Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wrapping up the month

January is always a more calming month than December....a welcome time for dear old mom!!! This year has been no different. We have spent a lot of time indoors...dressing up, having friends over, trying new recipes, watching movies and reading. It has also been one of the coldest and snowiest months in years. We have enjoyed getting out of school and work and playing in the snow. Ashlyn and Caroline

Caitlyn and her new best friend, Marissa.

We have even been gracious and let the dogs in from out of the cold. Max is in heaven!!!

It was definitely time for haircuts, too. The tangles were driving all of us crazy!!!

We've had two snows this month. The first was only about 1 and 1/2 inches, but this last one was a doozy (for Nashville anyway!). We got close to 4-5 inches and it has lasted several days. School has already been closed for 2 days. You girls have gotten to experience true sledding this year!

Dressed up for the cold.............

Sledding with our neighbors, the Davis family. Mr. Davis is in his 80s and was all about the fun!! Love it!!!

Daddy and Caroline

Hot chocolate with RJ after a cold afternoon............Caitlyn, you were in one of your funks!

These sleds are actually mixing bins Daddy found at Home Depot. By the time we went searching for a sled, the stores were out. Mental note to add to our list for next winter!!!

Your first debut, Caleb.
51/2 months along and counting.............

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A huge surprise!!!

We found out today the two of you will be big sisters to a BROTHER!!!! We are all so surprised and excited. He looked beautiful and was a mover already!!! Daddy and I have had a boy name picked out for 8 years now...Caleb Daniel. I don't know if either of us realized how MUCH we were hoping it was a boy until they told us. God is so good and his timing and wisdom is perfect. Thank you, Thank you Lord for choosing US for this little boy of yours!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Funnies!

I want to do better abour writing things down you two keep us laughing so much and I KNOW I won't remember one day the funny things you say.

Caroline, you and I were talking about the baby the other day while cooking in the kitchen. I was telling you that the baby's ears are formed now and he or she can hear what we say. Your mouth dropped open and you said, "Can I say something to the baby?". "Sure!" I said and leaned towards you. You put your face right up to my tummy and said, "BABY...I want you to be a boy!"

Caitlyn, you came home from school on Tuesday and your sister was upstairs watching TV. When you got in, you asked where she was. I answered that she was upstairs and asked if you wanted me to go get her. You looked at me and said, "Oh, no, momma...I just want some peace and quiet!!"

Caroline, we were making quesadillas the other night and you were helping. You were spooning out some tubbed butter into the skillet. As you did you said with excitement, "Mommy! Now I know how they get the yellow in the egg...they just put butter in it!!!" I laughed so hard. I wasn't sure who "they" were, but you sure seemed sure about your findings!!