Thursday, July 31, 2008

a few more pictures

Due to a lack of time, you will be getting pictures and not much more than that for a little bit. But even pictures are better than nothing.

Here's Wes at the hospital sitting on "his chair" eating some fruit snacks. His chair is also known as the trash can.

Notice that Wes wanted to sit next to Mommy and hold on to her leg. :)

Moriah's going home outfit. Doesn't she look good in pink?

In the carseat getting ready to head home for the first time. Look how small she is!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Moriah's first pictures

Friday, July 25 at 8:21am.
Moriah Jane entered into the world. She weighed 6lb 6oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Here are a few pictures of the "soon to be spoiled" Moriah to tide you over...

Her first picture ever.

First close up. Isn't she adorable!

My favorite picture, for obvious reasons.

Did I mention how adorable she is?

Amy's first time to hold her.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What have we been up to?

With the baby coming this Friday (July 25th), we have been pretty busy. As usual, the best way to convey what the Kupferer family has been up to is through pictures. So, here are some pictures of recent events.

Wes enjoying some time in the pool. He really likes to jump and splash.

Nathan is doing really well this summer in the pool. He is even enjoying the big pool at the city pool.

This is the blessing we got at the baby shower last week. It was really nice to have friends bless us with this stuff. It was even nicer to have friends show up at the shower and show their support/love for our family. We got over 800 diapers and about 900 wipes - that should last about a week. :)

We took Sticky to the park last week. I (Mike) put her up on the equipment and got her to slide down with me. She wasn't too excited about that part, but she loved the park.

Nathan really took ownership of Sticky on the way home from the park. He tried to walk with her and help her stay on the road. It was really sweet to watch him take on this responsibility and grow up a little bit.

This is just a bit of what we've been up to. We'll post more soon.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Typewriter Fun

After watching Amy show them how it worked, the boys wanted to give it a try.

It was a little more difficult to press the keys than on the computer keyboard.

Wes' baby wanted to try.

Nathan wanted to know where what we typed was being sent...he assumed it was just like the computer! :) Maybe next week we'll cover cassette tapes or records.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Negotiations with a 4 year old

Yesterday, at dinner, we were talking to Nathan about earning extra money around the house. Amy had talked with him earlier about helping to pack boxes to earn money. He wants to buy some new Transformers (dare I say, real Transformers and not that "fake" ones he bought a few months ago) that are easier to transform and use. He has started getting an allowance and is learning to save/spend his money. He has impressed me before with his ability to think through and process a purchase (we've been trying to teach him about money issues for a little while now), but the following conversation caught Amy and I off guard.

Nathan: "Dad, I want to do things around the house to earn more money."
Me: "Ok, what do you want to try to do?"
Nathan: "Help pack boxes."
Me: "That sounds good, how much do you think you should get for packing up boxes?"
Nathan: "Mommy, how much do the Transformers cost?"
Amy: "$10"
Nathan: "$10"
Amy & Me: (laughing)

Leave it to a toddler to process what he needs and then try to make that much money. Both Amy and I are proud of how Nathan is learning to manage his money.