Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Charlie is here!!


Caroline and I are in Atlanta celebrating the arrival of baby Charles Wakefield Seaver- my sisters first baby. She went into labor on Friday and Caroline and I hustled to the airport in about 45 minutes to catch the next flight to Atlanta. Brad was a champion helping us get packed, calmed down, and excited about our journey to Georgia. Caroline traveled fabulously- she was excited to finally meet her first cousin! Cara's labor slowed down and baby Charlie didn't make it out until Saturday afternoon around 4:35 pm. He weighed 7lb 6oz and he is perfect!! I can't wait to get to know him and love him even more than I already do. Being an aunt is such a blessing- I'm so thankful for Cara and Chris and for their sweet bundle of joy. Every mommy out there knows how much their world is about to change as they come home, but it's such a GOOD change with so many "firsts". I look forward to experiencing these first few days, months, and years with my sister. Motherhood changes you- for the better. I have been very reminiscent of the days when Caroline first arrived, and get a little scared thinking that in just a few more months we will be doing this again with sweet Emily. But since I know how fabulous and amazing it is from experience, I am SURE that we want to do it again!


We have gotten to spend a lot of time with my family and the Hobbs have made several trips up to ATL to see their little tadpole. We LOVE being with family and miss them terribly when we are away. Caroline is changing everyday and I love being able to share that joy with loved ones. Thank you Grammie, Grandpa, Nana Deb, Papa Ron, and Aunt Nik for ALL your help this week- it has been such a blessing!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Fun!

The pumpkin patch was a lot of fun! We went to Bobrook Farm about 20 miles outside of the city. They had pumpkins, a hay-maze, a hayride, and some other fun things. We went with our friends Barry and Charlotte and their almost 2 year old little girl Abby. It has been raining here like cats and dogs so the actual field with pumpkins was drenched and VERY muddy. We managed to grab one nice looking pumpkin and a baby one for Caroline. It was nice- not to cold, not to hot. I think Caroline enjoyed...and we enjoyed spending time with new friends. There are a couple of videos at the end of the blog...





She enjoyed the animals- we saw goats, piglets, a cow and some mules.



Abby and Caroline are placing their bets on how much this pumpkin weighs.



On the hayride





These pictures are from the other day. I started giving Caroline her milk/formula in a cup instead of a bottle- she did pretty well. A lot of it ended up on her, but I think she's getting the hang of it.


We had to put her in her Halloween attire for an afternoon...she was enthused as you can see by her face.


The NEW and IMPROVED bathroom
Sorry this video is sideways...these are at the pumpkin patch.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Simple Joys

For some reason I find such fun in dressing Caroline in mismatched clothes! I guess it's because they have no idea or care in the world about what they are wearing- I love it and wish adults were that carefree. :) Check out her outfit this morning- tea cup pj top, barnyard bottoms. We were at the breakfast table just hanging out watching her favorite sesame street video on the computer. Our sweet friends Camden and Kristina sent us the link one day and it has been a hit since.




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Bathroom Bliss

I am not sure if you noticed in my last previous post that in Caroline's bath shot you can see duck tape behind her. This tape was put there a week ago because our shower tile started coming unattached from the wall. Well, it turned out that we needed to have some work done to the bathroom. Our landlord acted quickly and hired some men. So now Caroline enjoys her evening bath in our sink...until the shower is done. She actually likes it. Wish we could fit- we've been going over to friends to utilize their showers which isn't fun at all. :(


On Monday we had some workers show up to re-tile our shower. Of course it wasn't that easy and it turned out that we needed to have a whole new wall put into our bathroom (mold/mildew had eaten it all up! EEEEWWWWW!!!) So the work has begun. They are here every day from about 9:00 to 6:00. Caroline and I have really gotten to know these guys pretty well...we may miss the company when they are gone- JK!! We can't wait to have our house back to ourselves, a bathroom to bathe in, and a CLEAN floor to walk on. We will have a nice new shower when this is all over, so maybe it's worth it. We'll see. I hate home renovations. Remind me if I ever get the itch. :) They should be done Friday. Cross your fingers.











Sunday, October 11, 2009

This weekend














































I promised pictures, so here they are! :)Belly shot is of baby Emily 20 weeks. The others are from our Sunday afternoon trip to the park, bathtime, and other events this weekend. I'm about to go make some monkey bread to enjoy tonight while we watch Jack Bauer. More to come this week....

It's been awhile...

I know, I know, I have not gotten back into blogging like I said I would. But I promise to try and do better! My mom came to visit this week and spent 5 fabulous nights with us. She was on her fall break and had the week off. We got to have some fun girl time- lunches out, shopping, and just being lazy and playing with sweet Caroline. It was neat to see her amazement at Caroline's new skills- it had been a few weeks since they had seen her last. Caroline adores her Grammie, and missed her Grandpa Wakefield a lot!!

We are in the waiting period now for my sister to have her first sweet little baby- he is due Oct. 30th- but I'm hoping and guessing he'll be early!! I'm not sure why I think that- I just want him to be here I think. They live in Atlanta, so I have a suitcase out that needs packed with my things so we can take off to Georgia just as soon as we hear the news. We are so excited to meet Caroline's first cousin...and for me to finally meet my first nephew. I know Cara is ready...the end days of pregnancy are NOT fun.

Saying goodbye to mom is hard- it always is. BUT we know that we will be back in GA soon to see everyone again so that makes it a little easier to bear. It's always better when you have another point in time to look forward too. Thank you mom for coming, for sacrificing your week of vacation to get up early and play with us all day- we loved having you!! Pictures to come. :)