Thursday, February 26, 2009

Looks can be deceiving

Isn't she just beautiful? But, it wasn't too long ago, we caught her doing this...
Don't be deceived by the wrapping, because inside, she's naughty:) And we love her!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Games & perspective

Nolan is a belly sleeper...has been since he was about 2 months old. But, now, when we lay him down for a nap or at night, we spend about a 1/2 hour going back into his room and rolling him from his back to his belly. It's like a game. We'll lay him on his belly, leave the room, and about a minute later, we'll hear him talking to himself and smacking the side of the crib. So, we'll go back in, and the minute he sees us, he'll coo and smile. So, we'll roll him back to his belly and leave the room. This usually happens about 5-6 times before he gives up and goes to sleep.I am totally the type of person that would be extremely annoyed in this sort of situation. I mean it seriously takes a 1/2 hour to get him to sleep. But it's amazing how God teaches us patience and perspective. Just 2 months ago, we were DESPERATE for Nolan to roll over...and now, it has the potential to annoy me....amazing. When I get annoyed, (even though it's so cute), each and every time, there is a voice in the back of my head reminding me of the fear and worry we've had the last 4 months concerning Nolan. With each and every time that I enter his bedroom to smiles and seeing him rolled over, I am reminded of just how real the Bible is and that what it says is God breathed...and useful. In Philippians 4:6 it says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Thank you God for the sweet little victories you allow us to have to remind us that you are with us and that what you say is true.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ugh, transitions!

Around Christmastime, Brandon and I came to the realization that Adelynne needed to be moved from her crib to a "big girl" bed. She had begun climbing out of her crib and along with that came a new rising time in the morning that used to be 8 am, but then it became about 6:30 am. Yuck! We had delayed this transition for 2 reasons...#1 We knew there would be a pretty significant cost involved because we'd planned on doing bunk beds, #2 Moving Adelynne to a "big girl" bed means, well, that she's a big girl!...a realization that Brandon and I both had been in denial about. This weekend we got to talking about Nolan, and that turned into, "can you believe we've done this "baby thing" 3 times? (Brandon said this.) We then both became a little sad thinking about the fact that both girls were big enough for bunk beds (meaning Aubrey was old enough that we trusted her being on the top bunk & that Adie was old enough to be out of her crib.)
We decided to put Adelynne's head at the opposite end of Aubrey's, where the ladder is, so that the ladder could also block her if she was too close to the edge. It didn't seem to be a problem because when we checked on her later, she had rolled into the wall instead:) {Mom, are you getting a good look at how high the railing is around Aubrey's bunk;)?}
Getting them to bed was rather uneventful, the process took a little longer than usual, but they both did well. No one fell out of bed, and both woke rested.

Friday, February 13, 2009

God answers prayers!

Isn't he precious? We think so.
I would also like to point out that he's smiling at his momma! :)