Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008 in Review

How sad it is that Christmas is already come and gone....we really should make it the 12 days of Christmas...we'd all enjoy it so much more. We took TONS of pictures this Christmas, so I'll show you the "winning" ones.
Cutest Niece in the world (Brielle)
Most priceless picture (our family with my grandparents who recently move back "home")

Most hilarious father-son holiday pictures.

(My dad on left, my grandpa on right)

Best picture of Marin on her first Christmas

Cutest Lil' Buckeye

Most Beautiful Great Grandmas

Silliest photo of the season (Kaden with his new John Deere helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I can't believe....

Here's a list of things I can't believe this week:

1) time flies even when you're sleep deprived

2) my little "Mare Bear" is already 3 weeks old!

3) Christmas is in 1 week (or 7 days, however you choose to look at it)! Yea, and YIKES!

4) Thanksgiving was only 3 weeks ago

5) Marin had her first blow out today (yep, up the back and out the leg!)

6) Kaden played all afternoon with an empty box...he said it was his "water park"

7) I'm done Christmas shopping, but not Christmas "creating"

8) Kaden told Jason we were having Taco Bell tonight, when really we just had tacos

9) Kaden is still asking for roller skates and a guitar for Christmas!

10) I made Christmas cookies today and Kaden was actually sort-of helpful

This little Santa drives a John Deere

This hat is one of our Christmas "decorations." It usually sits atop Gingy's head, but lately Kaden's been getting some use out of it.
The picture on the right was taken while we were decorating for Christmas. We hadn't talked about stockings yet, so when we told him those were stockings, he thought he should wear them. It was too cute!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's....SUPER Wendy!

She makes cut-out cookies.

She frosts cookies.

She plays with playdough.

She paints with water colors.

She makes reindeer crafts.

She prepares dinner.

She cleans up dinner.

She plays in the playroom.

She goes to the Children's Museum.

She makes foam door hangers.

She's.....SUPER Wendy!

Kaden had a fabulous time early this week with Miss Wendy and Rachel. He loved all the fun activities she brought to do and having someone to play with. And me, well, I loved having my friend around 24/7 to talk to, enjoyed not having to make dinner, and SOOOO appreciated the love and attention she gave to Kaden! Thanks "Miss" Wendy (and Rachel, and Mr. Brian... for sacrificing your family) for the fun week!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let the "Girlie-ness" Begin

I will be the first to admit that I'm not a girl who loves ruffles, lace, and lots of pink. I guess you could say my style is a little more "sporty/classic" than "girlie". I am however thrilled to enter the world of hair accessories. This week when Wendy came she passed on a ton of fun bows and clips for Marin. Here is her first hair bow, what a pretty little girl we have! (fancy outfit courtesy of Miss Wendy, Rachel, and Mr. Brian)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Marin's a week old---quick update

So, it's already been a week since we've brought our little bundle home. Somehow things still haven't quite settled into a routine. Kaden came back from having the time of his life with all his grandparents on Friday. He seems to be resettling in fine.
Marin is doing well too. She is a great baby. She hardly cries, sleeps well, and is eating every 3 hours.

Guess the one who's taking it the hardest is me. I just can't figure out how I'm going to love and care for both of my precious children at the same time. I know it will come with time, right now, everything, even the little things, are overwhelming. This too shall pass... but for now, here are a few more photos of the two little people who own my heart (and my mom, since she was here this weekend).

Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome Marin Elise!

***Please excuse the lack of details right now, but I figured all you really wanted to see was pictures anyway! Enjoy!
Friday, November 28, 2008 at 2:47pm we proudly welcomed Marin to our family.

She weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long

Check out her beautiful head of black hair!
She is such a sweetie...we're in love already!
Kaden loved her and said "I ready take her home now."
Jason is excited to have a "favorite little girl" to go along with his "best little boy ever"!

Welcome dear Marin...we've been waiting for you!