whats new

feels like i took a blogging vacation, not on purpose though, it just sort of happened. here’s a few random updates to fill you in on what we’ve been up to:


silas can now sit in his exersaucer. he’s a bit young and wobbly, but he enjoys it for a few minutes here and there. his feet actually reach all the way to the base – he’s a tall guy!


here’s the most important of “whats new”: our nephew, baby isaiah! he was born last thursday, so we decided to pack up late saturday night and drive down to orange county to see them for a very quick trip. he is a beautiful boy! and its so fun that silas will have a cousin only 2 1/2 months younger than him! congrats aunt turkey and uncle vito!


whenever we visit down south we stay with some wonderful friends. these are their kiddos (and grace). tyler is one of the few boys we’ve already approved for gracie to marry (don’t worry eli – you’re still in the running!).


lily’s hair had a growth spurt! actually, its a dress up wig from ‘high school musical’. so silly!

here’s the girl again making fishy faces for me at the park! she cracks me up! she has been talking a ton. all the new words crack me up because they’re just her versions of actual words. she kind of has her own language that we’re all learning along with her. my latest favorite word: “diba” which means “cream” for diaper rash.


and finally a costume shot! we went to farmer’s market last night and got the free pics done (no one smiled….. but no one cried, either!), then trick-or-treated at all the shops downtown. the girls would go into a store and say, “treat!”, it was pretty funny! lily’s braids only lasted about 45 minutes, and i think tinkerbell’s bun is a bit too big, now that i see it in a picture!

and of course there’s my little yawning pirate! what you can’t see is his little tattoo on his bicep (like he actually has biceps?!). he was a good sport to wear the costume….

but this is where he spent most of the night! right where i want him! i don’t know what i’m going to do when he doesn’t want to be in the moby anymore. he’s definitely starting to outgrow the face-in position, which is my favorite, and it always guarantees a nap!

it may be a bit again before my next post – we have a game night over here tomorrow for our bible study group, then i’ll be packing us all up for mexico!!! yay! we leave next tuesday night for a week with my family to go to zihuatenejo, near ixtapa. not only am i excited to go on vacation, to have my husband with for a week, but i’m most excited to see my sister! i haven’t seen her since i visited her in london with my mom, and i won’t get to see her again for who know’s how long!

Comments

  1. 1

    Silas is getting so big!! He looks like a baby and not a newborn :o( They grow up far too fast!

    Your game night sounds like fun! I love playing games!

    Of course your trip will be great, the warm beaches of Mexico, relaxing with the fam – how fun! I know you will treasure the time with your sister. It is hard when you don’t live near each other. When I went back to MN last summer I hadn’t seen my family in 13 months. It was far too long! Have fun!

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    Brenda Williams says:

    Thanks for the update and super cute pics!
    Enjoy your vacation and family time in Mexico!!!

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    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    They look so cute in their costumes! I just want to snuggle up silas in his little pirate costume. They are going to be so adorable on the plane flight! You have to take pictures of that.

    That picture of isaiah is so sweet! Can you email any cute ones you have that we might not have? You don’t have to now- I know things are crazy. Just whenever you get a chance.

    Thanks again for coming down. It meant so much to us! We loved having you here!

    By the way- I used the moby wrap today & it’s great!

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    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    They look so cute in their costumes! I just want to snuggle up silas in his little pirate costume. They are going to be so adorable on the plane flight! You have to take pictures of that.

    That picture of isaiah is so sweet! Can you email any cute ones you have that we might not have? You don’t have to now- I know things are crazy. Just whenever you get a chance.

    Thanks again for coming down. It meant so much to us! We loved having you here!

    By the way- I used the moby wrap today & it’s great!

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    Silas is so big! And those eyes!! Isaiah is darling…congrats Courtney..and isn’t the Moby awesome??!!

    Love the pics, have fun on vacation!

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    Kristen Borland says:

    cutie pies!

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    baby isaiah is one of the most beautiful babies i’ve seen! your kids look so cute in their costumes. have fun tonight–i don’t think we’re coming into town. since we’re leaving all 3 kids at home for the first time, we need to stay closer to home, just in case esther needs a booby snack.

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    Kristen Borland says:

    saw you from afar at costco today. you were headed inside and i was entertaining the kiddos while we waited for lunch. never saw you inside, but it was fun to see your little family! i still looooove silas’s hair!

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    Sarah Markley says:

    Your family is beautiful! Have fun in Mexico. The weather should be nice!

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