Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy 4 Month Old Boy

The kids captured this in the car. So cute!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Whole Life of a Christian




The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God;


we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God


and work to God and talk to God.


Do all to his glory and praise.


Richard Sibbes 1577-1635


photography by Kate Long

Friday, November 12, 2010

Life



Jack spends as much time as possible in the woods behind our fence. He has always been our explorer/ wanderer.



Kate is a tree hugger too :-)
Taken from my phone so not the best quality.






A new trick. Mary is pretty proud of this.
Kate got a new camera. She spends a good portion of her day taking pictures.
Another very common site around here.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Love Him So!

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3 Months Old

Hard to believe it has been 3 months. Such a fun stage. Smiling, laughing, reaching for things, staring at his hands. I love it!






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Jude at 3 months. It has been fun to compare the pictures. This is the first time I have had 2 babies of the same sex in a row. Matching outfits here we come!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Growing, Growing.....


Mary took this picture on my phone camera. I love it! He was around 8 weeks.
Another favorite! He has become a sweet, content baby lately. He was a bit fussy his first month or so. It is so sweet to watch him kick and kick, smile so brightly, and laugh out loud! I just love to watch him grow and change, even while it makes me sad to see my newborn disappear.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reading Preparation

3 year old Jude loves to "read" Kate's books. Some have a few pictures in them, but very few, so it is interesting that he will study them for quite some time. Another reader on the way!!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Lovely Quote

To live content with small means;

to seek elegance rather than luxury,

and refinement rather than fashion;

to be worthy, not respectable,

and wealthy, not rich;

to study hard, think quietly,

talk gently, act frankly;

to listen to stars and birds,

to babes and sages, with open heart;

to bear all cheerfully,

do all bravely,

await occasions, hurry never.

In a word,

to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,

grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.


William Henry Channing
1810-1884

Milestones

My sweet girl is growing up. She had been wiggling and jiggling this little tooth for weeks. What excitement when it finally came out! I'll post another soon of her in her current state of minus 4 teeth!


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Catching Up

Sweet baby boy at 6 weeks old. He is a marvelous sleeper at night, but not such a great napper. More of a cat napper. Ugg. But we are working on it! At least I am well rested to deal with it, right?!
He was 12 # 14 oz at 6 weeks. Just starting to smile in response to us. It has been hard to capture in pictures though. So sweet!



Is this one of the biggest swaddled babies you have ever seen? I tell you, he loves it! It still amazes me every time I watch his response to swaddling him when he is starting to fuss and want to sleep. You can just watch him relax. So sweet. Thought I better take a picture of him in the Moses basket for the last time! Growing like crazy.
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7 weeks
8 weeks
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Just to prove that he does smile :-) 6 weeks old

Growing , Growing...


Curtis at 4 weeks




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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ah, Baby.

Three weeks old
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The First Few Weeks


2 days old


3 days old

Mr. Serious





Weighing him on a postage scale. Had to improvise! 11 days old 8# 8 oz


2 weeks old


So sweet!

Working towards a smile



3 weeks old and 10 pounds!




I have been blessed to have my Mom come to each of my births. Her visit is always a highlight as it helps pass those last restless days before baby arrives as well as helping me survive the first few days with a new baby. I was so excited to have Mom here for nearly 3 weeks this time. Yay! Curtis is my Mom's 26th Grandchild, so she is an old pro at this. Grandchild number 27 arrived a month after Curtis, so Mom was off to attend another birth!