Friday, June 30, 2006

One year ago today...

Happy Birthday to Kate! Unfortunately, we are very sick with a fever virus at the moment. Ugh! Hopefully it will be over by Monday for the birthday party! We are reporting from White Cloud... visiting Aunt Hannah... and are working on dial up, so pictures to come later!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

This is funny!

Of course she never performs for the camera like she does normally, but this is still pretty funny. This is her favorite toy right now. Just randomly throughout the day, I'll hear the little song playing and peek in the living room. She puts the ball through the hole, dances to the music, stops when the music stops, looks for the ball, and repeats. This time, the ball got stuck in the dinosaur, so she stops to look for it, and unfortunately the performance ends a little sooner than usual. Check it out...

Kathryn & the Dinosaur

Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy Father's Day

I am thankful to God that I married such a Godly man, who takes so seriously his role as a husband and a father. I could not have picked a better father for my children. I am also very thankful for my own father, who most importantly taught me to love the Lord.

Daddy with Kathryn in her special Father's Day dress that Mommy made!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Stories on Kathryn and Brad

Kathryn has played out in the pool everyday this week, so it really should not have surprised me when she brought me over two of her "pool toys", threw them in my lap, and grunted. I gave them back to her, and she proceeded to give them back to me, this time with a little bit more annoyed grunt. Finally I asked her if she wanted to go outside. She started jabbering and waving her arms hysterically, walked as fast as her little legs would carry her over to the back door, then turned around and looked at me like, "what's taking so long, Mom?!?" My little puppy dog!!! Of course, once she gets in the pool, her favorite thing to do is throw stuff out of the pool and see how far she can reach. If it is not enough of a challenge, she will throw it a little farther out until she can't reach it anymore, then grunts for me to get it for her. Her favorite pool toy is the nasal aspirator (a clean one, of course :o). She loves how I can fill it up with water and squirt her with it. Unfortunately, once I start this game, I have no choice but to do it for the rest of the time that we're in the pool.


Kathryn's new hobby is re-arranging. She will pick up little things from all over the house and move them to "better" locations (mostly just putting small things in containers and such). I told Brad if she were a squirrel, and our floor were dirt, we would have oak trees growing all over the place. Anyway, I'm usually the one who finds her creations, mostly because she hides things in the pots and pans, tupperware containers, or baskets. Last night I asked Brad if he would empty out the rest of the twelve pack of Coke that was in the pantry into the fridge. When he got to the bottom, there was something rattling. The look on his face was priceless. His hands were moving fast, and he looked up at me and said, "Honey! I think we actually won something!!!" Then he pulled out a big Disney World collector's medallion. I know it's never as funny when you're not there, but it was a truly classic moment... Especially for those of you who know Brad :o).

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Fun in the Sun

The expression on her face says it all. I think we have a new favorite afternoon activity. I couldn't get her out of the pool!

Memphis Wedding

We had a great time this past weekend in Memphis at Matt and Amanda's wedding. Unfortunately, the lighting in the ballroom messed my camera up and I didn't figure out until almost time to go what I needed to do to fix it. I'm sure they'll post some much better ones on their site when they get back from their honeymoon, but here's a sneak peek until then...

And of course when Brad spotted this old Shelby, we had to circle back around so he could take a picture for Adam :o).

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The 5:15pm ritual...

"Mom! I think Dad's home! I hear someone coming in the front door! I'll go and see!!!"

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Harebrained Ideas...

Kathryn found the tupperware cabinet a long time ago, but she has just recently discovered that she can fit inside it! She still can't figure out why she can't stand up in it, though. She tries and cries, and tries and cries :o).
When we found out #2 was on the way, and we had to give up our office/sewing room, I wasn't too thrilled about the thought of it being in the living room. But now I think it will work out nicely. Another one of Mom's harebrained ideas comes to fruition (thanks to my father-in-law, husband, and Adam's tools!) It's a bookshelf desk!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

More Pictures

We just got back from visiting little Claire! She is so, so sweet! They are all doing great, and were able to get some good sleep in the hospital last night. Here are a few more pics, this time including the proud parents...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

She's here!!!

Adam and Rosie are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl! Claire Marie Shumake was born about 3:57 pm today (June 3rd). She weighed in at 7lb 14oz and was 20 1/4" long. She is absolutely perfect. Mom and baby are doing great (and Dad's doing pretty well too, I guess :o). I'm sure there will be many more pictures to come! Please keep them in your prayers as they adjust to life with a little one!

Update on Rosie!!!

FINALLY! Rosie is at the hospital, and it shouldn't be too much longer until she delivers little Claire! We are on our way to the hospital right now. I'll have some pictures to post when I get home!!! Keep Adam and Rosie in your prayers!

Friday, June 02, 2006

What we thought might be "The Last Supper"...

Gramma and Grampa came down to help Brad and me out with with some projects yesterday and today. Adam and Rosie went out to eat with us last night, and we had many hopes that it might be our last little fling before Claire Marie was born, but no such luck. Still no baby!! It will be any time now, though :o)! Just a couple of new pictures to get you through the weekend (for Mom, who says I don't post often enough :).

Story time with Gramma...