a blog about a family hoping to live up to its street name...with everything constantly new and busy...we hope to be a family of simplicity, not of mind, but in life. A home full of love, life, and the Lord. Adding to a family means change, alot of change and this blog will be our journey - with pictures, stories, videos - this is our family, the ott family. dan, abby, benjamin, myers...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An ongoing online album...

Our Favorite Sounds...

Sounds so sweet, but can suprise you awake...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Great Pee Bath begins at a normal diaper change and the exposing of bens manhood...mind you this isnt the first time that once unwrapped the pee flood began but this was the best, this was a flash flood of sorts....thankfully i was recently taught the cross leg hand sheild at the pediatrics and this was crucial in protecting abby and myself, as well as the world surrounding - the carpet, the furniture, the ceiling....and due this shield the spray was redirected downward, the spray was redirected on my boy. abby and i look at each other with a smirk and laugh knowing that this is gross on all accounts but cute in a wierd way. he is dripping in pee, he is laying in pee, and continuing to pee. abby and myself are leaning over Benjamin laughing at the scene - he just did what came natural to a boy drinking fluids all day, but what a horrible way to go at it, and wear it for that pee is surrounding our boy and laughter is in the air, that is until we realize that his head has just found its way into a puddle, and then laughter turns into something more as we proceed to wash him down with a wash cloth finishing the change. What a night, what a pee, and what amazing technology that keeps the pee from soaking into all of the things that he flooded...and so we learn...what?... i don't know...and so we laugh a lot. what a journey this will be.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Boy....




7 lbs 12oz

20 inches

March 11, 2010

With the deepest blue eyes i have ever looked into, the softest skin, and little hairs on the ears that are suprisingly cute....its been said before that your heart stretches the more you love, that everytime you allow love in, you learn more about what it means to love and be loved. But no one could have ever prepared me for how quickly or how absolutely such a thing could happen for someone so small...and so we begin the journey. God have mercy on this child as he is under our care for a little while...may he learn what it means to glorify God and enjoy him fully for the rest of his days...and may he never know a day without you