Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
My 3 months of maternity leave is over and our sweet baby boy isn't on the blog enough, just one of the many things that hasn't got done... well Emerson just deleted my post and Jackson is up from a nap... so all I have for you are some pictures. More to come later... AFTER the kids go to bed.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Emerson has learned the word "Patagonia" because of her hat- every 2 year old needs that in their vocabulary.
One of our 20 zoo trips... we love the zoo!
Jackson watching Mom get ready in the morning.
His first bottle and he grabs it like a pro.
Hmmm... I wonder if they're related??
We must have pictures of our friends... Pam do you recognize the bear, she rescued it from the dogs and now claims it is hers... sorry Aiden.
No I don't have to go potty!
Having fun at Discovery Green.
Our first Sunday back at church.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is noteworthy... I think history will grant this man the honor and respect the American people couldn't muster. No sex, lies and scandal... just a godly man trying to do his job.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I was induced on Thursday night and got the big drugs on Friday morning. Things were touch and go late Friday afternoon and I was about to be wheeled in for a c-section when the little man decided to turn so he could come out. Jackson heard my prayers and was delivered 20 minutes later happy and healthy. After my first labor with Emerson this one was a breeze!
I am blessed to have Michael home with me for 2 weeks while we settle into life with 2 kiddos. It has felt like old times and has been a lot of fun spending time together with our newest baby. Emerson has been wonderful with Jackson. She is already a little momma and helps in whatever way she can. Usually she just says "it's okay baby brother" or "don't cry little one" even when the guy isn't making a peep. She loves to hold him and get close to him whenever possible. Let's just hope it stays this way!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The real reason for our vacation was to take one last trip with Emerson as an only child before her baby brother comes along. Her smile and loving nature reminded us everyday how blessed we are to have her. It was so much fun watching her experience all the sights and sounds of Sea World, swimming in the lazy river, playing in the sand, petting horses, and all the other aspects of our mini-vacation. It brings a whole new meaning to experienceing the world through your child's eyes. It's like being a child again which makes life so much more fun. Here are some pictures of Emerson from our trip. Enjoy!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Here's a picture from rafting. You can't really tell, but it was very cold water!!
Rock Climbing was fun!
Fog covered the valley as we made our peak ascent. Truly amazing.
For the past twelve weeks, I have been been involved with an office version of The Biggest Loser. It almost seems cruel that I would do such a thing while Kim is pregnant with our baby boy, but I was determined to win this and get into shape. Monday was the last and final weigh in and I came away the winner with 15.08% weight loss which was 33 lbs. The total pot for the winner was $350. I started at 218 lbs and ended at 185 lbs. My daily regimen was simply eating right and running. I started out running a mile a day. By week two, I had pushed myself to 2 miles a day. By the end of the contest, I was running close to 4 miles almost every day. I cut my time from an 11 or 12 minute mile to a 7 minute mile which just isn't natural for someone that never really ran more than the length of a basketball court. I also started a 5 am boot camp class two times a week that is pretty much the hardest hour long workout ever. Now that the contest is over, I plan on keeping up with the running and seeing where it takes me.
The biggest news over the past few weeks is our little girl isn't little anymore. We painted Emerson's room, her bathroom, and the guest bedroom over the weekend. All of Emerson's furniture went to the guest room which is now "Baby Brother's" room. We picked up a twin bed for Emerson and she loves it. We thought the transition was going to be tough, but she has proved us wrong. She has slept in her "big girl bed" all week without any problems. Now we have to finish cleaning up the mess we made from emptying closets and bedrooms and moving furniture around. I'm not sure where we will put everything now that our guest bedroom/junk room has been converted into "Baby Brother's" room.
Emerson helping Daddy put Baby Brother's bed back together since it wouldn't fit through the doors.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Emerson & her cousin Aiden
The Orangutan's 5th B-day
Emerson enjoying the Orangutan's B-day from the highest seat in the crowd!
Crawling through the fish tank with Daddy