Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 66 - July 30, 2011

Today was our childbirth preparation class reunion. We had a wonderful time meeting Addy's new little friends, eating some delicious food, and sharing birth stories. After our visit, we lined the babies up according to birth order from youngest to oldest. Isn't it funny how the youngest girls (on the left) are also the biggest? Our girlie may be the second youngest babe, but she's definitely the chunkiest!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 65 - July 29, 2011

I decided to give Adelyn a little change of scenery by switching out her Skip Hop activity mat for the colorful Bright Starts play place I recently won.

She immediately began telling Miss Ladybug stories and laughing at Mr. Elephant!

She's oh so excited to have some new friends!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 64 - July 28, 2011

Can you believe I'm already 14 lbs and 24 inches long?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 63 - July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 62 - July 26, 2011

My bright eyed

and beautiful


Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 61 - July 25, 2011

Laundry Day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 60 - July 24, 2011

Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 59 - July 23, 2011

Micah-man, 4 years ago you captured by heart and you've had it ever since.

You are sweet and loving. You are smart and hilarious.

You are an amazing big brother to Noah and an incredible big cousin to Adelyn.

Our hearts overflow with love for you and we wish more than anything that we could be back home today to celebrate your big day.

Do you know how much we love you, Micah?

Lots and lots and lots!

Happy 4th Birthday, Micah-man!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 58 - July 22, 2011

(Taken July 9)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 57 - July 21, 2011

Missing Oma & Opa today.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 56 - July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 55 - July 19, 2011

Addy & Opa

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 54 - July 18, 2011

I love you, Uncle Dave!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 53 - July 17, 2011

Life's a Beach!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 51 - July 15, 2011

Today I met some of my California cousins,

swapped stories with Oma,

and listened to everyone gush over how cute I am.

Another great day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 49 - July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 48 - July 12, 2011

My girly discovered her hands this weekend.

And it's a "darn good thing" according to our neighbour who's convinced Adelyn's going to be a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon one day.

Oh boy...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 47 - July 11, 2011

We were standing in the merchandise returns line at Costco this weekend when an older gentleman caught my eye and asked, "Are you returning your baby?" I smiled. "Nope. She's a keeper," I responded.

"You must be exhausted," people often say and my response is always the same. "I actually feel quite rested. We've been blessed with a great eater and an even better sleeper." (As I type, she's laughing in her sleep beside me and I'm taking a mental picture of this precious moment in time.) Since day 1, our little girl has known day from night and immediately began sleeping 3 1/2 - 4 hour stretches between feedings at night. As the weeks went on, she gradually increased her night sleeps to 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 hours. Then last night, she gave us our longest stretch yet. A whole 6 1/4 hours of solid sleep! Plus, she sleeps in until between 10am and noon every morning! And the great thing is, that when she does wake up to eat, I'll nurse her, burp her, and change her diaper, and she'll be back to sleep again, all in less than 20 minutes. So each day, I awake feeling rested, refreshed, and thankful. The Lord has blessed us with one amazing little girl!

So no, we will not be returning this beautiful gift. She's a keeper!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 46 - July 10, 2011

Ecclesiastes 11:5

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 45 - July 9, 2011

My girly slept in until nearly noon today. I could have done the dishes, vacuumed or tackled the pile of paperwork on the counter, but instead, I decided to make her an adorable headband!

How sweet is she?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 44 - July 8, 2011

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 43 - July 7, 2011

It seems like just yesterday that I kissed these sweet cheeks for the first time.

And now you're an energetic 2-year-old.
You may be a big boy now, but you will always be my Noey-baby.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Noah!

Love Uncle Greg, Aunt Andrea & Addy

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 42 - July 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 40 - July 4, 2011

Another beautiful day at the beach!

Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 39 - July 3, 2011

A relaxing

family day

at the beach.