Wednesday, March 31, 2010

7 Weeks

As of yesterday, this little girl is officially 7 weeks old, but it is already hard to remember what life was like without her. She loves tummy time, baths, clean diapers, hearing the sound of her brother's voice, (don't we all:) and sleeping in her dad's arms. Lola is so much different from Cole... It is so interesting to realize how particular babies are, even at such a young age. She doesn't seem to share Cole's love for music, which I thought all babies liked, but apparently that is not the case. Lately, I hear Cole singing to himself before he falls asleep. He takes tunes from songs he knows and throws in his own words. He also loves singing at church, the words aren't always decipherable, but he seems to know what he is saying. Therapy is going really well for him... he loves the people he works with and he is communicating a little bit more all the time. I am so grateful for the therapists and teachers that work with Cole... It is amazing how people who were strangers a few months ago, were able to come in and form a bond with Cole and help him in ways I was unable to. He is a lucky boy to have so many people that care about and love him.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

She Is Here!

Lola Lynn was born at 5:04 pm on the 9th of February...
Here she is checking me out for the first time...
And I think she has decided that she likes me:)
She is so sweet and I am glad she is finally here! I cannot believe how much life can change in just 5 days. Cole is adjusting better than I expected him to, but I think it is just going to take him some time to get used to all of the newness.

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Day of School

A very tired Cole started school this morning... I cannot believe having him all to myself every day has already come and gone. I am very grateful though for the programs that our school district has and I know once he adjusts he will love preschool.

This is just another random picture from his birthday last week... I love his little face. I am so glad that he gets to start school before Lola arrives sometime in the next couple weeks... I really didn't want him to associate being sent to school with Lola. He is going to be such a sweet big brother. Lately he has been kissing my stomach and saying, "baby?" He is the best...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday

I had no idea how quickly this baby boy...
... would turn in to this little man. We have had such a good day together - the three of us ate lunch at McDonalds, played at Jump Planet, shopped at Target, played at the park, jumped off couches and ate homemade mac and cheese for dinner... all of Cole's favorite things. I say it all the time, but it is so hard to imagine life before Cole. Didn't I miss him? The last year has definitely been a challenging one, but I am so excited for all the things life has in store for Cole.