Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most of our Christmas cards have gone out 
(except for a few stragglers that I need to get a right address for!)... 
so I thought I'd share the pictures we used on our card.  
Of course, they are not professional... 
just little old me taking pictures with my little old camera.  
But that's OK... they're still just as special, if not more 
(since they were only slightly staged... and free).  
Haha!





We are still adjusting to life with little Miss Audra.... 
but it's been a blessing... 
even if I do feel like a professional juggler at times!

Hope you're all ready for Christmas!  
We are just about... just a little bit of wrapping to do!!
Only 8 days to go!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Our Little Bundle of JOY....



Audra Joy

Born November 26th, 2014
7:04PM
7 lbs, 8 oz
19"

You may've seen my sister's post last week.  
I told her to go ahead and post something if she wanted 
since I didn't figure I'd feel up to it right away!

It's (almost) a week later and little Miss Audra is up to 8 lbs already.
We are all still adjusting, but I think it's going fairly well!
Of course, that is all bound to change when Cory
goes back to work.  He was planning on it tomorrow, 
but unfortunately we are still dealing with Eloise's rash
from back in OCTOBER!  So he has to take her back 
to the dermatologist.  He has been able to do some
work from home though, thanks to modern technology!

Overall, we haven't had any major meltdowns... (yet).
Eloise is absolutely THRILLED to have a baby in the house!



Dinah doesn't seem phased either way!


We are just trying to balance all around.
At times it is quite the juggling act!
But we are BLESSED!

We hope to soon take Audra to meet her Pappy
who wasn't feeling well enough to make a trip to the 
hospital when we were there.  We've also had
some icky weather to deal with!
I sometimes forget it's already December!

So much to be thankful for!
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Dress Reveal!

If you read my post from the other day, you'd know I have been 
working on sewing my girls Christmas Dresses 
for the Holiday season.  
I have to admit, despite using a pattern that said VERY EASY... 
I made my share of mistakes!  
However, I am pretty happy with the outcome.  
And I even managed to make a little pair of baby shoes 
for our new little bundle to wear (assuming they fit!).



Eloise was very happy to have a red dress...
 as that is her favorite color. 
 Dinah doesn't care one way or the other!  
(The fabric has little snowmen on it.  I know it's hard to tell)

I haven't been feeling very well today...
woke up feeling icky.
So I am hoping to have a chance to relax a little later on.

Have a great weekend!
We just had our first little spray of snow, 
though luckily it didn't stick!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Look at Halloween!

The girls are finally over their colds... 
so we were finally able to go "trick or treating"!
That basically means visiting Cory's folks, my folks and sister's family... and making a stop at an Old Folks Home (where my grandma used to live before she passed) to visit the people there.

Unfortunately, I didn't get very good pictures!  It is so hard to get those two to stand still!  But here are several of what I got!  




 (Poor Dinah's head was over-stuffed a bit 
and so her face didn't fit too well!!)

I worked really hard on those costumes.  May seem silly, I know.  They only get to wear them for a short time... but I hope they'll look back someday and appreciate the time and effort I put into it.  And they have been SOOOO excited to wear them.  Dinah has been yelling, "Carebear Countdown!  1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!!"  (She obviously doesn't understand the countDOWN part yet!  haha!)  We got a lot of smiles and ohhs & ahhs at the old folks home.  I am glad Cheer Bear and Funshine Bear could brighten some peoples' days!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas is Coming! Christmas is Coming!

I am done with my Christmas Shopping... 
decided to wait to wrap until I'm rid of this large belly 
(or as "rid" of it as I can be after only a few weeks postpartum!)  
So, of course I have to work on another project since Halloween is over!

Christmas Dresses for the girls!



Cory doesn't care for the fabric.  
But I think it will be cute when they're all done!  
Paired with white turtle necks and tights... I am hoping it will be
as sweet as I envision!  
I even have a little extra fabric left over that I may make a 
little pair of matching shoes for the baby! :)

I will post pics, of course!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

36 Weeks

Here I am... 36 weeks and not even wearing sweatpants today!



That is a major thing around here!  
I usually only wear "other" pants if I'm going out in public
 or I know we'll be having company.  
I mean, who really wants to 
feel constricted by those garsh darn maternity pants?  
So uncomfortable!  

Anyway!
All is well, as far as I know... though I did have some
Braxton Hicks and a few pains yesterday.
They subsided and I didn't have anything much going on today.
My next appointment is Wednesday!

Eloise is sleeping in her "new big girl bed" tonight!!!

 
 Technically it's still a toddler bed... 
but it's not her crib/toddler bed.
We had a little trouble with her being emotionally 
attached to her old bed.
There were several occasions where even suggesting 
a switch brought her to tears.  But then we decided 
to let her help in the decision making
process... and voila!  She was all about it!
She is super excited that there are drawers underneath!
So is Mommy... 
because that means I can clear out a couple of the
drawers in her dresser for Baby #3!


Dinah was enjoying the new bed this afternoon as well. 
She is now sleeping in El's old bed, though we aren't letting her out
of "crib-mode" just yet. 

It's a little bittersweet to have simple things like this change...
but that's life, I suppose!  And we definitely needed
to make room for Baby!

Tomorrow we head to the doctor to check out a rash El 
developed around her mouth.  We went last week and got
 a cream to put on it.  We are hoping to get the All Clear 
(though there is still a little bit of lingering rash)... 
so we can finally take the girls out in their Halloween Costumes.
Yes, I know it's several days late... but I worked so hard on them...
we are going to make some stops to see family and friends.
We don't do candy anyway... so it will just be fun for the girls
to dress up!  I'll be sure to share pics!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!