Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yep, we're all missing Dad around here.  I guess the Daddy Doll will have to suffice for now.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

10 Months Old

Our Ebby Boo is 10 months old now. I know you're all wondering- the nickname is from Max who originally said Baby Eh then Eh Baby then Ebby, now Ebby Boo. Ezra is getting to be quite a mischief maker and also quite a clingy momma's boy (can you blame him?).  He loves food, wrestling with Max, and laughing while he does naughty things like climbing the stairs or splashing around in the toilet.  Even though the last few weeks he's given me a real run for my money, with a face like that, I guess I'll keep him.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Long Over-Due Vacation Pics

I thought I should try to post about Thanksgiving before Valentine's is here. We had a great trip to Utah and had a wonderful time seeing family there and in Idaho.  The boys did great being in the car so long (thank you portable dvd player- perhaps the best purchase ever).  We got to meet cousin Ellie, celebrate Hayley's birthday, go to cousin Ella's blessing, and play with a slew of other fun cousins. We ate incredible food and even got to drive past the Idaho Potato Museum.  We have no complaints. On the way back we paused for some Four Corners shots and enjoyed passing through Albuquerque and seeing friends there.  Ephraim even got to pose in front one of his three high schools.  A great trip was had by all.

A big thank you to Elsha for the picture collage tips! 

Maybe I'll get the Christmas photos posted before St. Patrick's Day.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Ferrying across the Tigris

Ephraim and his platoon have been really busy in Iraq and he just sent me some cool photos. Here's a shot of him crossing the river on a ferry that was "quite questionable in its structural integrity".  I was glad to hear that turned out okay.  Its not every day you find yourself in the Fertile Crescent, right? At least he's getting some scenic photos.

He tells me great stories about how much the people, especially the kids, love the Americans and love practicing their English.  They've spent a lot of time at schools and the next picture is him and one of his guys at a school. Max is always intrigued with photos of Dad with his big gun.
Ephraim- if you actually read through all these words, WE LOVE YOU!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

In case there was any question about whether my son resembles his father...

I like to believe that Ezra is the Lord's way of making sure I don't forget what my husband looks like while he's gone for a year.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

5 Steps

Ezra took 5 steps today.  Ephraim doesn't believe me because I don't have it on film (he doesn't want to believe me because I won the bet about what day Ezra would walk).  So, this isn't a video of him walking but it is a cute picture of him modeling the new kiddie-sized leather chair he and Max got.  Videos to come.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Stay Tuned

After a whirlwind of a month, we'll be jumping back on the blog bandwagon soon.  For now, this shot of my two little crazies (clad in their Christmas charging rhino jammies) will have to suffice.

Happy Holidays!