Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I can't believe you're 4 years old today, it's totally cheesy - but I remember the 1st time I met and held you like it was yesterday. Now you've grown up into this funny, intelligent, inquisitive, caring, knowledge-hungry little boy who will be starting preschool in a few short weeks!

Happy birthday to our 1st born, so proud to call ourselves your parents!

1st day home from the hospital

Monday, July 5, 2010

Father's Day 2010

Father's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays are all so much more fun now that Brady can partake in the choosing of gifts and sign his own name in the cards . . . it means so much more, surprisingly, because it meant the world before then!

I took Brady shopping to pick out something for James and Grandpa Jerry. James got 2 Twins shirts (shocking) and Grandpa Jerry got jean shorts . . . ok, so he had a strong suggestion from me as what to get Grandpa Jerry. But it's a blast each time going with a toddler shopping.

Here's some pics as to how we spent Father's Day - I think a good time had by all.

one of the Twins shirts
one proud daddy :)

Brad & Grant trying to pass James & Brady while Brady is waving at us

Dylan likes a slower pace, so he went with Grandpa Jerry
Brady, Dylan & Grant - don't they look like old men ready to play the course? I love it!
the dads with their kids/grandkids
Dylan, Brad, Grant, Grandpa Jerry, Samantha, James & Brady
all buckled up and ready to go!

Samantha's room

I have completed Samantha's room, Brady's isn't far behind but a few more details to add to his. I was so excited to find exactly the right pinks to go in her room and then realized how much brighter the accent color was on the wall vs the paint swatch I had :) James is still a little overwhelmed at the pink - I have to admit I am a little, but still LOVE how it turned out!

her baptismal gifts

her name and crib

this looks purple, but is the same color as the wall with her name on it
the whole thing laid out

Happy Mother's Day

Just a really cute picture I have to share that I took of me & Samantha.

My 1st mother's day with a daughter and 1st with 2 kids! It's even better!

Samantha's 1st swim

I think both James and I can agree that Samantha is going to be our "no fear" child and also our fish. To her credit, we are really trying to expose Brady to the pool as much as possible to continue with his progress in swimming lessons. So - she won't get much choice as to become familiar with water.

just chillin' :)
Brady, me & Samantha

Samantha's swimsuit
she sure kicked alot