Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Russell is going to Haiti!


For those of you who know and love my brother Russell: we are very excited that he is preparing to go on his first international mission trip to Haiti. He is leaving in two weeks and is trying to finish raising the funds he needs the make this trip possible.

Check out this link, and please consider making a donation toward his trip! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Speed of Light

Life just keeps whirring by at what feels like the speed of light around here. I can't believe how much of summer break is already over. Seriously, where is the time going?

I'm going to make an attempt to log some things on the blog for our far-away family to see and for our own family journaling purposes. First up: XANDER CRAWLS!

Our littlest is suddenly super mobile. He's been on the move for a couple weeks now, and Lucas and I still just watch in wonder as he jets across the room to get something he sees and wants. Max and Maggie never crawled like this, both just kind of scooted around and then eventually walked. Not this little guy- he is on the go. Xander's mobility has definitely been a game-changer around here. No more leaving him to play on the blanket for a few minutes while I go to the next room to do something. He's into something off-limits in a blink! We are working on revamping some things in the house to make it safer for him, and also beginning to teach him not to grab wires, etc. He nods and shakes his head when we say "yes" and "no." Yep, it's basically the most. adorable. thing. ever.

Here's a video of the first day he started crawling:

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