Friday, August 21, 2009

La Dee Da

I thought it might be about time for a little update on everyone! First off, Chris is doing well with his new job. He has more responsibility than was originally talked about, but he enjoys what he does, and there's room for advancement, if you get what I mean.
I am enjoying being home with the kids, especially now that no one is sick! It feels wonderful to be back in a place that we can call our own, even if it is temporary.
My wonderful husband recently installed Photoshop on our computer and I'm having a blast learning how to make my way through it! I can't wait until I have enough money saved to buy a whoop-de-doo camera! I'm also thoroughly enjoying my craft room. I spend a lot of time in there and I'm excited to announce that I will be doing my first craft show in October with my mom!!! I will be selling handmade cards and name frames! Woo!
We are in the process of trying to find a church home. We have visited a couple (when we weren't travelling over the weekend!) and, although it's nice to see how other churches worship, I'm ready to find a place where we can settle in and be a part of the ministry there. We'll see where God leads us!
This morning, I took the kids outside for an impromptu photo shoot! For some reason, I was just dying to get some outdoor photos of them. Caleb did great. He even tried to say "cheese!" a few times! Laura Anne had to warm up to the camera, but I was able to snap a few really neat ones of her natural beauty! :)

How 'bout that little pouty pose there?!She wouldn't part with this little tiger, so I just had to make do with it:
Laura Anne is all about doing schoolwork these days. She's close to finishing the workbook I bought her several months ago. I also bought her some flashcards last weekend. One set is phonics and the other is numbers 0-100. She loves spending time learning, and I enjoy teaching her and watching her learn. We do plan on homeschooling in the future, so this is just a fun glimpse of how it will be!

Laura Anne turns 3 years and 8 months today, and she is growing like a weed. She is now 41 1/2 inches tall, which is 2 1/2 inches taller than she was on her birthday. The funny thing is, she's so skinny, she can still wear several of her outfits from last summer! Although, sometimes I don't how she grows so fast because she eats like a bird. Picky! Picky! That's what she is! I don't know where she gets it from. ;o)
Playing in the sheets on the clothesline:
She loves her little brother, but she also loves to boss him around. I'm constantly reminding her that I'm Caleb's mommy and I'll tell him how to behave. That's okay, though. He's getting close to the age when he will be able to torture her right back!
Speaking of Caleb, our little man is growing up fast now. He eats like a horse. I'm serious. He will eat almost anything including, but not limited to: steak, ham, turkey, chicken, fruit of any kind, lots of veggies, pretzels (Caleb-friendly, of course) and the list goes on.

He's really becoming more vocal these days. He mimics, or tries to mimic, a lot of what we say. I love this stage! His personality is really coming out and we're seeing a lot of likes and dislikes. One thing that really captures his interest is airplanes. He gets so excited when he sees and airplane. He says "ay-pay". I could make a list of other things he tries to say, but that would take too much time and brain power that I don't have at the moment.

Off on an adventure:

So anywho, that is what's up with us Castleberries. :)


TwinMint said...

Great pics! I love the ones in the sheets...

Branltey said...

These pictures are amazing!