Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life, Love and Other Mysteries

Good morning to all those who have ventured onto this site. I thought I should put a few pictures out so you can see all FOUR of our children, not just the two that have been pictured so far. It is amazing how DIFFERENT all four of them are! I am amazed how their little personalities are forming even at this young age.

Jeremiah is our lion! He has a very strong personality, to put it in the most positive light possible! He is the typical first-born who likes to boss his younger siblings around. At the same time, he is very creative, intelligent and detail oriented!

Ben is our teddy bear! He is pretty compliant(but he has his moments), tenderhearted, helpful, but also tends to be a little tattle-tale! Oh well, you have to have one in each family, right?

Samuel is a little monkey. He is a little clown, always hamming it up, especially to the youth girls! But with that comes the "I can get away with anything" attitude! It has been very cute until lately. Now I'm like, ok, you are adorable, but you still have to obey!

JoJo is our little tiger! She is constantly on the go. She is always grabbing for something and sticking it in her mouth! On the floor, she won't hold still for a second! I sit her up, and the next minute she is back down again searching for a new toy! Watch out world, we've got a go-getter on our hands!

Well, that's enough of that, even though I could talk about them all day! Why not, they are what I live and breathe every day! They are a lot of work, but with that comes a lot of blessing. A couple weeks ago a woman with two babies in the diaper aisle saw us and she said, "Boy, you've got it worse than me!" I said, "No, Ive got it better than you! I have four little blessings and you have two!" What possessed me to say this? I'm not sure except I am kinda tired of hearing that all the time! I was pleasantly surprised the other day when a man said, "Wow, you have it worse than I do!" But then he changed his tune, "No you have it better than I do! You have four little gifts! God bless you!" This is a rare thing to hear in the store (and I get LOTS of comments).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Baby

I have been reminded lately, due to some tragic events in a friend's life, how precious little babies are. And mine is no exception! Joanna Jolee is my sweet little angel! Really, she is the best baby I've had yet, and the others were all great too! She just turned 7 months, but I wanted to display her 6 month picture! She is so close to crawling, but not really interested in solid food yet, to her mother's chagrin! She just wants to do the tongue-thrust thing!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Blog

I can't really say what motivated me to start this new blog, especially since I don't exactly have a lot of time on my hands. But I have a lot of friends and relatives who are "bloggers", and I was tired of Xanga anyway.

Life at the Nolt house is busy as usual, but one new thing is that Jeremiah has started violin lessons! And let me tell you, it is probably the cutest thing you've ever seen! But it is also hard work for a 5 year old. His teacher is great, but very particular about how he stands, holds his hands, etc. It's SO good for him! (by the way, this picture was taken BEFORE any lessons)

We are also going camping this weekend! (Remember, we live in Florida) I can't believe I let Brendan talk me into taking all four kids camping... in a tent! But, really, it should be kinda fun. We are going with some other couples from our church. I just hope it doesn't get too hot!

So, that is a brief update of our lives. Maybe I will update again soon, if I can find time in between feeding, dressing, disciplining, changing diapers, taking someone potty, breaking up a get the picture.