Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hey Big Brother! Welcome home. . .

Sister Sent Me Socks!

My Sister Sent me socks so Mommy let me wear them :) Thanks Lauren!

Easter in Kentucky

As opposed to Easter in Las Vegas, which did happen for Mark, Lauren and Jonthan :) We had a nice rainy Easter. That Easter Bunny was quick! Mommy didn't even see him run around putting all of the eggs down! So We invited Danielle over and hunted with elbows out! Kathryn got the head start and then the big kids got to jump in. In all of the fun, Miss Elizabeth just napped away. Happy Easter to all of our family and friends!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

St. Michael's Easter Egg Hunt

We made it on a cold spring morning to Kathryn's school Easter Egg Hunt. It was so organized! The children had certain eggs to look for and lots of play time fun!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My First Bath!

"Wow, this Bath stuff isn't so bad!"

"Hey Mommy, who's that in the mirror?"

Daddy Daughter Time Today

As Long as Belle gets to play, too . . .

Oh Kathryn!!

Mark has worked so hard to get Kathryn to play with him. K is a natural Mamma's girl. So with a new baby coming, Mark worked on getting Kathryn to play with him while Mommy took care of Elizabeth. Kathryn started to cave!
Mark was so excited :)

So a couple days ago, they were playing. Now Kathryn doesn't like to lose so when they were "racing" and Mark "won", K was not happy.
They worked it out so that Kathryn was the one to call the race. "On your marks, get set, go!" Mark ran the course in the house. As he, the soul runner and eminent winner, came into the finish line, Kathryn yelled, "Belle won!"
Mark said, "Who's Belle?! I won!" he was laughing at her quick thinking in NOT letting Daddy win but letting her new imaginary friend win. OH BROTHER!
So today whenever they played there was the threat of a "Belle" move on Kathryn's part.
When they played "school" and Daddy raised his hand as the one and only student and with the right answer, Belle kept getting called on.
When Daddy said that he'd play "ride the horse" (in the pictures), Belle was on the other knee beside Kathryn.
The "Belle" factor is going to be legend.

Baby Party!!

4 plus years ago, Laura and I had Kathryn and Nadia on the same day. We had fun being preggers together and were oh so close to having our girls together again!! Sophia was born 2 weeks ahead of Elizabeth. At least we had fun sharing our baby shower together. Laurel had such a nice spread of goodies and was the bestest hostess!! We love the ladies that came a visited with us and held our precious girls. It was a wonderful evening with great people!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Siblings Sunday

We had a nice Sunday.
We have been able to talk via email, phone and Skype with everyone in the family over the past several days. I caught this sibling moment today while we were together at home. . .

The Girls took over!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Daddy's Helper. . . FINALLY!

So Dad has been working on Kathryn for a while now. He'd say, "When Elizabeth gets here, it's you and me." You know how Kathryn is a Mamma's girl. Well, she'd fight with Dad about this every time. We'd all laugh and the joke would start again.

So this morning when I came in to the kitchen to this "teamwork" scene, I HAD to pull out the camera to gather proof of it- Daddy and Kathryn working together to get the Sunday roast in the oven! So cute :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011