Thursday, September 25, 2008

Couldn't Resist!

Okay, so I said that I wasn't going to post any pictures yet, but I couldn't resist. Especially since my mother has asked me for a couple of days now when I was going to put up some pictures of Emma. So here are a few from this evening...enjoy Mama!

The Big Two's

Okay, this blog may be a little disappointing because there are no pictures, but I assure some will be posted this weekend. I wanted to give a quick update on the children. Emma turned two months old today! She is 23inches long, and weighs 11 lbs 8oz. The doctor says that she is healthy and growing just like she is supposed to be doing. She is doing a lot of smiling and picking her head up when she's on her tummy. She recognizes Samuel, which is so sweet. It will be fun to watch the two of them as they develop their relationships. Samuel is just shy of his second birthday so we are trying to teach him how to say his age. Right now he not interested so much in that! He is so silly and has such a fun spirit about him. He is becoming more and more creative as he learns to manipulate and manouver his toys to get them to do what he wants them to do. He is really into standing up on things right now, which means we have to keep a close eye on him! This weekend we are going to take pictures, so we will post them as soon as possible. David is busy with seminary and the church. I have started taking an exercise class, and love it! All in all, the Blackwood family as a whole is growing physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. God is so good!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cowboy Samuel!

Samuel is going to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, so of course he has a new cowboy hat. He loves it! Today was such a beautiful day, so we went outside and let Samuel play. He wanted to wear his hat, so we let him. I love his red shoes and how they look with his hat. I took a lot of pictures with my film camera, but I did manage to take a few with my digital so that I could post them. Samuel is really changing and growing. Today he said his first prayer, "Dear God, thank you for today. I love you! Amen." He is also learning to sing songs. His favorite song is "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Samuel is also enjoying learning to jump. I can hardly believe that he will be two years old in a couple of weeks! Emma is doing good today. I will be posting pictures of her soon, because she will be two months old! Time is flying, but we are having a blast! Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

It is amazing how busy two kids can make you! I remember feeling this way when I just had Samuel, now that I have two children, I think it is actually true! I am proud to say that showering is done on a daily basis (any mothers reading this know what I am talking about!), and at least two meals are being eaten a day. So I feel like I am making process. Emma is doing great. She is growing so quickly. She is beginning to hold her head up and really looking around. At about 5 weeks, she gave us a big smile and has been doing so since then! Samuel is cutting the last of his canine teeth, which is a relief for everyone! As we are getting close to his second birthday, he is talking in sentences (still hard to understand though...haha) and really putting together concepts. The cutest thing he does is say "hallelujah" and "praise the Lord". Unfortunately I don't have those on video yet, but I do have Samuel feeding his elephant a bottle. One afternoon I was feeding Emma, and he grabbed an old bottle and started feeding elephant, wiping him with a cloth, and even burped him! Below is a little video that we were able to get along with a few pictures.

You never know what kind of picture you might get to take at our house these days! Samuel loves to have fun!