Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hudson's Daddy Date.

Yesterday Hudson and Justin took a trip to the driving range for a "Daddy Date". They had a lot of fun - and we have a future Tiger Woods on our hands =) He left obsessed and has been asking all morning long to go again! After hitting some off the mat they played a round of putt-putt. Hudson even managed a hole-in-one! And they ended the date hitting baseballs at the batting cage.

So glad for their special time - what great memories for my boy =)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

More pictures!

Georgia Grace's first Sunday at church --- 10 days old. 

Sweet snuggles with brother & sister!

Tummy Time! 

Getting ready for a nap in Lillainne's room (while we have school time down the hall) 

A really, really cute older brother =) 

Another week in the books with our sweet baby doll! Seven more days of hugs, kisses, snuggles, sleepy time songs, being passed around the room for extra love, and hearts bursting with love for our newest family member =) 


Saturday, September 6, 2014

What Babies Do.

I forgot how much babies sleep! Something like 20+ hours a day. And little Georgia is no exception. She loves some shut eye! And thankfully, she's slept through some loud/crazy noises around here! 

I love watching newborns sleep, too. Their facial expressions, poses, frowns, pouts, sounds, and smiles are so sweet. It makes me wonder what their dreams are all about. When they smile Mom always said they were playing with the angels - I love that! 

Georgia had her 1 week check up on Friday. She looked great! Was back up to birth weight, yeah! 

And this morning Ms. Liz came to take pictures. 
I can't wait to share them - I just know they are going to be precious! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy 1st Week, Sweet Georgia Grace!

Happy 1 Week, baby Georgia! 

I can not believe that just a week ago we were in the hospital, welcoming little Georgia in the world for the very first time. Just an hour old, she was being weighed and measured. Justin was sharing the news with our family and I was taking it all in. Every minute. I am so thankful for those memories. And I am SO glad to have Georgia home with us!! 

Its been a great week! Sure, there have been moments of feeling overwhelmed - who to feed first, give cuddles to, answer, or discipline. But there have been FAR MORE moments of sweet hugs, kind words, thoughtful gestures and helpful hands. 

Sweet Georgia is just that --- sweet. She's been an angel. She's been very content and patient. She is a good eater and excellent sleeper (can we say --- averaging ONE feeding a night?!) and we're finally starting to see those eyes more during the day...She likes being swaddled, does not like being changed, and seems to smile every time the kids hold her. 

I was very thankful for the long weekend and extra help with family in town. Tuesday was our first "lone" day. I managed to get the kids to school and back home. That was about it! Allie helped us on Wednesday and today was our "lets get back on schedule and do life day". We finished school in a timely manner, visited Signspot, ran a couple of errands, and now the big kids are just waking from their nap. Since friends are signing up to bring evening meals - we're taking the afternoon to relax, watch some TV and cuddle on the couch. I'll take it! 

My arms are full and my heart is happy.  There are moments where the tears just fall when I look at the beautiful gifts that God has given me. Just one week in - and I can't imagine life any other way. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Miss Allie

What would we do without Miss Allie?

She's been coming over for the past year to spend Wednesday morning with the boys while Lillianne and I do school work. (Lillianne works extra hard these mornings to finish early so she can play too!) We all love her so much and she's been a huge blessing to our family! And this morning I was so glad for her to meet little Georgia Grace. Its so nice to know that my kids are in great company while I am gone. They play games, work puzzles, draw, listen to music, eat lots of snacks and always feel loved! For that, I am so thankful!

Allie got engaged this summer and will be graduating in December. I'm already trying to figure out a way to keep her next semester (and the next, and the next!)