Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stoltzfus Family Vacation 2011

Every year Steve's whole family goes to the cabin (he is one of eight and all are married and have kids except two) We always go up over the Harford fair. This year it was so much fun seeing Aisha have fun at the fair and with all her cousins. She absolutely loved all the animals at the fair!!

One night we watched the rodeo and now every time Steve give her a "horse" ride she falls off and acts like
she was bull riding.

Aisha loved all the animals, here she is amazed by all the bunnies

"driving" a gator

She won first place in the baby show! (no I'm not trying to turn her into a diva)

Her favorite were the goats and sheep, did I ever mention that I had sheep and goats when I was a kid and I loved them so much so this totally melts my heart!  This child really does need her own farm!

She discovered that playing with play dough is a whole lot of fun, These two spent hours sitting there playing play dough.

bath time is so much more fun with some company! (Aisha with her cousins Brooke and Olivia)

watching her daddy play volleyball while enjoying some of Grandpa's watermelon

My two favorite people in the whole wide world

I know this picture is blurry but it cracked me up, I love the look on Steve's face. Helping your daughter hit the pinata is very intense.

I also realized that all my pictures are of Aisha, yes there was over 30 people up there and the only person I took a picture of was Aisha, I will try to do better next time.

Fall is quickly drawing near and I could not be happier!!
As of yesterday I'm 18 weeks along which means I'm almost half way. yaaaaayy I must say this pregnancy is going allot faster than the one before! I'm feeling so good these days which is a huge blessing!

Here's to FALL I'm excited about it are you?


Painted sign

I have been wanting to make a sign for sometime now, thanks to  So the  about two weeks ago I asked Steve if he could help me. I get very nervous when it comes to painting!  He found some old wood in the garage (which I had no idea we had or I would have done this a long time ago) and I got to work or should I say Steve got to work. He sanded down the board and I got the font and he did most of the painting.

I absolutly love how it turned out!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Finally some help in the garden!

Steve finally found someone to help him in the Garden:)

Aisha was putting the potatoes in the bucket as fast as Steve was digging them up. 

We are having a very productive Saturday at home. I got my peaches canned (with some help from Steve and his mom). We dug up our potatoes and carrots, Steve did some painting, I did some cleaning.

Now I'm enjoying some quiet time while Aisha is taking a nap.

I've been feeling so much better this week!!! I think I got more done this past week than I did the past 16 weeks combined.   It is a very good feeling to feel like doing something again!!

Happy weekend

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aisha Rayne (16 months)

Two post in one day??? yup thats how I roll

                                                    Looking all pretty before church!

My baby is growing up so fast! She talks nonstop! I absolutely LOVE this age! even with my sickness I have been thoroughly enjoying seeing her personality develop! She always asks for her daddy in the morning when she wakes up but then I remind her that daddy is at work, working hard so I am able to stay home and take care of her so then she repeats me and says "dada work".

She loves to eat!! the only thing she has ever spit out of her mouth is beats other than that she eats anything I put in front of her. Her favorite food for breakfast is yogurt and granola and she thinks its so cool that she can use her spoon! 

She loves life to the fullest and enjoys playing with all her cousins she calls her cousin Tanisha "Te Te". I think we were there to much last week because one morning she woke up crying to go to Te Te's house.
 She loves to sing, and I will often hear her singing when she is playing with her toys.

I'm so blown away by the stuff she does and says. I've been reminded lately of the awesome responsibility we have as parents to teach our kids and model a Godly lifestyle because what they see us doing and saying often comes out in them!
I pray for wisdom and guidance as we raise Aisha and that the Holy Spirit would lead us as we teach, and interact, and discipline her.

We love you Aisha Rayne and feel so blessed that God has allowed us to be your parents!

One long post!!

Because my posts are few and far between! (I promise I will try to do better)

Our summer has been pretty uneventful, I found out I was pregnant Memorial day weekend, and a week later I started feeling sick. I was sick most of June and the whole month of July. When I am feeling sick the only thing I want to do is stay HOME!!  and with the heat I didn't even want to step foot outside. So thats pretty much what we did for six plus weeks.

I'm starting to feel much better!!! and was able to get my pizza sauce and my salsa canned. I'm so excited because I was not sure if I was going to get any canning done this year!

Aisha looking very guilty while I was busy making salsa! I always know when she got into something she was not supposed to just by the look on her face

A few weeks ago Steve took Aisha to the Haiti sale on his bike. It was late in the afternoon till he got back and Aisha had not had a nap. She was so tired she fell asleep on the back of the bike.

We are thoroughly enjoying our fresh tomatoes from our garden. I think Aisha is enjoying them even more than Steve and I. She will help herself to any tomato she can lay her hands on, she eats them like an apple and eats them down to the core (do tomatoes have cores??).  This morning she was begging for one for breakfast.

Our Family welcomed Jacoby Cole Stoltzfus into the world on August 7th.

Jacoby and his proud older brother Orlando!

It is so fun to have another baby in the family again! He is absolutely darling!!! and we all fight over him!

I thought this was funny, We are Oriole fans and they are in last place (which is not unusual) So what do you do with baseball T's when your team sucks???? you wear them to mow the yard:)

So there you go, a peak into our summer (I warned you it was gonna be long)
We are very ready for some fall weather!
and also looking forward to spending a weekend at the mountains with Steve's family