Friday, December 11, 2009

We're moving!

In a few more ways than one! We are moving out of the apartment in a few weeks and will be spending the remainder of our homelessness bouncing between both our parents houses. We are hoping to move into our new house the beginning of March! I will still be able to blog and post pictures during this transition time. Secondly, we are moving blogs! It's about time I changed from "" to something that fits the entire family. We will now be at Everything will be the same over there. My same attempt to update as much as possible, my lack up updating, and my constant stories about our crazy nomad lives :) Stories such as this: While typing this the girls are "trying" to nap - something that has been HARD since we've moved into the apartment. They are sharing a queen bed, in a room with no curtains and full of sun, and lets face it...they are still 2! After much screaming, I finally decided to go in and check on them, Avery was on top of the play refrigerator standing up! We are anxious for their new room, which they will still share, that will be big enough for two twin beds!
again, our new blog is
i'm signing off, so long to this blog!
Shelly :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baby, It's COLD outside!

We took Phillip to work this morning and it was 25 degrees outside, freezing wind and snowing. We all had on our winter hats and ran to the car. What better excuse for Starbucks drive through right? Needless to say, we are staying home the rest of the day, making cookies for our cookies exchange at MOPS on Friday, and trying to come up with creative ideas to pass the time. Anybody got any?

Canon and I the other day, he had an animal cracker in his mouth :) This boy is the sweetest thing. Last night he went with Phillip to a big basketball game with all the boys (the girls were at Noah's playing while the mommies were at the Christmas Tea). Phillip said that Canon sat with him and watched 75% of the game, ate his dinner, clapped when everyone else clapped, was SO happy, and loved having that daddy time. He fell right to sleep in the car, woke up when Phillip got the girls, watched them in the car, and at home when Phillip was putting on his jammies he was smiling and laughing and so calm....just waiting to be put to bed. Phillip layed him down and we didn't hear a peep out of him until 7:45am this morning. He usually does not cry to get out of bed until we are getting out of bed. What a polite little cutie pie! Too bad the girls are up anywhere between 6-7am every morning, regardless of what time they went to bed :) Canon is also standing on his own now. We will stand him up and he stays there for up to 10 seconds at a time. He loves clapping for himself while he is standing up so proud!

His new hat. I love it!

We took the kids to a Parents as Teachers event on Saturday called Winter Wonderland. They got to do many kid friendly projects and games.

Canon really liked pouring the rice....or just eating the shovels...

Our house is really coming along! They are putting shingles on the roof this week and we are getting more and more excited with all the progress.

Sitting with daddy looking at Christmas lights

Canon snoozing in the backseat...he missed the whole thing :)

Avery driving the car :)

Atley "smiling" while driving the car. She smiles all the time, but when we tell her to smile for the camera, she does this funny pose. What a cutie.

Here are just a few of the random things the girls have said lately:
Avery: "mommy, your hair is dark." the next day I showered, and she said "mommy, your hair is yellow now"
Atley: she was playing in the bathtub and Phillip walked in, she said "look, it's a giant!"
"get your hats on kids" "I need to take a bathtub"

I can tell 3 is going to be a fun age with lots of talking and many new funny words :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's all about Jesus

I saw this today on a friends blog, thefourbroomes, and had to do it with my kids as well. The nativity is all about Jesus, not Mary and Joseph-even though they played an important role. So we are going to start setting up our nativity like this instead. Thanks Lindsey for sharing!

despite the rest of our apartment looking like mayhem and toys everywhere...we did put up our stockings and little Christmas tree. I actually put them up weeks ago and planned on posting about it, but I accidentally deleted ALL of the pictures on my camera on Saturday - leaving me with no Thanksgiving pictures either. sorry!

today was pajama day. we all stayed in our pj's all day (well, except Phillip who works from about 8:30am-1am on Wednesdays) and the girls really enjoyed painting with finger paint.

Canon didn't get to paint today, but I did attempt to have him color. He usually is really good at it, but today he only wanted to eat the crayon :)

I had an enormously long ultrasound on Monday. Champ was breech and on his back, making it difficult to see all of his organs perfectly. He was so still the whole time and not much of a mover. It is wonderful now to be able to feel him move more and more, but I am praying this is a sign of what's to come, a calm and peaceful 4th child! I am still having the same issues as with my other pregnancies, a shortening cervix, and am currently taking weekly progesterone shots again - which proved very successful with my full term Canon! Please continue to keep our family in your prayers as we keep our eyes on Jesus, trusting Him to walk us through our next 4 months of pregnancy, moving OUT of the apartment at Christmas, living with both our parents for 2 months, and moving into our new house hopefully by March! Praise the Lord for all His blessings in our lives right now~
also, keep your eyes open for some new changes to my blog coming soon!