Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tidbits

I thought I'd share some random things from the past week. We are "camera-less" right now so there are no recent pictures to post, but I do have a few from the past month that I haven't posted yet.

The progress on the treehouse is quite significant. The ladder, walls and railing make it safe for Micah to use now. It just needs a roof to be complete. We've also decided to make a sandbox underneath the treehouse. It looks really good so far and I'll be sure to take some pictures of it when I get a chance.

Oreo is definitely with child - or should I say with kitty (or kitties?). I am guessing (from my farm cat experience) that she will deliver any day now and I have become a doting "grandmother"; not letting her stay outside for too long, making a little birthing box for her, feeling her little tummy when the babies are kicking... Even Erik has taken a protective role - he was genuinely worried about her the other night when she wouldn't come inside :) So, if anybody wants a kitten, let us know! We're not sure what we'll do with the litter, but for now we're just going to wait for the new little bundles and enjoy them for awhile. We'll definitely get some pictures of the kittens when they arrive.




Keziah has finally started to attempt some words. In the last couple of weeks she has learned to say things like 'banana', 'teeth', 'up' and 'cheese'. And just this afternoon she said 'apple'. Of course, none of the words sound yet like they are supposed to, but I can understand her and I'm glad to see her attempting. She is becoming a very "rough and tumble" little girl. She'll climb right on top of Micah if he's watching TV or waking up from a nap. He gets so frustrated with her and I don't really blame him! Keziah's quite the little biter as well, and we are all wary when she "nuzzles" her head into us. So far, she has displayed a very intense and dramatic personality. It's interesting (and a little scary) to wonder how this will play itself out as she grows up!


For interest's sake, here's a current picture of Keziah next to one of her from a year ago:




And a current picture of both kids to compare with one from last year:

Micah's been working on his letters. He is very easily frustrated when he can't do things perfectly, and we have to stress the idea that practice makes perfect :)

In the last couple of weeks we had the opportunity to look after our friends' son a few times while they were here in Abbotsford for meetings. Babysitting him was like having 2 Keziahs around. Funny how they were both attracted to the same things: an open dishwasher, my bag of onions in the pantry, Keziah's sock drawer... Here they are enjoying a snack together:


Anyway, that's all to report for today. I'm hoping to enjoy a relaxing evening with Erik while we catch up on the second season of "Lost"...

15 comments:

Dianna said...

They both even look a bit like each other. Glad you could be of help to Trev and Rebs. I'm sure they really appreciated it. Looking forward to seeing pics of the tree house. Am curious as how it will turn out as we are also considering building one if not this year.. then the next.. or even the next.

Trev & Rebekah said...

Yeah, when I saw the picture of our two little ones I wondered how those days were for you. How did you manage to feed three kids at once? I am so glad I never had twins. Could you imagine two Isaiah's at once?

Yeah for kittens. I would love to be there to watch the birth and care for the babies. I just love kittens. I am curious to see how your kids react to that whole experience. Where are you putting the birthing box?

teresia benedicta said...

micah&keziah have definately changed throughout this past year! i think they look a like now.....
have fun with the kittens!!
leslie

kelly said...

Taeya would LOVE a kitty. Her parents would not. Sorry!
i love the comparison shots from a year ago - so amazing to see how they've grown, hey? :)

Erin Keown said...

i wish you could ship a kitty out here, Cassi has been begging for one (too bad Aidan is allergic)
Makes me think back to watching good old Peppermint (was that her name?) give birth

Michelle said...

I can't get over how blond both your kids are!! Has anyone called them "tow heads" yet?? Someone called Brooklyn that once and I got all offended til my mom explained that it was on older phrase just meaning blond!!

Kathy's corner said...

sorry I haven't posted for awhile. We ares till busy at the Beach Hut, but are counting down the days. The pics of the kids are great. Oh, how they ahve grown. Miss you guys so muvh. Love Mom

Kathy's corner said...

Sorry about the terrible spelling. mom

Jamie said...

Michelle - people often comment on their blondness but haven't used the "tow headed" expression yet :) One thing I have gotten a couple of times is people asking if they're twins, which is so weird to me - I think it's because they have the same hairstyle right now :)

Sarah said...

Jamie, I'm camera-less right now too - not fun!! But I did enjoy this post nonetheless. It really is amazing to see how they've grown in one year. And besides their height difference, I can totally see how people mistake them for twins. There is definitely sibling resemblance between those two!! My brother and I, who are 22-months apart, also went through a stage like that where we were confused for twins. My mum, also, couldn't see how people thought that, lol.

Summer said...

Such cute photos of your little ones!! I have to agree that Micah and keziah look alike!!!

Sarah said...

Elijah had what's called strabismus. Have you booked for that one before?!?

Lorrie said...

Great pics Jamie, man your two look alot a like to me, both adorable of course!
You can write us down on the list for a kitty ;)

Amber said...

miss you jamie! hope things are going well with you!!

Drea said...

wow.. they sure have grown!!