolen from big bro... again snatched back.  In good humor this casually continued for about 5 to 10 times and it was punctuated by Ittai's cute squeal - yell.  Fun moments!  Gifts from the Lord!

And another fun moment from recently... Hil wearing all stripes!