Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What life is all about!

Before we found out if Halle was going to be a boy or a girl people would always say "Hopefully you'll finally get a girl". I know the comments weren't meant in a bad way but I resented them in a way. I would think to myself - obviously you don't know my boys because they are amazing and I'd take another little boy in a heartbeat! I always told Ian, if I never had a girl I would be ok with that. I truly believe you end up with the kids you are meant to have. When we found out we were in fact having a girl of course we were ecstatic! I was always wondering what our daughter would be like since we had 2 boys and our boys are completely different from each other! Well, she's been with us for almost 2 months now and she is so much more than I ever could have imagined! She adds such a sweet presence to our home. It's hard to describe but I know we all feel it. The boys are so sweet with her, it makes my heart melt! She is feisty and sweet and all girl! I just love my little family! I know my kids won't be little for very long and I just want to soak up every minute of this time in my life!

We try to teach our kids all about life, but they teach us what life is all about!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halle's Birth Announcement

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Halle Grace Nate

Not sure what to think of this place yet!
We couldn't believe how much hair she had!

Our little family! <3 <3

Brock says his job is to protect her and love her! He adores his little sis.
Sawyer is pretty fond of baby Halle too. He likes to rub her head and give her kisses!

Our sweet little Halle was born on August 26, 2011. We went in for an induction that morning and she was born at 12:03 p.m. she was 7 lbs 7 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. The labor went really smooth and quick. I was happy that she was born in time for me to get lunch :) Her brothers were really excited to meet her! They both adore her and are very proud. She is such a little angel! We are all head over heels in love with her. She truly is our little princess. She is amazing and gorgeous and we just can't get enough of her! Everyone is adjusting well and even though she's only been with us for a little over a week I can't imagine what we would do without her! We feel so blessed to have her in our family. Thank you to all of our friends and family for your love, support and help. We love you and are so glad to have you in our (and Halle's) lives.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Halle's Room

It's August, I can't believe it! It's crazy to think that before the month is over we'll have our sweet baby girl!! I have been wanting to post some pictures of her room so here they are :) I got the colors from the quilt. I also painted and distressed all the furniture. It was quite a project but it needed a facelift and I'm happy with how it turned out. The only thing we are missing now is our little princess!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fiesta Days 2011

Brock & his friend Jaydyn at the carnival
Pirate ships! Sawyer & Nik (Jaydyn & Brock behind)
Me & Ian at the rodeo.
Sawyer & Dad on the carousel
Brock's favorite car was the '58 Impala that belongs to the PA I work for. George even let him sit inside the car for a picture.
Sawyer loved the parade!
Austin & Brock (& Makenna) watching the parade and waiting for candy!

Sawyer liked the "lellow" car!

We had lots of fun at all the Fiesta Days events this year! We started with the carnival, then the rodeo, car show (and yummy food at the park), craft show, had a BBQ, did some fireworks and of course the parade! (I don't know why the pictures uploaded in random order) I can't believe July is coming to an end. We have a lot to look forward to in August so it's ok! If we haven't had the baby by August 26th I will go in for an induction, yay!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

29 weeks and counting!

This is what Halle looks like at 29 weeks.
She kept opening her mouth so this is a tongue shot!
This is what I look like at 29 weeks!

We went in for a 3D ultrasound today. Baby Girl wasn't cooperating for most of it! She wanted to hide her face with her hands so it was hard to get a good shot of her face. On the DVD that they made us you can see her smiling and you can actually see her blinking! It's amazing how much you are able to see. She is doing great and they said she is about 3 lbs! I'm still hanging in there too :) I'm actually glad that I don't have a newborn right now because me and the boys have big plans for the summer. Still can't wait to meet our little girl though!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sawyer the sleep walker!

This is how we found Sawyer the other night when we checked on him. Looks like I might have a little sleep walker on my hands! It's not the first time he's ended up out of bed and asleep somewhere else. Looks comfy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter 2011

The boys in their matching Rock Star shirts from the Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny left yarn all over the house that led to prizes and their baskets at the end.
Searching for eggs hidden in the play room.
Stick 'em up!
These are some of the monster eggs we colored and decorated the night before Easter. Brock picked them out and they were really fun to make! They turned out better than I expected.

We had a really fun Easter weekend this year! It started with brunch and a fun egg/prize hunt at Gram and Pop's house. Then we went home and decorated eggs and woke up to everything the Easter Bunny left. They got lots of treats and other little prizes, colored bubbles, sidewalk chalk, squirt guns, a soccer ball, some new shirts and shorts and a swimming suit (which we can't wait to use). I love watching the boys get so excited about everything, they loved it! It's crazy to think that next year we'll have another little one running around with us.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

20 week ultrasound

This is a 3-D shot of her little face :)
Cute little foot
Long legs!

We went in for our 20 week ultrasound today. Everything looked really good and the measurements were right on track. It's definitely still a girl but I'll keep her modest! Ian kept telling me we were going to go in and find out it is really a boy! We finally made a believer out of him and now he is ok with painting her room :) Can't wait to start that project. We are 95% sure we are going to name her Halle. That's the name that always comes to mind when I think about her. We get to go in again in about 8 weeks for a full 3-D ultrasound. I love seeing our little sweet pea moving around and growing, so fun!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Brock's 5th Birthday!!

Brock turned 5 this year!! He picked a pirate theme for his party and it was lots of fun! We had a little mix up with the bakery that made the cake (they didn't order the right topper for his cake) so it ended up different than we thought. Brock was happy with it so that's all that matters!
We got him the turtle pillow pet that he wanted. He was pretty excited!! He also got a new Jazz hat, a t-ball set, mit & ball, bubble set, a racetrack with cars, shirts, a skateboard, lots of treats and some rockets to shoot outside.
He loved every minute of it! He got to celebrate with grandparents and cousins which was great. I can't believe he is already 5. It seems like such a big milestone. We will be registering him for Kindergarten next week, it's crazy!! He is such a sweet, smart, handsome little boy and we couldn't be more proud of him. It's amazing how much our lives changed when his began. I am so grateful to be his mom and to be able to watch him grow up. We love you Brock!!!