pretty soon she will be a year old. sigh.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
gramma, lindsey, and kate
jacob and ryan
sunday we spent the day relaxing with jesse's family- gammie and pappie, uncle josh & aunt heidi, aunt joey, aunt rachael, and great-gramma "Gi-Gi".
jacob, pappie, and uncle josh
the pié family
monday we ventured to the pittsburgh zoo with aunt joey, my cousin emily, and her kiddos silas and phineas.
kate and her 2nd cousin, silas, who is 1 month older than her
aunt brianne and kate
kate enjoyed bob the builder too!
jacob, trying to steal a tool from Bob
jacob obviously doesn't know how to read yet :)
on wednesday (the highlight of the week for jesse and i) we left the kiddos with gammie and pappie for the day and headed up to cook forest state park. we went on a 10 mile canoe trip down the clarion river with jesse's brother and his wife heidi. it was such a peaceful, relaxing day. we had a wonderful time with josh and heidi. thank you guys for being such great hosts! i was so mad at myself for not getting my camera out even once that day- it was so pretty there. :(
thursday and friday were more relaxed days, but we still kept busy. we went to the playground, had lunch at chick-fil-a, and visited uncle kevin and aunt brianne's warehouse, 80stees.com (where you can get great t-shirts for the kid in us all! and if you want 15% off your order, just enter the coupon code cjp121980).
even though we had a great time in the 'burgh, it is good to be back home. jacob proved himself capable of napping in a real bed while we were there, so tonight we switched his crib over to a toddler railing. we are anxious to see how he does. so far, so good.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
moustache monday is an official holiday for the guys who work in the AiG/Creation Museum art studio and fabrication department. if you are a facebooker, you can read about it here. my husband just happens to be one of the coordinators. oh yea...they are pretty serious about it.
this poster was created by one of the artists and participants, james "the laminator" de leon
jesse and i both agree that he looks just flat out creepy with a moustache. it was shaved off within 5 minutes of him being home this evening. :) but it gave them all a good laugh!
this was kate's reaction to daddy's 'stache :)
(it's a smile, not a scream ;) )
Saturday, August 15, 2009
and jacob's mouth pain was not a cavity, which i was dreading. but he too, is cutting his last set of molars and the dentist said that is what was giving him pain. (side note- jacob did not make it easy for dr wallace to look in his mouth to find this out. it was only after 5 minutes of pursed lips and clenched jaw that jacob began to cry, which opened up his mouth nice and wide. oh the torture to be had at the dentist's!)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
jalapeno, onion, cilantro, lime, bell pepper, garlic (sorry i didn't include you in the picture, garlic). everyone ready to be chopped into deliciousness?
ahhhhhh, give me some chips, i'm going in for a dip....
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
update on Lee and his elbow:
his surgery went well yesterday- the dr was able to fix everything and even hopes to have Lee start moving it somewhat tomorrow! God has been so good to the Nordines - from an orthopedic dr at our church who was able to perform the surgery, to the way the church family has gathered around this family with prayers, encouragement, and help with meals and yard work! you can read candace's update on her blog this morning.
(for those of you who don't know, lee is a good friend of our's and the husband of candace, who was formerly jacob and kate's babysitter. we've been praying for lee, who fell on sunday and broke, fractured, and dislocated his elbow.)
and on a sillier note, we had a little fun with the kids the other night at dinner. jacob was inhaling his sour cream (atop his quesadilla) when we noticed his sour cream moustache. we didn't want kate to feel left out, so she got one too. i guess you could say that jacob wasn't thrilled about us photographing his moustache, but kate was tickled about the whole event.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
so we've notcied a lot more interaction between jacob and kate recently. she will giggle when he giggles, and he will squeal when she squeals. they go back and forth and it's pretty darn cute. he hasn't really paid much attention to her in her 9 months of life, but now we are starting to really enjoy watching the brother-sister relationship as they become more aware of each other.
she studies her big brother as he does everything- she has even been so bold as to try to share a toy with him (aka steal it out of his hands). jacob has started "mothering" her as she is now getting into things and places in which she doesn't belong. "no katie pie. no touch!" where has he heard that before??!
here's kate this morning playing with her brother's guitar
(sorry- her face is a little blurry- i never claimed to be a photographer- i am more of a point-and-shoot kind of a gal)
and here is baby-zilla, knocking down the beautiful road that jacob (aka mommy) built
"maybe brother won't see me if i try to grab that block over there."
on the 4th of july, it rained all day and we never got to use our sparklers. we found them last night and daddy and jacob enjoyed the sparklers for a bit (a 12-pack's worth of time). jacob was loving it!