Sunday, September 28, 2014

Girls Room!

Today we redecorated Bella's room and turned it into the Girls' Room - where she and Catriana will now share the room.  It was a bit of a juggle to try and fit everything and not make it look too cluttered.  But we succeeded!  I'm praying that the transition into sharing goes well for both girls!  And that they, and mommy, can actually get a good night's sleep tonight. 

shower gift for Cate - leaves are fingerprints from the ladies at church

it fits!

Catriana's side of the room

Catriana enjoying her new bed

Isabella's side of the room

Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday William!

Happy Birthday to my first born!  I can't believe how fast the last 6 years have gone by!!  William, you have such a tender heart and a strong sense of right and wrong.  I love your compassionate nature and the love you have for your little sisters and God's people.  You are such a joy and blessing to this family!

New bow case, quiver and arrows from Daddy

Friday, September 5, 2014

9 Month Stats

Catriana had her 9  month check up today.  She was super-smiley and clapped through the whole appointment.  She didn't even grimace or utter a cry when she got her shot and blood drawn. 

Height   27.5"           39%
Weight  18lb 15oz    46%
Head    17.5"          59%

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9 Months Old!

Catriana is 9 months today!  She is scooting around like crazy on her bum and back; often times getting herself stuck under a chair or table.  She is more smiley than ever and expresses her wants by uttering a super loud gutteral screech. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of School

The nice thing about homeschooling is you can have school whenever you want and take holidays whenever you want.  So, considering it's a Monday and it's September, we're starting our school day today!

The "I want to be..." totally captures their personalities.  Bella is my fun-loving, silly, zany, outgoing middle child.  Whereas William is my serious, calm, sensitive, empathetic first child. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Day on the Boat

Yesterday, we headed down to my parent's boat on the St. Croix River and spent the day visiting with my cousin Kristy, from California, as we took a little cruise and swim and enjoyed the hot summer day.  It was a short visit with her, but so good to see her after so many years.  William is almost 6 and this is the first time she's seen any of my kids.  Then, much the kids' delight, we got to stay overnight on the boat! 

so much fun cruising on the boat!

Coming up to the Stillwater lift bridge

Kristy and Bella

my cousin Kristy, Bella and my uncle Melvin

me & Catriana

All snuggled in and ready for bed on the boat!

just finishing up breakfast and packing, on the boat

Sunday, August 17, 2014

County Fair

Mid-August in northern MN means fair time!  This year we took Cate for her introduction to the animals, sights and sounds of her first county fair.  She enjoyed watching the big kids on the rides and meeting all sorts of new animals.