Saturday, September 27, 2008

Promised pictures...

Here are the pictures I promised. These boys are soooo precious! Philip is smiling now and coos these little happy noises that I love. He is sleeping really well most nights too- that makes for a HAPPY mommy! Everyone smile!
We love Philip!
Rebecca and Justice were able to come and spend a few days with us. We loved it and had a great time! Here are the cousins all together.

Marcus thinks Philip has a dirty diaper....

Laundry..... wow does it stack up fast!

Cuddle time!

Just too tired! :)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Catching up

Life is full and busy here in Ellsworth. We are enjoying a very cool September, with highs in the low 70*s (!) and chilly nights. I keep thinking "Summer can't be over yet!?" I guess having a baby will make time fly by pretty quick! Philip is growing- (at one month he already weighed over 12 pounds!) and developing more and more personality. He is patient with his brothers attempts to be gentle and you will often find him in his bouncy seat with a toy in his lap that someone brought to share with him. He is sleeping better most nights- but every now and then likes to wake up at 4 and will not go back to sleep. Not Mom's idea of a good habit.
Scott is 3 weeks into his training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, (About 1 hour away). He is doing well and I enjoy his daily "briefings" on what he is learning. He is ready for the 14 weeks to be done though- and we can't wait until he is certified.
Paul and Marcus are growing and learning- there are often times I feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of training these boys to do what is right. I daily pray for wisdom to touch their hearts, not just their behavior as I teach, discipline or encourage. Some days it feels like I am talking to a fence post.... seems terrible to admit, but knowing their parents I guess not so terribly surprising. :)
We appreciate your prayers- and your keeping in touch. I will post more pictures soon!