Wednesday, June 29, 2016

David's 1st decade

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David is 10 years old. As I looked at pictures to post for this timeline I kept thinking "that wasn't that long ago... that wasn't that long ago... that wasn't that long ago..." Where does the time go? It makes me sad that the time goes so fast but what brings me tears is how proud I am of our first born son. Thank you David for 10 years of smiles, laughter and all around joy. We look forward to many many many more. Love you!
(PS- This Blog update has been backdated because I am behind).

Thursday, June 9, 2016




By Sunday we will be 12 weeks for the 7th time! I named this post "Surprise" because we were very surprised to learn our family was continuing to grow... though most people weren't as surprised as we were. It is seeming to take us forever to reach 12 weeks... probably because our due date got moved back 6 days after our first ultrasound in early May.

For our last 2 children we found out their genders at our 20 week scans. This time around we thought it would be fun to keep it a surprise until he or she arrives in December. We are DUE Christmas Day and we are typically 2 weeks early so unless this Baby is truly meant as a Christmas gift we are expecting to deliver sometime around December 8th. Since we already have Birthday's on the 8th and the 9th I am sort of hoping for the 7th or the 10th... though either of our December Birthdays would be happy to share their day with our new arrival.

I am still in the lovely state of nausea though I keep counting my blessings that it's not as bad as my last two and I keep counting down the weeks until I am likely to enjoy my food again. Hormones are in full swing in other ways too and I found myself teary the other day listening to the American National anthem before a hockey game on t.v. (weird, right?)

On Tuesday we had a prenatal check up and were able to hear Baby's heart beating... such a lovely sound. Soon we will have the reassurance of each little kick and turn but for now it was nice to hear such a reassuring sound.

Angeline's Birthday




I just realized that I am late posting Angeline's Birthday again. She has been 7 (going on 8) for almost 3 months now. We did enjoy celebrating our beautiful first born girl with a friend party and a family March Birthday party.

Angeline is a big help to us with her younger siblings... she especially loves mothering Joshua and can't wait for her new sibling to be ready to join our family in December (she is hoping for a girl). She gets along well in class (2 days/week) and doesn't seem to have any problem fitting in or making friends. Angeline's character has been evident since she was very small. She feels each emotion to the extreme and we get a lot of excited smiles and giggles and also lots of eye rolling and cheeky grins. She makes me think of a country song by Garth Brooks that has been used to describe me...

"She's Every Women"
She's sun and rain, she's fire and ice
A little crazy but it's nice
And when she gets mad, you best leave her alone
'Cause she'll rage just like a river
Then she'll beg you to forgive her
She's every women that I've ever known
She's anything but typical
She's so unpredictable
Oh but even at her worst it ain't that bad
She's as real as real can be
And she's every fantasy

We love you Angeline... every part of you... and we are so thankful for the opportunity to watch you grow and to be your family. We are very blessed to have you for a daughter.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Joshua 18 months



Here are a few 18 month pictures of Joshua who is now 19 months! He had his immunizations today and is weighing the same as he was in April... about 23 lbs.
I wanted to get a bit more formal of an 18 month picture but this is it! He now sports his new hair cut which gives him quite a different look. He is certainly growing up.
One 18 month highlight was having him sing "ba ba black sheep."