Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

It is such a cliche, but man does time fly as you get older. It also flies when you get literally no sleep.

Those of you who read this blog know we were blessed with Coen Lewis Schwark this last summer and that has been pretty much the focus of our year. All the getting ready for him, and my poor family just trying to survive "pregnant me". Then the baby arrives and we have spent the rest of the year enjoying him and getting used to being a family of five + ellie. Poor neglected in most ways (belly rubs, cuddling, treats), over attended too in others (tail pulling, eye poking etc) ellie.

God has blessed us profoundly in 2009, just as in the years before.

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Aiden Turns Four and Nolen Gets a Fat Lip

We have been spending the last couple of weeks in great anticipation of Aiden's impending fourth birthday party, he as much as I.

We made decorations (large painted snakes) and mailed out invitations (he practiced his writing) bought cupcake mix and sat and waited for the day to arrive.

The party was great. We have a bouncy house that fits perfectly in our great room area and this was the only needed entertainment. There were presents and candy and chocolate milk. Aiden did spend a good deal of time crying on the couch after a head bump with the only little girl at our party, who incidently did not cry.... Other than that it was sucessful.

Later putting away the blow up house dad said "no one jump on this bag, I just put the motor in it" and of course no sooner had he left the room than Nolen sprinted across the room and flung himself head first onto the bag. There was loud wailing and lots and lots of blood. So much blood I became a little worried. Once it stopped we were able to see a large cut and bite marks on the inside of his ever swelling lip.

All is status quo here at the schwarks....