Friday, April 06, 2007

Early Birds in VA

I seem to have birthed me an Early Bird. The past while, Israel has woken like clockwork around before 7 AM, (my eyes are squinching shut in a giant yawn as I think of it) and I cannot describe to you the Tremendous Despair that washes over me at the sound of his very first happy gurgle and coo of the day - it comes WAY before I feel it should, whilst the sky is still dark and my entire body is still blindly groping for my bed. Mommy is NOT an Early Bird. I seem to have just settled down for my long winter's nap only several hours before my child's eyelids cheerily pop open. It doesn't seem matter what time he fell asleep; of late his wake time is set.
We went to Virginia this week, and had a great time. Gabriel, of course, had a stupendously excellent time helping his Gwanddaddy ou'side. It was so nice, because we could just open the door and let him outside to play on the porch, and we can't do that here, because we are too close to the road. He loves to play outside. He gave tolerant Emmy Dog lots of hugs and went with Granddaddy to the Home and Garden Show and the Tool Sale and other important things I'm sure I forget that boys need to help with. And we had Easter meals with Heatwoles and Beerys. And Tim wrote two papers. Thanks Mom and Dad for all your help. And then we took the long drive home today with two wiggly boys and a Snooch. Phew. Glad that's over. (The drive, not the week at home.)

This is Israel with his Granddaddy and Emmy Dog.

This is Daddy and Boys. Tim is such a good daddy, and does such a good job with his baby boys.

Uncle Quentin reading to his nephew.

Grandma, Granddaddy, and Grandbabies

Scenes from the ride home
By the way, I keep forgetting to post this: at 5 months and 6 days, Israel was 20 1/2 pounds, and Gabriel was 27 pounds at 2 years and 6 months. Hmm. This week, at 5 months 2 1/2 weeks, Israel was 21 pounds. Catching up fast, it seems...catching up fast. Oh my dear.


justadaisy said...

Ohhh . . . . that daffodil makes me homesick . . . there was always so many at Pop's place! I miss them!

Anonymous said...

Okay, you officially made me miss VA!! I'm so glad you had such a good time. Isn't it precious seeing your kids with your parents!? Took Eliza to the doctor yesterday and she weighs 10 kilos- 22 pounds!! I. is going to catch her soon and she'll be 2 in two weeks! What a guy!:) Candice

Cottonista said...

Is that a pink bib on Israel? ( :

Carrie said...

Heh heh heh. I wondered if anybody would notice... :)

Anonymous said...

The pictures from VA made me homesick too. Gabe and Israel are soo cute. Lydia is also quickly catching up with Dara in the pounds/kilo arena :)

Carrie said...

Hi Carmen!! I've been keeping up on you guys, too, although you wouldn't really know it because I rarely comment!