Wednesday, December 29, 2010

VERY blessed!

I have always known this but as I sat and sat and waited and waited at the dr.'s office today I started to think about all that I am so blessed to have.
I am so extremely blessed to have such an amazing husband that is doing everything he can to allow me to stay home and be with our children instead of sending them to daycare. I have always wanted to stay home with my children and feel extremely blessed that I am able to and that I married a man that is working his butt off to allow me to have that dream to be home with them every day! (although some days I think I may want to go back to work:)!!!!)

I am just as blessed to have an sweet, and HEALTHY baby girl! Every day she amazes me with something new that she can do. She is babbling so much more and trying to say so many words! To think a month ago I was worried about her speech!!! I guess those speech therapist knew what they were talking about when they said she was 7 weeks early and that she is 7-8 weeks behind in development. That I need to remember to adjust her age when it comes to milestones! She makes me laugh all day long (and can make me pretty mad too!). She is one of the best things that has happened to me!!!

I feel very blessed to be having an EASY and HEALTHY pregnancy this time around! When I was sitting at the dr's I was thinking it would have been this appointment(or last week) that they sent me to the hospital to deliver Emma! I can't imagine if I had gotten the same news! There would have been some serious stressing going on... but as my coworkers at Christ church told me all you need is some bottles, pacifiers and blankets for the first few weeks. We have all that!!! I can't believe that this little boy will be born in just 30 days and that we will be a family of 4! I can't wait but at the same time have anxiety about the changes that will happen! I know that is all normal and that people do it everyday... I am thankful I am not going from a family of 3 to 5 like my sister did... THANKS for getting that out of the way for our family Kim:) We are also very lucky and blessed to have mema and papa love their grandchildren so much that they are going to come home from SUNNY and WARM florida for a few weeks to help out with Emma and the baby when he is born! I will need the help for sure after the c-section!

While I thought about how blessed I am to have my family be healthy and happy I can't help to think of those that are celebrating this holiday season and wondering what the future holds for their family.
A friend of mine, her sister was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive ovarian cancer and she will be getting results of her scan tomorrow after going through and intense chemotherapy. I pray that she was able to have a wonderful Christmas with her family and her little girl (2.5 and 10months) and that they can celebrate the New Year with great news from the doctors. If you would like to read more about her journey go here.

A friend of my sisters who received news that her brain tumor was back just before Christmas, who also has a young boy... also reminds me of how blessed I am to be here and to have my family be healthy and able to look into the New Year with nothing but happiness and positive thoughts of how our family is going to grow! I only hope that these families along with so many others can find happiness in something as they go through such a hard thing.

Ok... enough of the sappiness and here are some picture of the sweetest baby girl I know...Well one of the sweetest! This is a dress that her Grandma made for her and we got an iron on applique from Etsy so she can wear it all winter with the snowman theme:) I just LOVE IT!!!

I guess this pregnancy has pulled out the sappiness in me and has made me realize how truly blessed Jeff and I are to have a beautiful healthy baby girl and a soon to be baby boy and to have our health and happiness!!!

My serious Girl

Checking out her snowman

FINALLY playing with the babies!

She used to take them out of the chair, carseat or anything and say NO and throw them! I was starting to get a little nervous that we would always need to have her brother out of reach!

Monday, December 27, 2010


We still have to upload the ones from Christmas but here are some from the past month or so that I forgot to upload from my phone to youtube....

Playing Peek a boo with Guinness!

Jumping on her trampoline

Finally got her in Aunt Kims Bounce House!

Yes, I know this is sideways;)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A few more

Yesterday when we got home from Mema and Papa's I knew Emma would want to play some with her toys... she went right in to her trampoline! She LOVES to jump and jump and jump!!!

Playing with her blocks. She loves to have these with her on the trampoline... not the smartest of things but whatever she will learn!

This is when I knew it was time for a nap!!!!

In the afternoon we went up to my sisters for dinner. My dad wearing one of the kids "HoHo Hats". I thought this picture was blog worthy for sure:)

Emma and Mema playing the computer

Christmas at Mema and Papa's

After we had our "little family" Christmas we headed over to my parents to open presents with my sister and her family (not so little:)).
attempt to get a picture with Emma... NOT easy these days!

She is a pro at unwrapping now!

Hadley checking to see what Emma got

Hadley LOVES her babies and now she has a crib! I know she will want to be around the baby all the time once he is born...

Delaney and her crib

Aidan getting into his presents...

She now has her own Fur Real! The dogs are not so sure about this white mouse running around our house but she LOVES it:)

Helping Mema unwrap

All three girls checking out what was in the small box.
They already know good things come in small packages:)

Look how BIG my BABY has gotten:( She has gone through a growth spurt in the last few weeks. It makes me sad how big she has gotten!

Checking out her stocking....

Not too thrilled

UNTIL.... She found cookies!

An attempt for a family photo...

trying to get Lilly away from her face. It is all about memories and that is what our life is right now... thumb in mouth and Lilly in front of face:)

We had a nice Christmas starting memories in our new home. Although Emma was not that into this year hopefully some traditions have started and new ones will be added next year with a new member of the family!

The best gift was waking up in "our" house to celebrate and for each of us to be healthy. I can only hope for the same next year!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day!

What a wonderful day with Emma it was! We had a rough start but ended up being a wonderful day with her. Although, she didn't really get the it, it was still fun to see her play with new toys!
We woke her around 8:15 so we could get to my parents to do presents there. When we woke her up she was beyond tired and out of it... Santa leaves her slippers each year and she was not impressed with them. I put them on and Jeff went downstairs and she freaked out. I thought she wanted her daddy... nope she was just a mess. We went down stairs to see the presents... still a mess. opened one and still a mess. The slippers came off and she was happy! If only I had known that is what did it! I would have taken them off!!! She did warm up to them and wore them throughout the day. I think she was still out of it and I was shoving these big hello kitty slippers on to her feet!
Here are a few of the morning at our house:
The slippers that caused the drama!

My sleeping Queen! She was OUT of it!!!

Her first thought of Christmas!

Opening her first gift....

Peeking at the next gift...

Decided the gifts weren't so bad after all!

starting to get the hang of it!

Thank you Aunt Shannon, Uncle Bill and Noah for the highchair!

My Table and Chairs from Mema and papa! Just my size! THANK YOU!

Helping Daddy with his gift:)

Baby stuff for my dolls! THANK YOU GRANDMA!!!

Emma got her own little Trampoline from Grandma too! At first she wasn't sure what to do...
She Quickly learned!!!

Her New cup from Santa...
Just a few things in the stocking this year:)

Taking a break from jumping

Finally decided the slippers weren't so bad!

The BEST part of the day!!!! STICKY BUN TIME! The smile says it all!

Emma is down for her nap and we are going to take the tree down. Will do more later!
Hope you all are having a great Sunday RELAXING after a wonderful Christmas!