Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leo's Baptism

We had Leo's Baptism at the end of October. He wore the traditional outfit that he was given for the Farewell Ceremony at the Care Center. Little Man filled out the clothes quite bit more than he did the month prior!

Miss E. wearing the Ethiopian dress we brought home for her. She was so excited to see so many cousins at church with her!

Leo taste testing Grandma's necklace...
Leo having a deep conversation with Grandpa...
He is NOT paying attention to the service at all...
"Uhh, why are all of these people watching me?"Lighting his Baptismal candle...
Pouring water on the head... He feels holier already!

What just happened to me?!?
Being introduced to the Congregation... Welcome Mr. Leo!!
Leo with his sponsor's
And then there was the cake...

It's Been too Long...

We have been a busy little household lately! Mostly with adjusting to being a family of four. On top of the family adjustment we have also dealt with starting back to work, Leo's Baptism, Halloween, and various weekend trips to meet family. Trent and I are exhausted at the end of the day, but our kids are totally worth the all of the work!

Leo is fitting in pretty well! He has had two ear infections, and has gotten four more teeth in since being home. He has gained four pounds, and eats like horse! He loves daycare, and making his sister mad. Walking along furniture is his favorite activity, and we are pretty sure he will be walking soon! Ergh, my palms start sweating just THINKING about him walking! November 30th marks his first birthday, but I think we are going to keep it low key. Pizza & ice cream are his favorites, so we will probably stick with those! Little Mr. is a pretty sweet kiddo, and we love watching him grow!

Emme is a typical big sister: bossy, opinionated, and stubborn. Luckily she is pretty cute, so those characteristics work on her! She LOVES princesses right now, and wants to dance ALL the time. Emme is a little like Buddy the Elf, she sings out loud for all to hear! And what a voice she (doesn't) have! Potty training is not going great, but it's getting better. We just caught her painting her fingernails... on the couch! It only took an hour of scrubbing to get the stains out (with nail polish remover, carpet cleaner, and soapy water). Ergh, I wasn't too happy that night, but now I'm finding some humor in the situation. Little Miss is fun loving two year old, and such a treat to have around!

So that is our quick update for now. I'm going to try to post some groups of pictures in the next couple of days, so you will hear a little bit more from us in the next week!