Thursday, August 28, 2008

Technical Difficulties

Comments have disappeared for the moment. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Update 8/29/08 3:40 PM EDT: Got 'em back.

An Exercise In Avoiding Going To Bed

What better excuse is there for avoiding going to bed than admiring your new baby sister? Isaiah is absent form these photos because he actually goes to bed when we tell him it's bed time (most of the time).

Friday, August 22, 2008

Summer Garden Pics

The main bed of purple cone flowers in the front yard. They did really well this year. By August most years they are pretty ratty looking.

Some more purple cone flower near the front porch.

These zinnas bloomed despite my neglect of the garden as I got closer to my due date.

The goldenrod is starting to turn yellow heralding the beginning of the end of summer.

New Addition

Jewel Elisabeth a few minutes old in L&D.

A few hours old in Maternity.

First day home with big sister. Funnily enough Sophia had a similar look on her face to Jewel's when we brougth her home to Ethan and Isaiah.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Birthday Boy

Celebrating the big 06. There was no cake since Isaiah doesn't care for it. I made ice cream sandwiches instead. No candles either since A)I was tired and forgot to get some and B)I really didn't want to find out what my little MacGyver/Evel Knievel/A-Team hybrid would do when presented with an open flame.

Mom scores! Mr. Potato Head is a big hit with the birthday boy.

Cutting the wrapping paper was as much fun for Isaiah as actually playing with his presents.

Whack-A-Mole! Those critters never had a chance.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Isaiah's not big on have his picture taken but I managed to get this shot of him while he was disassembling his PB&J sandwich.

Look carefully and you can see where his first baby teeth have vacated the premises and some new teeth are starting to grow in.

He Can Build It

After watching construction crews tear up many of the sidewalks in our neighbourhood for most of the summer Ethan has decided that he's a construction worker. Here he has his hard hat and shovel for digging. Sophia is checking out the action from the couch.

He also made himself a construction vehicle out of a rocking chair and he drew a construction road sign on the chalkboard. I'll try to get pictures of those later.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Listening to Baby

When Ethan and Sophia start fighting they can briefly be distracted with an offer of listening to the baby. They usually conclude that the baby is either sleeping or laughing.