This Valentine’s Day was not filled with wine and roses by a long shot. It was our first day home with two babies and we were overwhelmed to say the least. But amidst the madness there was also a quiet calm in our home. It brought me so much joy to see Scott in full husband/father mode. He served our family with joy and patience. So although it wasn’t the most romantic day of my life, I have never felt more loved. Thank you hubby. My cup overflows!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
We’ve been at home almost a week now, and we are slowly adjusting to life with two kids. Mom has been on Nathan duty, and Dad is on Hannah duty. Nathan is doing really well, just eating and sleeping. Hannah is having a tough adjustment at times, but doing well overall. Yesterday I asked her if she was upset and she said “Yeah”, and I asked her why and she pointed at Nathan and said “Baby”. We did our best not to laugh. Here are a few more pics
Leaving the hospital
First ride in the carseat
Nathan sleeping between feedings
Stretching out some
Hannah found a new dancing outfit
Hannah likes to hold him in the evenings before bed
Hannah and Dad went to the zoo to get out of the house one day this week. Hannah has really been getting into animals in her books, and it has been awhile since we’ve been to the zoo. It was really fun watching her name all the animals and imitate their sounds. All the animals were active. We saw monkeys swinging around, penguins diving, otters swimming, lions roaring. Here are a couple of pics
Looking at the big “kitty”
She loved the “choo-choo”
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
We are finally thawing out from probably the coldest weather we’ll see all year. The mercury finally got above freezing today for the first time since Monday including several nights with lows in the single digits. During that time we had two doses of snow that kept us homebound for most of the week. We finally decided to get out and play in the snow on Friday afternoon. Below are some pictures.
Hannah had a rough time at first after an initial faceplant.
She mainly just liked to walk around in it. Her new Christmas coat came in handy.
Snow day classic – snow angel in the front yard.
She loved making tracks in the snow.
Hannah and Mom. She was not ready to go inside yet!
She also thought it was funny when I threw the snow at her.
That night before bed, she was ready for another round. Dad’s hat and gloves should work fine, right? I’m not sure why she needed the backpack.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Since we have lived here, we are embarrassed to say that we have never been to the famous Stock Show and Rodeo. My parents were in town last weekend, along with cousin Sam, so we decided it was the perfect time to go.
Check out our cute little Cowgirl and Cowboy!
Mom brought these overalls for Hannah. I thought they were so cute and very fitting for the occasion. She loved looking at all the little animals.
Nan and Pop with their grandkids (we couldn’t get Sam to look at the camera).
It was all lots of fun but the kids liked the pony rides and petting zoo the best. Dad is now convinced that it’s time to get a horse for the grandbabies. He’s starting them even earlier than he started us!
Hannah LOVED riding the horse. Unfortunately, she pitched a HUGE fit when the ride was over…it was not pretty.
Thanks Nan, Pop, and Sam for coming to visit. We had a great time!
We got tickets to the Cotton Bowl for Christmas so we could watch our beloved Aggies play the LSU tigers. It was supposed to be a good game but kind of got away from us after our senior linebacker got hurt early on. LSU played a great game, and they were definitely the better team. We ended up running out of time when the score was 41-24. We had a great time in spite of losing. Below are some pictures.
Headed up to the stadium.
We arrived just in time to watch the band march in.
Here is the view from our seats. Not bad!!
Here was the “other” view from our seats. Not as good
Thanks again Nana and Pappy for the tickets. We had a great time!
Two of my sweet friends here in town gave me the best baby shower a couple of weeks ago...
Aren’t they cute?!?
They made the cutest party favors consisting of tea bags with prayers for our family.
Candy Gram that Mama Jo made. It was a hit!
Mama Jo and Me
These girls guessed I am having a boy
and these girls guessed I am having a girl
Hannah even got a gift
She had the most fun playing in the wrapping paper
I'm always overwhelmed with people's love and generosity for our little family. Not only do these friends offer to help when a new little one comes along, but anytime we need anything! Each one of you have blessed my life and I'm so grateful the Lord thought it necessary for our paths to cross. When we moved to Fort Worth I had no idea the kind of love that would be poured out to us by our community and church family.
Thank you all for helping us celebrate our new baby!