December 26, 2012

Surprise Follow Up

We're having a baby girl!! We totally thought it was a boy. And I even had some names for the boy. But we're having a girl! I'm excited for my girls to have best sister friends and wear matching outfits. The only problem is that we're stumped on names, though I'm sure we'll figure that out soon. Also, when we showed Zac and Katie the picture of her face, it's a Really good picture, Katie wouldn't even acknowledge that it was a baby and she is completely obsessed with babies. Tangent to prove my point - on Sunday at church, Katie saw some baby carriers and kept loudly saying, "Bebee. Bebee." Over and over again while trying to search out the baby. She loves babies, and dogs. Back to our baby. When Zac saw the picture of her face, he thought about it and kind of acknowledged it but only a little bit. In 19 weeks, give or take a few, they are in for a huge change.

December 25, 2012


Dear Family,

We had a wonderful Christmas eve and morning. Since you weren't with us, this is what it was like.

Celebrating Advent

We attempted to tell the kids the story of Christ's birth using their little people nativity set. They went over to the tractor my Omi, their great grandmother, sent them. A wise man drove the tractor.
Putting their stockings on the couch for Santa. We hoped this would help them make the connection about stockings and Santa.
Zac was sad that he didn't have candy in his stocking on Christmas eve.
During Christmas eve dinner, Zac built towers and choo- choo trains with his food.

Diko loved the wrapping paper.

Kate trying to put on her socks.


Helping Daddy.

Watching Finding Nemo after cleaning up. Katie could not stop using her electric toothbrush. She was sooo excited about it.

These pictures were from opening presents with Grandparents before Christmas.

These kids Love air matresses. They run at them full speed until they hit it and their legs are swept out from under them.
Skyping with my family and opening presents.
Katie trying on some of her new clothes.

This is Katie after she got several layers of new clothes on. Some of the layers are Zac's new clothes.


December 11, 2012

October, November and a little December

So, I like pictures, they really do speak well for themselves.

Nathan's done with all of his applications for med school. We're just waiting for interview invitations; he had one a UNM in October.

I'm 18 weeks along and doing better weekly. I've had debilitating heartburn even while on prescriptions, but it's starting to kind of ease up. I've also been nauseous after the 1st trimester but most days I'm not nauseous anymore.

Zac is 2 and 1/2 and in 4T shirts. He's obsessed with trains and cars. He talks a lot. Recently, he's started putting "me" at the end of sentences. For example, "Put socks me." or "Lunch me." It is very entertaining.

Kate is in the 40% for height and 10% for weight and off the charts for development for her age. We think she recently had a lengthening growth spurt and her weight will slowly catch up.  She talks a lot and just tries to keep up with her brother and stay girly at the same time.

They adore their daddy's bike but most especially his water bottles.

Folding their arms for the prayer for our pizza at the park. 

I wore this outfit as a kid. Kate did not want to wear anything but this for a while.
My attractive man before his UNM Med school interview.
The little hooligans decided it'd be fun to push and pull Diko's kennel into their bedroom.
There are a lot more cute pictures but our computer is being slow and I can't get them to upload. Enjoy!