Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Little Girl is Getting So Big Too!

Chloe amazes us on a daily basis. As time goes by and she gets more and more comfortable with us we start to see all sides of her. One minute she is doing something silly or mischievous. She teases Jacob something awful. In the car she touches, pinches, and scratches him all the while working him into a complete frenzy. It is really tough to listen to sometimes. Last weekend during an especially irritating car experience, I looked back and saw her. She was saying in this cute little voice quietly, "Pinch....Pinch...Pinch" while putting her pointer finger and thumb together. All the while she was accomplishing her goal-making Jacob scream at the mere thought of what she may do. What a little sneak! Other days she is so sweet and thoughtful. She gives kisses and shows genuine concern for others. If she has a cookie-she needs one for Jacob. She wants to hold every baby's hand-whether they want it or not. Whether she is a stinker or sweetheart, we love her so much. I cannot imagine her not being part of our family.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Little Boy is Growing Up!

Jacob started preschool this month. He seems so much older and taller to me suddenly. Thankfully he is really enjoying his school. We had such a bad experience last year. I won't go into it and if I did I probably couldn't stop.... This year things seem so much better-more like preschools should be. He does some kind of project every day. He has started learning letters-A, L, and B plus a few colors. His favorite activity is, of course, playing outside. When he gets home I just want to hug and cuddle him. In true big boy fashion, he wants none of it and just wants to play. I can't believe he is growing up!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More Slide Photos

Woo Hoo!

Here I go!!

I need a little help Daddy!

Here are a few more photos from our Labor Day Bonsai Slide adventure.

Fun In the Sun

Whoo! It's hot out here!

I'm gonna get you!!!!

Man, this water is refreshing!

Sure Jacob, I'll share!

Okay, I think it's my turn again.

Well, it has been awhile since I have updated our blog. Here is some of the fun we had over Labor Day weekend. We set up the Bonsai slide one last time and had quite the kid fest at our house. Jacob and Chloe started with Daddy. After awhile we had Kyle, Josh, Kayla, Lindsay, Eric, Eric (2), Kelly, Gwen and her brother too. It was hilarious that the neighbor kids stayed an played for hours after ours went down for naps. We didn't mind at all though. It was great that they were having so much fun. That's why we invested in the slide two years ago. It was a fitting end to summer.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chloe and the Cicadas

Look Mommy! This one is for you!!

I love cicadas.

See Daddy-if you hold them like this the little pincher feet don't prink you.

I don't know why Mommy doesn't like these Daddy.

How many are in the bag anyway?

Besides being a princess and sometimes a diva, Chloe is a bug lovin' little girl. Over at Grandma Ruth's and Grandpa Mark's house they have tons of cicadas. Chloe just loves looking at the shells. She calls them, "My bugs!" as she proudly holds them. They even found a dead cicada bug and she carried around that disgusting thing all afternoon. To be honest, the things creep me out but she LOVES them! She had to bring home a bag of the nasty critters too. Maybe it was to see the look of fright as she tries to get me to hold them. This is one of the many things that she shows no fear while she explores. She is such a funny little girl. Everyday is an adventure!

At the Local Museum with Grandpa Mark

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Princess Chloe

Every little princess needs a crown!

Our little Chloe is every bit a girly girl. She loves her jewelry that she calls "Bling Bling". Sometimes she refuses to eat breakfast before she has it on. She also loves shoes. Honestly, when she is upset she goes to her closet and picks out her favorite shoes. It just seems to make her feel better. One of the first things she does in the morning is she puts on her shoes. It is hilarious! Dresses too make her happy. I was joking with Matt by telling Chloe to say to him, "But Daddy I NEED this!" and "Charge It!" He knows full well that this little girl is going to break the bank. She is certainly a little princess.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How Cute am I?

Chloe just seems to get cuter each day. Her personality is showing through more and more. Either she has quite a spunky attitude or she is starting the terrible twos. A few weeks ago we think she rolled her eyes at Daddy when he told her not to do something. Of course it was followed by a grin and a laugh but I really think she was trying to throw us off! The "No!" she now says to us is filled with much assertiveness and authority. The NNNNN sound goes for quite some time. Chloe is quite the climber and won't let much slow her down. Over the weekend Matt was washing her high chair tray in the sink. In the mean time she had pushed the chair to the pantry, climbed the front, and was proudly picking out snacks from the higher shelves that were not available to her before. I wasn't sure if I should laugh or reprimand her. It was quite a smart thing for her to do! I also found her climbing the banister-from the outside. She was putting her little feet between the spindles and pulling herself hand over hand up the side. She got as far as it would go-about three and a half feet off the floor. I about had a heart attack!

Even though she is quite a handful we are completely in love with her. She is like a little ray of sunshine and fits in perfectly with our brood. Everyday she amazes us with her humor, intellectual and physical feats. How did we ever get so lucky?