Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giants vs. Cubs

Mark took the girls to Wrigley Field today to watch the Giants. He's taken Hope the last 2 years, but this year Anna got to go, too. They were really excited about it and almost equally excited about taking the train downtown. Here are the pictures!

Before the game.

Waiting for the train.

Anna was crying because she was afraid of the Cub Bear mascot.

Go Giants!

Mark said this was when he was starting to wear out.

They fell fast asleep once they got to the car. Hope told me she didn't sleep at all on the way home :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Recent Pictures...

I'm on a blogging roll!

Sweet little Phoebe.

Hopey and Phoebe today.

Enjoying the first freshly picked strawberries.

Her first dress 2 weeks ago.

Hope's first t-ball game was today. Here she is in the field.

Warming up with Dad.

Anna watching the game.

4 weeks old yesterday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hope's First T-ball Practice

Hope had her first T-ball practice last week. The name of her team is the "Hooks." She thinks its a really great name. They have their first game on Saturday. She picked out her pink and purple glove. T-ball is funny because the kids really don't know how to do anything. Mark is getting to help coach and is having fun.

In her new t-ball shirt and glove.

She requested that Nannie take a picture of her back with her number.

Practicing her swing. This girl LOVES to tuck in her shirt. We cannot convince her to do otherwise sometimes.

Coach Mark.


Hope and Coach Daddy.

And, a cute picture of Anna.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Phoebe Ann

Little Phoebe Ann was born on May 27th, at 9:59am. She is now nearly 4 weeks old. We are in love with her! She's the perfect addition to our family, and is loved by 2 very in love big sisters. These last 4 weeks have been wonderful. She's been held a ton, hugged, kissed and cuddled with non-stop. I'm in no hurry to get back to a clean house and regular activity, yet. I know these weeks go by too fast. We are continually thankful throughout our days to our God for this new gift to our family. We are so glad that she is here and in our arms. Here are some pictures:

Me as big as a house the night before her arrival. Phew! Am I glad that is over with.

Me meeting her for the first time. C-sections aren't that romantic, but still a special moment, no doubt. Have I mentioned how insane having abdominal surgery is when you're awake? Its insane. Glad its behind me.

I love her!!!

Our first family of 5 picture.

Grammy meeting Phoebe for the first time. Grammy and Pappy came and took care of the big girls and helped out around the house. Thank you!!! It was so wonderful to have them here and to know that the girls were well taken care of and having fun! (They went to the zoo, beach, and Chuckecheese).

Pappy meeting Phoebe for the first time.

The three sisters. What fun we will (are having) have!

Leaving the hospital.

Daddy and his girls. They really love him.

Grammy and her grand-girls.

First sponge bath at home.

I think we have a picture like this of the the other two in this bassinet. She likes to turn her head to the side when she's sleeping.

Hopey really is a natural with babies. She is SO GOOD with Phoebe.

Nannie meeting Phoebe for the first time. Papa and Nannie got here when she was 10 days old. They took super good care of us - buying us groceries, cooking, cleaning. It felt so good to be taken care of, and to share this special time with them!

Papa meeting Phoebe for the first time.

2 Weeks Old! More pictures to come...