Wednesday, October 29, 2008
She has grown so much... she is 10lbs. 6 oz. which is exactly 4 lbs. more than she was when we left the hospital, and 22 inches long. She is alot smaller than Jackson was at this age, but I think every baby is smaller than Jackson was at this age. :)
She is really a sweet, sweet little girl. Those things that seem so hard the first month or so start getting easierand it starts feeling like you can do this whole "baby" thing.
She smiles and coos and laughs all the time. It is precious. She is sleeping about 12 hours at night and takes a short morning nap and a good afternoon nap. I can't believe how quickly 2 months has passed!
Unfortunately, at about 17 weeks, she started having contractions and was put on bed rest. On Monday I took the kids and went to go visit or friend Amy, or Neenee, and Jackson calls her.
How about this one... "I don't like candy corn, I don't like candy corn..."
For several weeks, we have been wanting to do something "fall-ish" but it seems to rain every friday, leaving it too wet on Saturday for any outdooe activity.
This past Saturday, the sun finally came out so we took a cue from Jenifer and Colby and headed out to the Farmer's Market... and had a wonderful time!!!
Jackson had alot of fun playing
He ended up taking a job in Florida which started this past Monday. We are so happy for him that he has this opprotunity for a job that he will really enjoy, but we will miss him!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
David and Leda had their fall break from school Monday and Tuesday and decided to go down to Mom's house so they could go to Discovery Place and spend some time with Mom. They invited us to come along, which we did, and we had a wonderful time.
Cameron had to work on Tuesday, so he just came down to Mom's house Monday night after work and stayed the night and then went to work Tuesday while we all got to go play. Its about the same distance to Cameron's work from either our house or Mom's house. We all had dinner together Monday night and had Family Home Evening. We also took Jackson to the park just up the street from Mom's house. This was Caroline's first trip to her Nanay's house.
... and the truck
Kyrah and Caroline... my kids really do have big heads
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
On Saturday we met David and Leda for lunch and then went back to Dad's house to watch the Carolina football game that the officials tried their hardest to make us lose.
sleeping on Granddad during the game
Mom came up on Sunday morning to spend some time with the kids before we left for church for the blessing. So much of our family was there and it meant so much to us. Brittany and Cade and their kids, Jenifer and Colby, Christal and Chris, David and Leda, Mike and Dalene, Mom, Papa and Grandma, and Dad. Poor Aunt Wendi brought Claire and Cole but couldn't find the church. How blessed we are to have such supportive family who we love so much.
After the blessing we went to Mike and Dalene's where we had a wonderful meal. I felt like it was Thanksgiving! Everyone was there, and once again I was overwhelmed at the outpouring of love that was shown to us.
reading stories with Grandma
Papa, Grandma and Dad came over again on Monday to see us one last time before they left. We went to lunch and to the park, got an ice cream cone and then met up later with David and Leda. It was so nice to see Papa and Grandma.pretending to be "night-night" with Granddad
Thank you to everyone for making this past weekend so special and so memorable. We are so lucky and feel so blessed to have you all in our lives. We love you!!!
The "guy keem" was one of the best parts
We had a wonderful day. I love my little boy. I'm so grateful for the blessing that he is my life and for the sweet spirit that was sent to me that we get to raise. I loved getting to spend that time with him and hope to do it again soon!