Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I just wanted to thank my mom for letting us crash at her house the last few days! Saturday afternoon our air conditioner quit working! UGH!!! Talk about hot and uncomfortable! and definately not a place for my girls to be hanging out! So my mom graciously let us come stay with her till we got it fixed. Maggie had a blast and played mimi to death, as well as a Shrek dvd and Dora's Super Babies Dvd! Sophie flashed her first smile and cooed her first coo for mom! lucky!! I was there to see it though, so I guess its ok! Anyway, we our home now and trying to unpacked and organized! But again I just have to say THANKS MOM!

Concert in the park

Killeen puts on a summer concert series every summer with different music showecased every couple of fridays. Last friday night they had a salsa band playing-so of course we had to go. THe weather was really nice-well it wasnt sweltering! We thought maggie would have a super fun time seeing how she loves music and dancing so much, but the band didnt really interest her (or me!) so she spent the evening running around playing with other kids. Some of the older kids were rolling down a grassy hill and maggie wanted to try to do it. She could quite figure it, so G tried to teach her. She never really got the hang of it, but I think she had a good time trying. And Sophie, of course, spent the whole evening sleeping!

Maggie's baby dolls

Since Maggie had become a big sister, she has turned into a good helper and has found her motherly tendencies with baby dolls. Previously she was not at all interested in them. She now carries them around, puts them in all of ssophie's things (bouncy seat, swing, bassinet). Today she was asking for a stoller for her baby- lucky for her a local toy store was going out of business earlier this year and a snatched up a bunch of stuff for super cheap and have had them in the closet. Well guess what I bought? A little stroller for Maggie's baby dolls!! She was so excited when i pulled it out for her this afternoon- she has been pushing her babies and stuffed animals around all afternoon!!

BIG Bows and Flowers

I dont know why, but for some reason I am totally obessed with headbands with big bows and flowers on them for Sophie. I never really put bow and headbands on maggie, not sure why, but i am trying to make sure that I keep palenty of pretties on Sophies little head. I have found a few at a little baby boutique in Temple, but wasnt willing to pay the price of $15 to $20 buck for one headband. So i found some of the crochet headbands (adorable) on line for super cheap! I got 16 different colors for less then the price of one at the boutique! I am trying to get some put together, my first was a bright pink flower with a big pink rhinestone in the middle! There is nothing cuter than a baby with a big ol' flower on her head!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Awe pictures!

What else can you say but awe!!!

Jumping and Swimming!

Maggie had turned into a water bug!!! Once I stopped working, we spent everyday in the pool- its just too hot and I was too big to do anything else. Maggie loves the water and everyday is getting more brave and trying new things. She is jumping in from the side with no one catching her and she will do it over and over!! She love to play silly games and her favorite is when Aunt B and Seth come over to swim!

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We spent a quiet weekend at home and my family came over in the afternoon for a little bbq and some swimming. Maggie had a blast! She loves to get to play with Seth and everyone in the pool. Ryan had to work, so G got to run the grill today! Luckily we just had hamburgers and hot dogs! We all missed Scott and Ed this year and keep them in our prayers. We hope for their safety and cant wait for them to get home. G made sure we all had our patriotic gear on this year! Maggie actually kept her pony tails in all day!!! Enjoy the pics!

Gerson really did it this time!!

Gerson took maggie into town with him on Saturday morning to get me s few hours of quiet time. He just said they would probably go to the mall and walk around. When they got home a few hours later, I noticed right away what he had done! He took Maggie and got her ears pierced!!!! He has been asking me since she was born when I was going to do it and I refused- I said I would wait until she asked me and she could take care of them and clean them her self. Well, he just finally did it. So now I get to fight with her 3 times a day for the next six weeks trying to keep her ear from getting infected. Aunt B was very excited, she siad we need to take sophie and do it too! MAggie walks around and points to her ears and says "I hurt", awe! Poor thing! She sure does look cute though!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Introducing Sophie Lyn

Monday June 29th was a wonderful day. Our little sophie has finally made her way here! The doctor scheduled me to go in Monday to induce Sophie, my blood pressure starting getting alittle high and we had safely made it to our 39th week, I was totally ok with inducing! The process went very quickly. I was checked in and hooked up to the medicine by noon. The doctor came by about 1 and attempted to break my water, but didnt get all the layers (apparetntly there is more the one, i dont really know). The contractions atrating getting pretty strong shortly after that and all we could do was wait. Mom and becca had come and we were all just hanging out waiting. Around 330 the nurse checked my progress and said I was dialated to about a 6,but it was hard to tell for sure because my water still had not broke and was kind of in the way. Everyone was getting hungry and so I sent mom and becca to go get something to eat, G had brought some snakc and lunch with him. About 10 minutes after mom and beeca left, my water broke! I told the nurse and guess what-it was dialated to a 10 and sophie was ready to come. We had to hurry and call mom and becca and the doctor and Sophies was born by 430. She was 7 lbs 12 oz and 18.5inches long. She has lots of dark hair and is a joy! Maggie is dind pretty good with her new role as big sister, but we have lots to work on and need to find our groove/routine. G is home till next tuesday, which is great and i am making sure he stays busy and i get a little time to relax!! Here are a few pictures, I will definately be posting more along the way. The last picture is G as we were driving to the hospital, I think he was a bit nervous, but he played it very cool and did a great job during the while process!! We are so happy and blessed to have our family growing and hope you all get to meet Sophie soon!!

Maggie loves ice cream!!

So what kid doesnt? I just took a few snaps a maggie enjoying an ice cream cone! It is her absolute new favorite treat!! Isnt she adorable?

CHocolate Cookies!

A few weeks ago, we were spending a Sunday afternoon doing nothing! So I told G to get maggie and come to the kitchen and we would make homemade chocolate cookies-it would be maggie's first time!! G kind of looked at me with a wierd expression on his face and walked slowly into the kitchen. As maggie and I are mixing all the ingredients together G just kind of watches and then he starts asking strange questions, like "So what are you doing?" and "Is that good?" (after I have taken a bite of cookie dough) and "How do you make the cookies round?". Well come to find out- G has never made homemade cookies before either!!!! WHAT!! I thought that was crazy!! We didnt take any pictures while we were making the cookies but I got some of Maggie and G enjoying thier first batch of homemade!!!