Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the walker

Here is one of Jonah's new tricks...he has learned how to get around in the walker!!!  Nevermind the girl in the background who is whining for "her own" ice cream:)  He thinks it's pretty cool and we've even found him trying to get into things already (like the plates on the console table, the freezer:)  I might have to re-baby proof the house!  

He is growing up fast, isn't he?!  He even has his first ear infection:( confirmed by the doctor at his 8 month appointment today.  Poor thing has been pretty miserable the last few days...104 degree fever...runny nose...waking up in the night several times.  It's been fun, but we're hoping the antibiotics will do their thing.  Fast:)  

He is now weighing in at 17.8 pounds and the percentages at his apppointment were 25% for head, 10-25% for weight, and 50-75% for height!  Skinny little thing!!!   

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

number thirteen!

On Monday, baby Homan decided it was finally time for some fresh air:)  I was home with the kiddos when I found out Heidi was at the hospital.  I was still waiting for a phone call from Holly when Cliff emailed asking if she had the baby already (thanks to facebook- haha) .  I had to look all over for my phone.  Of course it was on vibrate and I couldn't find it.  I finally found it and got confirmation- he was here!  Heidi did great and he is a beautiful healthy baby boy with dark hair.  Jayda was very excited to meet "baby homan" and even got to hold him that night!  I guess this is as good of picture you can get with three little ones...

oh and I almost forgot-  His name is Devin James Homan.  Pretty adorable, don't you think?!

Monday, March 23, 2009

J & j

Jayda loves playing with her little brother...before I took this picture, she was sitting next to Jonah with her arm around him showing him all the toys.  It was so cute!  Have I also mentioned how much Jonah loves his big sister??  They will always be best friends right??? 

One more cute story- yesterday I was trying to teach Jayda that her diapers have a "five" on them and Jonah's have a "three"  (they both use Luv's and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference)  So when we were eating pizza last night, I asked Jayda how old she was.  She said, "FIVE!" :)      

Friday, March 20, 2009

we made challah!

Since my mom has been in Israel the last few weeks, I decided it was time to start making challah for our family on Friday nights.  I've always depended on her to make it and every week we look forward to our little family night...blessings...wine...bread...good food...and just being together without all of the distractions of everyday life.  I might be getting a little sentimental, but there's just something special about starting traditions with your kids and making bread is going to be something that I (and hopefully the kids too) will look forward to each week!  So this morning we woke up and got started right away...and look what we made!!!  

I was pretty excited that it turned out so well since last week's was...um...not so perfect:) 

Here was our first attempt last Friday...apparently you can "kill" yeast with water that is too hot.  Maybe that's why it was like a lump of dough even after it was baked...

BUSTED!!!  At least someone liked it!  I finally had to move the bread to the top of the fridge...it looked like a little mouse had gotten to them.  (ok so all those missing pieces weren't just from Jayda...:)