Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Talk

Because I heard from several of you how precious Addie's babbling is....

Friday, February 27, 2009


I wanted to document all the words the kids are learning. I had been worried that they didn't know very many words, but when I sat down and made the list I was surprised. They may not say all that many, but they sure do sign a lot.

Child / Sign / Verbalize

First, words they speak and sign:

both / milk /bah-bah
both / juice /duce
both / all done /ah-duh(n)
both / cracker / Addie: Cak-aih
both / hello / Addie: ha-lo
both / ball / bah
both / dog / dah
both / cookie / Kah-kie
both / cheese / tsee
both / daddy / da-da
both / Jesus / Addie: dee-zus
both / dirty / duh-dee or dee-dee
both / bed time / Addie: deh-dye
both / (to get) dressed / Addie: dess
Addie / quiet / sssss

Second, words that are signed only:

Addie / book
both / brush teeth
both / water
both / airplane
Gabe / cat
both / eat
Addie / sorry
both / bath
both / please
Addie / potty
both / more
both / diaper
Addie / monkey
(attempts that come close):
both / bird
Gabe / helicopter
both / light
Addie / yogurt
Addie / peas

Third, words that are spoken only:

both / uh-oh!
both / ma-ma
both / buhp-baw (Grandpa)
Addie / yucky
Addie / uh-uhh (no)
Addie / oh gudniss (oh, goodness)

There are quite a few more signs that they are working on. Cup, read, bread, car, carrot, lion, bear, snake, sister, brother, apple, hot dog, share, thank you, steam, train, banana, Mary, God, baby, and baby doll. They understand what (most of) them mean but as of yet have made no attempt to sign or say them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just a quick look...

At life around our house. Adorable, babbling kids playing games and just generally being cute.

Playing catch up

This post is really just an excuse to post some much overdue pictures.

Freshly washed curls

Chillaxin' on the bean bags

I'm ready for my close up...

So coy

sporting daddy's basketball shoes

An older picture, but too precious not to share

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

One of those days

The kind of day where the hitting, spitting milk, freshly chewed food being thrown, feet on the table, throwing toys at the TV, failed potty attempts, running out of diapers and cries to be picked up threaten to push me past my breaking point.

God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow,
Teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know.
Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right
So I remain unruffled when others grow uptight.
Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart
So I might hear the answer You are trying to impart.
Teach me to let go, dear God, and pray undisturbed until
My heart is filled with inner peace and I learn to know your will.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cool Kids

Gabe loves to wear sunglasses. We recently got them their own pairs but mommy's are still the favorite.

I don't know when it started, but Addie has started mimicking the way people stand. This day she was wearing a new pair of overalls, her first experience with pockets. She strolled over to the chair, leaned on the arm, crossed her feet like mommy and shoved her hand in her pocket. She's just chillin'.