Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Part 2

Jonah was very excited about his new toys: 5 little trucks, Clippo blocks, an airplane with Little People, an alphabet caterpillar, and a "Me and My Potty" book.

In Jonah's snack cup is his Christmas treat: dried banana chips.

Paul's family

Jonah with Uncle "Poe" and Aunt "Tahti".

Jonah wanted to read the potty book as many times as he could get someone to read it to him.

Paul with Evelyn in Jonah's Christmas outfit from last year that he never wore because he was way too big for it.

Christmas Part 1

Jonah got a basketball hoop from Grandpa for Christmas. I didn't think he would be really into it or know what to do, but once we showed him how to do it he loved making baskets. (It helped that we went totally crazy every time he did it.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Day

I'm still having problems with my flash being too bright, but I had to post this picture of Jonah on his way outside for his first real play in the snow. I stayed in while Jon took him out. I think he liked it, but he had a hard time going anywhere without falling down. He reminded me of Ralphie's little brother on "A Christmas Story".

Christmas Babies

So Vashti and I decided to do a cutsie photo shoot with the babies. Jon and Paul were very against the idea - especially the bow on Jonah. After a couple of shots I took off his bow, but I don't think it made them much happier. But I think the pictures are cute. I know they aren't very manly, but he's still just a baby, right?

Visit to Dayton

Last week we stopped in Dayton, OH for a few days to visit my brother and his wife and to meet their new baby, Evelyn.
Meyer kids and Meyer grandkids.

It was fun to have a little reunion with our friends from Albuquerque. We met the Martins at our church in Albuquerque last year and then they moved to Dayton at the end of the summer for Chris to earn his PhD. Now the Martins attend Paul and Vashti's church in Dayton!

I thought this was a cute picture even though it's a little washed out. I've been having problems with my flash being too bright and making people look like ghosts.

Baby Babbles

I have been trying for a really long time to catch Jonah's "babbling" on video. I finally got some. First he counts to three, then he goes on to tell us whatever else is on his mind. This babbling is constant in our house. I imagine that once he can really speak full sentences it'll be all over. I think he'll be one of those kids who just never stops talking.

Thanksgiving (belated)

Sorry it's taken me so long to post a few Thanksgiving pictures... I got a fantastic video of Jonah naming off all his cousins and I wanted to post it right away, but it was a little long and I couldn't get it to load. This had me so depressed that I didn't want to mess with the blog at all. But I really do need to get caught up before Christmas and people have been bugging me about it, so here it is, minus the awesome video.

The little kids were getting into too much mischief as we were trying to make dinner so we stuck them all in the playpen. A wonderful invention!

We had a great visit with Jon's family at his parents' farm. Jon's brother Chris and his family came out from Colorado so we were all there: nine adults (Jon's grandma came out as well) and twelve kids. Thankfully the weather was fairly mild and the kids got to spend a lot of time outside. It was a little crazy when everyone was in the house. Even Grandma commented that the place was, "swarming with children."
I was able to wrangle Jonah and Oliver for a quick picture.

Abby wrangled them, too. I don't think they were too excited about her having them in a headlock.