Sunday, August 28, 2011

Luke’s first day picture

I have a small obsession with pinterest and I saw this cute idea.  Hopefully now I can remember to do it every year… :)

first vgrade

life is pretty darn good :)


our little peanut


I know I keep saying it but this boy is so in love….so in loveIMG_5792

how does she already look so much bigger?!IMG_5822

Drew thought she needed something blue for the Charger gameIMG_5860

see….smitten boy! IMG_5867



Luke loves to take pictures with CharlieIMG_5874

…Drew, hmmm…..not so much :)IMG_5885


perfect little fingers


yep, life is perfect.


Friday, August 26, 2011

My days with my littlest ones

While Luke is off loving first grade, I am enjoying every single second of staying home with my littlest ones…especially when I have this one around.  Little mess.



as crazy as he is, he has an extreme love for his little sister.  He asks me daily if he can “pet” her. IMG_5829




….and we have a first grader….


I have a first grader.  I can’t believe my first baby is all-day-long-school-kid.  When did that happen??!  I tried to take a picture of him first thing in the morning, still sleeping….but he beat me to it.  He came running in to see his favorite person.  And yes, he knows that his sister LOVES music so he brought her the ipod too.  Absolute love.


My three kids. :)IMG_5770

Lovely Drew… :) IMG_5771


Ready to rock first grade.  IMG_5775


In the classroom with his buddy ColieIMG_5779

….no more kinder tables, he has a big kid desk.IMG_5780


He had a fantastic day and can’t wait to go back! :) IMG_5783

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Charlotte…first of her monthly pictures

Every month I am going to take a picture of Charlotte on the calendar to show how fast (booo!!) that she grows.  Here is our first.  I know I am biased….but seriously, how cute is she? :))IMG_5817

Another first in Charlie’s life


Charlotte had her first bath and I had a VERY eager little helper….


Unfortunately, she hated it.  Not much different than her first one in the hospital.IMG_5506



Little girl HATES to be cold.  Hates it…..we will keep working on it :)IMG_5517

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The current family favorite :)


So, to say that we are all smitten with Charlotte would be an understatement.  We are head over heels in love.  Every. single. one. of. us.  Luke choose to miss a Charger game with his Daddy the other night just so he could spend time with his girl.  (Drew loves her too…just not enough to pass on the Chargers :)

She is already changing so much….


Our girl, the little sister


Of course, rockin a Bronco bow.  She is ready for football season….IMG_5722

Here is little Charlie and her older (by two months) cousin Ben.  They are going to besties, I can already tell.  IMG_5756

Completely in love of this little girl.  IMG_5533


Drew loves to sing to her.  His songs are all about how he is going to defend her and how much he loves her.  IMG_5537

There are no words :)


Loves of my lifeIMG_5552


Our family of 5.  Completely complete.  IMG_5560

The girly cousinsIMG_5592

And a couple more of our little missIMG_5659

Still looks a lot like Luke/ John but I am starting to see a little of Drew in her tooIMG_5667


and an outtake of our family…..just keepin real folks…….IMG_5556

Friday, August 5, 2011

Introducing our love, Charlotte Lenora


August 2 our lives were changed forever.  Charlotte joined our family and we can’t imagine life without her. 

Labor was very similar to Drew’s….fast and furious. 



Initially we thought things were going to go slower than they did with Drew so John grabbed the camera and he thought me “white knuckling” through a contraction was worthy of a pic…..little did he know that minutes later we would be giving birth….no drugs, again :(  Luckily, she is our last so I will never do that again.  It was brutal and barbaric.  BUT, she was worth it all.  I’d do it again just to have her. 


Welcome to the world little girl, we love you.IMG_5215



Daddy and Momo checking her out..the cord was wrapped around her neck twice.  Oh, and the doctor didn’t even make it….thank goodness for good nurses! :)IMG_5227

Check out that hair!!!!IMG_5231

Daddy putting her pic on facebook moments after birth :))IMG_5233

When we first saw this face we all thought she looked EXACTLY like Luke.  As time goes on I think she looks a lot like her Daddy…but this face, this is her older brother.IMG_5237



Daddy, getting banded…IMG_5249

7 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches.IMG_5260

little girl is so lucky…she has a slew of family that already loves her.  IMG_5268

one of my favorites….John and Charlotte meeting for the first time.  IMG_5276

Charlie checking out her Daddy…..little girl, that guy is going to give you the world.  IMG_5277

Luke’s face….it is that lip!!!IMG_5283






Ignore her face, she really does love the hat :))))IMG_5324

First bath…she hated it.



Papa meeting his new favorite granddaughter


Momo and Papa and the latest and greatest addition to their crew


I was so excited for the boys to come and meet her.  We have been discussing life with a baby for a long time but I couldn’t wait for them to really meet her.  I knew Luke would be head over heels but I wasn’t sure how Drew would do….well, he came running in and right over to check her out. 


Luke was much more reserved….surprised the heck out of me.




He finally warmed up.  I am not sure if it was seeing me in a hospital bed or what….but he didn’t want to see her at first.  He was very nervous and shy….IMG_5395

The best things in my life.  I am the luckiest.



Drew couldn’t wait to hold her.


Love his face in this one….talk about a lucky girl.



and when Luke finally warmed up to holding her he hasn’t wanted to put her down.  The morning after we came home, he came running into my room like it was Christmas.  Literally.  I have never seen a happier kid.  I know how he feels…….even the middle of the night feedings are great right now.  :) 

I really don’t think life can get any better.