Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scenes from around my house...

And yes, Crew is already smiling...do you see that?!
Brock was so proud of an ant project that he did for science class this week. We wanted to make sure the grandmas and grandpas in Minnesota saw his hard work. Wyndham did "homework" alongside of him the other day, and I just had to take a picture because I thought it was so cute. I love how siblings spur each other on sometimes- even when it comes to "work".
Those beautiful flowers are from my friend, Jo who lives in Holland. They are so bright and such a great reminder of how friendships can mean so much- even though there is lots of space and distance between us. I sense that with so many of my friends online- you know who you are, and thanks, Jo-Anne for the flowers that make us think of you!
Ava is still doing puzzles, and thanks to Susan in Florida, she is enjoying some new ones this week. It's so fun to watch her learn and enjoy her alone time around here. She's been a very good helper when it comes to Crew, and yesterday morning I snapped pictures of them 'hanging out together' watching Nick Jr. =) Ava had her bowl of Cocoa Puff Combos nearby, but kept even closer to Crew to stroke his soft hair between bites. There's definitely a special bond happening between these two, and I think that's why Crew smiled in his photos already. He knows that he's loved very much!
We had him to the pediatrician and the reason he is "swimming" in his little clothes is that he weighs just 6 lbs. 5 oz. as of yesterday afternoon. Not to worry though, he is eating very well and expected to start gaining back some weight very soon. I have no doubt that he'll be filling out his outfits faster than I'd like him to soon enough. Thanks again for so many well-wishes and sentiments for our new baby and the transition our family is going through at this time. It's been wonderful so far, and I just hope I'm soaking it in enough to make lasting memories...otherwise I may get baby fever again someday. {wink}
So that's what's happening in my home. Very ordinary, and yet so new and wonderful too!


MandieGirl said...

What a house full of sweeties you have. I love "listening" to you talk about your loves....it's refreshing and makes me hopeful that I, too, can really enjoy the life of my littles one day!

Violet said...

Love all this pictures. His smile is precious. He's going to be hard to discipline! My Newest cousin (a total miracle baby!) Joshua, made his debut today! I got a texted picture (he is out of state) and can't wait to get some on my computer to share! I just love little babes!

Sara said...

That was absolutely a smile. And I think the smile was saying, "I got these people wrapped around my finger already."

That little stinker's going to have the run of the house. :)


Anonymous said...

How sweet! Okay, I must say that little Crew looks just like your Husband :) Too sweet. have fun! Miriam in Seattle

Rachel E. said...

Glad to hear you are all doing so well! What a sweet little boy Crew is!

Laura said...

Oh Jody, thank you so much for sharing your life with us!!!! What a wonderful addition, mr. sweetie pie is. . .to the rest of your little sweetie pies!!! They are all so darling! You might just be helping me get brave enough for another baby!!! (except that i am just trying to get brave enough for a SECOND baby. geesh!)

Kyra said...

Oh yeah! That is one happy little guy! Love to see loads of pictures so keep sending!! Brock what a cool ant! You did an awesome job!

Hillary said...

I just love seeing his picture. :) he's way precious.....

can't wait to meet him....

Anonymous said...

Hello to all of our Michigan family. I love the ant project. Please tell Brock that it looks very interesting.
Baby Crew looks very content. I wonder who you think he is resembling. Of course, he is dark like his Daddy. Chip was a beautiful baby so I hope he keeps looking like him. But I see a bit of Ava when she was very little.
I sure wish I could be there helping. But as you know, I am buried in paint. I have to get Jody's Summer Spa ready for next summer, right? Our advanced age is really starting to creep up on us. But we are very thankful for our lovely new lake house.
Take care, as I know you will. When I get tired of the north woods I will definitely head to Michigan. In a couple months you will probably be ready for some "rescue" help.
Love to everyone.
Grandma Karen

Janna said...

Jody, your kids are so adorable. :) And Crew! What a little honey! Keep the baby pictures coming! :)

Tina Vega said...

I'm gone just a bit and come back to a baby... congratulations!!!! (I'm very excited for Brock, a little brother is very exciting.) The photos are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never posted on your blog and just recently found your blog. I love reading your blog. I just wanted to tell you how happy I am for you and your family. God's grace is sufficient enough for us and yet He still shows He's great love for us and blesses us. I praise your Holy Name Lord!!
Love in Christ,
Crissy from TN

walkingbyfaith said...

Crew is just precious, as are all your other beautiful kiddos. :) I really think he looks alot like Chip and Wyndham. :)

I'm so happy to hear that everyone is enjoying having Crew around so much.

madds said...

i have read your blog for around 2 years now , but this is the first time i have felt the urge to post, i am here with tears of joy for you and your family , may God and the angels always be with you

Jackie said...

Crew is adorable. I agree w/ others...he looks just like Chip.
My heart melted when you wrote about what Brock said (on the post before this one)...that he felt like he has known Crew all his life. That was soooo precious !

Again, congratulations to all of you w/ this recent new miracle that God has richly blessed your family with.

Much love,
Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)

Shawna said...

I don't know if I've left a comment here, but oh how I love your perspective and joy.

I find joy in the same places you do and it's so nice to take a peek into your life.

blessings to you and the newest addition ~ he's certainly a keeper!

Oh and I love his name...Just delightful!
xo, Shawna

Laurie and the rest of 'em said...

Hello Jody!

I've never posted on your blog (that I can remember) but I've been a faithful "follower" for well over a year now!

Congrats and God's blessings to you and your family on the arrival of sweet baby Crew! He is precious! Lovely little mouth.

Thanks for being so open about your faith in Christ..in blog world, that is refreshing! We love "peeking" in on you guys!

In Christ, Laurie

Deb said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, from the flowers to the smile of joy on the kids faces. I'm so happy for you all. That's why I love working in the Newborn Nursery, I get to smell that newbaby smell and rub those downy little heads til my hearts content! Enjoy all your blessings!
In HIS love,
Deb in VA

Q's NEWS said...

Oh Jody - Crew is so beautiful, he takes my breath away - I can see the love for him in all your kids eyes. What a blessing! I also love your Pink Dyson (I have an older one and it still works like a charm) I have to say that on this day I think baby Crew looks like Chip but I know tomorrow he could look totally different and each facial expression will show someone else. He is just so beautiful! I am so happy for you and your whole family. I hope this new "world of wonder" lasts forever for you!

Love & kisses!
Susan in WV

Anonymous said...

congrats....i've never written before, but just wanted to say that i so enjoy following your blog!!! i'm a mom of two little cuties....our son is adopted from russia and then we had our little girl just months later....a double blessing!!! we're looking forward to how the Lord will bless us in the future. your kids are so sweet!!!!
christina in houston

Erin Merryn said...

Update your about me...your no longer one on the way...he has arrived! tehe!

Heather said...

he looks so much like his Daddy!!
congrats to you all!!