Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bath-time fun!

The kiddos were being so cute in the bath today, so I pulled out my phone and started snapping photos. Enjoy!

Friday, December 30, 2011

New shirts and instruments!

Do you like our new shirts? Our mommy and daddy gave them to us for Christmas. We love them!

It's the beginning of the Snyder family band! Videos to come later...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A belated Merry Christmas

We had a nice Christmas together after Noel got home from church (2 Christmas Eve services and 1 Christmas Day service). Our day consisted of eating homemade sticky buns in the morning, playing, opening presents, and skyping. Hazel and Jude still have no interest in gifts, so our present opening took almost the whole day as we tried to simultaneously keep them entertained.

Hazel's new Christmas dress from Grandma. So cute!
Best attempt at getting them both to smile.
Jude was happy to show off his new Christmas sweater from Grandma.
Interested in the ribbon.
We hope you all had a Christmas filled with joy and celebration!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crawling Around in Our PJs

Here's a little video of Jude and Hazel up bright and early this morning. They are getting so strong and mobile! Notice also that their favorite toys are the remote control and the coasters. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just as we predicted

Jude has been teething for MONTHS and up until a few days ago, he had no teeth. All along, we've been saying that when he starts to get teeth, he's going to get a bunch at once. Boy were we right! Yesterday I felt in his mouth and both of his bottom teeth had come in. Today I felt in his mouth and his 2 top incisors came in! Whoa! 4 teeth all at once! I hope his front middle teeth come in soon or he may be sporting a vampire look very soon.

Also, now that his hair his getting longer, we're noticing that it's curly on the bottom. So cute! If we trimmed it, the curls would be gone, but I still don't think it's quite long enough to do that. It's not really curly, but there are definite curls. The pictures don't capture it that well, but you can see a couple!

Jude is also really into giving kisses, mostly to Grandma. He plants a big open mouth smooch on her cheek all the time. Very cute. He (and the rest of us) will miss her when she leaves tomorrow!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


What have we been up to? I think the question should be, "what haven't we been up to?". It's been really busy around here with Noel having extra services to plan, trying to organize shopping/mailing Christmas presents in a place where little shopping exists, going to the doctor, being pregnant, etc. Thank goodness my mom is here for a couple more days! Our freezer is now filled with meals and baked goods, we enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner today, and we actually WENT OUT FOR DINNER the other night (without the kids) for the first time since we lived here thanks to her! Whoa. It was great. Here are a few pictures from today.

Hazel's new favorite ride.

Hazel is GREAT at walking behind her car. She still isn't standing on her own, but boy can she walk fast behind this thing! We go round and round and round the couch. Hopefully she'll be walking on her own soon! Jude is just starting to push his car slowly.

Jude loves it too!

Family photo for grandma since I decided not to wear sweat pants today. :)

The kids are growing and changing so much! They are babbling a ton, but have no actual words yet. I think they're both close though! They are eating up a storm (especially Jude) and it feels like they are eating constantly (still 6-7 times a day)...seriously?!?!?! Someday we'll get to the larger quantity less times per day. They have the "larger quantity" down. They just still want to eat all the time. At least they're eating! And not barfing! They are early to rise and early to bed (which isn't really our style, but there's nothing we can do about it). Down at 6ish and up at 6ish. Ugh. They love making funny faces and Hazel is constantly playing peek-a-boo (at the table with her bib, on the changing table with her shirt, on the floor by putting her head down, etc.).

On a different note, I went to the doctor on Friday (25 weeks 4 days) and things are looking great. Praise God! We are so thankful and continue to pray for this pregnancy and new life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Still here!

No, we haven't fallen off the planet. It's always busy around here, but feels like it's been busier than normal lately. Hazel and Jude are fully recovered (thank goodness!), but it took quite awhile. Hazel is eating more than she's ever eaten before (probably trying to make up for the weight she lost), but her sleeping is now worse than ever. She was actually quite a bit better for a week or so before she got sick, but not so much anymore. Jude has decided he wants to follow in Hazel's footsteps and spends many nap times awake in his bed. It's always something! We've had some VERY long nights with Hazel and some very long days with Jude. I really can't even imagine adding another baby to the mix. It's going to be crazy.

We had family pictures taken recently and will try to post a few soon (we've been having some internet issues, which makes posting stuff challenging).

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and feeling really great. Things looked really great at my last appointment and we're so grateful that this pregnancy seems to be going smoother so far.