Monday, February 23, 2009

Kiddisms and Photos

Here are some recent photos of our family. Keagan is getting quite big. He is now toddling by himself. His walk resembles some sort of dance. It's adorable!

We're beginning to see his personality. He's not afraid to challenge his brother and sister, and lets them know when they do something he doesn't like....... like get in the way of his food.

A couple weeks ago, Brandon was sitting in the recliner and feeding Nolyn a few bites and then Keagan a few bites. Keagan decided he shouldn't have to share. He started waving his hands and jabbering at Nolyn, then pushed him back against the wall... away from Daddy.. and the food!

Merikalyn is growing tall and seems to be picking up some of my goofiness. Yesterday I tried an old cord jacket on her that my grandmother made me when I was a little girl. She said, "I don't want to wear this Mom. It looks silly."

I shook my head. "No it doesn't, honey. It looks fine!"
"Mom, people are going to laugh at me."
I rolled my eyes. "No they won't. This use to be my jacket. My grandma made it for me."
She gave me an understanding look. She put her hand on my shoulder and nodded. "And they laughed at you too, huh."

HA! I didn't make her wear the jacket. I don't know where she got this "They are going to laugh at me" thing.. because I don't know of anyone laughing at her for how she looks (except for us.. when she comes down with her hair sticking out every which way and crazy outfit!).

Today, when going through our bible study, I asked Nolyn who wore clothing made of camel hair and ate locusts and honey. He said it was "John the Bath-ist"

I guess it's similar... Baptism is a spiritual bath! :)

"I don't wanna go outside.... I'm just going to sit here and watch."

"But it does look like fun out there..."

My three little monkeys!

Mr. McFluffynoggin :)

My sweet hubby brought me tulips the other day just because he loves me! (It wasn't even an anniversary or holiday!) I know, I have an awesome husband (regardless of whether he brings me flowers or not!)

My husband... and a pitcher full of tulips! :)


heather bells said...

Great update! The kids are so adorable...and funny! Aubrey calls John the Baptist, Baptist John. It cracks me up! She just can't seem to get that straight :) We need to get together soon!

Areté Praxis said...

Beautiful interests Mandy. You should add "Unschooling" to the list as well. =)

Keep up all the great work. All the best.

Anonymous said...

So sweet! LOVE your HSing style :)

GraceFromHim said...

Ohhhh adorable pics!

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Dana said...

Your kids are adorable! I love the Mr. McFluffynoggins. Too cute!

Victoria, Dan & Evan said...

Ha! Merika is hilarious :)
I think Keagan is resembling Merika a lot; they look like you. Nolyn has his own little mini-Brandon look going on. You need to have another one to balance it out! ;)

Annie Peterson said...

ha! John the Bath-ist. I love kid-versions of words!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh those tulips are beautiful and make me long for spring!