Monday, November 30, 2009

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

We bought these red lights for our home in OK and used them once 4 years ago and packed them away until this year! The kids really like them. Mario had to get back up on the HUGE ladder for the top peak. After our summer of painting he said he wasn't going to get on it again for a long, long time. It is pretty scary up that high! I think we keep our neighbors entertained! After we put the lights up, put the huge ladder back in the garage, we walked out to the street to do a "Griswold light production" (I felt like we were in the Christmas Vacation movie, I haven't seen that movie in years) and the top light on the highest part of the peak was not working. Mario couldn't let it go so he gets the ladder back out, climbs to the top, and about breaks his neck literally to fix the burned out light! Needless to say our lights are up, stockings are hung and I plan to finish my Christmas shopping this week!!! :) Sorry this is so blurry, my camera has a mind of it's own these days! Maybe Santa will bring me a new one! :)

We love fresh garland, it smells so good!

I really like our urns on our front porch! It's amazing what some clippings from you own garden and red dogwood can do to add a little charm!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We didn't get to go home to Oklahoma to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving so we tried to make the best of the day even though we missed everyone. We had a delicious turkey with all the traditional fixings and I told the kids to set the table. And this is what they did. Emma put pink streamer everywhere and Ethan colored these pictures for us to enjoy. I know this Thanksgiving will be one to remember for sure! :) Notice the easel with his prize coloring page!

Our pies were incredible!

Emma snuggling Elise!

As you can see the kids are pretty attached to Miss Elise! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sick baby!

Well last night I was up with baby Elise most of the night! She has a runny nose, sneezing, with slight temp! Poor baby you can tell by her eyes she doesn't feel good. She seems to be doing a little better this afternoon. She wouldn't take a nap for nothing this morning. She was up from about 6:30 am to around 1:30 pm. She was so tired but luckily I suctioned her nose and she is doing better. She HATES the nose sucker.:( She has never stayed awake that long. I think she just didn't understand why she felt so yucky. She kept staring at me with her beautiful blue grey eyes waiting for me to make her feel better. It is so scary when they are this small and have problems breathing. I just found out our friends daughter who is 1, has the H1N1. We are blessed that Elise just has a cold. But I think we will be staying home more. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Around the house!

I love these little shoes!
One of my nativity sets that my friend Paula gave me for Christmas last year!

Emma loving on her baby sister as she calls her! Many things have changed in my daily routine!
I don't have much time to update our blog, my shower went from 15 mins. to barely 5 mins. in the mornings, and multi-tasking is how I get anything done! But this pic of Emma holding Elise is how we all feel about her, she's pretty special!:)

Our Christmas tree decorating party!

Emma and Ethan love to kiss all over Elise! And Elise loves to watch them. I was very impressed at how careful they are when holding Elise. It seems so natural to them. Elise seems to feel very comfortable with them too. They can be very loud and crazy and it doesn't seem to bother Elise at all! :)

A little Christmas decorating!

I took all theses pics last weekend at our Christmas tree decorating party. We now have a tradition in place where we eat yummy snacks, play our Christmas music (my fav the Elf sountrack), and decorate the tree! We had a blast, I love this time of year. We have a lot to be thankful for.

Elise at 1 and 2 weeks old...

This pic was taken at 2 weeks old. Her skin is really lighting up, and her face is really filling out! :)

She already is changing from these pics I took at 1 week! She gained 10 ounces at her 2 week check up last week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The kids on Halloween

Elise loves this car seat and this blanket! I bought this fabric at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and my friend Bonnie was so kind to make it for me. I will post more pics soon! I have a hungry baby to feed! :)

Trick or Treat!

Ethan is Optimus Prime the transformer and Emma is Cinderella! We went to our neighbor's on our street and Mario gave out candy! And picture of our pumpkins we grew this year!

Meet Elise Claire!!!

Elise Claire was born on Oct. 28th at 8:53 pm. She is our biggest baby at 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long. I had went to the doctor that morning for just my routine checkup since I was past my due date my doctor and I were talking about inducing me on Wed. Nov. 4th but when she went to listen to Elise's heartbeat it measured at 190 which she had always been around 139-156 so my doctor wanted to take her that day since Elise seemed very stressed. I literally left my appt. and went straight to the hospital. It took from 2:00 pm until around 8:40 pm to get dialted to a 10! But then around 13 mins later she was in my arms! Mario and I are very proud! The last week seems like a blur. The kids are always kissing and loving on her! They are pretty excited about her!