Monday, December 31, 2007

More new sayings

A couple of Caroline-isms that developed over the holidays:

"I sure is" - This is another emphatic phrase that is added to the end of any sentence in which is states some intention or as a response to any question about her intentions. E.g., Caroline: "I going to the park." Ashley: "Really?" Caroline: "I sure is." P.S. We are working on changing "is" to "am". It is an uphill battle.

"Dat's what me talk about" - Translation: That's what I'm talking about! If you are familiar with the colloquial use of that phrase, that is how she uses it. If she agrees with something you've said, "dat's what me talk about" might just be the response from Caroline.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

How to not be a jerk

As much as I think we all (okay, maybe I should just speak for myself on this one) would like to think this is an article that someone else we know should really read, check it out anyway. (via: My Tiny Kingdom )

Friday, December 28, 2007

I no like him

"I no like him." That is the response you would get from Caroline in the days leading up to Christmas if you asked her what Santa was bringing to her. In the alternative you might get, "I scared" in response to the same question (or any similar question, such as, "Is Santa coming to visit you?" or "Are you ready for Santa?"). So, Caroline decided that baby Jesus was coming to our house at Christmas this year. I guess the mixed messages you get at Christmas translated into baby Jesus visiting our house instead of the big guy in the red suit.

It's been a tough few weeks for us, but we had a good holiday - Drew and Amelia came in town and we spent time with all of our families. Caroline's excitement about gifts and lights and the Christmas Tree all helped to pull us through. I think joy is contagious and Caroline has plenty of it.
Here are some pics.

Playing in her room right before Christmas Eve service

The new shoes and handbag!

Friday, December 14, 2007


These are Joshua's little footprints, and the baseball puts into perspective their size. He has left a much bigger imprint on our hearts . . . we will miss you, our little boy.

Joshua Beck
December 6, 2007