Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hooray for Abigail!

Abigail has yet to master walking. At almost 15 months, she seems happy to remain crawling for the rest of her life.

It has been really fun for Mac and Corrie and David to cheer even her most tiny achievements as she slowly gains confidence to take a step. Here is a cute video of them celebrating her!

Hungry Little Lady

Mac has decided that Abigail's super power is food consumption! Today she was so proud of getting to hold/use a spoon for the first time.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Digging for Fossils

The kids had been begging for days to go to the park and "dig for fossils."

I wasn't sure what they meant, but David seemed to believe that a real dinosaur skeleton would be unearthed.

David yelled, "Mac? Can you please find me a tooth?!!!!" 

That was the last thing I heard before they all ran off to a spot in the dirt on the far end of the park.

Too bad I realized after the fact that the digging tools were our dinner spoons.

Mt. Tooth

A few weeks ago, I heard a scream emerge from the girls' bedroom. Corrie came running out holding a tooth.

According to Corrie, Abigail climbed over Corrie's head and bumped her loose tooth into the carpet. I think the whole thing was a bit traumatic, but in classic Corrie form, she was over it in a matter of minutes:

Behold, Corrie's presentation of "Mount Tooth": (a tooth on top of a pile of kinetic sand)

Yesterday I overheard Corrie introducing Abigail to a new friend. All of the kids were describing some of Abigail's most noteworthy qualities. 

"She'll scratch your face!" (Mac)
"She screams!" (David)
"She'll knock your tooth right out!!!!!" (Corrie)

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Last Wednesday Mac had a stomach bug and spent the morning on the couch. When David got home from preschool, he grabbed his pillow and blanket so that he could rest with Mac, too.

From the kitchen I overheard some very funny conversations between the two boys (not intentionally funny on their part). I glanced into the living room to see that Abigail had also joined the party. She was talking to our family picture and laughing.

It was a sweet moment to see all three of them happy and enjoying family.

A few minutes later I sent the boys downstairs to watch a TV show together so that I could put Abigail down for her nap. As soon as she was falling asleep, an angry yell came up the stairs:

"MOM! David threw Gatorade at me!!!"

And then Abigail started to cry.

And there went those few nice moments of rest for mom. 

Four small kids is really hard. But I am thankful for each one. And I am certain I will look back on these days with longing and gratefulness.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


"Mommy, do you think we can make room in our family for a hippopotamus?"

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lady A

Poor little lady has been pretty sick lately, and I am happy to see her getting a bit of an appetite back!