Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quantity, Not Quality.

I have a bunch of cute photos from my point-and-shoot camera. The problem is that the camera is quite old and although I have cleaned it thoroughly a number of times, it just takes awful photos. As an aspiring photographer, I take pride in nice pictures, but these ones are just too cute not to share. So please excuse the awfulness and enjoy!

Carter opening his new 4-wheeler at my dad's.

Aunt Candi and Kaleb. 

My mother-in-law with her newest grandbabies,
Brooklyn and Kaleb.

Miss Brookie is all smiles these days...

...and she just loves her bears!

Steven and Carter playing with Woody and Buzz.

They have so much fun together.

Why we don't tell Carter to say "cheese", LOL!

Best friends.

Things have been pretty crazy around here. We are still adjusting to being a family of 4. I think my disability makes things a lot harder to get used to, but we are doing well. Steven has been amazing. When I need help or time to myself, he is right there to say "Go. Take your time." He has been such a blessing.

Brookie is doing great. She had her 2 month well-visit yesterday and is right on track. She now weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces. She is eating about 4 ounces per feeding now. She is almost out of her newborn clothes and after this pack of newborn diapers is gone, we will be moving on to size 1. I cannot believe how fast my little girl is growing. Right now, I am in the process of switching her from the Gumdrop Pacifiers to Tommee Tippee Pacifiers. They are significantly different in shape and feel, but I think she'll be able to keep them in her mouth without them popping out, which is a problem with the Gumdrops. Its taking her a little bit to adjust to the feel, but I think she'll be fine and it will be better for her in the long run.

Carter has been a little sick these past few days. He was supposed to have his 2 year well-visit with Brookie yesterday, but was running a low-grade fever, so he has to go back next week. We've been giving him Tylenol and lots of fluids, so I'm sure he'll be good as new in no time! This afternoon, he and Steven have been working on the 4-wheeler, so I am sure he'll ride a bit later. Pictures to come! He's so cute in his little helmet!

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend...pretty soon the snow will be falling!


Friday, November 5, 2010

The twins I always wanted...

I was uploading photos of Brooklyn the other day and was completely shocked. I always wanted twins, but I never expected them to be born 2 years apart...

Isn't that crazy?! They were both roughly the same age in these pictures. Brooklyn just has lighter eyes, less hair, and her features are a bit more feminine. It still baffles me when I look at this!!

So, my baby is officially 2 years old. I still remember the day he was it was yesterday. I am so in love with him and I couldn't be more proud of the little man he has become. I am truly blessed to be his mommy and I am so thankful that I get to watch him grow. 

October 29, 2008

October 29, 2009

October 29, 2010

We are back in NY this weekend because my nephew Kaleb was born on Sunday! My sister-in-law is my new hero. She labored for about 2 days straight after being almost a week past her due date. She was admitted to L&D and continued to labor all day on Sunday. We arrived at the hospital around 2:30 pm. She was fully dilated and began pushing around that time. 2 hours later, doctors decided to do a c-section because the baby was just too big. After 2 hours of pushing!!! She did such a great job. I couldn't have been more proud of her...and my brother-in-law. He was an amazing coach! Kaleb was born via c-section shortly after 5pm. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet him because it was Halloween and we had to take Carter trick-or-treating. But we did visit the following evening.

Halloween was fun, but it was absolutely freezing. We didn't get a chance to dress Brooklyn in her costume, but I did manage to snap a picture of Carter on my phone after we got back in from trick-or-treating. 

I plan on dressing them back up once we get home so I can get them in the studio for a Halloween/birthday shoot. Until then, here are a few more randoms from our week.

Isn't my family beautiful?? I may be biased, but I think they're absolutely perfect!