Saturday, March 22, 2008

He is Risen... indeed!  

Tomorrow is actually Easter Sunday, but we did some celebrating tonight.  Here is a picture of Matt reading an Easter story to the boys and opening their "Resurrection Eggs."  

Today, however, is Asher's 1 month birthday.  Unbelievable.  But I know that time has passed because he's already getting nice and chunky.  I'm sure I'll have some pictures of him in his Easter duds tomorrow, so check back in to see all of his chins.

Monday, March 17, 2008

God Bless Grandma!  I prayed that the boys wouldn't experience too much grief over my divided attention, and God answered my prayer by sending "Grandma!"  The boys shout for joy when she arrives, they cry when she leaves, and then they long for her when she's gone.  (Sometimes I'll find Brody looking forlorn and ask him what is wrong.  He ALWAYS ANSWERS THIS QUESTION with, "I miss Nama.")   When she is with us she gives them all of her love and attention.  As a matter of fact, I think that this shot of her with Asher (giving him his first bottle yesterday) is one of only a handful of times she's held him.  She's always busy playing horses, dinosaurs, cars....  or cleaning up my kitchen.  Oh, if only she could live with us until the boys all go to COLLEGE!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Aunt Cherrie came to visit baby Asher this past weekend and wiggled his first smiles out of him.  The boys had a marvelous time playing with their cousin, Rachel!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Here's our clean little Asher after his Daddy gave him his first (sponge) bath!  He is so alert and eager to be interacted with.  His brother's love getting in his little face.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Here is a picture of Asher in his Grandpa G's arms.  Grandpa G and Gramita came to visit our newest addition when he was only four days old.  

Today, however, we are on day 10 of Asher's life and he is spending the majority of it SLEEPING!  Caleb is outside riding his big wheel as Matt washes the cars.  Brody and Asher are both napping and I just woke up from a cat-nap myself.  

I loved the first week of our littlest boy's life and can't believe that it is over.  Matt returns to work tomorrow and I will be on my own with our brood.  Yes, feel free to pray for me!  Our new neighborhood friends and the church family we've been adopted into have been a tremendous blessing to us.  We've received an outpouring of meals, gifts, and love like I hadn't imagined we would given our new arrival to town.  And then there has been my mom, coming as often as possible and loving on our two eldest.  It's possible that they love her best right now, and that is okay by me... for she is loving THEM the best while we are learning how to take care of our three.