Monday, July 30, 2007


Since it has been a while I figured I would do a little update on what we have been up to.

This past Wednesday the kiddos turned 21 months old, or as Christopher says almost 2! They have really started to blossom into little people. I know that they are people, but now that they are actually speaking in English, and it sentences it really makes me feel like I am not talking to the wall all day.

Avery the little princess, the little girly girl. She loves her sparkles, her pink, her high heels, and her pretties(any jewelry) and she will let you know when she is missing something! She carries her two babies(just like mommy!) around all day, she even feeds them, burps, rocks and puts them to bed. Her favorite things to do right now are read books, play legos, and copy everything Cj does. Avery is quite the chatter box. She has started to really talk in sentences(like two or three word here, I am not saying she is giving lectures or anything). Some of Averys(and CJs) phrases are "That's Cute"(this is mostly to clothes), "Oh Daddy", " Avery peepee in potty", "Love you, (mommy, daddy, Aunt BB, etc..) .

Cj is close behind as he has a few phrases that he says as well , but he is more the man of a million faces. He will do anything for a laugh. And he is 100% boy, he is constantly going, climbing, jumping, and taking everything apart. But, just like Avery, he is a great cuddler. Cj loves his daddy and eagerly awaits his arrival from work, as soon as he hears the garage door open he is waiting by the door screaming(and this is no understatement) "Daddy home!". Other than Daddy he like to play with his truck, his little plastic animals, and pretty much anything he finds laying around the house(examples: screws, pens, levels).

We are in full fledged training mode in our house now(and have been for several months), We are defiantly seeing the differences of raising a boy and a girl, but I think that it is why It is so rewarding. There are days when it is hard when both children are in need of some serious character molding, but on most days they like to switch off that role. I have really been praying that I won't continue to compare my children's sin, for example "Why are they so disobedient and the other is so obedient". God has really been showing me that it is such a joy to have two children in need of a savior, and really how at such a young age I can already have such an impact on how I portray the gospel in their lives.

And now the house....We are in the last phase of putting the house on the market. Meaning the sign is eagerly awaiting its home in our front yard. We have a few more nail holes to fill, a lawn to be mowed, and some tools in the garage to be pack up and we are ready. My mom has blessed us by sending her cleaning lady up here on Friday morning to get our house spotless before the rush of eager buyers come this weekend! Please pray that our home sells quickly and smoothly. I am pretty anxious about keeping the house clean with the kids around, as I have seen how hard it is to just get the house ready for the market with them under my feet. I am hoping that next time we decided to sell a house, the kids will be older and can actually help to clean up after themselves!

Grace abounding, strong and true
That makes me long to be like You
That turns me from my selfish pride
To love the cross on which You died
Grace unending all my days
You’ll give me strength to run this race
And when my years on earth are through
The praise will all belong to You
-Grace Unmeasured, Bob Kauflin


Jeanie said...

Love the update & Love you guys...we are so blessed to have kids growing up together

Nyah's Mommy said...

aww sounds like the kiddos are really growing up fast. It must be fun to hear them chattin it up together. Nyah normally can only talk to me during the day or to herslef haha.

LeahHawkins said...

How great to hear! I must admit... I'VE GOT THE FEVER!!!

The Nilsen Nest said...

Very encouraging, Eileen! Miss seeing you guys all the time! Can't wait until my time comes, I'm so excited that you'll be there to help!

Rebecca Swan said...

Thanks for the update, as well as your thoughts on motherhood. By the way, how did you get music on your blog? It's really cool.

Carolyn Honea said...

Enjoyed the update! Wish I could spend more time with you.

Madeira girl said...

I want to know about the music thing too. I love what you have on your blog!