Sunday, December 30, 2007
Chiara getting some sun.Snuggling after our sun.
Now we have proof.
Uncle Dave can hold a baby one-handed.
Look how much bigger Ezra is holding Chiara than holding Asher four years ago.
I bet this will be a common sight.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Born 12/28/2007 at 9:51 am. She was 8 lb. 10 oz (one oz more than Asher) and 19.75 inches. If you can't tell from these pictures, she is beautiful and perfect! She is doing wonderfully so far at figuring out her main jobs including nursing and snuggling and sleeping.
Chiara is named for Rachel's maternal grandmother Clara Pierce (Chiara is an Italian form of Clara and it means light). Beth is after Rachel's sister Laura Beth.
Mama and Chiara have some naked snuggles.
Look how little she is.
Chiara gets her exam.
Michelle, our midwife, and Chiara in her first outfit.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Asher's big present this year is this electronic talking globe. You can see how excited he was by it.
Asher and Mama play with the globe.
LD and Joey took a break from redecorating and cooking to come over and share our Christmas dinner of dressing, broccoli/cheese/rice casserole (courtesy of LD's day of cooking), green beans, salad, and pie. Here she's playing and Asher is dancing.
And a little thing like Joey's sleeping off the exhaustion of five days painting and putting in new floors can't deter Asher playing dragon puzzle with him.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
This awesome coin bank so that you can save up your coins to buy new jeans. It actually had directions for saving money. Put coins in the slot or something like that.
This coin purse. The other side has a guy throwing his hands up in front of a rainbow but I couldn't get a picture to come out without a glare from the flash. It's Rachel's new coin purse.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Asher and Molly seeing the lights in Style.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Obama(D) 1.3 million
Thompson(R) 8.1 million
Clinton(D) 34.9 million
McCain(R) 40.4 million
Giuliani(R) 52.2 million
Edwards(D) 54.7 million
Romney(R) 202 million
Those are the only candidates on which the article reported. Wow.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
And the other night Audrey, Will, and Keegan came over to exchange presents. Audrey picked up Greek food (yay!) and then the kids exchanged their presents. Asher got the Latin America puzzle which completed his set and we got Keegan a pop-up train book and train sticker book.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Ok, that's not how it happened. More like Asher was running around the corner and fell into the dining room chair. Nice shiner though?
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Let's say it all together: The DVR is great!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Joe broke his clavicle. David broke his clavicle, scapula, elbow, two ribs, punctured his lungs and spent 3 days in the hospital as well as having surgery on his clavicle and his elbow. He'll be doing PT for quiet a while. And both Joe & David's helmets broke. In David's words, he's "not a vegetable" because his helmet was fitted correctly. The NHTSA has easy instructions to make sure your helmet (and your kids's) are fitted correctly.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Alissa and Asher singing Rolling on the River together.
Mitzi, Jonah, and Alissa with a hand from Asher.
Jonah singing Time Warp!
Ezra singing Light my Fire
And Rachel and Alissa singing. I can't remember what.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We feel like we're really on top of things generally. Lucky's room is ready, we have clothes, the house is clean, etc. We bought a freezer and we haven't started cooking anything for dinners but we're ready to start. And if Lucky is a girl, we have a name picked out. If Lucky is a boy... We have a list of names at least and we'll probably choose at some point. I love this site for name popularity.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
It was a really great time and I feel so fortunate to have the love and support of all my friends.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Well this is quite cool for a few reasons. First, here's Asher's new hair cut as well as him showing off his winking skills! Yay for winking.
Second, here's what's cool. Rachel took this picture on her mobile phone. Then she sent it to me because I wanted to try out blogger's mobile feature. Basically I sent the picture from my phone to blogger and it sent me a claim code. I typed in the claim code on the computer and it transferred the picture over to our blog. How long did it take? About 2 minutes. That's cool.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Asher has been wanting a haircut from Andrea and he just got one and boy does he look cute. I'll upload a picture as soon as I have one.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
We had fun.
Also yesterday, he wrote his first journal entry. Rachel was outside playing with him and writing in her journal and he wanted to do the same. So she got him a notebook and pencil and said that you can write how you feel. He wrote: "Happy!" I don't want to quote his entire entry because that seems like an invasion of his privacy but basically he summarized his day playing at Heather's (Happy) and how he feels about Lucky (Happy). Very cute.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
We had our now traditional Halloween party this Sunday. By a few hours before the party, nearly everyone who was invited had RSVP'd and we were expecting a full house. A few families canceled so that was disappointing. But the guests and hosts had a great time (or so it seemed).
I don't want to post all the pictures but here are a few highlights. The Cat in the Hat and Little Cat F were the hosts. The first guests and my favorite grown-up costume was Will as The Man in the Yellow Hat! Dig that yellow suit!
Other guests included a cat, a skunk (who didn't put on his costume but that's ok), a scientist (not mad), a harlequin bug, a magic 8-ball, the unibomber, Moaning Myrtle (complete with toilet seat), Snow White, The Mad Hatter (or at least his hat), a vampire, and a ... golf head?
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Lucky us. We got a visit from Deborah, Katie, and Zach this week. They were in San Antonio to complete their second-parent adoption (Congratulations) and came to stay with us from Friday to Sunday on the way back home. The last time we saw Zach he was two months old and they change so fast now. What a cutie! He said "Mama!" I heard it and no one can disagree. Well, not and convince me. He's all over that rolling-over action and he's like the head of the smiling organization.
We had a great visit with Deb & Katie both playing lots of reading the dictionary and putting together Asher's new Africa puzzle map.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Speaking of Jayden's party, Angelique & Sabina gave us their Amby baby so we have another very fabulous hand-me-down in the baby's room:
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Last week LD came over for dinner. We were eating what we had on hand which ended up being: Meatless Manwiches, Broccoli (very little), green beans (very little), and breaded baked eggplant. It was good if a bit random.
Then LD and Asher went to read a book (Peaceful Piggy Meditation).
Thursday, October 18, 2007
She painted the moon a very deep blue and we are going to get glow-in-the-dark stickers for little stars on it. Unfortunately we haven't found them yet.
The sun, she painted the same blue from Asher's room and then put clouds (as you can see).
We have a new dresser from IKEA (white and right under the moon) and we still need to set up the crib and bassinet as well as moving the new rocking chair into the room. Last night we started to go through boxes of clothes that Asher wore as a baby as well as other hand-me-downs that we had never opened. It reminded us once again both how adorable baby clothes are and how generous everyone has been.
I'll post more pictures when we have the little stars on the moon.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I think everyone had fun. Asher went down the froggy slide as you can see in this picture.
We don't have pictures of everyone who came but here's a good one of some cousins and me and Joey: