Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What a chunk!

For those of you who love chunky babies....check out David's cheeks!

Aren't those cheeks so pinchable?!!

Dressing like his Daddy!

David loves his activity mat...sometimes it tires him out!


It's hard to get David to smile when I hold the camera in front of his face....he gets too interested in it. So, I enlisted Drew's help....he really got David going so I could get a good picture of his adorable smile!

Then he found the camera again...and stopped smiling to check it out.

I love my chunky boy!!...He's so fun to squeeze!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Family Pictures

Here are some of the pictures from our recent photo shoot! I know my eyes look a little possessed in the family picture...but they're really not like that in a bigger size...I promise! Enjoy!

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Kimmi's Baptism Day

So, I'm a slacker for sure...Here it is almost two weeks since Kimmi got baptized and I haven't even blogged about it! I'm so sorry. We had such a wonderful time! My dad flew in from Montana on Thursday night and stayed with us until Monday! It was so great being able to spend time with just him! Drew performed David's blessing in church on Sunday the 16th and we had Mom and Dad H and Josh come from Harrisonburg and Jessie and Ammon with their two kids come from North Carolina. The blessing was wonderful and Drew was emotional after blessing his little son. We then had a big family lunch/birthday party for Kimmi before her baptism later that evening. It was fun to have everyone there to see her open her gifts and eat cake! The baptism was so great! We had a really nice turnout of ward members. Even a little neighbor girl and her mom came that we had invited. I gave the talk on baptism and Mom H did the talk on the Holy Ghost. Drew, Kimmi, Alli, and I also sang "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" together. Kimmi was really cute the whole time...you could really tell she was understanding the magnitude of the day. When I was helping her dry off, I gave her a big hug and she started crying. She said,"Mom, I just feel so good. I know I made the right choice!" I was so touched by her sensitivity to the Spirit. It was a special mother/daughter moment I'll never forget! She has loved reading all the family letters in the scrapbook I made for her....so thanks to all those who wrote them! We are all so proud of Kimmi and the wonderful girl she is becoming!

Monday, November 10, 2008

One of Kimmi's birthday gifts...

Since Kimmi turned 8 today, we decided that she was old enough to get her ears pierced!! She has been so excited for this day to come. We went to Claire's after school and picked out her earrings. She was nervous but very brave. She held really still and closed her eyes as they pierced them. Afterwards she said it felt like a stapler. I was proud of her. She can't stop looking in the mirror and says she looks prettier with earrings...but we all know she's pretty without them too! When we were walking out of the mall she said, "I think this is one of the happiest days of my life!" What a cutie pie! There will be more to come on Kimmi and her big birthday...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Look at that face!!

I just thought I'd share these pictures of David. I just love that cute little face!! And yes...we finally got an "on camera" smile!!! It's not the best quality picture because I was just focusing on timing it right. Oh well! It's still cute and I'm sure there will be many more to come! Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Fun!

Here are a bunch of pictures of things that have happened over the last couple weeks. Sorry it has taken me so long to put these on the blog! Maybe someday I'll learn to blog right after the pictures are taken...oh well...
Drew got to go to the pumpkin patch with Kimmi's class at school. They had a really fun time.

Drew also got tickets to go to a NASCAR race and he took his good buddy, Corey from Harrisonburg with him. Drew said it was way louder than he thought it was going to be and so much more fun than watching it on tv.

Then there are the Halloween pictures...Kimmi was a sorcerer and Alli was a cheerleader. David was a cute little pumpkin! We did the church trunk or treat a few days before Halloween and then a downtown sponsered event on Halloween. The kids had fun and got lots of candy!

But by the end of the night...David was finished!!! Enough taking pictures, Mom!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Even with no sleep...life is good!

We're slowly adjusting to life with an infant in the house again! David is such a good baby! He's very laid back. He doesn't mind when we go places or when the girls hover over him all the time. He still sleeps a lot during the day, which means night time is still "awake" time for him. He's slowly making the shift...we have good nights and not so good nights. I guess that's how things go, right?! The girls have really stepped it up, for the most part! They are such great helpers and little "mommies" to David! They play well with each other, most of the time, so I can do my own thing taking care of David. This coming week will be interesting...our ward is bringing in a couple more meals since my mom left...then I'm on my own! Ahh! Thank heaven for wonderful women who are willing to serve! Drew has been a great help too! I can really tell he loves his boy! And to top it all off...he says he's even got a surprise meal up his sleeve for me in the coming days! Wow! I can't wait!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Homecoming Weekend

This past weekend was Homecoming at Virginia Tech. We decided to participate in a few of the festivities. Drew woke up early and took the girls to the Homecoming Parade with my mom. I decided to stay home because it was chilly that morning and I didn't want David out in it. The girls had a blast. Kimmi didn't want to go at first, but when she came home with a big bag of candy, she was pretty happy she went!

We got David dressed up in his VT onesie with pants that went up to his armpits! He's still so little...Drew got a picture before he went to his tailgate and the football game.
The other thing the girls wanted to do was run in their first race! Kimmi had been asking Drew if she could run with him...so we thought this would be a great chance for both the girls to run with Drew and Grandma. They got nice long sleeve shirts and lots of fun things in their race packets. They did the 1 mile fun run. It turns out it wasn't so "fun" for Kimmi. Drew said she kept saying it was torture throughout the whole race!! (I know what you're feeling, Kimmi!!!) Alli ended up really liking the race and said she had a lot of fun. They divided up the age groups into male/female times...so it turns out that everyone got a ribbon! It made Kimmi's torture a little more worth it! Kimmi and Drew got first place, Alli got second place, and Mom got 3rd place. (we all know that wasn't reflective of Mom's ability since she was running with the girls! She would have blown all the frail 51-60 year olds out of the water!!) Alli also won a nice VT t-shirt during a prize drawing that she has decided to share with Kimmi! We'll see how that goes...Anyway, overall it was a really fun experience for the girls to have. Thanks for paying the entry fees and running with the girls, Mom!