Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Peanut

Our Helen is such a petite little girl. We really can't believe how tiny she is. Caroline was showing Helen her new dolly and I swear the doll's head was almost as big as Helen's. We finally found socks that are small enough, but they won't stay on!

Things are going really well for the four of us. Caroline is a great big sister - loves to pat Helen's back or give her a sweet kiss. We are just enjoying these early days with lots of snuggles and a few quiet moments. It's so fun getting acquainted with this new little addition to our family.

She loves sleeping with her knees scrunched up.

I love a swaddled babe.

Helen had a little bath.

This was in the hospital right before we got to pack up and go home. I made her little "coming home" gown. I'm really glad I made the preemie size - the small size would have swallowed her whole!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Helen Renee

She's here! Helen Renee was born Wednesday, March 25 at 1:57pm. She weighs 6lbs-14oz and is 20 inches long. Kevin and I both think that today (Thursday) she looks incredibly like her big sister when she was born. We think she's a beautiful addition to our family. God has blessed us richly!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Happy 3rd birthday, Caroline!

We had a big weekend. Caroline turned 3 on Sunday! We are so very proud of our little girl. Oops - I mean our BIG girl! I could go on and on about how wonderful she is and how much joy and laughter she brings to her Daddy and me... We thank God daily for the wonderful gift that Caroline is to us!

Sunday we celebrated here at home. We took her to the zoo that afternoon. The weather has been so lovely. (It snowed on her birthday last year!) We played outside for a bit. We opened presents from family.

Today I had a party here at the house for some of her friends. We invited our music teacher, Mr. Joe, to come and do her party. It was great. The kids loved it and I think the moms did, too. And the house is still standing after all the jumping and dancing and running! I've got some videos that I'll get around to later.

It was a very, very good birthday!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snow videos

Here are a couple of videos I took in the snow. It might be hard to understand her, but Caroline tells me she thinks the snow tastes like lemons in the first video.

And the second one shouldn't be this long, but I couldn't remember how to stop the camera from taking video. Ah, one of the many perks of pregnancy...

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow day

We had an awesome snow here in Memphis! I think we got about 6 inches here in the city. Daddy couldn't be here to play in it (he's the big play-buddy these days), but I think I did a pretty good job helping Caroline enjoy it. She kept begging me later in the day to go out in it. I wanted to build a snowman, but once Caroline figured out Tigger liked to chase snowballs, she had to keep throwing the ones I made to him. So we went to the front yard and I showed Caroline how to make a snow angel - without actually lowering myself down into the snow! I was relieved that I didn't have to roll around. It melted quickly in the sun and warmer temperatures, but we did enjoy it while it lasted.