December 24, 2008

Reading Together

Reading If You Take a Mouse to School...

and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Little Cutie

My little baby is 8 months old already. He has started going up on his hands and knees in the past couple of days, so crawling must be around the corner. Eek! Today I started the process of deswaddling - one arm out during nap time. Turns out Bonesteele loves being swaddled as much as Miss E did. I think she was 8 or 9 months before she slept without swaddling.

Bonesteele continues to be my little snuggler, lover, cuddler. And just like a boy, he is really into nursing. Ha ha He gives kisses liberally, and will smile at anyone. He lets anyone hold him.

Bonesteele is a big vegetable fan, which makes me happy. (Miss E was and continues to be a fruitaholic.) His favorites are peas and butternut squash. He also enjoys graham crackers, which are the only solid food I have been able to get him to eat.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

We've got tons of snow here, which is extremely unusual for western Oregon. We're loving it! This weather makes Mr N and me want to move somewhere that gets more snow. We are really over the rain.

Miss E has been having a ball playing outdoors. Yesterday Mr N put the kids in a toboggan and dragged them around. Miss E laughed delightedly the entire time. The funniest part was that Bonesteele had no expression whatsoever on his face the entire time.

All Bundled Up

Christmas Finery

Miss E's outfit provided by both grandmas. She loved dressing up in her pretty Christmas clothes!

December 11, 2008

MaNiC MoNdAy - Celebrating the Holidays

Celebrating the Holidays!
First Folder: Days since Thanksgiving....14
Second Folder: Days until Christmas....14
(If you do not have a sub-folder add the second and third numbers together and choose your photo that way)
Picture to post: Days until New Years....21

December 3, 2008

MaNiC MoNdAy - Two-fer...on a Wednesday!

I'm behind on my manic Monday posts...but both pictures turned out to be weird (see below), so I'm posting a couple of the kids in addition.

This might be my favorite picture of Miss E and Bonesteele EVER.

The name edition...
First folder is the number of letters in your first name.....7
Sub-folder is the number of letters in your middle name....5
Posted pictures if the number of letters in your last name....6
The seventh folder would be my eBay folder, so you get a lovely picture of maternity jeans!
Nor did the Thanksgiving edition turn out so hot.

The first folder to select will be #17. This is how many letters there are in "Happy Thanksgiving."
The sub folder selection will be the total letters in the STATE where you celebrated thanksgiving....we were in Oregon, so my subfolder is 6.
My 17th folder happens to be my sample pictures...where I stick all the random clipart and pictures I download off the web.

So, yeah. Hopefully Monday's edition gives me a little better fodder. :D

November 21, 2008

Bonesteele Closes His Eyes in Pictures Quite Often

Recent Bonesteele Pics

Recent Miss E Pics

Pictures with very short captions are all you're getting right now.

Miss E loooooves her Hello Kitty boots.

Miss E likes to use the stickers from my Lucky magazine as pretend bandaids. "You got an owie?" she asks me. "Oh, yes, I need some bandaids," I reply. She happily bandages me up. Then she announces, "I got an owie. I need a bandaid," and takes back all the bandaids.

The above photo showcases Miss E's bear, whom she named Emily.

Christams Card Rejects

November 12, 2008

Can YOU Do That?

I had to go drop a bunch of money on clothes for Bonesteele yesterday. Somehow he grew out of most of his pants in the space of one week. Since he goes through 2-3 outfits a day (very messy eater), it just doesn't work for him to only have 2 pairs of pants that fit. So I bought a few outfits in 12 months and a few in 18 months for later this winter.

Hopefully he is not wearing those 18-month clothes two weeks from now.

Mr N exclaimed pointedly, "That's more money than I've spent on clothing this entire year!"

I shot back, "Yeah, well, have you doubled your body weight in the past seven months?"

Thankfully the answer is no.

November 10, 2008

Bonesteele's a Ticklish Boy!

Oh The Rain It Has Be-gun

That title goes to a fake song I just made up. Sing it to a sad tune. Repeat until...April. Possibly May. Good old western Oregon. <--Gray. The color of the sky right now.

Bonesteele loves to balance on his stomach and wave his arms and legs around like a crazy kid. I think he has Abs of Steel by now.

And why yes, thanks for asking, he is wearing a Christmas romper. Note: this picture is a couple weeks old, and this romper is already too small for him. So it's a good thing I put him in it while I could!

Miss E thinks it is just the coolest thing ever to wear her parents' stuff around. Here she is in Mr N's cap and shades. Which are now missing, come to think of it...

I realized today that I really need an updated banner. Travis, pretty please? *Mrs N bats her eyes*

November 8, 2008

4 x 4 x 4

I was tagged by Kimber for the 4x4x4 meme: the fourth picture in the fourth folder. This picture shows Bonesteele and my mom on Halloween night. My mom came to visit while Mr N was gone hunting with his dad and brothers in eastern Oregon. Bonesteele was the cutest duck you have ever seen, I'm sure! I just wanted to eat him up all night. My mom's shirt (which she stole from my dad) says, "This shirt is my costume." I do love that my mom's eyes just happen to be closed in this pic! Heehee

Now I am supposed to tag 4 people. I tag Brittney, Mrs A, Tasha, & Jasmine. (I'm keepin' it in the family. Ha ha)

October 31, 2008