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New Years Resolutions

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I’m with the millions who list “loose weight” but it’s not on the top tippity top.

My resolutions kind of evolve as the year goes on as my challenges change. Pretty much over all of it I need to be content, happy, appreciative and patient.

Prayer and faith need to continue to be bigger in my daily walk through whatever it is I’m doing.
GOD is in control and I’m nothing more than a servant here, not any sort of boss at all.

I want my kids to learn the same things and I so make it up as I go along.

(This isn’t sounding as good as I thought it would!!)

How about I skip to what I hope are short term goals or at least more specific goals:

Get Carly potty trained.
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She’s working hard at it, and I’m really trying to be patient. I’m still overwhelmed with relief on Deeder being *finally* done with diapers and just so hoping that Carly wont take as long to train as her older brother did.

For Koen I wish to continue helping him be healthy wealthy and wise.
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Early to bed, early to rise equals health and weath…in the case of a baby, lots of “booby juice” <--(Deeder word for breast milk) Koen is happy, just now starting to smile for us and make those precious ah goo and uh boo sounds. Although quite prone to upper respiratory wheeziness and cough he’s healthy. And the sleeping is no problem…he does that all the time, gradually spending more of the day light hours awake.

And for Diederick:
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A long term and always present challenge:
Keep him challenged and involved in an attempt to keep him out of mischief. I see already that he’s totally the role model for Carly (and no doubt, for Koen as he’s older) so keeping him in line is hugely important.

What else?
I’ve just bought more cloth diapers. I am vowing to never again by disposable. OK, I know better than to vow a thing like that. But really, I’d be quite proud of myself if I could pull that one off.
Also, I think that those of you who learned to cut hair before having kids were very wise to do so! My poor Deeder suffers regularly from my neglecting to aquire hair snipping skills.

For Daddy:

He’s on my list, but that’s none of your business. :)

Old Tricks, New Babies

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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This picture brought back memories, all too fresh memories. I had to smile seeing Carly do just what her older brother had done only months ago. I remember promising Diederick that Carly would grow up quickly and soon be up and playing with him. Little did he know then how short that time really would be!

And here we have Koen, small and sleepy, fresh from birth sleeping in the same chair Carly slept in. Now it is Koen who is being waited on by a young child who is eager to play, confused as to why the baby wont get up now.

People say that children grow up quickly. It’s true, they do. And I wonder how many more times I’ll be able to take pictures like these in my house, take joy in them and get to see all those precious bonding moments.

First Piggies

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Cute, huh?
If you know Carly you’re impressed to hear that this lasted a whole of five seconds.

My Messy Mess Makers!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Another visit to the doctor for me to check on Koen. The past couple times Deeder has come along with me but this time he told me that he wanted to stay home with Daddy and Carly to read library books. When I got home I could tell that he’d been busy studying those books! I certainly did have a talk with him about taking care of library books, he’s already heard it all but was just so excited to have fresh reads that I guess it was easy to forget!

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Carly of course loves climbing and sometimes finding her on great is a bit scary. She’s so curious–totally loves making herself tall and trying to reach things that she shouldn’t. She’s 17 months old now and could be meeting her new brother soon!

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Koen is now 36 weeks and 4 days along–he could come any day now.
Me just before I left this morning:
Feeling large and ready for the next stage…meeting the baby.
He’s such an active little guy and I’m just so looking forward to meeting him.
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I often get asked if my kids know that they’ll have a baby brother coming soon. Deeder certainly does, in fact he’s always talking about the baby…”You full, Mommy? Baby Koen’s full too.” or, “Shhh, Cary, Baby Koen sleeping!”
Carly on the other hand just seems to assume that her mommy is very fat and tired. She’ll no doubt be surprised to see a new little person hanging out at our house each and every day. Right now I think she’s too little to understand any of that, my hope is that she will accept and adore him.

Crazy Girl

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

This is now the Classic Carly expression:

From this (not noticing that the camera is on her)
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To this (a pose?)

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Hopefully the camera face will tame up before her teenage years come around.
Also, the hair…but we’ll think about that later.