Friday, December 30, 2011

Little Smiley!

Could not be cuter!! IMG_3129 IMG_3125IMG_3126

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011!

Christmas Day (47) This was one of the most relaxing Christmases we have had in a long time! We spent Christmas day at our house nice and cozy by the fire…while Braden and Ellaina spent most there time playing on Ellaina’s new bed. They had so  much fun! For once, we had to get them for lunch and dinner. Our little Ellaina is always hungry and never forgets a meal, or a snack :) They were so busy playing with all their new toys, on Ellaina’s bed, that they forgot to be hungry.

Graham had his cute little Santa outfit aunt Toni sent him. He looked so adorable. Braden called him Santa Graham, and it stuck. Santa Graham had a good Christmas too. He loves to cuddle and with all the relaxing, he was held almost all day.

All in all, this was a very successful Christmas. The kids were so happy and had such a fun time opening presents. Brad ended up taking second place in his fantasy championship, which was a disappointment to him. I have to admit, I wasn’t a big fan of Christmas and Fantasy football championship finals being the same weekend. It was a relaxing time, but did seem to take a little magic away from the holiday when Brad was eating his fingernails/fingers. The only thing I would have changed was being with my family. One of these Christmas’ I am going to be able to get my parents down here. Until then, we will have to be away every other year.Christmas Eve (7) Christmas Day (42)Christmas Day (43) Christmas Day (3)Christmas Day (7)Christmas Day (9)Christmas Day (11)Christmas Day (13)Christmas Day (20)Christmas Day (26)Christmas Day (30)Christmas Day (32)Christmas Day (33)Christmas Day (37)Christmas Day (40)Christmas Day (48)Christmas Day (59) Christmas Day (50)Christmas Day (55)Christmas Day (56)Christmas Day (57)Christmas Day (66)Christmas Day (67)Christmas Day (68)Christmas Day (71)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Couldn’t Have Said it Better…

We received a thank you card from Braden’s teacher Sandy and I LOVED what she wrote. I couldn’t have said it better myself. She wrote that she loves how he makes her heart smile. It was a great description of the how I feel everyday :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Months Old Already

IMG_2998 This has been such a crazy last two months, that I feel I didn’t even get to enjoy Graham’s baby stage. With Brad’s Christmas light installation and this being my busiest time of year, it feels like we have been in survival mode. I didn't take nearly as many sessions as I usually do (actually less than a quarter), but it was overwhelming just the same. It has been a fun last week getting more family time and truly being able to enjoy Graham.

When my phone calendar notified me of his upcoming two month check up, I was in shock. How can it go by so fast? I was hoping to slow down and enjoy it more, but yet here he is two months old. I will just have to remember this feeling and really make sure I take in the upcoming hours, days, weeks, months and years. These moments are priceless. Our kids are so incredible! Everyday they seem to amaze me with what they have learned or how they love. There hearts are so pure and they are amazing. God has blessed us more then we could have ever dreamed possible.

As for Graham’s doctors appointment. It went very well! We saw a new doctor and I thought she was great. We knew he was a big guy, but I was shocked when I saw his weight. Our little guys weighs 14 pounds and 4 ounces. No wonder the size one diapers aren’t keeping it all in anymore. He officially weighs to much for them. He is also quite long, measuring 24 and a quarter inches. I think he is going to be our biggest yet, being in the 95+ percentile. He is starting the get the rubber binder wrists that I love. I am also finding it harder the keep the creases under his chins clean. The rolls are taking over :) and they make his smile that much more magical. Now if I can only get him to sleep a little longer at night, it would be perfect :) IMG_2738IMG_2947IMG_2948

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Smile Maker!

IMG_2576 Graham gave Ellaina his very first big smile on Saturday morning. She was so excite! I was so excited I had the camera on me and captured it. Ellaina was talking and playing with him and he gave her this huge smile. It was perfect!!