October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

A couple of weeks ago we went to a Halloween party our friends the Wilsons threw. Jack dressed up as Spiderman, and Ali Grace was a ballerina. We had a lot of fun hanging out. The kids were precious! Jack had a blast playing and eating and Ali Grace slept the whole time.

At the time Jack's costume looked a little snug (we had to put warm clothes underneath) but looking at the pictures now, he looks SO CHUBBY!!! Poor little guy, one day he's going to hate me for dressing him like this, and taking pictures of it, AND PUTTING THEM ON THE INTERNET!!! Oh, but he's so cute too!

The Wilsons' youngest son is one day older than Jack, so we get them together to play every now and then. They had so much fun playing in the ice. Their little hands were all red and cold. The were so funny!

The kids all looked so cute! we had everyone from our Spiderman to Super Mario, Scooby Doo to princesses.

This is what Jack did most of the time--well this and the ice.
This was Jack's first taste of pizza, and he loved it!!!!!
I held Ali Grace while she slept, she is so sweet! :)

October 14, 2008

The Big Brother

Such a big boy! Trying to be just like Daddy. He is imitating Brian more and more lately. It can be pretty funny. The other day Brian was showing Jack how to put a crayon behind his ear, and of course Jack was poking it everywhere but behind his ear. They are so cute together!

Jack is such a great big brother already! He's so sweet to Ali Grace, giving her kisses and hugs and loving on her. But being a big brother isn't all fun and games, Jack definitely doesn't get as much time and attention as he used to. So lately I've been trying to take him outside a lot, which is one of his favorite things! The other day he had a great time running around, swinging, and discovering all kinds of things.

I love how big he looks in his little jeans and jacket!

(Check out our very dead and sad garden in the background.)

Jack and Lucy girl.

Here Jack is pointing to a bird that was flying over our yard. He's pointing and saying "Flying up in the sky." He's been learning about animals and the sounds they make. He knows lots of them--bird, dog, cat, cow, sheep, duck, pig, and some others. It's so cute when he does the sounds--they are getting closer and closer to the real sounds, he tends to drop the first letters or sounds of each of them. Precious!

October 13, 2008

Ali Grace is ONE MONTH old!!!!

She's actually one month and three days old...I'm a little behind on posting. :)
All of us are doing really good. We're just hanging out, enjoying time together. Ali Grace is eating, sleeping, pooping, and peeing like a champ. Plus she's growing like crazy and being unbelievably cute too, so she's great. Jack is playing, talking, and running around constantly. His newest words are yummy and whoa. Brian grilled shrimp this weekend in the annual Rison in the Fall BBQ Competition. He got 5th place which was a little disappointing because he won 1st last year, but we're all proud of him, and he had a good time! The kids and I went downtown to the festival for a couple of hours on Saturday and it was really fun. We saw lots of people and got to eat some yummy barbeque.

Isn't she soooo cute!!! We think she looks like Jack did at her age, but a little bit different. We are loving her more and more each day and we truly feel blessed by her!

October 2, 2008

Chisholm Family Update

It's been a while since I've posted, and I really don't have all that much to report other than that we're all doing great and we're getting used to the new routine really well.

We did take the kids--oooh that's weird, it's plural now :)--to the doctor last week for Jack's 18-month checkup and Ali Grace's 2 week checkup. We love our doctor!!! She was so excited to meet Ali Grace and went on and on about how cute and perfect our children are, which any parent loves to hear.

Jack had his last shot until he is four, so that was great. He now weighs 25 pounds, 3 ounces and is 32 3/4 inches tall. He's a solid little boy! He is getting so smart too! The other day I decided to start writing down the words he can say (and that we can understand) and the list was over 30 words, AND it's gotten longer since then. He says "thank you" "bye-bye" "eyes" "nose" "draw" "stars" and lots of other things. He give Ali Grace kisses all the time, and he gets excited whenever she wakes up. He's a great big brother already!

Ali Grace had gained 9 ounces since birth, which made me feel great! I am so glad that she's doing well and gaining so well! Dr. Malak said that she is beautiful and very alert for her age. Ali Grace did wonderful on her first longish trip in the car, she slept the whole time! :) She's doing really well eating and sleeping most of the time. Sometimes she has trouble with gassines, and she's been really effected by what I eat. So I'm trying to be careful with what I eat, and hopefully the sensitivity won't last long.

Brian and I are doing good. We're tired by the end of the day, and a little bit more irritable than usual at times, but we're enjoying this time--we know that it won't last long, and they will never be this small again. We love love love love our little ones so much! We have been so very blessed with them. They are beautiful and sweet and so precious! God is truly amazing!

Sorry I don't have any pictures, our camera is dead and we keep forgetting to get new batteries. We will soon though--we need to take many many many more pictures of Ali Grace. :)