Thursday, May 22, 2008

May 15-21, 2008

We are really impressed that Peter already folds his arms for prayers!

We are also really impressed with how well he holds his head up. He was doing this at the hospital, too!

Eddie has had to take over laundry responsibilities, as I am just too busy to keep up!

Brothers bonding. So precious to a mom.

Peter smiling! I really do think Peter is a very happy person as he smiles often, usually in his sleep. I can always tell when he's about to smile. He smiled in his sleep when we were still in the hospital. He has smiled while awake in response to my and Eddie's voices, which is unusual this early on.

Eddie loves to eat "beggy" (breakfast-actually cereal as he asks for it throughout the day). He's adorable when he drinks his milk.

I made Eddie water balloons for the first time. It brought back great memories from when I was a kid. My mom must have spent hours filling the cooler with water balloons; this little bowl took long enough to fill! E loved throwing them, but got frustrated if they didn't break after a few tries.

Best of all, we are surviving our first week of being home together without help. There are difficult moments, but it is much smoother than I expected. We are having fun and are very happy! I love my boys!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekly Pictures

All bundled up after his first bath at home

Eddie's new best friend, "Grandma" (both grandma and grandpa are called "grandma"). We love having my parents here this week!

Peter's philosopher pose; Dad's so proud

Sleeping with Daddy

Peter remains very calm, even during tummy time!

Eddie loves getting us with balloons; here he is getting Grandma

Eddie loves "Pe-er"! When I asked him last night what he liked about his day, his response was "Pe-er". He loves to hug and kiss him. In these pictures he was talking up a storm to him. It has been really fun!

Peter and Abby, cousins born nine days apart

Hunter joined our family! Born May 13. 7 lb 2 oz! We can't wait to meet her! She is beautiful!

Friday, May 09, 2008

What Eddie's been up to since Peter arrived....

pretending Daddy is a horse

making us a lot of pretend muffins (at least someone feels up to cooking around here!)

learning to flip his fingers like Daddy

taking his first bubble bath (we have a new routine of a bubble bath each morning)

getting used to being a big brother

You are doing a great job, Eddie! I am so proud of you! I love you very much!

Welcome to our family, Peter!

Born Friday, May 2, 2008, at 2:44 p.m.
7lb 4 oz 20 inches long
I love that his birthday is 5/2/08 and mine is 4/2/80.
I love that he was born at 2:44 p.m. and Eddie was born at 2:32 p.m.

I love you, baby Peter! I'm so glad you're in our family!