Our little Picasso

Owen got a cool Crayola art table for Christmas that gives him more space to work on his creations. He loves to color and draw and practice his letters. He has definitely enjoyed his art table!

Snow in South Arkansas

We woke up to light snowfall Monday morning so I ran out to take some pictures before it all disappeared (which happened around noon). It’s ironic that it snowed on Monday when it was not in the weather forecast but there was no snow last night when there was a 60% chance of it….hmmm.

What Aiden thought of the snow…LOL!

Bye bye diapers…well….at least for Owen!

A lot of people had told us to expect Owen to regress on his potty training once we brought Aiden home. So, it was with much surprise that we watched him actually progress to full potty trained as soon as we got home from the hospital. We’ve been three weeks now without wearing a diaper at all…not even at naptime or bedtime and we’re so proud of him!

I had to get out one of Owen’s old diapers and compare it to Aiden’s current diapers…it’s amazing how fast they go from the little bitty diapers to the big daddy diapers!

Brotherly Love

People have asked how Owen has handled getting a little brother and I’m proud to say he’s handling it better than we could have ever imagined. He loves him to death…literally. He wants to squeeze him, kiss him, and hold him a lot so we have to watch him like a hawk but for the most part he just goes about his business. He’s very helpful and is always concerned when Aiden cries. We have been trying to give him extra attention and talk to him about how important it is to be a big brother to help with the transition. I think this picture captures his fascination with “brudder” as he calls him.

Christmas 2009

Christmas was fun and hectic this year. Chris and I always go shopping the day after Thanksgiving to get all our Christmas shopping over with in one day. It’s fun and crazy and we do good keeping ourselves on budget but apparently we don’t keep track of the quantity of stuff that we get because this first picture is just ridiculous. Can you say overkill!?! In all honesty we didn’t spend that much money because (Praise the Lord!) Owen’s at an age where the things that he wants are super cheap. His favorite Christmas toys are his horses and farm animals that cost less than 10 dollars. I’m certainly not looking forward to the days where he wants expensive shoes, video games, etc.!

What Aiden thought of Santa’s visit…LOL!


Checking out his Black and Decker tool kit that looks just like daddy’s!

The main attraction! On a side note, I know I look horrendous in these pictures but I don’t know how to Photo Shop myself out so forgive me. Bear in mind that I had had major surgery exactly a week before Christmas so I was doing the best I could…HA!

Owen and Aiden got matching hats and mittens.

Playing with his beloved animals…

trying out his new drill….

After we looked at what Santa brought, Owen opened gifts from Grammy and Papa and Stacy, Jacob, and Ashleigh. Notice he’s using his new drill to “open” his gifts. This took forever!

Another shot of his beloved animals…he sleeps with these every night!

Some of Aiden’s gifts…he’s under the blanket in the bouncee seat in the background…doesn’t he look excited!?!

Chris and I look like super models in this one but I put it in to show the kids matching Christmas pajamas that I’m so proud of.

This christmas was definitely the most fun so far since Owen has gotten to the age where he really gets into presents and Santa. It was also exciting since we were celebrating Aiden being 1 week old! Next year will be extra crazy with a 3 year old and a 1 year old….better start saving now!


I’m so behind on the blog so grab something warm to drink and pull up a chair because I’ve got lots of posts going up today. The first one had to be about sweet little Aiden! Aiden was born Dec. 18th at 8:08 am weighing 7 lbs 5 1/2 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was born via scheduled repeat c-section which I must say was fabulous! I’m definitely not one to feel like I missed out on the true birth experience. A scheduled c-section is right in line with my Type A personality. Everyone had told me how much easier the recovery was the second time around and they were totally right. I was amazed at how well I could move around the very next day vs. how I felt the first time around. Aiden had transient tachypnia at birth and spent 8 hours under the oxygen hood but he’s perfectly fine now and we’re so thankful for the great doctors and nurses at MCSA for their excellent care. I’ll stop rambling now because I’m sure most of you have just scrolled on down to the pictures!

I love these tiny toes!

He makes the funniest facial expressions….he’s clearly annoyed at wearing this outfit…or it could be the two million pictures I keep taking!

totally relaxed…..and moments before he becomes very angry at me for taking him out of this warm blanket and giving him a bath.

this little shirt is too cute! A good friend (thank you Stefanie!) made him this cute little shirt with a tie! She also made him the pacifier clip with his name on it (which is made out of a domino) that you’ll see in some of the pictures. Very talented!

We are enjoying spending time with out two boys and watching them grow and change every day. We count ourselves blessed beyond measure!