Monday, August 31, 2009

This is How She Rolls

Blogging mom lesson #1: You must be prepared at all times. Life does not wait for a trip home to find the camera.

(Just for the peace of mind of some of my readers... err... my mom and sister... I did flip a lid, tell her to sit, and have Ben pull over before I allowed her back out of the seat to reenact the situation and reinforce the amusement she found in breaking out of her car-seat. Guess I showed her.)

Six Month Pics

As Will turned 6 months on Wednesday, we thought we should get some good six-month pics before he's turning one. Our hopes with our fabulous new camera are to mostly do our own "professional" pics of the kids. This was our best attempt, and I think it wasn't too shabby!

Will is pretty much a typical six-month-old. He is extremely curious about everything around him. He is right around 19 pounds, and he's 27 inches long - 75th percentile for both. He has two teeth. He loves to sit up and pivots all around when on his belly. Not really scooting yet, although he's made slight movements forward here and there. Six months come and gone! I will cuddle him while I still can...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Slightly More Successful

Love the cheese that Sophie's sporting.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What Does It Take To Get A Good Picture of a Two-Year-Old and a Six-Month-Old?

I don't know, because I never quite got a good one. All I know is, it requires more than one person. Sheesh.

Hey, what are we doing in the same chair?

Mom said to hold still, Will!

No, YOU hold still, Sophie!

Hey Mommy, what's your foot doing down there?

Okay, are you happy now, Mommy?

Obviously Will is enjoying himself, but I am SO done.

Turn that thing off or I'll push him, Mommy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sugar Shots

On Friday Sophie helped me make cookies. When we only had a teeny bit of dough left, I answered the phone and turned my back on Sophie for just a moment. This is what I saw when I turned back around.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sweet Freedom

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Think All the Letters are There Somewhere...

I guess I've asked her to perform this a little too much lately. She's taken to singing it when I say no to something she wants. How quickly they learn.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Don't Doubt the Genius the Next Time I Want to Buy a Blue Couch

With eyes like these, it's the perfect backdrop. My poor children are someday going to spend a great deal of money telling a shrink why they have an irrational fear of cameras. I'm out of control.

Friday, August 7, 2009

It Was Bound to Happen

Yes, that's spit up. I'm just glad it happened on a day I was sick and wearing my glasses.

While I was enjoying my son's bodily fluids much more closely than I would prefer, my husband was off whale watching and eating fresh seafood while visiting his good buddy Shawn in Alaska. Check out the Phelps blog for pictures.

Pick Me, Pick Me!

What better time to enter myself in a blog makeover contest than while I'm "under constrution" yet uninspired with my blog header?

Jennisa at Once Upon a Blog is having a huge 2-year anniversary party. I love her work, so naturally, I want to win!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Miracle Ear

Well, how about a little "what what" for God! Tonight in this house we're raisin' the roof in praise for our Lord, who truly "satisfied our desires with good things!!"

A few weeks ago I began to feel that Will was responding better to sound when he didn't have his hearing aids on; particulary when I would sing to him he would just light up. I mentioned it to his audiologist and she said that it was time to do another hearing test anyway. Today was the day, and let me just say that God blew the socks off of Will's audiologist!

Will's hearing has significantly improved!! This definitely was not expected by any of the professionals that work with him. In fact, it has improved so much that we will only have to wear one hearing aid now! His left ear has improved to just a borderline mild hearing loss (thus no hearing aid needed). His right ear is also improved but still not quite good enough to hear the high frequency speech sounds consistently.

Below you can see the results. The green line is where his hearing loss was back in April. The red and blue lines are where his loss fell today. The red line is his right ear (the ear we will aid), and the blue line is his left.

With great shame, I must admit that Ben and I had fallen for Satan's scheme hook-line-and-sinker. We were not trusting God to heal Will; we thought our job as "good Christians" was just to trust that God had a plan for our family with Will's hearing loss. Obviously so. While we were "trusting away," Ben's dad and many other people continued to pray for healing. PRAISE OUR GLORIOUS LORD!!

I am so blown away by God's love for me and my sweet one. Just as I want to give my children good things, so it is with our Father. He knew the desires of our hearts even when we did not speak them to him. Oh, the goodness of God's grace overwhelms me. Please praise Him with me tonight, and if you were one of the secret prayer warriors - THANK YOU!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Beh-Paw & Meh-Maw Die-Dun

That's Grandpa & Grandma Tyson, for those of you who aren't fluent in "Sophese." Aunt Jen (Ben's sister) and cousin Elyssa also came to play this week. Tonight we said goodbye. Sophie is going to be quite sad when she wakes up to find her Elyssa is gone.