Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Day in the Life in Pics

The past month has consisted of: tired eyes, sleeping and wakeful babies, couch time, pajamas, outings, all kinds of milk and too many pictures - hence the photo dump.
P.S.  It should be noted that the picture above is included for the joke, not for seriousness.  Proof of the exhaustion of this phase.

 I'm a little heartbroken over this picture up above.  I had thought that I captured a video here.  Henry was so happy and so handsome.  It was one of the few times he and I had really played together since Jo's birth.  I'm so glad I at least captured a picture of the moment.  I'll have to store that day and that "video" in my brain for always.  I love this age and watching him discover the world.

 We went to the zoo for Pop's 6th birthday.  It was a lot of fun.  Henry loved it - especially the lions and elephants.
 Tired, messy and happy.

 Kel flew in from San Antonio just to see Jo in person. Can't wait to meet the little babe in her belly.  And this reminds me - I need pictures of Mary and her children visiting. Mary came to town the day after Jo was born and was so wonderful.   She took Henry everyday to play with her kids and she loved him so sweetly.  Henry loves Mai Mai and all of his cousins on both sides.  He's a lucky boy to have so many aunts, uncles and cousins that he loves.

 We made it out to the Tulip Festival with Chelsey, Summer, Shelby, Cassie, Audrey and Kellee.  It was quite a big outing but Kel and everyone were so helpful and Henry had a good time.  He really liked the geese on the grass and their babies.  He did get too close, however and a duck snapped at him.  I don't know if it bit his arm or just got close, but either way, Henry was scared and cried.  The next morning we were reading a book about animals and when we came to the page with the chicks he said, "cheep, cheep! Ducky - es scay-ode" saying that the ducks were scary.  It was so funny.
 Numba one dad.
to be continued...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Easter 2015

 This Easter was one of my favorite Easters, maybe my all time favorite. This year coincided with conference - a real treat.  But the most meaningful part of it all was our new baby chick.
 Saturday morning was my last morning in the hospital.  I can't remember tons, except that it was just me and Jo.   I don't remember seeing the nurses that much, which gave me and Jo some one on one time before we headed back out into the real world and were reunited with her very dear brother Henry.                                                                                                                                                                       

It was sunny and warm.  We had to take Jo to the lab to check her jaundice levels and made a trip to the store to pick up some last minute medical supplies. 

The Catanos brought donuts and visited the baby through the glass windows since they were a little under the weather.  Poppy was vary careful to cover her mouth so as to protect the baby.

The girls sat inside on the couch in the sunlight listening to conference, while Alex listened some and played with Henry. 
We had our own little Easter Egg hunt and it went much better than last year's.  Henry was excited about the eggs and the "tweat?" (since it always says that word like a question - hoping for a treat. 

We had more visitors.  Mandy, Ellie and Clara - I can't remember if all the Hills came or not.  I love these pictures.  So sweet.
The Gibson girls also came over with Jamie and brought a cute quilt that Ann made and a darling little dress.
We then went down to my mom's for Easter.  She and my dad always put a lot of effort into making holiday dinners special and Easter might be their best production.  My dad's lamb and mint sauce is my favorite meal and my mom does a great Easter egg hunt and decorates so well.

It was fun having Mary and her kids there this year, along with the Livingston clan and Jinny.  I was feeling great and energized until about 6pm when I went into my mom's room and laid on the bed with Jo.  I fell right asleep and actually missed the entire Easter egg hunt.  But Alex said Henry had fun and loved playing with his cousins.
I love this picture above.  I'm tired and disheveled but so happy.  Not just because of Jo, but because of Jo and Henry.  I love being a mom to both of them.