Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011: Year in Review

2011 was eventful year at our house.
Here's a recap of my year:

We sent Sophie off to DISNEYLAND
with her grandparents

We enjoyed great WEATHER outside

Sophie learned to ride a 2-WHEELED BIKE

Sam's HAIR got a little out of control

We regained control of the HAIR

The POOL was removed

We went to the BEACH

Sam turned TWO

Sophie started SOCCER

Two GIRLS celebrate birthdays

We just looked at HER all day

Was spent with FAMILY

And here's to 2012!
How was your year?

(visit my 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 if you wish)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Morning

We had a pleasant Christmas.

I hope yours was nice too.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Camoflauge Take 2

The problem/fun with having a 2nd girl is that she gets to wear all of Sophie's old clothes. Which reminds us of things we did when Sophie was a baby. It also helps that girl #2 looks a lot like girl #1

See the original post here.

Friday, December 02, 2011


Does your house get excited for footies season too?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mary & Hazel - 1 Month Old

Mary and Hazel finally had a chance to hang out together when one of them wasn't sleeping, eating, or crying. So we put them on a blanket so we could see them side-by-side.

I think they might have the same nose.

And the same tolerance for picture-taking:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We set up Christmas decorations on Saturday.
I put Sophie in charge of setting up the Nativity.

I think she did a good job.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

More Mary

On Saturday, we went to a church rummage sale, which are my favorite things to go to to get things I don't need - but really like. This time, it was this vintage chevron throw blanket (among other things).

Since it's soft and comfy, I let Mary snooze on it while I took her picture.

She's soft and comfy too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sweet Miss Mary

Mary Louise
born October 20th, 2011
7lbs, 5oz ~ 20" long

I'm back home now with our sweet Mary girl. We started Thursday morning bright and EARLY - having to be at the hospital at 4am. The 2 hours from 4 to 6am were excruciatingly long, and I was super nervous for my surgery the whole time.

But at 6am, we were finally ready to have the baby. I layed on the operation table, with Jake by my side. I could hear the doctor and nurses working, and then I heard them all exclaim that the baby has lots of dark hair. Jake stood up so he could watch, and it got quiet again as they continued their work. After another minute, I heard the baby start to cry and Jake looked down at me and said softly "it's a girl."

It was such a sweet moment.

And then right away I got to see her.

She looks a lot like Sophie did, but definitely has her own look too. We're just in love with our teeny tiny dark haired little girl.

Mary Lou got to wear the pink pajamas home

Mary's cousins came to visit
Evelyn (left) is 6 weeks older and
Hazel (right) is 8 days older

Enjoying my new baby
(I told you she's tiny!)

Headed Home

We're glad to be home and we're glad to have our baby girl.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

We're packing both of these up for the hospital.
Which one do you think the baby come home in?

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