Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Emma Crawling!

Emma started crawling really good last week. I'm finally putting a video on the blog. We have had a crazy couple of days. I think we are going to break down and buy a new computer. Everyday it seems something goes wrong with our gateway laptop, so I think I talked Steven into getting a Mac! Yeah! I'm really excited, especially since the exchange carries them for a great price, with no tax, and 10 coupons for free childcare. That gives us at least 5 date nights coming up! Gracie has figured out how to climb the changing table. I walked into the playroom yesterday and discovered baby powder all over Emma's crib and a footprint in a mound of baby powder on the changing table. Gracie was just playing nicely on the floor reading books with an innocent look on her face. She is getting more challenging but fun everyday. Her vocabulary is exploding with new words, she is a nonstop chatterbox! By the way, the estimate on Steven's car was $5, 250.00! Too bad it didn't get totalled and we could get a more gas efficient car. We should get reimbursed for all of our out of pocket expense, which is great! Will update more later and will add some pics of the girls!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Henderson Family Life

I've finally decided to create a blog. This is going to be such a great way for our family and friends to see into our lives. We love being a military family, and Steven thinks he has the greatest job ever. We are sad to be so far away from our family and friends in OK, but are excited about this next chapter in our life. Since my husband was commissioned in March 2004, we have lived in Virginia, Florida, California, and finally here in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Our life has been so busy lately, but we are excited that we are finally starting to get involved in our church and OCF, and have been able to make friends! God is so good. We are loving it here, especially our new house. I have spent all week painting the girl's play room, jalepeno jelly. It sounds gross, but the room is going to be super cute once we finish decorating. This was my first experience painting by myself....and I think it turned out pretty good. I'll post pics later.

Emma has started crawling this week and follows me all over the house. I walked into her room a few minutes ago, and she was standing in her crib! I can't believe how big she is getting....almost 9 months!

We had family pictures made today at Chandler studio in Richlands. It was hard for us to get pictures with somebody other than Sunny Kersh. She's the greatest, but hopefully at Christmas she can take our pics before Steven deploys. We really liked the owners at Chandler's studio. They were super sweet and patient with our girls. Gracie was terrible, refused to smile, or she would just sit in my lap with her eyes closed. I think the dark studio reminded her of the rides at Disneyland which totally traumatized her. I think we were able to get maybe two good shots of all four of us, but we got some incredible shots of Emma. She was absolutely beautiful! The shoot was a fun, but Gracie had me stressed out. We miss Sunny.....

Steven turned 27 yesterday! He went rock climbing with his buddies, and tonight we are going out without the kids. Yeah! The best part of his birthday was finding the guy that hit his car. We are so glad that we aren't going to be out $500, and we are praying the insurance doesn't go up!

That's about it for now, I'll figure out how to post pictures and videos...and I'm hoping to keep this updated on regular basis!