Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daddy Date

Tonight Daddy took our princess to the last home basketball game of the season. She left decked out in her red & white, excited about seeing Big Red & Simon, and getting a treat (Dippin' Dots will likely be her choice).

I'm not sure which one of them will have more fun tonight :).

I remember feeling so special when I went to games with my Daddy as a little girl. I hope she feels that way also.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I feel time storming ahead at such a rapid pace. Not sure why I am startled about this, because I knew it would. Sure he's only 6 weeks old, but he is growing & changing SO FAST!

He is such a sweet baby boy.

Update: (2/23)....He slept from 1030 last night straight until 815 this morning in his bed! Way to go Lukey!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Enjoying a beautiful day outside walking and playing today! These two have had a ball!

Over 70 degrees and sunny...spring is getting close!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First smiles

Luke is only 5.5 weeks!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's day!!

I am so proud of you and so lucky you are my Valentine, my beautiful wife, and awesome mother to our three kids.  Thank you for everything you do!
Love always,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Three Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!

A very proud big sister, a happy little boy
who won't sit still & a precious baby boy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cutest Fan

Meet the cutest little Topper fan I know, who is 5 weeks old today!

Luke, you're already a fan-you don't have much choice. Sorry our team is so bad this least you're too young to know!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fun Snow

Yesterday, we got a couple of inches of snow during the afternoon hours. It was the "good" kind of snow Sydney has been waiting for.

Jeff called her on the way home from work to see if she wanted to build a snowman...of course she did! As soon as he got here, they put a couple layers on and headed outside. JJ and I were content to watch them from inside the front window!

We watched them build 3 snowmen, jump in the snow, make snowballs (some bigger than Sydney!), throw (smaller) snowballs and more.

I'm not sure who had more fun

I told you some of the snowballs were bigger than her!

After they came back inside, Sydney told him over and over how much fun she had. She told him that they had "such a fun adventure," and that her "favorite part was working together on the snowman and big snowballs with Daddy."

She is truly our snow angel :)

Special times!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Are you really already one month old?! We are so thankful that GOD has blessed our family and allowed us to be your mom and dad!

Based on your weight 2 weeks ago, you likely weigh about 10 lbs now.
Look how little you look in Daddy's hands!

At one month, your favorite thing in this world is being held. You love to sleep on our chests, and rock in the glider. Second only to being held is that you love being swaddled in your miracle blanket. You are eating every 3 hours or so during the day and about every 4 hours at night. You sleep so well in your bed, and for the last couple weeks have only been waking up one time in the middle of the night. YHEA! You and Sydney have already developed a special bond...JJ has adjusted well to you being around, but he is so busy that he doesn't stop too long to bond :)

You should also know that when you cry, Daddy is the first to pick you up...within seconds! I've even caught him holding you while brushing his teeth :)

And at one month, you also have a nickname. A few weeks ago, I started calling you "Lukey"...Sydney caught on and started calling you Lukey all the time. Daddy and I use it often.

Ready here for your second trip to church yesterday

Only one special month...but we can't imagine our family being complete without you.
Love you so much!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Already Big Buddies

Sydney loves Luke so much! She is eager to help in any way she can as we are caring for him. She often sings to him, talks to him & tells him very random tidbits or stories. And even though he is only 3 weeks old, he seems to love listening to her. If he is crying, she can sing and he immediately stops to listen. (I tried singing last night when he was upset...he cried louder) :)

In the picture above, he is listening as she sings "Jesus Loves Me." Perfect moment for Mommy to grab the camera!