Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Within the last week alone I've had to tell Asa:
"Get your head out of the toilet."
"Take off your sister's pants."
"Don't color on Ida's head."
"Do NOT bite your sister." (This is the only malicious thing he's done to her... yet.)
Asa's really been extremely happy and excited about having Ida around. And in general is extremely sweet. He'll come up at least three times a day and ask me, "I take it, I take it." This has finally switched to, "I'll take her." He then sits and holds her for a couple minutes, pointing out her nose, eyes, toes and fingers until he says, "all done" and continues running busily around.
He loves helping me put her to bed and wishing her "sweet dreams." This little girl does not lack for slobbery kisses!
And frequently when she coughs I'll hear a little voice call out, "Cover Ida cover!"
I love my crazy little helper.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Ida Dekker was Mike's Great Grandma and a wonderful, godly woman. Dekker is also my sister-in-law's middle name. And Mae was Mike's Grandma's middle name. So we ended up using all family names again! And we're really not trying to only use three letter first names - it just seemed to happen! The upside is that hopefully the kiddos can spell their names no problem!
(Vicki whipped up this sweater for her and I made the dress.)
The blanket in this picture was an extremely special present to Ida from her Great Grandma (Mike's Mom's Mom). It was made by her namesake, Ida Dekker, for Mike's Aunt and little unborn cousin, Megan, who were killed in a car crash when Mike was young. Needless to say, it is a great keepsake and we feel very honored to have it.
Ida was baptized this past Sunday! She used a blanket made by her Great Great Grandma, a sweater made just for the occasion by her Nana, and a dress made by me.
After church we celebrated with the family over at my Mom's house - thanks Mom!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Asa loves Baby Ida. He constantly asks to hold her and is extremely sweet to her.
Well except when he grabs her toes...
Friday, May 13, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Yesterday Mike participated in his second Bloomsday! Being 2 weeks away from my due date - I didn't participate (although I was really tempted to to try and get her to come!) So Mike and Brian ran and Paige and I brought up the kiddos to cheer them on.
Asa and Oliver enjoying their post-race snack.
And we had to ride the carousel.