Monday, May 24, 2010

Inen To The Rescue!

This evening I had a bathroom emergency and needed toilet paper. After I called out in distress Korie went to get some, while Inen came to the door to investigate. I told him I needed toilet paper, and to get it for me from Mommy. He left, and Korie came back with a roll. Crisis averted. Meanwhile, Inen asked Korie for the toilet paper. She said she took care of it, but Inen wasn't satisfied. He ran to the other bathroom and was soon back knocking on my bathroom door, having returned to my aid with a wad of TP in hand. It was so sweet! He wanted to personally ensure that I had what I needed. It was just the right amount. My boy is so thoughtful!

(Perhaps this is too much information for some, but Inen made me too proud not to post this. I guess if this kind of thing warrants leaping to my computer to blog, then I should probably get my act together and start posting some of the months of photos and stories that I've backlogged.)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Inen's First Haircut

On March 4th, 2010, Inen got his first haircut. Or maybe that should read "hair cut", because it was closer to 1 hair than a head of hair. :) Scott Ripple did a wonderful job trimming down Inen's tufts, making it look thicker and certainly neater. Thanks, Scott! Korie held Inen and I shot phtotos. Inen sat contentedly in Korie's lap while Scott snipped and I snapped. It was fun! And of course, we brought the meager handfuls of silky locks home with us in an envelope as a keepsake. Here are the pictures:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's a Good Day

This morning, Inen came in with Korie to wake me up. He plopped down on the bed, gave me a big hug and said, unprompted, for the first time, clear as day:
"Daddy, I love you."

Today can only be a good day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

We Should Pray About It

Inen and I were at the bank to ask some more questions about home loans. I had put Inen in the chair next to me, and he squirmed around a bit as I talked to the banker. At one point I was looking pensive and thoughtful over something. Inen looked over at me and said, "Pray?" I told him okay, and we held hands and prayed for wisdom, guidance, discernment, and peace in this process. Inen repeated the Amen and the end of our prayer. The banker was a bit misty eyed and declared that was one of the sweetest things she had ever seen. I'm very proud of Inen for initiating prayer. He has been very good for our spiritual lives.

Friday, February 12, 2010

How 'bout...

Once upon a time (sometime after Christmas), Korie was giving Inen a bath. At one point she was singing the alphabet song, when Inen interrupted her saying, "No no no no no! How 'booouuuuut.... Row row." So she sang Row Row Row Your Boat. We were just amazed that he knew how to use the phrase "how about" and suggest alternatives! And he's been doing it ever since, whether we like it or not. The end.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Month in Review: December 2009

With the holidays a blur behind us, I have now (finally) taken the time to post the December month in review slide show. It being February, I should probably put together and post the January slide show, and also take down my Christmas lights. There's always something to do. :)

Enjoy the show!

Turning Pages

Korie and Inen were reading The Monster at the End of this Book. For those who are not familiar with it, the premise of the book is that there is a monster at the end, and Grover is doing everything he can to keep the reader from turning pages so that they will not reach the monster.

Reading along to Grover's desperate pleas not to turn the page, Inen suddenly yells, "Turn it!"