Friday, October 28, 2011

While Daddy was away

For some reason I didn't take many pictures while Josh was away this week. But here's a few of the ones I did take.
Hope talking to her Daddy on the phone after supper Monday night. Joy seemed perturbed by the fact that Hope was allowed the phone and she wasn't. I quickly found the toy cell phone and gave it to her and that seemed to satisfy the smart little lady.
We went to Moms 'n Tots on Tuesday, and on Wednesday Reba and Summer Winsinger came over and joined us for lunch and dinner. It was a very pleasant occurrence, and Reba and I somehow even found time for a game of Scrabble together, and I taught her how to knit. :o)
Summer had a bit of a fussy day, but Hope and Joy somehow got her laughing in her car seat before she went home.

As to the videos...

Hope really likes to help take care of baby Joy, and she really, really wanted to try feeding her. It ended up quite a happy arrangement if I do say so myself. Hope fed Joy and I fed Hope. Yep. :o) Now, you must understand that Joy and eating have a love-hate relationship... One day she eats, the next she doesn't. One day she likes a food, the next she doesn't. But she always likes Mommy's milk. :o)

The giggles.... okay, so maybe I was tickling her legs... but was she ever in a gleeful mood!

And Joy and the baby stroller... that's the little munchkin's latest challenge - seeing if she can walk while pushing it. Trouble is, it's a lot lighter than she is and gets away from her easily. That doesn't stop her from trying though. :o)

All about Joy

This post is just pictures of my littlest one, and all the faces she makes. Sorry, I know I keep doing sequences of her... guess I'm addicted... good thing - cause I'm her Mommy! :o)
My Mum got her that outfit! Just love it on her!!!
"Now, what did you tell me not to do, Mum?"
This cute dress was also from my Mum. It has an adorable matching sweater, but it wasn't that cold, so I didn't have the sweater on her in the house.
This was Sunday afternoon after Josh had left for Denver and Chloe for Lethbridge. Hope was still sleeping, but my little gal was keeping me company, and I was glad for it. :o)

"Oh - a bear!"
"I think I'll hold him."
"Then again... he's boring. Forget it!"
"But wait - what's that sparkly thing around his neck?"
"Okay, I like him again."
"But not for long."
Ahhhhem! "Joy - sit down," I told her.
Thought it was a big funny game, she did. :o)
"Hmm, the edge of the chair seems like it might be a cool place to hang out..."
"Hey Mommy - whatca doin' down there?" I was gonna catch her if she fell, that's what! And... take her picture too. :o)
It was quiet later and when I went to find her, I caught her standing staring out the window. :o) Sigh. God made kids so cute! What blessings. :o)

And thus passed a lonely but blessed Sunday afternoon. :o) So thankful for my camera and my subjects. :o)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A walk to the park with Auntie Chloe

Chloe no sooner made it back to Lethbridge from Thanksgiving, than she got back in her vehicle and came up north again ten days later to join us for a worship conference at our church. As the conference was mostly mornings and evenings, we did have a bit of time to "do stuff" as Hopey says, with her. Such as go to the park.
"I puttin' my's hands in my's pockets so dey don't get coooold, Mommy."

"I marchin', Mommy. Mommy - can you march wiff me?" :o) As long as marching doesn't turn to stomping I can. :o)
Swingin' with my babe.
I don't know who was having more fun - Chloe or Hope and Joy. :o)
This is Hope's version of putting her legs up to propel herself on the swing. Chloe and I couldn't help but laugh!
This loveliness was missing just one thing...
...but not for long!
Hooray!!!Hopey soon caught up to us and joined Chloe on the slope of golden leaves. (Hope had been collecting leaves as she walked along the path, and let's just say it was taking a very long time as she was picking up pretty much every leaf she encountered, so Chloe and I were waiting ahead of her at this little slope in the park.)

Here she goes......
A moment of magic, well not magic... a moment of delight, wonder, simplicity.
The crispness of fall is such a lovely gift from the Lord.
All good earthly things must come to an end, so home for nap time we went. :o)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Many Adventures and Faces of Hope and Joy, Vol II

Since my folks' Thanksgiving visit, there have been a few crisp, golden, chilly, awesome fall days, and my girls and I did some yardwork together on one of them. Well actually, I did most of it while they were napping, but they helped me finish.
One angle of the front flower bed.
Note the Cheerios on the ground.
Note the dirt around the mouth... and you figure out how it got there!!
Hopey really wanted to hold the hose, so she watered the little patch of sod in front of the back gate for me.
Baby-friendly baking at their little table.
Beside Joy is Summer Winsinger, daughter of our U.S. friends, Daryl and Reba, who are in Canada for 6 weeks on business. We had a fun evening with them!
Cracks me up how babies like to chew on things all the time. :o)
My two little clowns, dressed and ready for Moms 'n Tots last Tuesday.

That's about as much hair as she has, and that's about as messy as it ever gets. She'd slept hard that particular day.
And now, welcome to the second edition of "Mealtime faces by Joy."
....drum roll.... "Bat baby!!!" (remember Chance on Homeward Bound?)
"Uhm, I'm showing off how well this new styling gel called 'Sticky Hands' works! On sale at 'Beauty by Babes' this week! Recommended for ages 2 and under."
"Don't you make fun of me, Mr. Camera!!!"
"Ha ha! I'll show you - I can make more faces than you can capture!!!"
"Well now, you don't say?""Get the idea Mom - I'm DONE!"
And her pretty big sister, up on Daddy's shoulder. :o)