Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Singing with mommy

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sweet Boy!

I finally got to meet Malachi's newest cousin last night. Justin is beautiful. Malachi looks like a giant next to him, but I am sure that Justin will be catching up quite soon. I think Malachi's thigh is as big as Justin's head. They are almost exactly 5 months apart. Unfortunately they will be in different grades. It's hard to remember Malachi being that small. They grow up so fast.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I can't wait to meet baby Justin!

Nothing much is going on around here. Everything that is exciting can be found on My sister-in-law's blog (Arwood adventures). Baby Justin has finally come home from the NICU. The Arwood's are so blessed to have such a large family. Growing up in a big family is an adventure every day. I love the fact that there is always someone to talk to, always someone at home.

Malachi went to the doctor on Tuesday. He did all of his tricks for the nurse, rolling over, smiling, holding objects, sitting up with help... They can't ever figure out why 2 small people would have such a large baby. He weighed in at 17lbs and 13oz. 26inches long. 75th percentile for height and weight. His large head is 44cm around. She did not compare that to anything, so I actually do not know if that is large compared to other babies. It sure does look big though. lol. He has started teething. He shoves things in his mouth and grunts really loud. It is no fun. I made sure with the nurse that keeping tylenol in his system at all times was ok. She assured me by stating that she thought that her daughter might have to have a liver transplant after their teething episode. I guess she gave her a lot of Tylenol! One thing that I love is the teether that you can put food into. It is a little mesh bag with a handle that he can hold. I put cold watermelon in it and he chews on that thing for 45 minutes. We have tried pears and carrots also. He likes them all.

We went out and bought a big boy car seat. He loves it. It was time for the change. He falls asleep faster in the new seat than he did in his tiny baby seat. Lugging around that baby carrier with a 17lb baby is no fun.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What an exciting vacation

Well...I have been unable to blog since the first day of vacation due to the internet being out. The power went out early Saturday morning, along with the cable and internet. (and did I mention that the air conditioner went out as well?) This is the story...

Early Saturday morning, around 3:30 a.m. something woke me up. I turned to Marc and said "I think that the power went out." He said, "No the power did not go out."

"Well, Maybe I just heard the air conditioner turn off. But, the lights went out, and I had the bathroom light on. Maybe you should go check the breaker. Did you lock the downstairs door?"

"Yes, I locked the downstairs door, go the sleep."

"It is going to be really hot in the morning if you don't..."

We were interrupted by Josh opening our bedroom door, "You need to call 911!" Josh said.

Marc said, "Why?"

"Just come look..."

I jumped out of the bed and called 911 even though I had no idea what I was going to say to the operator on the other line, because I had no idea what was going on. I just heard, "call 911."

Marc comes running back into the room and says, "Call 911 the transformer exploded and there is a fire."

Since it was 3:30 in the morning and my brain wasn't working all that properly I heard..."Call 911 the transformer is bleeding and there is a fire." So, I had to ask Marc to repeat himself.

I told the operator of the fire that I had not yet seen. You will see from the video what went down after that. Luckily none of the babies woke up during this fiasco. Thank goodness the power company restored power around 6:00am. We were still without cable and internet until about 5 pm.

It was all very exciting and thankfully we were there to man the fire. The transformer exploded again on Monday night when we were all trying to get ready to take pictures on the beach. The power company restored power by the time we had gotten home from eating out at Sea n Suds. We all said a little prayer that we would not have to be packing in the dark.

We had such an awesome time with our friends the Mayfield's and the Wright's. We wouldn't trade our time with them for anything! The beach was beautiful and we cannot wait until our next excursion!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ike did not ruin our vacation!

Ike had us all worried that we were not going to be able to come to the beach this weekend. The hurricane took a turn towards Texas and we are here! The storm surge has caused the water to rise almost to the walk-way. We are enjoying our time here at the beach house. Special thank you to grandma and papa John for providing such awesome accomodations. The boys could not resist the urge to go and play in the waves (sorry Dennis). We only had one injury. Adam got a cramp in his leg. Other than that, the boys are safely inside playing x-box while the babies take a rest. Kipton is enjoying his first beach vacation, while Malachi is getting used to the water again. The weather is beautiful and we are all having a relaxing time!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Malachi and Daddy are enjoying their new trick. He has always had strong legs...wanting to stand all the time. I can only imagine what must be going through Malachi's little head. I told Marc that he better do it while he can. I am afraid that as soon as Malachi figures out what is really going on it might scare him. Or he may just be used to his dad's silly ways and not be scared at all. I would hope for the latter. Of course I wouldn't want him to be totally fearless though. I can only imagine all of the trips to the emergency room I might have if he is.

Malachi had his first sit down dinner yesterday. He ate about 2 tablespoons of rice cereal from a spoon. He made several silly faces of disgust at first. He seemed to like it after the first few bites.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tractor Ride

Malachi got his first ride on a tractor today. Our neighbor so graciously came over and tilled the dirt where we are putting our brick patio. Sometimes it pays to live out in the country. What would have probably taken Marc 2 days to accomplish this guy did in about 15 minutes. Now all that has to be done is leveling it out and putting the brick down. I added some video of Malachi laughing at the end. He is growing up so fast. He held his own bottle today, it was cute.