Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome Ella Christine

Ella Christine joined our family on Monday September 21st at 6:10pm. She weighed in at
6lbs 12 1/2oz and 20 1/2 in long. We are at home and adjusting to our family of four. We have enjoyed great meals, good fellowship and getting to know Ella. Isn't she the cutest???:) She looks a lot like her older brother, just with a bit more hair.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daniel turns Two

My nephew Daniel turned two!!! Its hard to believe that two years have gone by since he was born. He is such a smart and adorable little boy. He is into Thomas the train, Elmo, and Winnie the Pooh. He got lots of great new toys and I am sure he will have hours of fun. Carrie has been watching Ethan while I go to the doctors every week and it has been great for Ethan to play with Danny during that time. It is such a blessing to have her watch him and for Ethan and Danny to become buds. We had a great time celebrating. Happy Birthday Daniel!!!

Saturday Football

My nephew is playing his first year of rocket football. We went to our first game on Saturday morning. It was a beautiful morning for football and loved watching him. Its amazing the intensity of some of the parents, coaches and players. Tyler is enjoying playing and that is the most important thing. He had a nice turnout with 15 fans showing up to cheer them on. I thankful that we made it to a game before baby girl arrives. Way to go Tyler!!!

38 weeks and a finished nursery

No baby news yet...we are still waiting on the perfect time for her to make her arrival. In the meantime we have been busy preparing. Our bags are packed, the nursery ready, the pack and play is up in our room and we are ready for baby girl. Mary had a good reminder for me today that pregnancy is intended on being 40 weeks long and I might just make it that far. Which in reality I totally understand and want her to be healthy however, my doctors have been telling me I would be early for the last 6 weeks and that has made me anxious. It just shows you that Gods does know all and that he has the perfect time and date for our little girls arrival.
My sister and mother helped make her nursery beautiful by making her curtains. They turned out awesome. My mom added some extra detail with the green piping, which ties the room together perfectly. They spent a Saturday and some other evenings making these curtains and I am so thankful for their willingness. Thanks Carrie and Mom, they are beautiful!!! We can not wait to meet her and share the good news!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What a sweet face

Ethan is growing into such a little man. It is unbelievable how much he continues to grow and learn each day. We are trying our best to tell him about his new baby sister that will soon be arriving. However, I think we will have a time of transition and there will be no away around that. He is such a great little helper. He helps clean by dusting, mopping and washing windows, puts his toys away when finished and keeps his high chair during feedings nicely organized. I have no doubt that he will be a great big brother and take on a helping role. He is too funny how particular he is, always needing his hands clean or knowing where his cup is at all times. He loves bath time and I was able to get these few pics in before he desperatly wanted the camera himself and look at that hair...finally:)


One day last week I watched my sisters little boy Adam. He has the bluest eyes and the cutest little cheeks. Despite only sleeping for 25 minutes he was a great little boy all afternoon. This was also a great opportunity to get my "feet wet" with two little ones. There were a few tense moments but we all survived and had a good afternoon playing.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Birthdays and More

Last weekend we celebrated Tylers 11th birthday. Its hard to believe he is that old! He got lots of Lego's, clothes and a few gift cards. He is really into Lego's and has already built two of the items he got. One had over 750 pieces!!! It was a great evening, Happy Birthday Tyler!!
The top two right pictures are of my birthday presents. Corey, his Mom and Dad and brother all went in and got me a new glider for baby girls room. It was delivered directly to our house so they did not get to see it. We got home from having breakfast, which was very delicious (thanks Mom), and it was on the front porch. I can not wait to start using it, thank you guys!!! The clock is from my sister and I am so very excited to have it:)! Corey and I have been wanting a clock for our living room since we were married and now we finally have one, Thanks Amy!!! I had a great birthday and am thankful for my family to share it with. Love you all!!!!