Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
They have ridden in boats together
and on tractors.
Actually I think it was fire ants
They graciously let Charlie tag along.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Proud daddy rocking Sydney the day she was born.
Sydney seems so small all swaddled
I remember getting home on a Tuesday with Sydney and my mom was flying in the next day. Tuesday night I had a bit of a break down. I was sore from natural childbirth. I was tired because I did not want to miss a thing at the hospital and so I hardly slept and we kept Sydney in our room. I was also a bit stressed about the nursing thing. My milk took a while to come in and I just felt this enormous weight of being the one to feed my baby. Bill kept telling me to rest and he would watch her and I kept saying she has to eat in just a few minutes I might as well stay up. I cried because I was so tired and also worried that something was going to happen to her. I think I broke down because it all culminated and was overwhelming.
Gramie to the rescue. My mom arrived and was more than willing to hold a baby. Since my mom nursed all four of us girls she was helpful in the breast feeding advice area.
Bill had gone back to work so he slept and my mom took one of the night time shifts so I could catch up on some sleep.
My mom helped me bath Sydney, it is always helpful to have an extra set of hands when bathing an infant. Plus someone needs to take pictures.
Looking back I am amazed at how tiny Sydney seemed!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This was in our backyard last weekend. The kids and I were going out on a nature walk/scavenger hunt and I almost walked right into this web. From one direction I took this cool photo and from another angle you could not even see the web or the spider.
A very short time into our walk we came across a walnut tree and Sydney loaded her bucket with nuts, so for the remainder of the hunt I had to say "find 1 tiny pine cone, or 1 very small acorn" so it would all fit in the bucket. Fun times.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sydney held all of them but this one was easy to photograph. Griffin crawled around and laughed a little. I think he liked the mommy better because she moved more and he thought she was funny.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Amanda and Ava
Sydney and I
Griffin and I
Ashley and Daniela ( it is no fair that Ashley is beautiful in this picture but it was taken after she and Daniela got home. I do not have a picture of Ashley with Daniela in the hospital.)
Pictures of Audra and Rowyn soon!
she was much chunkier than Griffin
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I thought I had a picture of each years invitation but I could only find last years.
We are working on special plans for the party and looking forward to every minute of it.
Dr. Riley (left) and Shandi (right)
Dr. Riley and I
My section of the table- I have so much stuff I could have used my own table, and there was more under the table!
Shandi working away
The three of us
We had the best day. The cost was 30 dollars and boy did we get our monies worth. We started the day with breakfast- homemade biscuits, fruit. We scrap booked and played a few games. Lunch was subs, chips and homemade cookies and brownies. Everyone received a gift bag at the door and on the bag you had a phrase or word related to scrap booking. My word was photo album so whenever my word was drawn I was able to go up and select a prize. I honestly think I went up 15 times. We played a version of the newly wed game- Shandi and I did not win but it was funny. I made two make and takes. There was a massage therapist there giving massages but it did cost extra. We had page contests and voted on our favorites.