Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Our kids are kissing her constantly... I can't say for certain because really, how do you measure such a thing, but I would argue she is the most-kissed newborn ever! :)
Taking a survey, now that Caitlyn is "growing up", she may be wanting to try out a few of her nicknames. For those of you who don't know this about me, I am a huge "nickname calling mommy"!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My cute kiddos all dolled up!
Kathryn asked Mikayla to be a junior bridesmaid because she knew Mikayla had been a flower girl so many times.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This is EVERYTHING we brought. Yes people, I packed for 7 people in this amount of luggage! (I'm proud of this fact...I have learned to pack less as we have added more family members)
Today she gets to meet her Grandpa Russ and attend her first wedding! What a great day!
Tomorrow I will post more photos!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Why? You ask...
-FAMILY:Caitlyn is going to meet her Grandma and Grandpa and great grandma and aunties and uncles!! This is a very big deal. I feel so bad hogging this little angel here while my loving family has only photos to satisfy the baby fix
-WEDDING:My cousin is getting married! This is the real reason for the trip. Myself and all the kiddos (except Caitlyn) are in the wedding.
-WEATHER! It's not that we dislike the near-frigid temperatures...that's okay with us. Everything in moderation, right? When it gets to be half way through May we are pretty much ready for sunshine!!
(I would add shopping but I think there will not be too much of that this time :)
If you don't hear from me, it's cause I am in the van (at maximum capacity) trying to meet the needs of 6 other people while attempting to keep my composure...or I may be on an airplane jostling my newborn to try to keep her quiet while holding Caleb's legs back from kicking "that guy" in front of him who hates kids...or I could be gloriously basking in the warm California sun, watching my mom hold the baby while my kids get sunkissed at the hotel pool, dressed up and enjoying the gorgeousness of the surroundings and the special moments of a wedding, eating at some fantastically American restaurant with way too big portions, or strolling through Target...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
This weekend I encouraged her to come hang out with us a bit and do something different. She loved the baby lots...she even wore her in the Baby Bjorn a little. Today she updated her blog! Check it out HERE!! I know she would be thrilled with any comments!! She also chose a new background for her blog. It is so cute to read her words and know what she is thinking!
Hard to believe Mikayla was ever this small...or that when she was this small, I had time to sit and stare at her and her alone ALL DAY LONG!!!!
(how is it possible that I couldn't manage to keep up on the housework when I only had her?!?!?)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
This seemed like the perfect plan until I got married at 21 and started having babies right away while Gretch was traveling, getting her degree and taking the corporate world by storm. When Caleb was born 3 years ago, Mike and I were thrilled to have a baby boy and I declared myself DONE having babies. With Gretch still working and not quite ready to be a mom, it looked like the door to us having daughters together was a closed one.
The phone call between us 8 months ago was shocking and exciting- we were going to be pregnant at the same time!! A few months later, we both found out we were carrying little girls and they were due only 2 weeks apart! Her baby was due May 15th and mine May 3 but Gretch's ended up being born April 28. I had just gotten the news that little Sophia Marie had been born when I went into labor myself. Caitlyn and Sophia are one day apart! God's timing is immaculate and precise and it is His plan that is perfect, not ours!
Gretch and I are on the phone frequently discussing the day's challenges and our daughters' sleep patters...it is so fun to have babies the EXACT same age!!
My birthday isn't till the end of May but Gretch sent me a gift and I couldn't wait! Look what was inside- the cutest lil necklace ever!
the gold circle says "LOVE"
Still not loving the scale!