Friday, December 27, 2013

Nathan's Turn

What has our little Nathan been up to?

Well, he got sleepy. 

And he turned 1! This picture is blurry, but it's the only one we have of him with the whole cake.

He also got dirty. Isn't that what little boys do?

He ate.

And he ate some more.

This little boy has to take lots of baths with how dirty he gets, but that is a good thing in his mind! I don't think there is any place he would rather be. 

He loves his blanket. And he is very different from Ellie in one way especially - he loves to snuggle! 

It is so fun to see his personality emerging every day, even if a lot of the time it manifests itself in tantrums!

We love having our little man in our family!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Internet Is Back

Guess what? We have internet. Yay! Just in time to be done with the semester. :)

I have a lot to catch up on, so I guess I will start somewhere. How about with Ellie?

Ellie has thoroughly enjoyed helping mom and dad make Christmas treats - specifically eating said treats.

She has also recently decided she loves to snuggle and that she wants to be held all the time.

We went on campus while Sam used the internet for work. Ellie, Nathan and I went to the bookstore and read some books, and when they got a little too noisy we walked back upstairs where Sam was. Ellie nearly took a sip of an old drink sitting on a table, so I got her her own. You would never know from the pictures that there was only water in there. 

It was so funny how cool she thought she was!

She also helped Nathan eat his birthday cake. (There is a lot of sugar involved in her life I guess!)

And she got a new jacket. She went through a phase where she refused to wear a jacket, and in Rexburg that's not really going to fly. So we took her to the store and let her pick one out. Luckily our plan worked - even though it's not the one I would have picked necessarily, she wears it!

She has recently decided she is scared of her room, and she has been waking up several times a night. We have tried lots of things, and I think something is beginning to work! (Knock on wood) it broke my heart the first time she came running into our room in the middle of the night and said "I saw a scary monster."

She is such a good big sister to Nathan, and he completely adores her. Even when he's sad, he always has a smile for her.

We love having our Ellie around! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We Are Alive!

So guess what? We are alive, we just have no internet - which has made doing homework difficult. I wouldn't recommend taking a 1- and 2-year-old to the library if you plan on getting anything done.

Anyway... So until our internet is hooked up next week, adios!

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