Family Resemblance Much?

OK, I was going to write a whole post on HI family visiting. And I will! I promise! But it was getting late, so I was going to wait to post until tomorrow. However, I ran across a series of pictures. This is just a small sampling of them, but seriously. I. Had. To. Post.

I mean, really? Do these boys look alike or what?
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I could barely even choose which one to post! Here’s more:
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Those ones were the most alike, but these ones struck me too! Right down to the expressions! What personality these Wheeler boys have, right? Three generations of handsome ;):

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Oh, and Gramma Homee, I couldn’t leave you out! I promise, there are some GREAT pics of you with your grandbabies! This might not be the best one of all of them (I promise again, I will continue to post), but it made me laugh! The expression was too funny and too similar between both of you, so I had to do it:
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More to come. There are some great ones of the wedding too.
(When I preview this post, I can only see the pictures small, but they are enlarge-worthy, so please click if you want to save any full-size, family!)

First Food.

Finally I’m downloading the pics. For some reason I’m having the feeling I’ve posted these already. Oh well, if I have, so be it. Here’s more pics of my kids. Standard, right?

So, Crash’s first food was avocado. Locally grown, organic. Nice to be raised in California, Asher! I have entirely too many pics of the day, but I had to post them in order, so that you can get the full picture of the experience.

To set the scene: we wanted to involve Gramma Home and Grampee since they’re so far away and don’t get to have these “first” experiences all that often with us, so we Skyped the event. Here is the rundown of how it all went:

Getting ready to Skype with both babies
Getting ready to Skype with both babies
Crasher thought bubble:  Is that really Gramma?!....
Crasher thought bubble: Is that really Gramma?!….
Sissy always lightens the mood!
Sissy always lightens the mood!
Kids have plenty of attitude, that is for sure.
Kids have plenty of attitude, that is for sure.
A little pre-game love from Sissy
A little pre-game love from Sissy
And, it's in!  Selah administered the first bite!
And, it’s in! Selah administered the first bite!
The jury is out on how he likes it...
The jury is out on how he likes it…
Still not sure...
Still not sure…
Yep, surely not lovin it.
Yep, surely not lovin it.
Maybe touching it will be better...
Maybe touching it will be better…
Sharing the experience with the iPad (AKA Gramma Home and Grampee)
Sharing the experience with the iPad (AKA Gramma Home and Grampee)
Turns out, touching it IS better!
Turns out, touching it IS better!
And, the dinner show begins...
And, the dinner show begins…
The entertainment is quality.
The entertainment is quality.
Crasher has to join in on the screaming (yes, the entertainment volume was on high).
Crasher has to join in on the screaming (yes, the entertainment volume was on high).
And the audience enjoys the full experience.
And the audience enjoys the full experience.

So, this whole “two kid” thing is just going by too quickly! I cannot believe it has been two months since this day. What a good one it was. And how incredibly thankful I am for my sweet family, the ones right here with me every day, and also the ones so far away. Love you all.

Tardy September Fun

Again, catching up on picture downloads, so feel free to hit delete if you don’t care about our activities for the past two months! 😉
Here’s some September fun with the kiddos.

Love these two smiles
Love these two smiles
Crasher is getting "over it" quickly...
Crasher is getting “over it” quickly…
Selah LOVES this game.
Selah LOVES this game.
Daddy loves it too...
Daddy loves it too…
And...he's down!
And…he’s down!
Art improvement.  Selah's butterfly.
Art improvement. Selah’s butterfly.
Jumping on the trampoline with a sprinkler underneath to beat the heat.  Daddy models.
Jumping on the trampoline with a sprinkler underneath to beat the heat. Daddy models.
Selah follows suit.
Selah follows suit.

Up next: Crasher’s first food! (Yes, it’s been two months. Sorry, again!)

A little late…(August recap)

But, hey – I just am finally downloading pictures, prompted by the family visit, and so now I have August lake, September fun, you get the picture. So, here’s just a few August pics that I enjoyed looking at. I can’t believe it’s been two months since our last lake visit. I also cannot believe I really did not take very many pictures of the fun (guess most of the time was spent enjoying it, rather than behind a camera!). But here are a few to document for the future:

Cute Siblings
Cute Siblings
This again, Mom?  Seriously.
This again, Mom? Seriously.
I want in the water with sissy!
I want in the water with sissy!

My lake girl:
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8 months

This guy. Oh, my heart is stolen by this guy:

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How in the world has it been 8 months almost?! Slow down, wouldya?! 😉

No bueno

This is how we feel about the massive ear infection poor Asher has:

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Poor kid (& mom & dad) has only had about two hours of sleep in the last 24.
I hope to post some better updates about the great week we had with family last week, but we’ll get ourselves through this first. Prayers for healing (& sleep!) greatly appreciated.

More Swimming

I’m due for a “real” post, but today this will have to do. Selah swimming last night with her “big arms”. Watching her swim is one of my highlights.