This picture of Caillou at 5 months describes my mood today perfectly. It has just been one of those days. Daddy has been gone now for 4 days... Gee only 56 more to go. I am have an oscar the grouch sort of evening. I am grumpy and intend to stay that way, at least until tomorrow morning.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is our big boy Caillou at Daddy's graduation from truck school. He even got to sit in the driver's seat! Yesterday we took daddy to the bus stop for an emotional farewell. He is off for training and work driving great big trucks. We hope to have him home by Christmas.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Here is a picture of the birthday cake I made for Mama. I have baked three cakes this week. Hubby and mama's birthdays are back to back, so there were two cakes... and I just finished frosting a double layer chocolate cake for hubby's CDL graduation tomorrow! I think I'm ready to move on to pies now!!!
Cutest piggy toes ever!!!!
It is so neat to see how kids have their own individual personalities so early on! Caillou and Jasper are so uniquely different from each other. Caillou was very busy and active straight form the get go. Jasper has been very calm and quiet so far. He is so patient, he hardly ever cries... maybe once a week, and it last for only a minute. He is a short napper, but sometimes gives me an 8 hour stretch at night. He is very laid back, content, and easily pleased. He is 15 pounds now! He loves to watch big brother, Caillou while he plays. I have the two best boys ever!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
No toy kitchens in our house. Caillou prefers the real thing! We decided to make our own tortillas. This was great fun for him; he practically made them all by himself. He really enjoyed rolling out the dough. Tomorrow we will be making zucchini muffins.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Caillou and Jasper are really starting to have fun together now. Big brother has learned to be gentle and share with his little brother. Jasper is mesmerized just watching Caillou play! I can only imagine how much fun they will be having together a year from now.
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's on days like this one, that I know without a doubt there is no better job, no greater calling than that of motherhood. I love my boys so very much, wild little Caillou, so full of life, mischief, and energy, and quite little Jasper, peaceful, happy, and curiously taking in the world around him. I am so blessed to have these two little angels in my life. I look forward to all the adventures our happy little family will have together.
Yesterday, Jasper was given his blessing in church. It seems like it was only yesterday that Caillou was being given his blessing. Grandma Alice, Boo-Bah, Grandpa Papa, and Grammy were able to join our little family for this special day. Jasper wore the same outfit that I had sewn for Caillou. He looked very handsome and angelic. He was very peaceful and calm as always; his quiet personality is such a contrast compared to his boisterous older brother!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
As you can see, both of my boys love their baths! Caillou dives under water, swims, splashes, and kicks, and when he is done in his tub, he takes a second bath in Jasper's tub. Jasper is very happy and relaxed in the water, it is one of his favorite parts of the day.