Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hugs all around

Talon walked up to Kaitlyn and said, "I love you, Sissy!", and gave her a big hug.  To which she replied, "I love you, too!".  I had my camera, so I decided I should capture the moment.

Nolan, being the little participator that he is, decided he needed a hug too!

Gotta love these little stink bugs!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cookin' with Mama

Sissy loves to help in the kitchen.  I'm just now letting her help stir things on the stove, because she can reach without leaning over and getting off balance.  She just knows she's a big girl!  Can't wait until I can just send her in to make dinner (and clean up the kitchen!!!) :p

Oregon rain

Rain.  We sure have had our fill lately!  It was dry for so long, and suddenly it started down pouring!  This is what our pasture looked like after just a couple of days.  You can actually see the current!

And in the middle of all that rain, we discovered that we had a leak.  This is in Nolan's room.  The paint had a huge water bubble coming down from the ceiling.  I cut a whole and drained it so it wouldn't continue down the wall, and called our landlord, who quickly sent someone out to assess the situation.
Turns out, our roof has multiple large holes and needs to be replaced.  The whole ceiling around the leak is soft, so there will need to be some repairs done on the inside as soon as we get the roof taken care of.  This is not the time of year to be replacing a roof, but then you don't usually find a leak like this until the rainy season hits hard, right?  Good times!!

In the middle of the multiple rain storms we were having, I must say.... there were a lot of beautiful rainbows.  Seems the weather couldn't decide what it wanted to do, so we would have these random sun breaks in the middle of downpours.  The sky would look black on one side of the house, and completely sunny on the other.... for about 5 minutes.  Right after I took this picture, we had another enormous rain shower.  Yep... this is Oregon!

Monday, January 23, 2012

15 months old

Nolan turned 15 months old this month.  Where does the time go?  What a fun and active little guy he is.  He's doing more and more all the time, and doesn't like to sit still for a minute!
He loves playing with his big brother and sister, and being involved in absolutely everything they are doing.

He LOVES to eat, and is very independent about it.... he wants to feed himself! He will eat almost anything you put in front of him.  He's got quite a mouth full of teeth now!

He also really likes to share his food... especially when he's done with it.  The dogs love this about him.  They wait until he's been sitting in his chair for a while, then head in to see what they can clean up.  He rarely disappoints them... he joyfully throws them his left-overs!

He had his first very own ice cream cone a few days ago.  He's never been a huge fan of ice cream- I think because it's so cold, but this time he rather enjoyed it!

When he's done eating, he holds out his hands to get them cleaned up. He loves getting his hands washed. It's so stinkin' cute!

And he still loves bath time! All you have to say is, "Nolan, do you want to take a bath?", and he comes running.  He'll even try to crawl in by himself with his clothes on.

He loves to drink the bath water, and knows he's not supposed to.  This particular day, I reminded him, and he looked at me with bubbles all over his face and an expression that said, "Who me? I wasn't drinking the water!".

Loves his sippy cup....

...and is not afraid to jump in with the older kids and claim the toys he wants to play with.  They don't leave him out without him putting up a fuss!

He loves his snuggle time- especially after waking up in the morning and after nap time, and he loves showering everyone with wet, slobbery kisses!
Happy 15 months, little buddy!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Talon Moment

Kaitlyn is really fascinated with the baby. Every night before bed, when I ask the kids what they want to pray for, Kaitlyn says, "Pray for the baby to be healthy!". It's so cute!
A couple of mornings ago, the kids and I sat down to eat breakfast...

Kaitlyn: "Mommy, where's the baby?"
Me: "The baby's in Mommy's tummy."
Talon (eyes wide as saucers, and in utter disbelief): "YOU ATE IT???"

It's been a while since I laughed as hard as I did that morning!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just a Bit of Randomness

These are just some random pictures I've taken of the kids recently.  Some of them I was meaning to post around Christmas time, and just realized that I didn't. So here they are!
Kaitlyn in her Christmas dress.
I tried to get Nolan to sit with the older two for a picture, but he wouldn't go for it.  So here's one of him by himself... right before he tried to climb off the bench.
This is the typical Talon we see these days... baseball hat and gloves.  Because Mario wears a hat and gloves, Talon has to do the same.
Trying to decide if she wants to smile for the camera or not.  She opted for 'not' and ran off as soon as I took this picture.
This picture is a little blurry, but I had to post it because I think it's so cute.  Kaitlyn hugging her best friend, Alyssa.
This would be the little stinker bug immediately after his nap.  This is the time he tends to be the most subdued during the day.  Give him a few minutes, and he'll be off with his hair on fire!
One of his MANY faces.
And he's off!  Moving furniture and getting into whatever he can find.
He loves this little stool.  He either pushes it or carries it all over the house.  Such a busy little man!
Hangin' out and lookin' cool!
A few more pictures I took of the kids in front of the Christmas tree.
And the littlest of the bunch.... due July 9th!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing all....