Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'm not sure how warm it is outside, but it's WARM. If Noah had asked to get his swimming pool out and put water in it, I might have let him...
Needless to say, we headed OUT.
A favorite pastime - chucking things in the lake.
Noah on the bridge that separates the two ponds that make up Lake ___.
Watching the water. Don't worry folks, Noah is very familiar w/the rules that go along w/the bridge and Evie is strapped in. =)
The boy, me, our shadows and some nasty brown water. I explained to Noah WHY the water is gross...ahem, wintering geese.
A sweet video I spliced together of Noah chasing geese. This way you can see how many hundreds there are. Perhaps even thousands...
Yesterday morning, he found all the correct letters off the fridge and lined them out on the kitchen table and proudly told us, "I write word Noah!"
Saturday, February 21, 2009
We were concerned w/one family in particular. A girl named Aubrey who's come to youth group only a couple times but whose parents are more involved, was in a car accident a couple months ago. She rolled her car in the middle of the night and layed in the ditch for 5 hours before she was found (it was below freezing out too). She is currently in Denver undergoing rehab but she is paralyzed. We're not sure if she'll ever walk again. So, we took a free will offering. We've been praying for Aubrey's recovery, but mostly for her heart...
Anyway, the band did a great job. =)
Terry met Adam at Moody. They were both Culby 10 trouble makers. Well, at least one of them was. =) I know Adam b/c he lived and worked w/the Biers for a while - summer of 02 and 03 and for a while afterwards. Ernesto was supposed to come for that first summer but couldn't so Adam came. This was the same time that Terry and I started dating. Adam even led our college church bible study that facilitated Terry and I getting to know one another. Good times.
Krista also went to Moody. She started dating Adam sometime after that first summer. They got married just a few months after us and then moved to Mexico. Adam had lived there before but Krista didn't even know Spanish. Lets just say she learned. They're missionaries.
Alistair is the most laid back kid ever. He's driving our couch.
Noah freaks when Snap takes it to chew on. Evie even likes to play w/it but this doesn't stop Snap snatching it away from her. Actually, he's better at sharing than Noah is. As you'll see in the video, Snap permits Evie half of the stick. How sweet of him! He also shares his raw-hides chew toys w/her. Yes, several times I have found her gumming up Snap's chew toys. In fact, there is also a squeaker ice cream cone that they both chew on. I even put it in her toys b/c she likes it so much.
In Shari's words, God made dirt and dirt don't hurt. My mommy motto.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Well, it seems that some of what I tried to teach her is sinking in...
She still loves to stand but she is scooting on her belly. It's SO cute. Noah never ever did anything of the sort so it's very exciting for us - he just walked and didn't even know how to pull himself back up when he fell.
Evie's nice wide stance. She can almost do the baby splits.
She took Snap's bone from him...not really though.
The lovebirds who came to visit for the weekend...but really to see each other and order wedding invitations.
Here's a long-ish video of Evie scooting on her belly. It's cute if you don't mind listening to her whine. She's trying to crawl to me and is upset that I won't just pick her up. Pretty good incentive, eh? =)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This that video won't work, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jXb_gz2yOw
Also, I tried to fix the "Evie scoots and Noah sleeps" video. Go back and try it again. Or else just visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDTRSpcWvZ0
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It's been great being able to offer guests their very own private room, their very own bed and their very own bathroom but there have been a few problems. The bed was a little small (a full), old (used to be at Terry's grandparents house) and bendy (think dog-pile) and the toilet was almost miniature and on the fritz. Terry liked to compare that toilet to one you'd find in an airplane, just to give folks warning. And the bed was difficult, especially if you were pregnant and here w/your tall husband. His feet hang off and you both roll to the middle of the bed...
Enter Terry's dad, Jerry. He likes to take care of things.
We asked him to keep an eye out at home want-ads for lightly used mattresses and we did the same here in our paper. We also had plans to replace that toilet, but since it's a parsonage, we had to go through the right channels which delays us b/c we forget...
Jerry and Alice happened to visit last weekend and they brought w/them a brand new queen size mattress in the back of his truck!
Then, after the first service of church (we had to stay till after Sunday school and second service) he drove to Menard and picked up a small, new toilet! He even installed it for us!
Forced exercise. She's crying although this shot doesn't show it.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Well, this cloudy Sunday afternoon Terry was reading Thomas to him and Alice (Terry's parents are visiting) realized Noah had fallen asleep! Adorable. After a while Terry carried him to bed b/c he had some things to do. Noah was a little confused when he woke up as Terry laid him down but went back to sleep. =)
While he was still rocking the boy all Terry requested was his Coke. Classic Terry.
Or click here to go to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDTRSpcWvZ0
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So, I went to this new place and they put me w/Monica b/c she had short hair and we totally hit it off. I went to her wedding and she did my hair for my wedding. She was so great. How I miss her... But, at any rate, I'm very happy w/my new haircut!