Well the family is home now and beginning our new chapter. Jonathan joined us on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:39 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and measured 21". Carolyn is such a proud big sister and can't keep her hands or lips off of him. It's way cute and we are so blessed. Delivery was a bit rough this time but God protected mom and son and that's all that matters. We'll continue to post new stories and pictures.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Okay so Carolyn has this Leapfrog magnet farmhouse thingy that plays four different songs (I think) with a banjo and we call the thing her toddler stereo because she'll go in the kitchen and start dancing to the music. Like normal, she typically drags one of us in there with her to dance, which is more like stomping and swinging her arms like crazy. Anyway, so on this occassion I snapped a few pictures before she noticed me but then she wouldn't stop looking at me so here's one of her pausing for her close-up. I think Evan kept going...must be the effects of dance, dance revolution on him. (thanks Jeremy!)
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Wow, so it's early, far earlier than a 9 month pregnant woman should be up when her two year old is still sleeping. I know I should be relishing these moments on a pillow laying down but I got a weird bug this morning to do some internet searching-undistrubed. So Evan and I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage in a eight weeks (WOW!) and I thought let's see what the internet holds in terms of my name both married and maiden. It use to be lots of articles I wrote or was featured in would pop up under my maiden name because I use to be a journalist and an athlete (so stats and whatnot on the latter). Now, well let's just say, I wasn't going through some 1,100 pages to see if my maiden name hit on page 50something so I quit after 6 pages of searching. But on my married name, there was a modest amount. So after giving up my maiden name, which a certain professor of mine told me to NEVER do, now I'm wondering "Am I slowly being erased?!?" Not that I'm not totally head over heels about my husband (which I must say I can't believe that after 5 years I'm still absolutely crazy about him), but it is odd to think that any and all "accomplishments" I had before marriage are well hard to find. Don't take this like I'm measuring self-worth by google's hits on me. That is HARDLY the case. Just an odd thought that popped into my mind. To quote a favorite movie of mine, "Who knows where thoughts come from, they just appear." Now I have an urge to watch that movie today. LOL. Life!
Monday, April 02, 2007
Oh My Gosh, my baby girl is now 2 years old. I can't believe it. We've survived two years of parenthood and soon we'll be adding a boy to the family. We had such a great time celebrating her birthday. Simple but sweet. Because I'm less than 15 days (apparently) from having another child, I took it easy and didn't make her a full blown cake. Boy was that a hard decision because I love making cakes...especially for my angel girl. Anyway, we did a cupcake station for her and her cousin Caleb and I have never laughed so hard. First the girl eats straight icing (can we say sugar high) and then she gets the idea to put it on the cupcakes and sprinkle a variety of colors on it but then only eats the sprinkles and icing and leaves the cupcake for daddy I guess or perhaps another round of decorating. It was too funny. Here are some pics to share her day with you all.