...............The Hellwig Family

Monday, January 26, 2009

Late: Christmas, or Us?

posted by Timothy

Here's a great video that we think you really need to check out. Ok, it's a month late; we were browsing someone's December '08 blog archives. But maybe you could put a positive spin on it and say it is 11 months early?

Old news is bad news?

posted by Timothy

Not this time.
By now, you've guessed it. Another birthday. What else is new?

On January 17th we celebrated as Gabrielle officially turned 17! That's a once in a lifetime occurrence. However, according to Gabrielle, it doesn't feel any different to be 17 than it does to be sixteen. Hmmm... I don't believe that. Do you?

Here's the official birthday picture.

You know what else you won't believe? We actually fit 17 candles on her peach tart! In the picture, it just looks like a big ball of fire.

Ok, I think if I say anything else unbelievable, you'll think I've lost my mind, so I'll leave you with something more credible:

Benaiah, chewing on a toy because he can't wait for his piece of cake!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Help make history!

posted by Timothy

If you're using a rss feed to read our blog, you probably haven't noticed that we've changed our theme.
Some of us here like the theme! Others prefer the old blue-grey background. Do you have an opinion?
Come to our blog and vote now. The poll on the right side of our home page closes on February 8th.
Now is your chance to make history by voting for your favorite theme on the Hellwig blog!

The Hellwig delegates are anxiously awaiting the chance to add up the votes, and until the polls close, they wish you happy voting.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our Second Snow this Winter!!!!

by Gabrielle

This past Tuesday morning we woke up to...SNOW!...lots of it already fallen and still snowing! By the end of the day we had about 3 in. and the last little patches of ice are pretty much melted today.

Here are the pictures:
Our pretty backyard!
We had to bring down bins from the attic to get all our snow things. Weren't we smart to put our winter things in the attic at the beginning of winter? ;) Here Tobias and Benaiah are surveying our clothes that we laid out to make sure that we had everything for everyone.
We had to stuff Benaiah into his snowpants that were too small for him around the middle.
After that came the jacket that was...
dress-length on him!
Jedidiah is ready to go!
Benaiah, in quest of a hat to wear outside, brought Mommy one of his summer hats that is too small for him. That was very cute!
Time for the boots!
Jedidiah is enjoying sledding!
And Tobias is enjoying a mid-morning snack!
Down goes Elliot into...
the brush at the bottom of the hill!
This was the beginning of a snowball fight. While Arianne was chasing Tobias with a snowball, what was Elliot doing?
He was filling Arianne's sled with snow.
Me~photo courtesy of Elliot, budding photographer.

Watch for more pictures soon. Mommy got a lot of us outside, especially of Benaiah so as soon as the film gets developed I will try to post some of the ones of cute Benaiah going sledding with Arianne.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Visit to Mrs. Clayton's House!

Posted by Gabrielle

It's always a special treat to be invited to spend a morning with Mrs. Clayton and this past Friday was no exception!

Thank you Mrs. Clayton for the wonderful brunch and time of fellowship we shared together!
Mommy and Mrs. Clayton talk
Mrs. Clayton and Jedidiah
Mrs. Clayton, Elliot and Jedidiah
Benaiah loved wearing my sneakers!
Jedidiah and Benaiah enjoy the toy camera...
as do Timothy and Benaiah!
"Okay, just keep that pose while I find the flash button."
Both Tobias and...
Benaiah find Mrs. Clayton's toys much more interesting than their own!
Cute boy! I was trying to get a picture of him and he noticed me and came towards the camera!
Our group picture with Mrs. Clayton!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Just because they're cute!

By Gabrielle

I thought I'd post these pictures of my little brothers just because they're cute!
What a sweet face...
and what large blue eyes!
I love the adorable faces you can get from unsuspecting toddlers! Christianna would say with a squeal of delight "he looks like a little person!" Our typical response is "Well, that's exactly what he is." ;)
What a nice smile Tobias!
Four boys on the couch: Elliot, Benaiah, Jedidiah and Tobias!

Happy 7th Birthday Jedidiah!

Posted by Gabrielle

On December 30th we celebrated Jedidiah's 7th birthday! Actually, his birthday was on the 27th but most of us were sick. So waiting a few days made all the difference in the world!

Jedidiah and his peach tart! I love the classic 'Jedidiah' face!

Blowing out his candles!

Happy Birthday Jedidiah! We thank God for you and pray that you will grow up to be a great soldier under His banner!