Monday, October 29, 2012

Just another day

Just another day in the Lock household, nothing much to report. I've been trying to wean Catherine off her second middle of the night feeding which has caused even less sleep for me in the short term. Hannah is still scolding me for putting the pacifer in Catherine's mouth as "she's just talking! She doesn't need her pac." is a regular phrase for Hannah. For some reason, i actually defend myself to her. She's quite the mother's helper. But she LOVES her sister dearly and still cuddles with her in bed after she gets up almost daily.Covered up with blankets of course.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Balloon Fiesta!

While we were in abq we had the opportunity to go to the balloon fiesta. this was my first time there as well as the kids. Isaiah's thoughts were: "Fans Loud!" Both the kids loved it! And I got kind of carried away with the pictures as well so bear with me...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catherine's first hike

We were in abq last week for the balloon fiesta and had a great time with granny, gramps, cousins and aunts and uncles. We of course had to take catherine on her first hike. every time i stopped walking she woke up to tell me (or yell as the case may be) that i needed to keep walking. the kids had a great time with rocks - is there anything better?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Away in a manger

For some reason, EVERY time john sings away in a manger to Catherine, we get these smiles. its pretty darn cute. other songs will not do it. just this one.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Palo Duro Canyon

You might be saying to yourself, there was a Philly Part 1, but not part 2. Yes that's correct. Its too late and I don't feel like it now. :) So, last weekend we drove to Palo Duron Canyon in Texas and had a great time! Its about a 4 hour drive from us, very doable with a dvd player. We stayed in a quaint cabin with two rooms so the big kids stayed in one room and Catherine stayed with us. We were was snug, i'll say that. Perfect cool weather and waking up with coffee a view of the canyon and john playing his guitar was quite nice.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Philadelphia Trip Part 1

We took our annual trip to Philadelphia last week and decided to throw a big combined birthday party for Starry, my three year old neice and Isaiah. We reserved a spot at a park. We check the weather. Forecast called for rain the afternoon. We thought we were golden. that is until the torrential downpour of rain came. Luckily the mosquitos were already biting me and the bees were hovering over our strawberries and we moved into a enclosed shelter at the park. The kids nonetheless, had a blast playing in the rain. Some of my favorite pics are of Starry looking at Isaiah in bewilderment at his face. She just can't understand why he has smeared the cake over his entire face. You'll also notice she does not have one drop of icing on her face. I think its an age thing....and well a boy thing.

Pictures from Bonnie

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Isaiah turned two!

I don't know where the time is going, but my little man turned two on saturday. he LOVES himself some trains so we took him to the train musuem for a train ride. Not sure if he was overwhelmed by the size of the train or didn't realize that what he was on was in fact a train, but he wasn't quite as excited as we thought he would be when the train started moving. He liked looking out of the train though. Hannah loved it, Catherine slept through it and Isaiah sort of tolerated it. He did however like his cake. And despite the torrential rain right after the train ride (see post rain pic in car), it was a great day celebrating our little boy. So proud of the little man he is becoming.