We are back online! Woo-hoo!!! :) It finally feels like we are getting settled into our new home here in Germany. Our furniture has arrived, Toby has arrived, and now we can communicate with the world. :)
Anyway, we are still adjusting to being a family of 4. And it HAS been an adjustment for all of us. Charlotte likes Toby most of the time, but has been acting up more than usual... is it the terrible twos??? Is it the new baby?? Probably a bit of both. I hope she gets over it soon.
Toby is a typical newborn I suppose... beautiful, brilliant, and perfect in every way! ;) Except, of course, that he doesn't sleep very well and he screams his head off when he has gas, which is often... especially at 1 am, 2 am, 3 am, and 4 am. Oh well, maybe I'll sleep next year?
Rob and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary on Wednesday very simply with Pakistani food, roses, and chocolate. :) I have been especially mindful since we've been in Germany of what a wonderful husband I have: he takes Toby for an hour or two each morning and gets Charlotte her breakfast if she is up so I can sleep uninterrupted, he comes home from the store with little treats that he thinks I'll enjoy, he calms my fears and worries when I have them and yet gently encourages me to be braver and to new things more than I would on my own. And he STILL laughs at my silly jokes and terrible puns. I am very blessed to have such a companion for life's journey. :D
Okay, okay, time for some stories and videos of the kids, since I know that is why you are really here! ;)
I took this video while waiting to pick Rob up from work yesterday. (We had the car to go to a playdate.) It's a little hard to hear Charlotte... I was trying to get her to tell me what Toby was saying, but it didn't happen. (Usually when Toby makes a noise Charlotte interprets for him... "says ehh," "says hiccup," "says cat" etc.) I thought the video was still cute though, and you can hear how verbal she is these days. She talks non-stop!
And this is a kinda boring video of Toby sleeping. ;) He is adorable though, isn't he? He looks very much like Charlotte did as an infant, but I see a lot more of Rob in him somehow. We'll try to get some video of him awake soon. :)