Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Soren is two!!!!

At 7:36 a.m. two years ago I held this little boy in my arms for the first time!

You have been the biggest blessing.  You are the most precious, tender-hearted, cuddly, funny little boy.  You love mommy and daddy and now little Maeta and giving us kisses and hugs. Some of your favorite things are:
Pushing lawn mowers and strollers
Lightning McQueen
Papa's tractor
Grandpa's hellicopter
Playing outside with daddy
Horton Hears a Who
Playing with friends
all the Boys at Church
Lucy and Caleb
Playing at PapaNana's house

You just started to love to play by yourself.  It is so fun to watch you pretend as you play.  You also try so hard to talk in sentences.  You are becoming such a big boy!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the past two years:

3 wks.

Christmas 07

6 months

10 Months

11 Months

1st Birthday

15 Months

16 Months

20 Months

21 Months

23 Months

I am so excited to celebrate your life today.  We love you beyond words!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My little beauty

I just think she is adorable.  Don't you?  Besides for the hair 
I think she looks like my mom (or maybe I'm just hoping!!).  

She smiled for the first time on Friday!  Here is a little one...

Isn't this sling I got cool.  Within a min. of putting Maeta in it she was sound asleep.

Ashley & Tony's Wedding

One of my best friends just got married and I had such a great time being a part of their wedding.   Ashley looked so beautiful and both her and Tony were so happy.  It was exciting to see Ashley get her wedding day because we use to talk about our weddings in detail through out college.  It was a very fun and special day.  

Introducing Mr. ans Mrs. Leseman!

We four girls were roommates  (plus some) in college. 
Ashley had her dress made and it was so beautiful.  All day I just wanted to try it on!

My mom came to watch Maeta for me, then brought her home with Soren so Dustin and I could have a night out.  It was great to be with my man!

Thanks Ashley and Tony for letting me be a part of your day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A day at the orchard!

Alicia and I are trying to take advantage of these last few "hot days," as Caleb calls them.  So we packed all 4 kids into one mini van (we do this very often) and drove to the orchard.  It was the most beautiful fall day.  Soren and Caleb had a blast just running and falling into leaves.  Caleb even lost his shoe in the leaves!!
Here is Alicia with her little ones...
The boys played forever on this hill that had a sign that said, "stay off!"
This is how we get around...
A a bonus pic of pretty little Maeta!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

1 Month old

I can not believe my baby girl is already 1 month today.  She has been such a blessing and I am so thankful for her little life.  I am also grateful that life is beginning to feel a bit more normal.  We are still not use to little sleep and a lot of crying, but Maeta is beginning to adjust to life outside the womb.  Here are some of my favorite memories from this past month...

Soren wanting to be part of Maeta's every move... 

bath time with mom....

baby back wrinkles  in daddy's hands...

beginning to see the world around her...

skin contact is so soothing...

how we napped... 

cute little outfits...


Soren trying to bond with you.  He always wants the baby to play...

Your little body...

today you took a paci and fell asleep on the playroom floor while I got Soren ready for bed...

Stats at one month...
8 lbs. 13 oz.
Eats about every 3 hours at night for an hour long
Eats constantly during most days!
Loves being held in an arch position
Cries a lot during the evening.
Is beautiful!
Hates the paci (although that may have just changed today!)
Likes to cuddle at night with mom.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cabin getaway

When Maeta was 2 weeks old, we packed up our mini van for the first time and headed up to the cabin with my family for some family fall enjoyment.  The kids did a great job on the 4 hour car trip.
We had a great time enjoying fall.  Here is Maeta and I on her first walk.

The two boys pushed their lawn mowers all weekend, rain or shine. 
Lucy entertained everyone all weekend.  She has so much spirit.

Writing our ghost stories!!!!

Thanks Paul and Carolyn for blessing us with your cabin.