Monday, February 28, 2011

Maxfield has arrived!

The culmination of nine plus months of growing, waiting, loving, sickness, sleeplessness, crying, planning, praying, has all come to and end. Baby Maxfield was born on February 27 at 12:04, weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long. He was two and a half weeks early, which was good because Monica would have broken in half!

The girls were extremely happy to meet their little brother! We praise God for delivering him safely and healthy! Thank you to everyone for their prayers and love and support!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Puppy Pigtails

Happy Friday!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Sometimes the sheer adorableness of having two precious little girls is overwhelming! As I was browsing through my pics I found this one of Jade. I love the little flying pigtail. Happy Tuesday lovelies!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

We were totally spoiled this Valentine's Day! Daddy came home with three roses the night before and made us girls feel extra special. I got up and started to make breakfast for us, since Daddy was only ours for about an hour before he had to head out to work. Daddy surprised the girls with gifts, and even gifted me with my very own Valentine's pillow pet.  We had a beautiful morning! We hope you all had a glorious day as well!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<3 <3 <3

Getting out!

The weather was in the 40's today, so it was warm!! The girls begged me to go out! So I waddled down the driveway and we walked up and down our street for a bit. It was nice to be out! The girls loved it and had so much fun!
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mommy has issues.

Let's just say, mommy is having issues during this last month of pregnancy. The last month, that just started. The last month that promises to be challenging. The last month before our little Leprechaun (aka new baby brother!!) arrives. Since mommy has been put on "rest" we have been spending all day at home.  Luckily my girls are most happy at home, doing artwork, playing with Barbies, and watching princess movies.

They were best friends yesterday. It lasted a good portion of the the day. They dressed up in fancy outfits and as an extra special treat, they got to watch a movie on mommy & daddy's bed. 


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A glimpse...

There are certain times when you get a glimpse into the character of your child. Sometimes its good, sometimes you are like "yikes" and identify areas you need to work on with them. Other times you see something in them that is truly innate, something that God has so lovingly gifted them with. Such was the case yesterday, with our 4 year old, Hazel Rei.

We were on our weekly grocery store visit which is usually a family bonding experience. Perhaps it is due to Daddy's profession but we generally enjoy planning, shopping, and preparing our meals. So, we were shopping and Joe and I were discussing which ricotta cheese to purchase as the girls were parked nearby in the shopping cart. I noticed a gentleman in a wheel chair pass by, and as he did we heard Hazel Rei say "Are you feeling better?" Her question was naturally expressed and came from general concern without hesitation or reservations. Joe and I just stood there speechless, waiting for his response. The man kindly expressed, "Oh I'm fine, thanks for asking!" As I turned to look at Hazel, I saw a sense of relief come over her face as if she was really concerned for the man.

This simple little exchange touched my heart so much. Why? Maybe its the 8 1/2 month pregnancy hormones...maybe its just because this is something I really admire and love about my Hazel. Its her caring heart! She's not afraid or intimidated from encouraging people or showing that she cares. It was sweet! She is sweet. It comes from the same place in her heart when she catches a glimpse of those ASPCA commercials and wants to adopt all the neglected and abused animals and is left in tears as she gazes upon the sad puppy faces. God has gifted this child with a kind, sweet, and caring spirit and I was just in awe of how truly amazing His gifts are. I wanted to write it down, so I would never forget this simple yet profound glimpse into who Hazel is!