Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome Shower for Hannah and Noah

A woman from our church, who is also a long time friend of Jason's parents, hosted a wonderful shower for us on Saturday. Several ladies and young women from church along with Jason's mother, grandmother, and sister were there with Shannon and Hannah and Noah. They showered us with many adorable and useful gifts. Thank you all so much for the gifts you gave!
Here are some pictures:

Grandma feeding Hannah a bottle while Nanah feeds Noah one:

Matching baby girl and baby boy (notice Hannah watching from the side):

Nanah & Noah:

By the end of the gifts all the girls were helping Hannah pull the paper out of the gift bags:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Home Update

I know I have not been good about updating and posting pictures, so here are some favorites from the last month or so. All the kids are doing well. Joel is usually busy cutting and coloring and playing with his train. Hannah is crawling and pulling up, sleeping through the night, is talking a lot (dada, mama, no-no), and seems to be adjusting well. She really loves her Daddy. Every time he walks in she cries until he picks her up. Noah is as busy as ever. He is walking up to 20 steps at a time, is quick to smile, wakes up at least once a night (but it is getting much better), and is always getting into something.

All 3 in Hannah's crib:

Joel feeding Hannah and Noah Cheerios:

Noah & Hannah enjoying fruit in their meshes:

Sweet Hannah:

Hannah in the morning (talk about morning hair!):

Daddy with his kids:


Joel and Noah like to play in the box:

Fun outside:

Jason mowing while carrying Noah on his back:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grammy & Pop Were Here Again

Grammy & Pop (Shannon's parents) came back to visit again and to meet Hannah. They were here a little over a week and left on Sunday. We had a great visit and did lots of fun things. Both of them were so helpful with the kids and taking care of things around the house. All the kids warmed up to them quickly and really enjoyed them. We took lots of pictures.
Grammy and Pop usually come bearing some gifts. Joel loved this weed eater. He loves to mow with Jason, but was not able to weed eat with him in the past, so now he will be all set. He kept the carpet in the house short all week.

Noah has become a very messy eater at times.

We went back to Legacy Play Village while they were here. Hannah and Noah loved swinging and Joel loves running all around.

Around here you have to learn to be able to hold two kids at a time.

A trip is not complete unless Grammy takes them to Chuck E. Cheese so just her and I took them one afternoon.

We took the kids to a place called Jump N Jungle. It has a lot of places to jump and slide. As usual it took Joel a little time to warm up, but he had lots of fun. Adults and non-walkers are free so we got 6 people in for the price of one (Jason was at work).

We took some walks around the neighborhood.

Grammy taught Joel how to play memory and he really enjoyed playing it with them.

Jason's brother, Andy, was performing at the Cowboy Symposium here over the weekend so we went to see him perform.

After the Cowboy Symposium we went to McDonald's for lunch.

Another gift for Joel was this guitar. He loved it and put on quite a show for us.

Grammy & Pop went ahead and gave Hannah some gifts for her birthday since they will not be back again so soon (she will turn 1 in 3 weeks!). They gave her some "girly" toys since all of ours are boy toys. One gift was a purse. All the kids loved it. In the second pictures Grammy is putting play lipstick on Hannah.

Noah starting walking when they were here. He took his first really steps the first Sunday they were here in front of all of us including Jason's parents. By the end of the week he was walking up to 10 steps at a time.

Grammy & Pop with the kids:

Our family: