Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Washin' The Van

Shelby and I enjoyed a beautiful morning a few days ago. It felt like Fall!! We washed the van and played in the water for quite a while. She got into the suds for just a minute but I think the water was too cold. She also "helped" me clean out the inside and found some treasures along the way!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

5 Months

I am shocked at myself for getting this done a day early! Our little 5-month-old is certainly growing and changing. Jonah is by far my happiest baby. The child almost always seems to have smile on his face. He is extremely ticklish and laughs everytime I change his clothes. He is still eating like a piglet!! Jonah is finally enjoying tummy time and can roll from his tummy to his back and then over again. The older kids have really been trying to include Jonah in play time and many times I find one or both of them talking to him and kissing his head!

Monday, August 10, 2009


We went to Atlanta this past weekend to care for Maren while Mark and Jess went to a wedding out of town. Gabe went to go stay in Macon with Ed and came back with some cool Transformers. Taking care of three babies was definitely tiring but they are all just so darn cute!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gabe's Singing Skills


Dad was able to come for a short visit a few weeks ago. Shelby did not want to cooperate with me but the boys posed for a cute picture.

Jonah's Laugh

Gabe has been telling "Knock, Knock" jokes the past few weeks and Jonah decided he thought they were funny too. Unfortunately, I only got a few laughs on camera but it was adorable!!

Big Sister

Shelby was inspecting Jonah the other day and then decided to share some sisterly love!

Dirty Kids

Kara, Karlee and Cooper cam over to play the other night. The kids decided to play in the dirt and basically throw it on one another. The pics below show the results of the dirt fight. They all laughed and had the best time, no harm was done!!


Oh, Gabe is so excited about school. He has been talking about it for days now and the big moment finally came this morning. As you can see from the photos below, he had to wear his backpack all around the house. I am so excited he gets this experience. He goes 5 days a week, 6 hours a day.

Bath Time

Here are some photos of Jonah in his new tub. He loves the bath!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My 4 Month Old Gentle Giant

Now I know that Jonah is not as big as some babies at 4 months but compared to his siblings at that age, he is certainly a little giant to us. Jonah is weighing in at 15 lbs. 9 oz. and is 23 inches long. He is in mostly 9 month clothes and seems so heavy. I called my cousin Kristyn and friend Kara who also had "bigger" babies and asked about a tub that would help Jonah sit up since he has outgrown the one we have.
At 4 months, I can already see Jonah's gentle spirit. He is so quiet most of the time and loves to study everyone in the house. He is definitely trying to move and keep up with Gabe and Shelby but he loves to cuddle and can lay with me for what seems like forever. He almost always have a smile on his face and is really a very happy baby. I have started calling him "My Gentle Giant" because that's what he is to me. My arms are so worn out at the end of the day from carrying him around but he is just so sweet and sensitive. His laugh is really starting to surface as well and it's the best.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm An Aunt

My sister Jessica gave birth yesterday evening to a baby girl. Maren Elise was born at 7:44 p.m. est. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 in. long. Unfortunately for Jess it was a very long process and Maren was facing up instead of down. So it was more painful than anticipated. But both Mom and baby are doing well and I cannot wait to see pictures of our new family member.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


These past few weeks have been pretty emontional for me. But I have tried to make sure that my kids know as little as possible and just have fun. One thing that Gabe and Shelby seem to love (almost more than me :) ) is eating popsicles. They ask for them all day long and when Mom or I finally say yes, it's like they just received the Golden Ticket. These pics were taken after church last weekend.