Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Life is wonderful - old post that was never posted

Everything has been wonderful around here. I haven't had much time to do anything, like read blogs, but I'll catch up at some point....I hope!
My husband went back to work on Monday, but my mom is here to help out. Next week will be the real test as it if I can handle this on my own. We'll see!!!!
Alayna is more beautiful everyday. She had her two week check up yesterday and is growing fast. She is back to her birth weight, half an inch taller and in the 90% of everything :) Last night she only woke up twice to eat, oh it was wonderful. I am a mother of three now and I know not to expect it to happen all the time now. Tonight she'll probably get up 4 times.

Taylynn is doing VBS at our church in the evenings, tonight is her last night though. She really loves it. Preston still begs to go every night, I feel bad, but next year will be here soon.

My good friend Ginger is in town so we got to spend some time together last night during VBS and this morning. It is so wonderful to maintain a friendship with someone from out of state even though you only see them once a year.

Week through photos

Ginger, Makayla, Payton and Ava come to visit

To the zoo, pizza shop and daddy cakes with Grandmother
Lunch with Pam, Keri, Lindsey and Christina- There are no picture of adults, but my mom and I were invited over for lunch. It wasn't jst kids :)-
Jessie and Sam's wedding
Janelle's Shower

Baby swap......Kate and I
Janelle and Alayna
The bow holder I made baby Kate
Taylynn modeling pillowcase dresses for a mission project at our church
Friends, Ava and Taylynn

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baby Jack's Shower

My sister had a shower this weekend and it was adorable. She is having a boy in October and his name will be Jack. The nursery is going to be green and brown with elephants, I'll do another post when she has pictures of the finished room.

So this shower was done to match the nursery, everything was adorable

My sister Mollie with Taylynn and Alayna
Mollie and the shower hostess'Mollie and Mom
Mollie and I- this was the only picture I was in so I had to add it. Before I cropped it, their were two little girl fingertips in the picture, thank you Taylynn for taking a picture with mommy in it :)It was a beautiful shower. It makes me even more excited to meet baby Jack.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


You are looking at my two baby girls. Alayna is on the left and Taylynn is on the right. They were each a day old. Taylynn had jaundice so she looks more olive colored, where Alayna looks rosy and pink. I love my girls and Preston too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Week

Alayna you are one week today and time has been flying by. I am so in love with you, you have stolen my heart.
You seem to love me too, you always calm down when you get placed in my arms. Ever since the day you were born, you knew me. The nurse would bring you in crying and once you were in my arms you would stop and become so relaxed.
You love to sleep, your not as much of an eater as your brother and sister were, you'd rather sleep. You sleep in mommy and daddy's room in your moses basket, although I have left you in our bed a couple of times. I love to sleep next to you, I love just being around you.
I am not the only one. Your sister and brother adore you. Preston loves to hold you, as you can tell from pictures. Taylynn held you for the first time yesterday, we let her wait until she was ready. They love on you and talk to you while you sleep. They jump to your side when you make a noise and say it's ok baby Alayna. Preston rubs your hair and tells me how soft it is. I'll catch your daddy holding you and staring at you. We are all taken by you, we love you so much.

Alayna's first bath at home

Taylynn's first time to hold Alayna

Matchy Matchy

In the meantime Aaron is doing EVERYTHING around the house. He is such a good husband and daddy.
I have four showers in the next three weeks so I have been working on gifts with baby in my arms.
If I am not holding Alayna she is usually here, doing this....
I did sit down and play with her and some toysAnd even today I got a first real smile, I loved it!
And with this heat Taylynn and Preston have been doing things like this.....

I couldn't ask for more, I love this life!