Friday, June 25, 2010

Tribute to family

I have been extremely spoiled the past couple of weeks with wonderful family members who came to help me recover and help me with my children. There is something wonderful about big families, and my older sisters really stepped in with my mom being on a mission. My boys now know their Aunt Jeanie, Aunt April, and Luke's Sister, Aunt Carissa very well.
Jeanie brought so many fun things for my boys to do, that we are still enjoying the projects she left.
There is nothing like Grandparents coming to visit and help. My boys love their grandparents and will forever remember making mud pies with Grandpa. It was fun to have them around on Father's Day.
Luke's sister Carissa and my sister April who are great friends came together to help and it was so nice. They left me with a full fridge, a clean house, and happy children. I even learned how to use my pressure canner while they were here. I have now been a few days alone and we are surviving. I still am not ready to take Violet out so we make all our fun at home. My children eat breakfast every day with Dad, but I'm hoping soon to learn to function on less sleep. Violet is still sweet and I am loving the pacifier. She is now 5 pounds 10 ounces and can now fit into some newborn clothes.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Introducing VIOLET SUSAN

Our little family is getting bigger, and we are so happy to have little Violet here safe and sound. The boys are very excited as well and are good little helpers. She looks a little like each of them, but seems to resemble Ben the most. We love all her dark hair and her petite, perfect features.
She arrived on June 9th at 9:21pm. She weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces measuring 18 inches in length. There didn't seem to be a lot of growth occurring the past month, so they let her come a couple weeks early. We were so happy to have a healthy baby!!
Ty is always concerned about where baby Violet is. He labels all the body parts he can see and lets us know if she is sleeping, crying, or moving. He constantly wants to hold her, but luckily those last about 15 seconds before he states done. He doesn't seem to mind having her around, so I'm hoping he'll continue to be a good big brother.
Ben and Alec have been so excited for Violet's arrival. They wonder if she'll ever stop sleeping so much. Ben loves that he can hold her all by himself, and has already nicknamed her baby ViVi. Alec is really gentle with her as well and loves holding her.