Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Valentines, Sunny Days, and SNOW!

It has been a really really fast month, once again, I think the months keep getting faster and faster! I think I shared this before or maybe I didn't. Having a second baby you really are more aware of how fast it goes, and I am so aware it makes me teary eyed often! When I am holding Eli I am trying to remember Luke at that age and I can remember glimpses but of course it's not exactly the same, so it makes me sad that my Eli and Luke are getting so big, and these days of holding and helping babies with everything will soon be gone! I just love love love these babies, every minute with them is so precious! I don't always think that way, but I know I should!  We had a fun time in Houston this month, we got to see our baby niece/cousin turn 1! I took on the challenging and fun feat of making her cake, it was great fun, except the boys didn't like the lack of attention they got during mommy's kitchen explosion at Grandma's house. I am a messy cook, but not near as messy as when I BAKE! WOW! I am a MESSY baker, glad my parent's have lots of mercy for me, because I really really made their kitchen messy! We had a great time though with family and friends, playing with bubbles, and of course eating cup cakes, which was Luke's favorite part! We have had some great days outside too, but I have pictures from this past Sunday, which was an absolutely beautiful day right before it snowed!!! We got a new jogging stroller and the boys love it, they love getting to be right next to each other!  When it snowed it was great, we let Luke play out in it and he loved it, he even said, "Thank you for the snow Mommy!" It made me laugh really hard, Luke says a lot of things lately that make Kelby and I laugh so hard.  We threw some snow balls and even did some snow angels, Mommy took one for the team! HAHA!

Friday, February 5, 2010

.."Red and Yellow, BLACK & WHITE, they are precious in His sight!"

The verse from "Jesus Loves the Little Children" rings very true lately for me having two children now. Jesus loves us no matter what and I can see why now that I have two boys and I love both of them so much even though they are as different as black and white! I have loved seeing Eli's personality lately coming out more and more.  Kelby and I are amazed all the time at how Luke
and Eli are so different!  This past week we all had scratches on our faces from Eli, every single one of us! It was so funny to me, like we had all been in a battle, but it wasn't, it was just playing with Eli that got us all scratched! He has a rough kind of playful way of showing his love! He is very very active too. When he is awake he wants to be moving all the time.  He army crawled for about 6 months because he was so extremely fast at it, now he has finally perfected his regular crawling to full speed and is always following brother wherever he goes! Anytime you are close up with Eli watch out because you might get a high five to the face!  I won't even go into what it is like when I nurse him! It's quick I can tell you that! HAHA! I love him so much and I have enjoyed this new personality that has come into our family very very much! Eli is VERY smiley and thrives on interaction constantly! It is such a joy to have a laid back one and a fast one, it makes life much more interesting! Eli really acts much older for his age than he is, he really has never liked any baby toys, probably because he just wants what brother is playing with. So, we have always wondered,"what does this baby like to play with?" Well, we have discovered that Eli is only really occupied for a long period by something that he has to figure out, he loves trying to get stacking cups to work and make them go together and come apart!  If we want him to be silent at the kitchen table we now know we have to give him something to "work" on, he gets so happy when he is "working"!  Like I have said before Eli is super busy and constantly on the move, one way we help him to get that out is crawling back and forth with brother (or sometimes while brother is napping) through the "hole"/"pipe" (tunnel).  He loves playing peek a boo around it and crawling to get to someone.  I am very thankful we have multiple tunnels to entertain him and his busyness!  He is our rock 'em sock 'em, rumbler tumbler, baby rambo, and him and his big brother are so precious in our sight!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Greathouse Band!

Just had to post some pictures of our musical boys lately. They love love music and are already showing lots of music memory as well as crazy good music techniques on the instruments they play..... (Luke mainly, eli just kind of bangs them at the moment) Luke went with Mia, Bubby, and his Daddy just recently to play in his first "gig". I stayed home with Eli, but from the pictures and of what I hear he was a hit! He played up on stage with them with his little guitar, asking them before they would go on, "are you ready?" Still even today when he put on his guitar he asks me "Are you ready?" I want to say I don't know Luke!!! I don't think I am ready for any of this, you are growing too fast and I can't stop it!!!! Such great memories I will have of them with music, since that is what we do almost every night. We get out the instruments, yes I even played the banjo for the first time again in forever, and just sing and play praises to the Lord, it is really rocking around here in the evenings. I don't have a picture of him with it, but Luke's new favorite instrument lately is the mandolin and he loves it, he calls it the "volin" and he is actually very good at strumming it.
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