After a long first whole day home and many meltdowns by Alena, the end of the day before Alena went to be included Veggietales and a some brownie pieces. So here are Reuben and his two little girls. :)
On the morning of our discharge from the hospital, the nurse brought Nora to me bundled up and fast asleep. With her peaceful, beautiful face and the early morning light shining in the room, I just felt so overwhelmed with God's rich blessings in my life, especially my amazing husband and two healthy, beautiful daughters.
Our first picture together as a family of four! We had some treasured time with just our little family for Alena to meet her little sister. She was intrigued by her hands and feet and her crying (to which she said, "Awwww," very concerned). :) We are so blessed!
Well, today we had a baby! Labor went incredibly fast, so fast that I almost didn't make it to the hospital in time! The first picture is our last family picture as a family of three when we went out for a walk to the library at 5:06pm. The next picture was taken at 9:13pm, shortly after the 9:00 birth of our daughter, Nora Grace! She was 8 lbs and 21 inches. We praise God for her!
We had a simply perfect summer day with our great friends the Baers up at their family's cottage. From a ride on the pontoon, to lounging in the water, to eating ice cream, to catching turtles, and eating great food, we had a great day! Thanks Baers!
I had such a great afternoon with my mom looking for a dress for her to wear at my sister's wedding. We didn't find the perfect one yet, but had a great time! She also treated me to an iced mocha and a pedicure, which was simply amazing. Thanks Mom!
This was a big day! Alena moved into her new room today and her "big girl bed" which Reuben made himself over the past few weeks! We introduced the finished room to her when she woke up that morning, then went out to breakfast, and then to Target to pick out a new doll specifically for her big girl room and bed. :) She is absolutely in love with that doll! She and Reuben also had fun in the kiddy pool in the afternoon. It was a hard transition with lots of crying at nap and bedtime and somewhat emotional for me as my little girl is growing up. However, it was a great family day and I love how her room turned out!
Well I was spoiled by getting to go to The Green Well a second day in a row! Tonight my good friend Marguerite and I went out to finally celebrate the end of our school year. She had her second baby 2 days before our exams, so we had to postpone a bit. :) Now we're both taking a year off and loving it! It was a great night with a great friend!
Dinner out with Reuben's parents at The Green Well, thanking them for watching Alena so much the past 2 years! On top of an already great restaurant and delicious food, we were spoiled with the Green Space tonight- such a treat!
What a great morning at home with my girl! We got out the tutu that my mother-in-law gave her for Christmas and she was dancing wholeheartedly for quite awhile. Seeing her dance so carefree brings me so much joy!
Happy 27th birthday to my brother Justin! We went to hang out with him and Shawnna at a cottage they're staying at this weekend. It was cold, but we had been talking to Alena about going to the beach all day. We got there, and the sky was insanely ominous! The above picture is when we decided it was time to head back. :)
Alena always loves to play with Grampie! Seriously, when he's around, no one else compares. :) My dad came over tonight for dinner and then to play with Alena while Reuben and I did some much-needed kid-free errands.
Okay, never mind that I look a bit like a pregnant giant in this picture- haha. It was a great night with the book club girls. We had a smaller group, but good discussion and lots of laughs as always! Love having these girls in my life!