Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ch-Ch-Changes Pictures

Gwynn was having fun with Daddy's balloons on his birthday. Both kids lounging together after a tummy time on the floor. Grant's big smile on his baptism day!

Monday, January 10, 2011


It has been four months since my last confession...uh, I mean, post. So many changes have taken place since that time! Grant has seemed to outgrow the fussy newborn period where he was constantly irritated by gas or upset because he wanted more to eat, and now! He is the easy-going, happy, big guy that we can't get enough of! He loves being upright in his Jumperoo. He's drooling and chewing on every toy in sight!
Gwynn grew up over night as soon as Grant arrived home. She is our potty-trained, dramatic, two-year-old going on sixteen. Each day, beginning as soon she wakes up, she emphatically remarks that she is one of the eight princesses, which happens to change every few minutes. "Mommy, I'm Princess Fiona and you're Shrek. No, I'm Cinderella and you're Prince Charming. No, I'm Barbie and you're Aiden." Ah, the list goes on and on. Not only does she determine who we are, but she dictates the roles that we play throughout the day as we must remain in character!
Bart is Gwynn's knight on the great white horse. As soon as he comes home from work she can't wait to play horsie or hide in her tent with Daddy, among many other things! Bart has a twinkle in his eye when she runs to him as soon as he makes it in the door.
Life is good. Family and friends make it so special.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome Home Grant

Grant has been welcomed home by his Big Sister with open arms! So far we've experienced many sleep deprived nights and many cherished moments. Gwynn loves to snuggle up to Grant and tell him about her favorite movie of the day. She consoles him when he's crying by asking, "Okay, Buddy?" Most mornings you can find all four of us curled up in one bed together enjoying a few extra minutes of sleep before the day really begins. I'm sure they'll begin fighting and terrorizing each other before too long. However, I'm relishing these first few special weeks when Gwynn is the protective, loving, adoring Big Sister...and Grant's too little to fuss too much about being doted on. I find myself a little overwhelmed during some moments of the day when I just don't have enough arms and I'm running on very little sleep. Although, for the most part, I'm loving every minute. I feel exceedingly blessed and grateful for my two miracles.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gwynn at 18 months

Gwynn turned 18 months old at the end of March. Her personality is pretty vibrant and colorful. She is our little social butterfly, although she can pull the shy bit with people too. She expresses herself in many ways and likes talking about everything. I thought these pictures did a great job of capturing some of her expressions. She lights up our life. In the last picture Gwynn is playing dress-up in Mommy's heels.

Summer Begins!

Gwynn and I are dressed up for "Hat Day" for the letter "h" during my school's annual "ABC Countdown." Bart caught seven fish on Memorial Day weekend. Gwynn was intrigued by the "big fish" that Daddy brought home.

Summer officially began with our trip to the Omaha Zoo on Memorial Day weekend. Gwynn loved seeing all the animals. Her favorite activity was petting the goats. We topped off the weekend with a family get-together at our house. Dad, Mom, Ash, Adam, Dalon, Amanda, Justin, Sydney, Parker, Jackson, and Tyler all came to play and relax! Gwynn can't get enough play time in with her cousins! They made the sandbox into a mud-pit (much more fun), played in the sprinkler, rode bikes, and ate yummy snacks. You can't beat a weekend like that!

Baby Grant

Baby Grant is on the way! This is his 20 week sonogram picture! He's lying on his back and you can see his profile. Grant's due date is officially September 7, 2010. Gwynn is excited about her baby "budder" in Mommy's tummy. She pulls her own shirt up and declares "baby" as well. When she pulls up Daddy's shirt and states "baby", Daddy corrects her by pointing to his belly and saying "pie." We're having fun preparing our little guy.