Sunday, January 30, 2011

church as a family of 4

well, we made it to church today as a family of 4. and despite a rather hectic morning, we were even on time. it is definitely going to take a while to get into a morning routine, but i was so thankful to be at church.
my sweet lil' girl
pierce's 'cheese' face
brother and sister
notice the red m&m's in p's hand - just a little bribing to sit with sister for a pic. :)

pump it up!

friday night we celebrated sean scott's 2nd birthday at pump it up! pierce had so much running around and going down all the slides and bouncing on all the jumping things. it just took doing it a couple times with justin before he was off on his own. i love my little dare-devil!

pierce with becky and brady at the top of the slide
i love this the bottom!
p loved going down on his tummy
playing with kate and brady
justin and jeff with their little girls
an attempt at a group pic - notice my son is the only one standing and crying. he wanted to do the slide again...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

sweet as a strawberry

my littlest love is just perfect.
and today she wore a bow for the first time and looked absolutely adorable.

and my 'bigger' love is being such a great big brother.
he is a little snuggler exactly when i need him to be and he helps out as much as he can.
he melts my heart.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

mr. independent

my little mr. independent has decided that he likes to pick his clothes out in the morning. this morning we started off with our buzz lightyear shirt and while i was feeding stella he decided that his bob and larry christmas shirt (from cousin will will) would be best suited over his buzz shirt. is my little man with a christmas shirt on in january.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

thankful for these two...

a few more visitors

sweet stella is still getting to meet some of our precious friends. this past week, my college roommate heather and her husband blake came over. stella loved all the lovin' from heather while pierce loved all the playing from blake!
on friday one of my fellow 4th grade teammates, jennifer, and her sweet daughter, evie, came over to meet stella. pierce had fun playing with evie and i loved the chance to catch up with jenn!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

nuts about...

thank you grandma for coming over this week and helping out while we try to figure out how to manage 2 little ones! we so appreciate all your help and pierce and stella loved the extra attention!

play dough fun

pierce got a really neat play dough set for his birthday back in october, but i have been saving it for my maternity leave. i thought a new 'activity' would be much needed at this time. so, this morning we got the play dough and all the 'tools.' pierce LOVED it and was very much occupied all day with this new toy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

8 days.

this little girl has captured our hearts. her sweet noises make us smile. we love the way she grabs our fingers when we feed her. she makes getting up in the middle of the night worth it. she has added so much to our family and we can't imagine life without her.

Monday, January 17, 2011

pierce's backpack

for christmas, santa brought pierce a robot backpack. he hasn't been too interested in it until today and all of a sudden he wanted to put all his toys in it and wear it around the house.

sleeping beauty and big brother

Saturday, January 15, 2011

stella's first bath

our little princess got her first bath at home tonight...