Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yes, as a 28 year resident of Norfolk I can say that it does actually snow around here. However, it doesn't happen every year so it creates quite a bit of excitement when we finally have some accumulation to play in. I missed the big sled outing this time but that comes with having a newborn. I took some photos of the boys having a snow fight in the front yard today and then I swiped some more photos from Megan and Zoe's Facebook pages. At least I got to see the fun second hand. :) School was out today and is also cancelled for tomorrow (Tuesday) so we may have some more photos in a couple days. Hope all you locals out there are having fun!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birth Day Memories

My Jackson is six!! I can't believe it! He had his birthday on January 19th and his party the next weekend. It was Star Wars themed and he had his cousins Scott and Noah over as well as the rest of us grown ups. Andrew had no trouble at all keeping up with the big boys and thoroughly enjoyed hitting the pinata with his plastic bat. Very cute :) Because we happened to have a new baby on Jackson's birthday this year I found myself remembering how it felt when I first brought Jackson home from the hospital. That first child really changes everything - doesn't it? :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Milo Joseph

I know I'm really late - and most people have already seen these photos on Facebook - but I'm updating my blog anyway. Baby boy #3 Milo arrived as scheduled on January 13, 2010. He was born at 7:32am weighing 8lbs 5oz and measuring 20.5 inches long. As usual the anticipation was really the worst part. I didn't sleep at all the night before and actually started crying when we reached the maternity ward. Lucky for me I had a great anesthesiologist who talked me through the entire procedure and I managed to avoid panicking during the procedure. We stayed three days at DePaul and have now been home almost a week. Although I don't feel 100% things are getting better every day. It's sad when you look forward to being able to clean the house again :) It's been fun having another baby in the house, Jackson and Andrew are both doing really well with the addition. Whenever Andrew comes home from an outing or wakes from a nap the first things he does is look through the house to find the baby. I thought Milo was going to be a little fussy but since I've started supplementing with formula its been a breeze. He's just a hungry boy! Here are a few photos of him:

Brand New!

One day old.

Waiting for Daddy to bring the car around.

First car ride.

Big brothers loving me for the first time. No siblings in the hospital due to swine flue so they had to wait three days :(