Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Our friends are celebrating the arrival of their new son home from the NICU. We wanted to spend some time with them tonight. We had a really nice time and I think this visit totally made Addie's whole day. This is the first time she got to feed a "real" baby and she was so ecstatic! She was so good to Andrew! Oddly enough, Addie wasn't the least bit jealous when I was holding the baby, but she didn't like it at all when Julien took him! Julien loved holding the baby and talked about him the rest of the night!
We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Incahoots for dinner. Since it was their last night, we thought there would be no better place to have dinner. We had a good time and met some very nice people! I hate to see the restaurant go.
Thank you Terrie and Brandon for allowing us to spend this time with you! You are blessed with two beautiful boys!
I can't wait to see the pictures...Addie looked beautiful!
Thank you Kim...for everything!
I was watching her little face as she lay so still and I was so thankful for the miracle that was in my arms.
Today is Monkey's 2nd Birthday. This is a day of joy and celebration and of remembering.
Happy Birthday Monkey!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
***Don't forget to pause the music on the lower, right hand side of the blog***
So, granted not everyone will understand what Monkey is saying, but I understand her. She doesn't speak clearly, not even as clearly as children younger than her, but she speaks and the sound is so beautiful!
Enjoy watching this miracle, this absolute blessing! I am so thankful for this gift!
"I love you" and "Thank you"
Sunday, December 28, 2008
My gifts were so nice and I am so thankful for Julien and Chris, they are perfect in every way and I couldn't ask for a better son or husband.
the gift that touched my heart this year is the gift of my daughters voice. To hear the little, precious voice of a baby who should never have talked is a blessing from God, to hear these two new "words" is a miracle from God.
"I love you"
You should hear Addie when she speaks these words. The sound of these words touch my heart and into the inner depths of my soul.
She says these words - without a doubt - and at appropriate times only. That tells me that her level of comprehension continues to grow.
Thank God for this gift and for the blessings HE continues to grant us!
If you notice in these pictures, Monkey is the only one that ended up in her jammies. The rest of us were so miserably tired by the time we made it to bed, that we threw on whatever was available...matching or not.
So, for all of you picture perfect people out there - congratulations. Maybe next year, I can get it right!
My family came over for Christmas Eve dinner. We always have such a great time. The kids enjoy themselves tremendously, which enables the adults to enjoy themselves too!
You will notice in the first picture that Thomas was trying to sneak his way in. The cats stayed close by all night. Very odd, considering they usually don't like all the commotion. I guess they were excited about Santa too!