Friday, December 31, 2010
Our children seem to be growing before our eyes even quicker than I knew would happen. One of my favorite moments of 2010 from Chloe was when she and I were playing on her bed. We were snuggling, giggling, and being silly girls. Chloe then looked at me and gave me a big hug and kiss, telling me this: "Mommy, thank you for picking me from all of the babies God had to pick from." I think before leaving the room to cry I was able to mumble, "Honey, God knew you and Mommy were meant to be together." I love this little girl. She is so big, mature, and sassy. And I wouldn't change a thing about her.
Isaac has amazed us before our eyes just as much. He has grown and matured so much this year. He is such a big boy and is pesky little brother 100%. He brought our first ER run last January and I have a feeling we're not done with that by any means. He is quick to tell us how much he loves us, asks to snuggle, and makes us laugh everyday. One of my favorites is when he noticed that his big-boy 'underwears' have a pocket in the front:) He was quite impressed with himself for that discovery! I'm excited to see Isaac with a new baby sibling. While he used to be the jealous kid when other babies are around he is now very gentle and good with babies. He snuggles, kisses, and is content just holding them. I know he will be a proud and protective big brother and that his little brother or sister is going to be lucky to have him around.
I couldn't be luckier than to have Royce as my parenting partner. He is an amazing husband and father. As I type this he is in the back yard with the kids playing in the snow, pulling them in the sled on our flat, flat lawn. *Okay, I just checked on them again and he has propped a ladder up on a table and they are sledding down the ladder into the snow. I guess we might start working towards the new insurance deductible quicker than I hoped.* He takes care of me and lets me rest while I'm sick in the mornings with the pregnancy and I can't thank him enough for that.
I can't wait to see what 2011 brings for our blessed family. We thank God everyday for our health, careers, and opportunities. I recently discovered that I can have my blog turned into a keepsake book with all of the entries printed and hardbound. I will end with this post for 2010 and have one book made. I'm excited to see all of our events in a keepsake book and I hope I'm doing my job as a mother of making sure the memories are not forgotten. I am one very, very proud and blessed mother.
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Baby Purinton is due June 30th, 2011 and we're very excited. I had another appointment today and the heartbeat (yes, just one!) sounded great. One of the best sounds you'll hear is that wishy-washy thump-thump.
Will post more about the baby as we progress. Right now we're almost 14 weeks and my morning sickness is starting to fade. Although just when I say that I get constant reminders that it's not over yet:)
It's also a tradition that we open gifts one gift at a time from youngest to oldest. Isaac learned very quickly that his turn was after Gram (when the cycle starts over) therefore Isaac was usually VERY interested in Gram opening her gifts efficiently:)
Royce gave Dustin golf-ball finder glasses, assuming he needs them I guess.
Best tradition: Funny picture with everyone wearing or holding something they received that evening. Dustin: glasses & 50 piece nuggets, Robynn: scarf & rolling pin, Isaac: Lightening McQueen race car in his lap, Megan: scarf (covered by Isaac), Royce: slippers, Chloe: barbie doll, mom: clutch purse, Ron: Merrill shoes.
And the serious picture--even though the last one was more fun! And if you look close enough Chloe's barbie doll is definitely flashing the camera.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday night was our 5th Annual White Elephant Christmas Party. We started this party when Royce worked at KPMG and it's all of his start-group friends. Only one is still at KPMG but we all still love our annual (or more often if there's another reason to celebrate) gatherings. This party went until after 1:00am which is pretty normal for the group.
We came home today and we're all exhausted. Hope to get a good night's sleep tonight. I'm sure Monday morning will come too soon!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The falling of the soldiers takes about a whole minute to happen it is in such slow motion.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Nothing new really going on. We are gearing up for a fun "Girl's Weekend!". Gram Elaine, Robynn, Chloe, and I are going to Wichita to see the Radio City Rockettes. I have seen them before but none of the other girls have. It will be fun to do some shopping and also see Chloe's face when the dancers and Santa come on stage. Hopefully I'll have some pictures of the event I can post next week.
Here is a funny Isaac conversation tonight:
Isaac: Mommy, I have a band! (as he was playing a guitar)
Me: Cool! What kind of music do you play? Rock & Roll, R&B?
Isaac: Nope. ABCDEFG.
Pretty cute little guy!
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Elijah as Buzz Lightyear, Isaac as Woody, Greg as a T-Rex, Chloe as Jessie, and Jaylen as a bumble bee.
Monday, October 18, 2010
These videos are of Isaac on the phone with my dad, or "Granddad" as the kids call him. It was so funny because Isaac was pacing back and forth, and putting his hands on his hips, and even scratching below the diaper in the back. Hilarious! Unfortunately where he was standing his 'scratching' hand was in the shadow but hopefully you can see a little bit.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Each day is a new milestone for him. We've had plenty of potty accidents in the house but overall he's getting more comfortable each day. The first two days we kind of let him hide as he pleased as we knew it was so overwhelming to be in a new place. But now he's coming out of his shell a bit and is playful, friendly, puts his ears back and wags his tail. He'll lay down in the living room when we're watching TV, although the TV was one thing he had to get used to. He had never heard noise coming from a funny machine like that and was very confused. It was cute. But now he is acting more like a family dog and joining us more often. He and Lexi go round and round outside so overall he is the dog and companion we really wanted and needed for Lexi.