Friday, December 26, 2008

Nice hat!

So I was upstairs visiting with my daughter-in-law Caitlin and son Mark as Caitlin was nursing my new granddaughter, London... who is absolutely adorable, by the way. :) She had taken her nursing pad out of her blouse and set it on the bed. If you're not familiar with these, they are just simple cotton circles about 4" in diameter. Jasmine walked up to Caitlin and London and saw the nursing pad. She placed it on top of London's head! She thought it was a hat!!!!! I WISH I had a picture of London with a nursing pad on her head!!! ;)

Here's a cute pic of Sophia with her little pig tails! It's the first time she's had long enough hair to attempt them. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What's the magic word??

So here's a quick little blog for ya.

We're having dinner tonight, Winston, Jasmine, Sophia and me. Jasmine, who is turning four in March, has become quite demanding at times. She knows the way to be polite, but sometimes gets it in her head that she can get what she wants HER way. She put her hands on her tiny little hips and said "Mommy, get me my chocolate milk now!" Well, that's not going to happen. There is no way I am getting her chocolate milk until she asks the right way.
So I redirected her to ask politely and respectfully. So, she changed her body language and softened her tone. She said "Mommy, I want some chocolate milk to drink." I said, "What is the magic word?" She looked at me with her big blue eyes and said "Hocus Pocus." I thought Winston was going to spit out his dinner with laughter. I love my kids so much!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to All, and to all a Good night!

We have had a whirlwind of a year. We have been blessed with a new daughter from Kazakhstan Our first grandson was born prematurely during our trip to Kazakhstan, so we learned of his birth through the grapevine from emails!!! That was crazy! :-)
I began homeschooling our daughter Martina this year. At times, it is a real struggle, but it's also a huge blessing. I LOVE spending the days together with her instead of driving back and forth to school. And then just this month, we got a new daughter-in-law and a new granddaughter! It's been a VERY busy year!!!
Above all, we are so grateful to have Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, in our lives! He is THE reason for this season.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Welcome London Pike!!!

Wow!! What a great day! We got to see our granddaughter, London, just minutes after she was born into this world. She is so wonderful; she's beautiful and is very content. We love her soooooo much!! Our daughter-in-law Caitlin had a wonderfully blessed time with her delivery and is doing well. Daddy, Mark, is beaming with joy and love. They will be wonderful parents. They are both very tired after the day's events, but will sleep well in their Tempurpedic bed that's in the hospital! It's a full-sized bed AND it's a massage and incline-bed!! Holy smokes... jokingly, I asked the nurse if I could check in tonight. :)
I also got to talk to Daniel and Kristin, Daddy and Mommy of Ezekiel. He's also adorable, and is doing very well! We love him sooooo much too!!
Jamie, along with a friend of mine named Karen, saved the day! I needed a baby sitter and Karen stayed for a while, then Jamie came in and finished out until we got home! She is having grandchild #3 in about 8 weeks!!!! I love him (baby Hudson) soooooo much too!!!!! :)
Enjoy the photos of our day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A new Pike and another any day

Here are pics of our son Mark and Caitlin at their wedding!!! I love my new daughter-in-law, we're so blessed to have such wonderful daughters-in-law!!! We have three of them now!!! Caitlin is due with our 2nd grandchild any day now! :-) Ezekiel is our first one, but we haven't gotten to see him yet :-( we love you Ezekiel!!!!!
More later....