Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hopping on the Blog Bandwagon!

Okay, here I go. My very first blog!! I have been wanting to do this for a long time but have been intimidated at the process. I guess I have to learn by jumping in. So for my first blog I think I will introduce my little family since many of you live far away and don't know my children well.

Peter

Peter is a sweet 9 year old boy and I am grateful he is our first. He has always been pretty easy going and cheerful. He is curious about everything and picks up on things quickly. He loves science. He is so helpful with the younger kids, especially Matthew. He is currently taking violin lessons and has a really good ear for it. He likes cruising around on his bike, swimming and reading.






Leah
Leah turned 7 in April. She is a sweetheart, most of the time. :) She is very affectionate and sweet. She enjoys reading, pretending with her sister, dressing up, getting her toenails painted, swimming, playing at the park and helping me in the kitchen. She, with her brother, is taking violin lessons and is doing great. She tries hard to be a good girl but has a crazy girl streak in her where she gets all hyper and giggly. She is a lot of fun.

Hannah Banana

Hannah, Hannah. What would we do without our Hannah?? She is our fiesty five-year-old. She keeps us on our toes for sure. She was born with a very independent, strong spirit and although we know this is a strength in her she can be tough sometimes!! She is very, very sweet too though. She loves to make up little ditties and prances around the house singing her songs. She loves to dress up with Leah, play with dolls, swim (she is quite athletic), do gymnastics, pick up songs on the piano and tease her siblings. She can get a rise out of them easier than anyone!! She is a strong, beautiful girl.

Matthew

Matthew turned two in Februaury. Although he is in those "Terrible Two's" he is so darn cute most of the time we just laugh at his antics. He is the sweetest boy. One of his first words was "Thank you" (dee-doo) and he still says that for every little thing anyone does for him. He is such a boy. He loves playing in dirt, swinging swords, turning things into guns, driving cars and trains around and being loud!! He is very, very affectionate and gives the best hugs. He loves to pray and has to say prayers before he takes naps and won't ever let us forget.
My Man

I can't write about my kids without writing about their wonderful Daddy. They all adore him and can't get enough of him. He plays with them as much as he can but teaches them important things as well. The longer I am married to him (we just celebrated out 11 year anniversary) the more I realize how blessed I am. He is amazing!! He is an extremely hard worker, very ambitous, smart, generally cheerful and just a great guy. He has a very kind heart and cares a lot about others. I am very grateful to be married to him and love him very much.

Okay, that's all for post #1. I plan to post often now that this is started. Love to all!!






15 comments:

Tony Hii said...

Hi, keep it up.

Heidi said...

Andrea, Love your blog. It looks like you are a pro at this. It is so nice to see pics of the kids. Matthew looks so much like Peter. I am excited to hear that you and kids have started taking violin lessons. I have started playing again, too. We will have to get together and play in a quartet.
love ya

Suebee said...

Andrea,
I've been thinking so much about you and your family lately. I'm so happy to see pictures of you kids. They're so adorable. Keep it up...you're inspiring me! Maybe I might just get motivated to do this myself. I miss you very much. I hope you have a great birthday this month and know that I'm thinking of you. Tell Peter "hello" from Sierra.

Love, Sue

The Bailey's said...

I'm so glad you've joined the blogging cult... congratulations! It was so fun to see what you're all up to and to see your beautiful kiddos. I'm so excited that you're coming to visit - Let me know the dates when you know!
LOVE YOU!!! Stacey

Kristy said...

Welcome to blogland! Your kids are beautiful and I can't wait to hear more...
Kristy Lloyd

Elyse said...

Welcome to the mayhem => I can't believe the last time I saw you, Leah was 4 months old! It's been too long ... It's wonderful to see your beautiful family and don't forget some pics of our beautiful friend too => Miss and love you!
~Elyse

Heidi said...

YAY! I'm so glad you're blogging. It looks really good and looks like you got the formatting down. I'm still having trouble with that. Can't wait to read more. You need to post a picture of your beautiful self on there.

Love ya!

Laura said...

Good Job! The blog looks great. I loved seeing the pictures of the kids and reading about them. They are so cute! Where's your picture? I think it is great that you "girls" are doing the blog thing! It allows us all to be a part of what goes on in your family life. Love it!! I need to get up and going on this blog thing too! Someday! :-) Love ya, Aunt Laura

Bridgette Burbank said...

Andrea! It is so good to hear from you. We miss your family so much. Matthew and Leah look so much older since I saw them last. Thank you so much for emailing your blog to me.

royalbird said...

Yay! I'm so glad you started a blog! I hope you keep it up-to-date so I can see lots of pictures and hear of all your doings! Love you! Can't wait to see y'all on Wednesday!

Robin said...

Hi sweet niece! Welcome to blogdom! So glad you decided to join the family in keeping all in touch with our daily lives! Love the pictures of the kids and Jordan. Can't wait to hear how you all are doing. Love you!

emily a. said...

HURRAY! I'm so glad you started your blog. Looking forward to more pictures and stories! Love you.

Ditto Family said...

Look what I tripped upon...Andrea, nice to catch up a bit on your beautiful family! I agree with Heidi that you need a picture of yourself and a little autobiography too.

Love the shots in the wild flowers!

Jayna said...

Just found your blog through Heidi's, it will be fun to see what you guys are up to.

Julie said...

Very cute family Andrea! You've done a great job setting up your blog. I also like the wildflower pictures. Your Leah sounds a lot like my Sydney. She gets the wild giggly streak fairly often. She is a chatterbox too. Take care~