I know I've done poorly at keeping the blog updated with new pictures of Hattie, but somehow, suprisingly, having two kiddos has left me with a whole lot less time for picture-taking and blogging. So, a quick update...
Hattie is quite the sleeper. Though I know all newborns sleep a lot, we swear she is unusual. It's a quite a treat when we get to see her beautiful eyes actually open.
Edy loves her baby sister and kisses her endlessly. She is also an excellent fetcher of diapers and wet wipes. Josh has begun to take advantage of her helpfulness though and has her completing various household tasks for him. But she's a smart girl; I'm sure she'll realize what he's up to and put an end to it soon enough.
Many people have asked if Edy has shown any signs of jealously. She hasn't, but I have. Her new attachment to Josh is a little hard for her mommy to take.
I was beginning to go a bit stir-crazy this week and decided it was time to pull out the double stroller. It was chilly, but the girls were snuggly warm inside under the rain fly. (Please don't look at me in this picture...I look just as tired as I felt.)
Our days as a family of three are quickly approaching their end. In honor of their departure we took one last set of shots before we add another kiddo to the mix. Unfortunately, very few of those pictures turned out. C'est la vie, eh?
However, if nothing else, this next picture makes me happy beyond belief. Who needs boring ol' posed family portraits, anyhow?
-We nearly wore ourselves out with birthday extravaganzas yesterday. We started with misshapen blueberry pancakes for breakfast, played with play-dough (compliments of Angela and Pax), and had a quick dance party in the living room- all before 9 a.m.
We talked to JuJu on the phone, took a walk around the neighborhood with Grandpa, and had William from next door over for the morning while his mom ran some errands. Lance (Josh's intern at church and Edy's first major crush) came over for his weekly Wednesday lunch, Grandmommy treated us to an ice cream cone from Sonic, and then it was an early dinner of potpie- Edy's favorite- before church in the evening.
We celebrated our sweet E.J. turning two-whole-years-old at the park Saturday, and it's a wonder that I didn't cry through the whole thing. Pregnancy hormones aside, it's hard for me to fathom that two years have passed since she joined our family. I don't really understand why, but God has been incredibly good to us.
Edy has just successfully completed her first full week of sleeping in her big girl bed. This milestone was met by deep sadness for me and joy akin to winning the lottery for Edy.
Though she posed happily for her first photos in her bed, the initial night did not go well. After getting up several times and receiving several scoldings and reminders that "big girls stay in their beds" my sweet E.J. ended up back in her crib. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It was awful.
However, Daddy's insistence on her obedience paid off, she got the idea, and night #2 and each night since have proven much more peaceful.
Finally getting around to posting these. Sorry for the delay.
With the exception of Caleb, we were all able to convene at the beach this year. It was Abel, Edy, and Jagger's first time to be together since Luke and Caitlan's wedding last summer. And besides some pushing, toy-snatching, and a bout of the stomach bug they all got along swimmingly.