Monday, June 29, 2009

Related, much??

Here are my kids...each on is nearly a month old with their shirts on their heads...kind of a fun comparison. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

How did 4 weeks already fly by??

Owen turned 4 weeks old yesterday, and I have no idea where the time has gone!

Here are a few pics of him with his big blue eyes open...
And here he is being dressed...can you tell he doesn't like it?!? :)

We love you, Baby Owen!! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Look, Mommy...I Made Pancakes!!"

Tonight I decided to try giving Owen a bottle...while Todd was gone. While I was pumping, jiggling the bouncy chair with my hungry son in it with my foot, and trying to entertain Hailey I looked up to find that she'd put ALL of my breast pads on the coffee table...then she says to me, "Look, Mommy...I made pancakes!!"

Thanks, Hails... :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Friday, June 19, 2009

Like Father, Like Son...

It was a sweet moment.

Todd and I were tucking into bed and I was getting ready to feed Owen. I layed him on our bed and both of us started making sweet "googlie eyes" to him...when Todd let one RIP... (thanks, babe...way to enhance a beautiful moment)...and before I could say anything about it, Owen took his turn and had the loudest "tooterbug" we've ever heard!?!

Way to give Daddy a run for his money, Son...

Tummy Time

Here's a little video of Owen doing some tummy time. It's fairly anti-climactic, but I get to think this stuff is entertaining 'cuz I'm the mom. :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another Little One in Jesus' Arms...

My heart is sad and heavy.

I found out this morning that my friend's little boy went to be with Jesus...she was less than 2 weeks away from delivery. I can not imagine.

We have no clue why our good God allows such horrible things to happen, but we do know this - He is always good, He is nearest to us when we're hurting, and His love for us never changes.

Say a prayer for my friend today if you think of it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Two Weeks...

We have officially been a family of 4 for two weeks, and it suits us just great! :) Here are some random pics I thought I'd share... new FAVE flower!! A very sweet gal from church brought dinner this week and also brought us these beauties that I can only assume came from her yard!! They are just beautiful and make me happy every time I look at them! (hint, hint Todd! :)

Owen is thus far the world's best sleeper!! He and I can be found like this A LOT... He also seems to really like his play mat! His eyes bug out of his head and just race around looking at everything...
Here we are again...sleeping... :)
Just about every day, Hailey asks to hold her baby...and she's so sweet with him. It melts my heart... :)

Well, other than being spoiled rotten by our church with delicious meals, me surviving several long stretches with the two kids by myself, and a couple of miraculous occasions of getting out the door on time for things, I think this about sums up our last couple of weeks. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My sad heart...

I just heard news from my friend that her niece will be going home to be with Jesus sometime today...just after she was born just a few weeks ago she began having some pretty major seizures. The doctors also wondered about some chromosomal abnormalities, but those were ruled out. After extensive testing they've determined that these seizures are coming every 2 minutes or so and that between seizures there's almost no brain activity. She's been on life support this whole time, but will be taken off sometime today. This was quite a shock to her family since none of these issues were found before she was born...she is a twin and often times they have trouble getting accurate pictures of both babies on ultrasound.

Please pray for this family today, if you think of it. I can not imagine how they're handling all of this, but so thankful for God's promise to give us what we need to walk through what He asks us to walk through...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Daddy/Daughter Pool Time...

In theory, Hailey LOVES being in the pool...but when she actually gets in with Todd she holds on for dear life like some sort of monkey!?! She spends a lot of time screaming and saying, "Daddy, Don't!!" when he tries to get her to try to kick in the water and such. Todd, of course, is a total guy about it and only tries harder to get her to swim when she screams about it. :)
I love the pouty-lip on this picture...I can almost hear her whining about it. :)

Todd's mission for the summer: teaching Hailey-bugs how to swim!

Best of luck, Toddler... :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Our First Days at Home...

We got home on Saturday afternoon and it scares me to say that things haven't been all that difficult yet...I've heard some people say that the transition to 2 kids is the most difficult and others say the transition to 3 kids is harder (which we do not plan on experiencing! :) but for us the transition to 1 kid was the most stressful. So far, this kid is SOOO much more mellow than his big sister EVER was! That could be the newborn "sleeps all day" causing me to be naive to what's coming, but I'm hoping not. :)
Hailey LOVES her's so cute. She plays "peek-a-boo" with him, helps mommy get him diapers and such, and loves kissing him and putting her toys in his bouncy chair. :)

She also (as you can see) loves his car seat...
Here is our "going home" pic of Owen leaving the hospital. We were so ready to be home after 4 days there. I was so thankful, however, that they let me stay with him until he was ready to be discharged...he had several moments when he just needed me to snuggle him! On Fri night/Sat morning the nurse called me into the nursery several times because she couldn't get him settled, but the second I got there and snuggled him close, he fell asleep instantly to the sound of my heartbeat. Those are the moments that make me cry just thinking about it! My boy is so sweet...
And here are my 3 favorite people all snuggled together! Todd has been UNBELIEVABLE...he's so great with Hails, goes grocery shopping without complaint (and I mean BIG shopping trips), does dishes without being asked, and even wakes up when I need him to help in the night...which thankfully hasn't been too much. Owen's a good sleeper so far.
I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and for all of this to get harder, but it hasn't yet. I don't know if it's because I'm more determined to be disciplined with my time right now or what... (I'm sure now that I've typed this I'll probably have the night from "you know where", but oh well... :)

We've been so blessed by the outpouring of love from everyone lately! We've had lots of visitors, help, and sweet well-wishes...all of us feel so loved.

Monday, June 1, 2009