Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Semi Wordless Wednesday

I was hoping I'd be sharing a picture of our brand new baby girl, but she is being very stubborn. So I'll share pictures of Chloe and Cooper when they were little. Coop is 6 months and Chloe is around 4 months.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

(I did not take this picture.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cooper's Obsession

We went on vacation with some friends over Fall Break. The little boy of the family we went with had trains, specifially Thomas and Percy.

Cooper discovered Noah's stash of trains and without a doubt planned on keeping both of them had no one else been around. At night we had to take Percy away so Noah could have him to sleep with, I thought we were going to have to find a Wal-Mart, which would was over 2 hours away, to buy a replacement so the boy would stop crying. It was insane! I have never seen him act this crazy about something before, well, as long as you don't count when he found Noah's Woody Doll.

Sidenote: I realized my kids don't have toys.
Sidenote: Christmas will be better this year kids, mom promises. I will buy you toys.

The Monday we were home, I took Cooper to Wal-Mart and bought the boy a train. James, he's vain but lots of fun.

James leaves Cooper's side only for church and school. I think Coop might have forgotten how to use his fingers because his hands are always taken with James and James' car that attaches via a magnet. (It's a two piece deal.) To say he is in love with trains would be an understatement. He will play all by himself, pushing his James back and forth making train noises, I'm not sure how to spell the noise he makes, and yelling, "Alllll aboard!!"

Matt and I check on him before we go to bed. There are many nights when Coop has James in a death grip or is sleeping on top of him.

Soooo needless to say, Cooper is getting Thomas stuff for Christmas. Thanks for making my job easy buddy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Baby Update

By the time this posts this picture will be about 2 weeks old.

So I am, at posting, about 2.5 weeks away! People ask if I think I'll go early. I have no idea. It wasn't until recently that we found a bassinet. I didn't want her to come before the 16th because we haven't paid for the epidural yet! I was told, "No pay? Good luck."

I went to the doctor last week and I was dialated to a 1. Not that that's anything extravagent, but it's something.

So now we are just waiting. I'm not in a hurry; yet. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Cards

Every year, well since we began procreating, we have sent out a Christmas card or a "Happy New Year" card. I will write the letter, usually it's the first draft, don't tell my H.S. English teacher, find some cutesy paper, make a photo card, spend gobs of money on stamps and send them out, hoping everyone who reads it will get my humor and hear my voice. Sending out those cards can be a tad bit overwhelming only because I'm a procrastinator, but when I finish, I find much joy sharing our family's ups and downs with people we care about.

In Ecuador there are many unsponsored Compassion International children who would love to receive a Christmas card from someone, anyone. They would love to read how Jesus loves them. They would love to read what you do for fun. They would love to read about you and your family!

This year DaySpring (a card maker) and Compassion International are joining forces to bring you "A Christmas Card Drive of Epic Proportions!"

As Americans we put 2 months worth of family picture taking, letter writing, picture card creating, paper finding etc. into our yearly letter. DaySpring has made it so easy and CHEAP!!

I went to this website and began creating my card.

-I picked my design.

-Put a picture of my family on the front and wrote "Feliz Navidad from the Knox Family/ Matt, Megan, Chloe, Cooper & Baby Knox."

-Then on the inside left. I wrote a letter. In it, I mentioned our excited for Jesus' birthday. I said, "Matt, the father, works out of the home. Megan, that's me, I am the mom and I stay home with Chloe and Cooper."

I went on to say what Chloe and Cooper love to do, their ages and that we were expecting another child in December. I told them I was thankful for them and happy they got my card and on and on until I ran out of space.

-The right side I left blank so a translator would have the space to translate my English into Spanish for the child.

-Then on the back I added a picture of the kids with the caption "We Love You!"

-Added to cart

-Paid 2.99 (no shipping needed) I created a folded card, hence the 2.99. I wanted room for the translator, but you can create a flat card for 1.99!

Compassion and DaySpring are traveling to Ecuador to hand deliver these cards! (Hence the no shipping charge.)

We sponsor a little girl in Ecuador, so this is dear to my heart. A card you make could go to someone she knows! The card I make could go to someone she knows!

I would ask you to please at least go to this site, mosey around and check it out and then of course splurge the 2.99 and make a card. It took me 20 minutes and that was with kids yelling in my ear.

The "incourage" button on my side bar is where I originally heard about this.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010