Monday, April 14, 2014

Aunt Beekah meets Caleb

Rebekah came up this weekend to meet Caleb for the first time and play with the big kids. 

 This was Caleb's first trip to church! (10 days old)

Lunch at Hoggs n Chicks after church (a family fav)

Caleb is in the sleepy newborn stage. We only see his eyeballs about 20 minutes a day. 

He looks SO tiny in his milk coma

Smiley dreams
 Thankfully he is used to the noise!

This lucky bud has 2 extra moms to help take care of him. Whatever he needs they are ON IT.

We had such a fun weekend with Aunt Beekah!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nana and Pop

Nana and Pop both came in town this past weekend. Pop could only come for one day so he came down with Meagan and Avery Saturday night (different post) so he could meet Caleb and head back to Dallas Sunday for work. Nana was able to take 3 days off from work so she came down late Sunday night and stayed until early Wednesday morning (when Caleb turned 1 week old). 

The kids were so excited to see Nana walk through the door Sunday night especially since Papa, Vivi, Pop, Meagan, Avery, Adam and Jaclyn were all leaving at the same time. Nana saved the day with her timing so that there were no tears from the kids when everyone else left!

Having Nana here was awesome. It's always so good to have family, especially our moms, around in those few days after delivery.

She got in her snuggles with Caleb in the afternoon, during the big kids naps, and in the evenings, when the big kids were in bed.   

She spent the rest of her days taking care of all of us; cooking us meals, doing laundry, deep cleaning whatever she could find, playing with the older kids, doing crafts with them, and she even pulled weeds in our yard! She never stopped moving the whole time she was here. 

She showered the kids with love and affection so much that they didn't even notice I was exhausted and spending most of the days and nights nursing Caleb. She helped make his transition home smooth by keeping up with the big kids pace when I couldn't.

It was so awesome to have her here.

It's always sad when family leaves. It's never long enough. We loved every minute! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Picture day

The day I came home from the hospital with Caleb my sister, Avery and Pop drove down for a quick 24 hour trip to meet Caleb and take newborn photos. They stayed with Adam and Jaclyn last night and all drove over to our house today to meet Caleb and hang out and take his newborn photos. 

Meagan worked her magic

Meagan even brought gifts for the big kids! Cute handmade tunics for the girls and Lincoln Logs for Hunter.

Pop got to meet and snuggle Caleb.

 He also played with and entertained the big kids while Meagan took newborn photos.

Vivi was busy most of the morning making pot roast and pies for us all to eat!

We had a very busy but fun day today trying to get in all his newborn pictures and family pictures taken before Meagan had to head back to Dallas. It was so fun to have a full house of family and the kids all did amazingly well cooperating for pictures.