Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Chirstmas

Visiting Nana. Oh how we love her!
Happy girl.
Happy Boy
Really really happy girl
Really really happy boy

Overall it was an AWESOME Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Birthday

I am just going to post pictures here. It will explain how much fun Luke had on his first birthday!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Family Photo Shoot with Nancy

So now its our turn to post the photos we had done with my dear friend Nancy! She is amazing. She seemed to capture the essence that is our family. Addy was being a HUGE PILL that day (no nap!). So we were so lucky that we had so many with her turn out. Luke on the other hand was in a great mood. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First Breath

Tonight I had a rare moment with Luke. He fell asleep on my chest in the silence of my childhood room. Our breath was in unison. I just listened to his heartbeat and remembered back one year ago today when we first breathed together. When I first studied his little features... his hands, his face, the shock of his red hair (another one!). It was all so fast and all so new and all such a miracle. This past year has been a blur. We have had a lot of changes, a lot of sickness and a lot of love. Luke has been an addition to my heart that has made it expand to a size that I never thought possible. He has proven to me that my capacity to love is larger then I had ever imagined.

His smile makes my heart burst with delight. 

His spirit gives me breath to live

His love for me makes me know I can fly

Happy 1st Birthday my little Luke

*** Photo c/o my AWESOME bff Amazing Photographer Nancy Ricks

Monday, December 08, 2008

Conversations with Addy

Last night at 12:54am I heard a knock coming from somewhere in the house. It was Addy's room. I went to open the door...
Addy: " I have to go potty mommy."
Me: "OK lets go."
We scurry to the bathroom in the dark.
Addy gets undressed with help from mom. 
Addy: "I did it mom!" "Now I get a lollipop!"
Me: "No Addy its still night night time."
Addy: "Mom (looking at me so sweetly) your georgous! Can I sleep in our bed...just for a little while."
How could I resist. Here was my sick baby who just called me georgous while going potty. 
Addy: "Sure Addy sure you can"
And so it went. James was kicked out for the rest of the night... sorry honey (we only have a queen sized bed and it really is not the best thing if Addy sleeps in bed with both of us. She is a kicker. So James took her bed and Addy slept next to me for the rest of the night. 

Yes my hear did melt at her comment. She is so tender and intuitive, even at 1am. 

** Update for kids...Addy was up pretty much all night on Saturday night/Sunday morning. We had two throw up sessions each of which resulted in full wordrobe changes including a bath/shower for both her and me. We watched lots of movies on Sunday, took lots of medicine and slept. Both kids fell asleep for the night last night at 5:45pm. While I was putting poor sick cranky Luke to bed Addy fell asleep in my bed. There is nothing like a sleeping child. So sweet so angelic so peaceful.
Luke is finally sitting in a front facing car seat. I know I am a week early but at nearly 26lbs I figured it was less safe to have him in his infant seat. He LOVES his new view and Addy and he crack each other upon our drives around town.

Addy is always trying to make Luke laugh. It doesn't take much. Usually she just has to laugh herself and he is off on a laughing spree. Its pretty cute!

Luke looking out the window at the snow outside. Yes we are having on and off snow showers today. I decided to take the kids for a little drive to look at the snow before it got too bad. 

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Poor LUKE is sick yet again. This time diagnosis... Croup and of course another ear infection. That makes 9 ear infections in 12 months of life. So crazy! The hardest part about this illness is the fact that is little voice is so horse he just makes these high pitched squeaking noises when he needs something. It is so cute and so pathetic at the same time. I took him to the Dr. today because he has had some labored breathing this afternoon which concerned me a little. I am glad I took him in because I really need the kids to be well before we leave for our vacation soon. I am just praying that Addy doesn't get it also. She has been fighting her own cold/cough thing for a few days. Arggg... I wish we could just get through one month without anyone getting sick. Anyway, to those of you waiting on photography orders I am so sorry it has taken me longer then expected. I promise they are coming and will be in our position by next week. :)

I just pray that Luke will be better by next week when he turns ONE years old... Fun "Ode to my little guy" post coming soon.

Monday, December 01, 2008