Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Holiday World

The family took a quick trip up to Santa Claus, Indiana this week to visit Holiday World. What a fun place! It reminded me of the old Opryland but much bigger. The girls had a fabulous time and were totally worn out by 7:00 that night! I was the official picture taker and stroller pusher because I couldn't ride on the rides...oh well, there is always next time.

Story time with Santa

Rylee and Matt coming down one of the big water slides!

Our Little Sweet Pea

It's a girl! We had our ultrasound about a month ago and she is perfect! I was so excited to find out this time...I couldn't stand it. We did not find out what we were having when I was pregnant with Reagan and I learned that I am not a very patient person (I like to plan :-D).

Rylee and Reagan have been such big helpers and are sooo excited about getting her room ready and pulling out all the baby stuff. Just after we found out, Rylee planned an entire day around moving all of her stuff into the room that she and Reagan are going to share. It was great motivation for me!

Matt and I are totally blessed to have 3 precious little ladies in our life!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rylee's 5th Birthday

Here are the pictures from my baby girl's 5th birthday party...finally! I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing person she is becoming and what a joy she is in our lives!!!
Her birthday party was great and one of the easiest I've done so far. I've also never seen so many quiet and focused kids at a party :-D.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Rylee!

It's a sad day when someone else documents your child's birthday party before you do! However, this is the situation we are in and I am going to make the most of it :-). Bethany's blog has several pictures of Rylee's party if you want to check them out. We are in the process of switching computers, but once I get the pictures in the right place I'll be sure to post more.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

What a busy month!

May proved to be one of the busiest months we've had in a while. Our schedule was packed with fun things, but by the end of each day we were all worn out! The girls are looking forward to the summer and so am I. As of yesterday, we were done with school, soccer and swim lessons. How do you do it when you have several kids all involved in different activities????

Rylee and her teacher Miss. Brittany

Princess Reagan :-) of her many daily princess changes

Slowly and perfectly making her entrance!

Our graduate

Double Trouble

Me and my girls

Baby update: Went to the doctor last week and everything looked great. The heartbeat was perfect. This is the first time I've heard the heartbeat because we had an ultrasound last month. That is the most precious sound ever! I forgot how much I looked forward to that every month. I am also getting my energy back...woohoo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Little One...

We are very excited to announce we will be a family of 5 around the beginning of Dec! My due date is Dec 1, but we all know how accurate those are :-). I had an ultrasound today and everything looked perfect! When the doctor told me I was 8 weeks along, I was a little surprised because I've known I was pregnant for about 8 weeks. I guess by the 3rd you know what it feels like!

Rylee has been so precious about the whole thing. As soon as we confirmed with a test that I was pregnant, we told the girls. Reagan doesn't get it, but Rylee totally gets it and is so excited. She only shared the "secret" if she had permission...which surprised us. She also looks at the Week by Week Pregnancy book every day to see how big the baby is. This baby may be in my belly but in Rylee's eyes it's a gift to the whole family. How wise she is!!!

Here's a few things you can pray for: energy for me (I know, only a few more weeks but my poor family until then) and perfect development for the baby. We are very blessed to be surrounded by friends and family who are celebrating this little life too!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rylee's First Soccer Game

Rylee had her first soccer game this weekend! I think Matt and I were more excited than she was. She had fun at the game, but really was most excited about her pink cleats! Matt's description of 4 & 5 yr old soccer is "it's like herding cats" and that is pretty accurate. They are so darn cute though and that's what makes it fun to watch.

Rylee getting ready for the game.

Rylee and her new soccer buddy Helen. They didn't stray too far from each other the whole game :-).

Campbell showing his support!

Carson showing his support! Carson is now on the advanced 6 & 7 yr old team!!

She did it!

Rylee has attempted several times in the past 6 months to ride her bike without training wheels. She could take the training wheels off and put them back on all by herself...if that tells you anything. Well, apparently, she needed a little motivation from Pop. After Pop's challenge, she came home, took the wheels off and started to ride! We were so proud of her and she was pretty proud of herself!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sisterly Love

There are days that I have to remind myself that our girls do love each other :-). The daily battles can be so frustrating! One of my prayers for Rylee and Reagan is that they appreciate, respect and really love one another. I noticed, one day, that it was the quiet times in their lives when I am able to see that love. The times when it's just the two of them...I see how much they enjoy and love each other. Those few sweet moments are enough encouragement to keep pressing on!

Girls Weekend In Savannah

Bethany and I packed up the kids and drove to Savannah a few weekends ago to visit my dad, Amy, Rachael and Emily. It was a very quick trip, but we had a great time! It's the first time I've gotten to visit since they moved there and it was absolutely beautiful.

Emily, Dad, Rachael

Me and Reagan on the beach...burrr!

Bethy and Ella Jean on the beach.

The girls were having so much fun getting their faces had to join in. It was pretty funny!

Grandpa and Rylee

Reagan having a great time!

Worn out from a day of fun :-)!

Me and Bethy in front of Paula Dean's store.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Circle!

I was attempting to teach Reagan how to draw a smiley face and all she really cared about was the circle. Every time she would draw a circle she would cheer for herself...this went on for about 10 minutes. It was really cute!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Morning

We had such wonderful Christmas! Rylee was old enough to really understand why we were celebrating and, although Reagan has yet to really understand, she loved the excitement. Every morning, the entire month before Christmas, we did the Jesse Tree. It was a great tradition that will continue for years to come!
After we opened presents and enjoyed the morning, we spent the rest of the day at my mom's house. Our kids always love the opportunity to hang out at Grandma's house wit all their cousin and that what we did all afternoon.
It looked like the presents exploded all over our house!!!

Rylee and Uncle Craig

Daddy and Reagan

Notice the make-up...Rylee and Keely had to get all dolled up!

Daddy and Rylee