Thursday, June 23, 2011

Waiting for Daddy

This was going to be a Father's Day post but I forgot to post it. (It's the babies fault) :)
But anyway, Happy Father's Day to one of the best Daddies that I know. It is so precious to watch Andrew watch his Daddy. As soon as he gets up from his nap every afternoon he needs to look out the window and see whats going on, and if he sees or hears anything then he knows just what he wants.

Andrew loves his Daddy very much, and is anyways ready with a cute/silly grin.

If you ask Andrew if he loves Daddy he will answer "yep" (if he is the mood) :)

Daddy is very good at cuddling and whenever Andy is not feeling well he loves to sit on Daddy's lap.

Josh you are a wonderful Daddy, Andrew is very blessed to have you. I am looking forward to watching you teach Andy all that he needs to know.

I love you Daddy!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And after Seeding comes Spraying

 The past few weeks Josh and Dad have been busy out in the fields whenever it has been calm and not raining or threatening to rain. We spray the fields to get rid of the weeds so the we get a healthier crop.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

For The Curious Ones...

 Yes, baby Pauls is growing, and doing very good as far as I can tell.
He/she is moving now and really enjoys poking and kicking me.
I am 19 weeks and 3 days along, getting really close to half way!!
I am still feeling just fine and really enjoying the feeling of a miracle growing inside me.
Thank you all for you continued prayers!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Polite Babies

According to the title of this post I still think of Andrew as my baby, :) And he will be till the new baby comes, Grama says he needs to enjoy every minute of it!!

I don't remember when I first heard of teaching your baby to sign, and I don't remember what I thought about it, but when Andy came along and as he got older and started need more things I was very glad that I had heard about it! We worked on learning how to sign please for a long time, 2 months at least! Well that what it felt like. I figured out that feeding him a granola in small bites helps a lot. That's how he learnt how to sign 'more' as well, which he doesn't use very much because he figures that please works just fine.

After he finally learnt please he has not stopped using it. :) I often bug him that if he didn't know how to sign please he would have nothing to do. Almost every time you look at him he is signing it for something or other. He is very good at letting you know what he wants without saying a word.

Next came 'thank you'. He was really quick with that one and picked it up in one meal time. Signing 'all done' took longer again, he knew what I meant but there was never enough reason for him to use it. Now he will sign 'all done' but only if you hold up one of his hands.

I guess I really can't compare him to another one of our children but I do know that all my babies will be taught how to sign, it makes them so much happier! I don't blame a baby for getting upset when they can't let you know what they want. And not only does it make life easier for you and for them, they are also learning to respect others and show their respect. Andy is not allowed to cry if he wants something, if he is crying he first needs to stop and then say please.

The last few days Andy has been very thankful and has been signing 'thank you' after almost every bite of food and for anything that I give him. I don't usually make him do it that much but if he wants to I'm fine with that! And it's so sweet to see the big smile on his face every time, he knows that he is pleasing his Mom, and it makes him happy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Philippians 4:6-7

 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Memories Monday

 These pictures were taking 1 year ago today, it's so amazing what 365 days can change!!