Wednesday, October 29, 2008

snot, snot, snot

Both kids are drippy. And both kids are asleep.

Why am I sitting at a computer?! Both kids are asleep!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

all weekend long

I've been meaning to get to the computer to tell you all about physical therapy on Friday!! Soo.... Athan is getting closer to cruising! Can you believe it?! He has been standing for a while, but his feet were always glued to the floor - no hint of the desire to try to step. But the past week and a half, Laurie has gotten him to realize that he can move once he's standing. On Friday he held onto our chest/coffee table and took several steps with minimal assistance ("minimal" meaning Laurie still has to push on his back a bit or he would sit down as he took steps, but the rest he did on his own). Woo-hoo! :) I'm so proud of him!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

while I was gone

The kids were great, apparently. I heard nothing but good stories. Athan kept them all up some nights, and slept others. Morgan, as you'll see, was her usual entertaining self. MANY thanks to Papa, Naw-naw, and especially Nana for being here to help Ryan while I was gone.

This is the video they sent me while I was in London, and it's too good to keep to myself. (The first movement herein is both spontaneous and original, as far as we know. The second movement is a not-so-subtle tribute to Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer - our many thanks to them both for contributing).

and home

Ok, now I'm home. Jet lag is real, and my brain has been mush the past couple of days. But the trip was AMAZING (details on my blog later), and it is so good to be back here with my babies and my Ryan. I think I'll have some time to post more in a couple of days.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

made it

I'm in London! With Meme. Just wanted the worriers to know I'm ok. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008


Morgan is feeling better. After a week of lethargy and lack of appetite, she is finally bouncing and singing and eating again. Laurie was here to see Morgan at the top of her game this morning during Athan's PT. Quite entertaining.

Athan is better, too. No more snot or cough. I may, however, have to renig on the "sleeping" post from last week, because this boy is suddenly up once or twice a night again. Sigh... poor kiddo. Maybe now that he feels better he can sleep better again.

Ryan is doing what seminary students do - read and write and read and read and read and write and go to class and read.

I am getting ready to go on my trip. "London, baby!" (Friends, anyone?). I leave Wednesday at noon for and 8-day trip to London. Yes, London, UK. Not London, KY. I'm excited and nervous and really excited! :) Posting on the blog may be a little thin, but I'm hoping Ryan will put an update or two up for me to check while I'm gone.

Friday, October 3, 2008

random pics

Morgan and I got to see some itty bitty bunnies last week. there's my giant shoe in there for perspective:

I just liked this one:
Ella thought Athan needed to snack on a domino:

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Morgan has been feeling yucky the past couple of days. It started with a midnight round of puking, and she just hasn't fully recovered yet. This morning she slept until almost 11, then sat at the table staring blankly past her food for over an hour. She's perked up a bit right now because she got a letter in the mail from Tia Mitsi (thanks for the stickers!), and she is making her a sticker page to send her "for her wedding so I can be there and dance with them and the stickers."

Athan still has a bit of a cough, but I think he's about to kick it altogether.

So far, Ryan and I are fine (aside from missing sleep to clean up after Morgan and keep Athan hydrated). :)