Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Sweetest Peek

We took a peek at this little sweetie today at our 20 week ultrasound. Each time we look in on our children I feel so very blessed to be the boring patient. It does not escape me how lucky and blessed we are to have uneventful pregnancies and healthy children, especially when I see them on ultrasound. I am struck in equal measure both by how unbelievably happy and thankful I am and by the fact that I have in no way earned this most precious of gifts.

There are beautiful, kind, mothering souls out there who have never had the boring ultrasound. Every time we have the boring ultrasound, I think of them.

And I am even more thankful to see our healthy little thumb sucker (see her up there?) resting comfortably and growing like a weed.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two Men and a Little Lady

Impatience got the best of us this time. Third time around we were just itching to find out who was coming to join our little family. So we scheduled an elective ultrasound to take a peek.

We are overjoyed to report that we're having a girl! We are all so excited to welcome a daughter in August!
Now I can finally dig out all the girl clothes I bought when I worked at Gymboree all those years ago. This baby is all set!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Amos' 1st Haircut!

I resisted as long as I could. He's my baby. But we finally took baby A in for his first haircut. It was time to say goodbye to the Dumb and Dumber do.

He didn't love the idea.

That's better.

Sorry I don't have a better "after" photo. But, never fear. He still looks like my baby. Just less like Doc from Back to the Future.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Adventures of Amos and Eli and???

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our brood. This sweet little critter will be joining his or her big brothers around August 11th! We had our first appointment this morning and all looks healthy and well with this little blessing!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nothing says Christmas like a Glutony of Photos

Sorry for the sparse blogging here lately. This ends up being where we do the big "Event in Review" posts like birthdays and Christmas. But if you want to see more of the day to day, you'll find that over at Happily Home Sewn - my crafty blog that gets a lot more attention these days because it's goes hand in hand with my etsy shop.

We'll try to do better. I smell a resolution!

So, as warned, here is a photo overkill post from our Christmas festivities. We had a lovely Christmas. The boys had so much fun with all their goodies and we had fun watching them have fun.

I hope that one's for me!

Eli's face says it all.

He was a bit groggy, but he got his second wind.

The boys got a kitchen for Grandma and Grandpa Decker and have not stopped playing with it, cooking up all sorts of delicious treats at "Cafe Eli."

Eli loved divvying out goodies from everyone's stockings. For days and days.

We went to the park Christmas afternoon. Amos strong armed these kids and climbed his way into their super cool power wheels. Classic.

It was a beautiful holiday and we hope yours was too!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Two Posts in One Day. Wha What?

What I did on my summer...I mean Thanksgiving...vacation:

Did some swinging.

Listened to secrets from Aunt Joann.

Chilled out with my new buddy...Buddy.

Chased some kitties.

Beed cute. (There's a whole series of these found here. Trust me it's worth a click)

Played outside with Dad.

Posed with the fam.

Played charades. Two words. It's a dance move....Sprinkler Dance!

Watch a movie with my bro.

Looked cherubic.

And at the end of the day I jammed as many applesauce cookies as possible into my mouth gerbil style by the double fistfuls. And I was thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are whirlwind touring across North Carolina once again. We started in Black Mountain, then went our separate ways - Eric to a conference in Atlanta, the boys and me to see my Mom at the beach. We spent four unseasonably beautiful days in Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills. It was warm enough to frolic on the beach...some of us in our skivvies.

Today we're back in Black Mountain celebrating a lovely Thanksgiving with Eric and his Mom's family.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!