Elijah's 3rd Birthday!

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Rachel's 4th Birthday

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Jeremiah's 6th Birthday!!

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Our 8th Anniversary!!!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Jeremiah's First Hair(s) Cut

Today Jeremiah went to get his hair cut for the first time. I didn't want JP to get his hair cut because winter is fast approaching and he has thin hair that's short in the front. But Paul kept saying that Jeremiah was starting to look like he was growing a mullet and needed to get a trim. So here we are in front of Jack and Jill Children's Salon ready for JP's first haircut.

Here's a picture of Jeremiah getting introduced to the hair clippers. He was more curious about them than nervous and once the haircut started he didn't pay them much attention but rather watched things progress in the mirror.

Next is a picture of the start of the haircut. You can see the cool blue Mercedes he got to drive.

Next is a closeup of JP during the transformation. You can see the intent look on his face as he tried to figure out why the lady was studying his face so carefully...

Next she's wetting his hair to work on blending and evening out the top.

You can see the look of joy as he makes the 180 degree hairpin turn and floors it down the back stretch...

Cute spiky hair picture I just had to throw in.

Transformation Complete.
No more mullet!!!
Jeremiah's certificate and evidence bag proving he survived. Got to love the mug-shot look he has in the photo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rachel is 2 Months Old

Rachel is now 2 months and 2 days old. She is growing and developing really well. We had our two month checkup and first series of immunizations yesterday. Rachel now weighs 10lbs 15oz. (50th percentile), and is 21 1/4" tall (the 15th percentile). Paul did not agree with the length measurement so he decided to measure Rachel himself. He got 21 3/4" tall. So I told Paul to split the difference and say she is 21 1/2" tall.

Anyway, the doctor told us she is on her way to rolling over. He was impressed with how well she can hold up her head and how well she was pushing up her chest while on her tummy. We gave the doctor an update on how Rachel is doing with GIRD and he did not seem concerned. He told us that if she spits us about half an hour after we gave her the medicine to go ahead and give her another dose.

Rachel got three shots and one dose of liquid medicine. She did well with the shots and cried on and off for about two minutes total. We were very happy with how well she handled the shots.

Paul and I decided to take Rachel to get her ears pierced (you have to wait until they are two months old and have received their first series of immunizations). Paul and I picked out her earrings, we got her little round diamond studs. You fill out some paper work, then they mark her ears to let you decide if you like the placement. If you are happy then they go ahead and pierce them. They have to do one at a time with little ones because they do not know how to hold still. The lady was very nice and did an amazing job.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009!

It was Rachel's first Halloween and JP was showing her the ropes. Well that is how to be hot and get upset about it. We did not take the kids out but had a wonderful time handing out candy. If you cannot tell JP was a pirate and Rachel was Princess Bell.

JP did not want to wear his pirate hat. All he wanted was to get into the candy. At one point he got a piece of candy from the dinning room table and was trying to go upstairs with it. We did give him one piece of candy and boy did he love it. He also loved to look out the window and see the kids coming to the door in their costumes. He would get all excited when they would ring the doorbell.

Rachel did well until she got hot and then she wanted nothing to do with the costume and wanted to get undressed.

The other thing we did was skype with Uncle Scott, Auntie Christine, Cousins Avery & Mia, and Grammy Linda. It was a lot of fun to see the girls all dressed up so cute. We really do miss them a lot. Here is JP getting ready to skype with everyone...Mia was a lady bug and Avery was a bumble bee. They were too cute for words so her is a picture...