Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whoa there little girl

Sophia Grace thought that she was ready to come onto the scene last night. At about 11 pm I started having contractions. At first, I was in denial. I am SO unprepared this time. When we realized they were exactly 5 minutes apart, Duane started packing bags and cameras. I was like "what are you doing?- this is nothing". But, it didn't take long for me to realize that it was in fact "something" and a call to my midwife confirmed we needed to head to the hospital. We called some friends to come stay with the boys and headed out around 1 am. By the time they got me into my room the contractions were 3 minutes apart. At this point I was pretty sure today would be her birthday. They hooked me up to all kinds of junk and gave me a shot to stop the contractions. They weren't very hopeful that it would work because I am already dilated to 4. But they wanted to give it a try, because they would really like for me to hold on atleast 2 more weeks when I will be 37 wks. Thankfully it did work and we came home around 8 this morning. Now I am supposed to be "taking it easy". Mom took Micah for a couple of days, which will make that a little easier to do. Please just pray for healthy lungs and that she will come when God's finished with her in there :).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Zoo Birthdays

The boys had a great time celebrating their birthdays at the zoo on Saturday. They were joined by lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, and Grandy and Nana. With all of our crazy boys, we joked that "the zoo" had come to the zoo.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


While Micah has been unofficially "2" for a while now :), today made it official. I started first thing this morning telling him happy birthday and for the rest of the day he's gone around saying "Happy Day". He's also trying so hard to hold up just 2 fingers when he says "2", but he just can't quite get it. He had a fun time with his friends at CBS this morning and we had a small celebration tonight with cake and presents. I'm pretty sure, however, that his favorite part of the day was playing in the dirt with Noah and Daddy. As the cake maker and gift purchaser/wrapper, I'm trying not to be offended that I was overshadowed by DIRT. Such is the life of the mother of boys I suppose.

I have a hard time believing our little miracle Micah has been here for 2 years. God is so good and so faithful. I am guilty of taking that for granted so often. We are thankful for the 2 precious years we've had with Micah and pray for many more. While he is very challenging at times, even that mostly stems from the fact that he is just loving life! Of course I hope the challenging part fades away and the loving life part remains :). What? A girl can dream can't she?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Big Leagues

Noah had his first soccer game of the season on Saturday. He moved up this season to the 8 and under team. I admit I was a little apprehensive about him being one of the youngest kids on the team instead of the biggest kid like he was last year. But, he did great! He scored a goal the first quarter and hung in there with the bigger kids the whole game. It was actually hard to tell he was even much younger. Here are some pics. He's #3.

More 50th party pics as promised

Monday, September 03, 2007

Happy 50th Dad!

We spent the weekend celebrating my dad's 50th birthday! Looks pretty good for such an OLD man, doesn't he? We had two big parties. Because he's loved by so many people we had split them up :). Here are a few pics from party #2. Party # 1 is on my other camera, so stay tuned. Oh yeah, and there are a couple of bonus pics of Micah, because, well, they're just really cute!