Sunday, November 29, 2009

Home Again

We are home from our wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday in Indiana. Unfortunately I have no pictures at this time. I charged our camera all week before we left and the first time I pulled it out to use, it had a low battery. So - pictures will be posted when I can snag them from my sisters.

Some highlights from our week:
Parking cars for the Notre Dame game at my sister & bro-in-law's house
Attending the Notre Dame game
Amish Thanksgiving
Glaub Thanksgiving
Ruth's Chris for my parents' anniversary
Christmas shopping

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wordless Thursday

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Joseph is grounded from the computer

side note: Goo-Gone spray gel works miracles on getting red sharpee marker off of a computer monitor screen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

belly shot - 20 weeks

half-way there!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Indiana bound

I made the mistake of mentioning to Joseph on Saturday that we would be going to see Grandpa & Grandma (and Aunt Megan, Uncle Chris, Aunt Natalie. . . . . ) this week. He is ready to go now. Whenever I announce our next activity, it's followed by "and then go see Grandpa & Grandma. ok?"

Getting in the car yesterday after church - "go see Grandpa & Grandma now. ok?"

This morning -
mama: "We're taking daddy to work, then going shopping, then to the library. ok?"
Joseph: "ok - taking daddy to work, then shopping, then library, then see Grandpa & Grandma. ok?"

Joseph on the way to take daddy to work - "we'll drive and drive and drive and get there. And see Grandpa & Grandma. ok? Let's go!!"

After library -
mama: "ok Joseph. We took daddy to work and went shopping and went to the library. Now we're going home."
Joseph: "ok. go home and then go see Grandpa & Grandma. ok?"
mama: "remember I said we're not going until Friday. We still have to do laundry and clean the house and pack up your clothes and toys."
Joseph: "ok! go pack up clothes and toys right now and then go and see Grandpa & Grandma. ok?"

I think it's going to be a long week.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jacob Christopher

It's a boy! We had our anatomy scan today and found out that we'll be welcoming another sweet boy into our family. He measured right on track at 19 weeks and looked healthy. We had a little bit of deja vu as he pulled the very same pose as Joseph did during his anatomy scan (one hand by face, one hand by his, um, stuff). Typical boy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Waiting for Daddy

Usually when Joseph hears "Daddy's home" he runs to the door to greet him. However, on this particular day, he had been told "no more candy until daddy gets home." So he stared into the candy basket until he heard "Daddy's home" and then reached in as fast as he could to pull out the Pez dispenser.

M. E. W. 3.

"How to eat M-n-M candies"
by: Joseph Henry Swearingen

1. Pick up the m-n-m between index finger and thumb
2. Rotate until you can read "M"
3. Rotate 1/4 turn until you can read "E"
4. Rotate 1/4 turn until you can read "W"
5. Rotate 1/4 turn until you can read "3"
6. Eat
7. Pick up next m-n-m and repeat steps 2-6