Friday, April 29, 2011

Welcome to the world Baby Olivia!

I can officially say I made my first trip with these two little munchkins all by myself yesterday! I drove to Hot Springs on Monday to try to make it in time for Olivia's birthday! Looking back....I was a bit crazy for driving in these crazy storms, but I was bound and determined to do it! Unfortunately, I did not make it in time. I missed it by about 1.5 hrs:( I still got to see her sweet face in the nursery when I got there. My sister had a pretty good labor for the most part. My sister and I are the best of friends....we do everything together. We are always there to share special moments with each other. I can count on her to always listen when I need a friend. I do not know what in the world I would do without her love, support, and amazing friendship! I am really excited about Anna Grace having a cousin so close in age. They will be about 5.5 months apart. I hope they will grow to be very best friends! Olivia is absolutely precious and Isabella is loving having a little sister. She has her very own live baby doll!!! How fun;)

Here are some pictures of my kiddos! I am trying out a new camera....

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful Easter despite the rainy, rainy, weather!!! Cody and I enjoyed spending Friday with my parents and we celebrated my mom's birthday too! Cody's parents, Lolly and Big Daddy came up late Friday and stayed for the Easter weekend. We decided to attend the Saturday night service for Easter since our church had 11 services to choose from. I was a little worried about the time being 5:00 since that is a really hard time for my kiddos. Well, it was a little rough about an hour before church....Reed woke up from his nap cranky and just about that time he was crying, so was Anna Grace....she was hungry! They just both wanted me and it made me a bit overwhelmed......but we survived the meltdown and I knew once we got to church I could have 1 hour of Jesus! It was probably one of the BEST Easter services I have EVER attended!!! It touched my heart and made me realize what a wonderful God we have! He died on the cross for us to save us from our sins! He did this all for us! How awesome is our God!

Since my sister was being induced on Monday, Lolly and Big Daddy took Reed home with them for a few days. Lolly brought him back to Hot Springs yesterday, so I could have some time with my sister and her new baby girl, Olivia Suzanne. It was a really nice break just to have one child. I have my hands full with two so close in age, but I would not trade it for the world! My babies are so precious to me and fill my heart with so much joy! Thanks Lolly and Big Daddy for all of your help!!!! It was very much appreciated;)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fun weekend!

I really enjoyed this past weekend with my sweet family! We had nice warm weather so we spent most of our time outside! Reed got to play outside ALOT! He loves riding his Cozy Coupe and pushing his trucks everywhere. He and daddy played ball, rode the ranger, and chased each other around the house! I was able to work in the yard while Anna Grace was swinging in the garage. She was so content and napped well in her swing;) We had a nice church service Sunday to wrap our weekend up! I am so glad my kiddos are getting used to the church nursery. Reed has been going for a while now without even crying when we drop him off...Anna Grace is usually an angel if she has had her belly full! I am so thankful for my family!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Eating rice cereal for the first time.......

Bubble Bath

Reed loves taking bubble baths!!! He loves splashing, floating on his back, and going under the water.....he is going to be a fish this summer!!! About 10 a.m. every morning he asks if he can take a bath....I take full advantage and usually get ready for the day during this time. Anna Grace is usually napping so Reed and I take a bath together....He usually plays in the tub while I put my makeup on and fix my hair...hey whatever works....right! He is usually shriveled up like a little prune by the time he gets out!

Rolling over

Anna Grace rolled over for the first time at daycare (3/22/11) and I missed it! I was able to capture her in action! She looks so chunky in these pictures....she is getting so strong holding herself up and trying to even crawl...crazy! My baby girl is growing so fast!