December 28, 2008
December 16, 2008
December 11, 2008
Grandmamma and Jack were checking out the sale papers together. She is so sweet with him. They are too cute together!
My Grandma came to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad's side of the family and she got some good cuddle time with Ali Grace. She is an expert with babies! She has 8 kids, about 18 grandkids, and Ali Grace is her 23rd great-grandchild I think.
My sister, Elizabeth, and Ali Grace. Elizabeth is a great aunt, and she's going to be a great mom--one day--she's got the mama hold down.
My brother Michael met Ali Grace for the first time Thanksgiving Day. He's such a sweet uncle! He ended up leaving way later than planned cause he had to wait for Jack to wake up and play with him for a little longer! :)
Here's our little man on a mission. He, my dad, and my PawPaw went picking pecans. So cute!
Two rascals. There's no telling what "nuggets of wisdom" my PawPaw is imparting to Jack. I've got to watch him! :)
My cousins Katie and Emily were Jack's favorites! We stayed at their house and he dragged them around all weekend. They are the sweetest, most down-to-earth teenagers I've ever met! They love having us all come over, and don't seem to mind us taking over their rooms and being full time playmates for Jack.
We also went to see Brian's Pap-Paw. He laughed at Jack and held Ali Grace so carefully. He is such a big strong man, and watching him hold little tiny Ali was great!
December 8, 2008
November 18, 2008
November 11, 2008
Big Brother Jack and Little Sister Ali Grace hanging out. (This was right after Jack tried to lay back on top of Ali! It's definitely tricky negotiating him around her sometimes.)
November 1, 2008
October 31, 2008
The Wilsons' youngest son is one day older than Jack, so we get them together to play every now and then. They had so much fun playing in the ice. Their little hands were all red and cold. The were so funny!
October 14, 2008
I love how big he looks in his little jeans and jacket!
(Check out our very dead and sad garden in the background.)
Here Jack is pointing to a bird that was flying over our yard. He's pointing and saying "Flying up in the sky." He's been learning about animals and the sounds they make. He knows lots of them--bird, dog, cat, cow, sheep, duck, pig, and some others. It's so cute when he does the sounds--they are getting closer and closer to the real sounds, he tends to drop the first letters or sounds of each of them. Precious!
October 13, 2008
Isn't she soooo cute!!! We think she looks like Jack did at her age, but a little bit different. We are loving her more and more each day and we truly feel blessed by her!
October 2, 2008
We did take the kids--oooh that's weird, it's plural now :)--to the doctor last week for Jack's 18-month checkup and Ali Grace's 2 week checkup. We love our doctor!!! She was so excited to meet Ali Grace and went on and on about how cute and perfect our children are, which any parent loves to hear.
Jack had his last shot until he is four, so that was great. He now weighs 25 pounds, 3 ounces and is 32 3/4 inches tall. He's a solid little boy! He is getting so smart too! The other day I decided to start writing down the words he can say (and that we can understand) and the list was over 30 words, AND it's gotten longer since then. He says "thank you" "bye-bye" "eyes" "nose" "draw" "stars" and lots of other things. He give Ali Grace kisses all the time, and he gets excited whenever she wakes up. He's a great big brother already!
Ali Grace had gained 9 ounces since birth, which made me feel great! I am so glad that she's doing well and gaining so well! Dr. Malak said that she is beautiful and very alert for her age. Ali Grace did wonderful on her first longish trip in the car, she slept the whole time! :) She's doing really well eating and sleeping most of the time. Sometimes she has trouble with gassines, and she's been really effected by what I eat. So I'm trying to be careful with what I eat, and hopefully the sensitivity won't last long.
Brian and I are doing good. We're tired by the end of the day, and a little bit more irritable than usual at times, but we're enjoying this time--we know that it won't last long, and they will never be this small again. We love love love love our little ones so much! We have been so very blessed with them. They are beautiful and sweet and so precious! God is truly amazing!
Sorry I don't have any pictures, our camera is dead and we keep forgetting to get new batteries. We will soon though--we need to take many many many more pictures of Ali Grace. :)
September 14, 2008
Our sweet Jack! He is so much fun! He's getting used to things slowly, but surely. He is a little more whiney and a little less obedient lately, but he's doing alright. Nana has been keeping him occupied a lot of the time, and that has been a great blessing.
Nana, Ali Grace, and Jack. So sweet! Daddy's little girl. She looks SOOO tiny when he holds her.
Jack is very curious about Ali Grace. He pats her and lays his head on her like he's giving her a hug. He has tried to take her out of my arms and hold her a couple of times, he doesn't quite understand why we won't let him do that. He is very curious about this whole nursing thing and about the "boots" as he calls them (boobs). haha. He is already a good big brother. :)
She was such a big surprise! Right before she was born I looked over at Brian and asked what he thought the baby was, and he said a boy. All of the doctor's and nurses in the room were so excited. And then there she was, our Ali Grace! Praise God! She is beautiful! The labor was perfect and her heartbeat was perfect the entire time--not one abnormality! She is such a miracle to us!
Ali Grace stayed awake the whole time she was in the nursery after being born. When they brought her to us Brian wrapped her up really good and she went straight to sleep and slept in his arms for 2 hours! She just wanted her Daddy! I think this was the moment that she wrapped him around her little finger.
Grandmamma, Grandpa, and Aunt Amanda came to see us Thursday and helped us pack up and go home. We left a little over 24 hours after she was born because we were both doing so well.
She looks so tiny in her car seat! I remeber when Jack was that little and going hom for the first time in this seat! He wore that same hat too. :)