Friday, October 22, 2010

Are we one of "THOSE" families?!?!

Check it out. I've had many people comment on this, and I definitley agree. My two kids look sooooo much alike! It really makes me smile, I like that I look at Abby and can see another version (although slightly more dainty) of wee Andrew.

It makes me wonder though. You know how there are certain families out there who all look the exact same. Like you could know the majority of the family sans an older bro or sis or something. Then one day you are walking down the street and notice the never before introduced older bro and/or sis and know immediatley that they are "one of the Smith's" or "Hansen's" or whatever. Well, maybe we are going to be like that. Hmmm....I like it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life these days

HI Well, a post is sorely overdue so here it is.

Life is good. To name a few things it currently includes: messy lunches, runny noses, loads of nappies, constant laundry, on-the-fly dinners, overcast skies, pretty fall leaves, squeaky cries, toddler yells, Baby Einstein, ruffly bums, lucky 2-minute showers, busy (but hard-working and very cute) husband, tickle giggles, gassy smiles, chilly walks, good friends, church callings, piano lessons, a little more sleep at nights, milk and more milk.

We are definitley getting used to our sweet wee Abby. In fact, just the other day Andrew came in from playing outside (mike had a day off and stayed in with Abby) and when we walked into the living room Andrew (un-prompted) walked over to Abby sweetly said, "Hi baby!" and gave her a kiss on the head. YES! Although most of the time he doesn't seem to notice her, I took that as a good sign and a far cry from his initial statement of, "DON'T WANT IT!"

Abby is a doll and seriously the sweetest little thing ever! She does really well at night, only getting up once these last few days. She and Andrew have both had nasty colds and it's been pretty sad, but it's looking like things are FINALLY on the mend.

We are definitley in fall weather and can tell winter is around the corner. The scenery is fantastically beautiful and we love to go out for walk and play in the leaves. However, it's really starting to get chilly as well. In fact, I even pulled out the big winter coats the other day, sigh, guess it's that time. However, until its sub temperatures or blizzarding outside we intend to get out as much as possible, it's hard to stay away from such breathtaking scenery. are some pictures of the West on-goings. Enjoy!

Andrew Loves to play in the fall leaves

Oh how I love her hair...please don't fall out!

Heh, heh...Mike was changing Abby and then Andrew decided it would be fun to climb on Daddy!

This is Andrew being all-boy as he walks around out local farm picking strawberries.

The following pictures were taken near our flat. It sort of chronicles our normal walking route. Sure is pretty!

Last but not least, i also need to mention that Mom came to help out for a week. It was sooooooo helpful and gave me a much needed rest! Plus it was fantastic to have adult conversation during the day! Mom, I can't thank you enough for coming, you know hoe much we all loved having you here...wish it could happen more often!

(NOTE: I tried uploading more pictures, some with my mom in them and the uploader thing went on the fritz. I don't have patience to keep trying so sorry but that is it for now! :0) )