Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Tea

This past Thursday, Kaylinn's school had a tea for all the mommies. We were served cake and tea. Kaylinn made me a jewelry box, and inside was a Hershey hug and kiss, which Kaylinn informed me were for her later.

Here's my beautiful handmade, one-of-a-kind box.
Here is a picture Kaylinn drew of me. I think I am still pregnant in this picture.

Here is the information Kaylinn said about me. Do like my name?

Here we are, just the girls. A sweet friend of mine watched John David. Thank you Lynn!

Kaylinn and one of her best friends, Ashley.

I had a great time, and I just love being Kaylinn's mommy. God has filled my life with such a blessing.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cullen Robert Bonine

He's here!!!! My brother, Jarod, and Chandra are thrilled that Cullen made his arrival this afternoon at 3:55pm. He weighs 6 lbs. 11 oz. and is 19 1/2" long. Everyone is doing great! The only sad part was that my camera battery went I can't wait to see how Cullen changes.
He looks so good being so new. He is precious!!!

Good job sleeping!

Daddy changing Cullen's first diaper. Uncle Tony giving a few helpful pointers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

John David

John David is one of my three bright lights in this world. He SO sweet and makes me laugh everyday. He's certainly all boy. His first word was ball and until recently one of his only words. He seems to be saying/attempting new words daily. Not much keeps his attention for long, except things he shouldn't be doing. I can often find John David climbing something, usually the kitchen table or counter tops. My mom recently found him on top of a chair he moved in order to reach the chocolate chip cookies I had made. When outside, John David's favorite thing to do is play with and eat dirt. He wears me out each day, but at the end of the day his slobbery kisses make up for any madness. I love this boy!

One of the things David and I have been talking about is buzzing John David's hair. His head gets so hot. Well, I decided that I was not going to pay for a haircut I knew I could do myself. There are some things you should know before you attempt to cut hair. Like what type of trimmers you are using; I didn't know there were different types so I just grabbed David's not realizing they were his beard trimmers! Also, know how to work the trimmers. Yes, the trimmers had a guard on them but it was at it's lowest setting....hard to turn back once you've made the first cut. It started off really bad but ended up okay. Once we got past the shock, we have grown to like it. I still miss the curls though.


These next pictures I just had to post. We have spending a lot of time in our backyard after nap time. David had just gotten home so we were all enjoying the day. John David took his diaper off and decided he'd rather go nude. I spotted a frog on the fence and John David investigated further by picking it up, which to no ones surprise sent Kaylinn into a screaming frenzy and in turn John David threw the frog and began crying. I almost peed my pants it was so funny! I only wish I had my video camera. (I think David's afraid Kaylinn's reaction to living things will make John David afraid as well)
He hasn't spotted the frog below.

David caught the frog and is trying to coax John David into trying again.

John David finally decides to touch it. Kaylinn's a safe distance away.

First Bath

This child does not get the baths that Kaylinn or John David received as infants. I am going on the fact that newborns don't need a bath every day. Lissie enjoys bath time. Never a peep; however, her face is quite funny when her bottom hits the water.

I am still trying to figure out who she looks like, and I am wondering what her hair color will end up being.

Sweet and clean....Lissie is a great baby. Love the double chin; I wish mine were that cute!

Our first week

Our first week together was a little bit hairy, but each week gets better. Here are a few pictures of Lissie's first week.

Kaylinn's waiting to hold Lissie for the first time.
First kiss.
This was the only one I had of Lissie not screaming while Kaylinn was holding her. One of the saddest things was when Kaylinn told us that Lissie didn't like her because she cries. Poor thing thought Lissie was upset with HER.

My poor mother got really sick before Lissie arrived. When she and Preston came up to the hospital she had a fever and couldn't even hold Lissie. In fact, Preston ended up getting sick as well. They were finally able to hold Lissie one week later. It was killing her!

Here is my baby sister holding Lissie. (This was the day before she got engaged...that's right, my little sis is getting married next summer!!! I'm glad I've got a year!)

Lissie on her one week birthday!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Hospital

Here are a few pictures during our short stay at the hospital.

Jenn, Me, and Kim. Lissie was excited to see friends!

Shannon, Me, and who is that little thumb sucker!!! I already have 2 children who suck their thumb. No worries, she hasn't been intrested in it since, so there is still hope she won't take to it! Shannon is a great friend, and she also takes awesome pictures (she took the pictures I first posted of Lissie).

Hello pop-eye!

This is the most aware child I've had. She has been so alert from day one.

Here we are leaving the hospital. Lissie screamed the whole way home, something she shares with my other two as a baby...her despise of the car seat!

Birth Pictures

Well I am finally blogging again. Here are some pictures of Lissie's birth. I look just terrible, but it was 2am when I went into labor and 5am when I had her so I guess I look as good as I was going to get. I just wish I had had time to do something with my hair and put just a dab of make-up on.....blah, blah, blah.

Our first look at our precious girl.

Love at first sight!

This is our midwife, Chantel Ashley....can't say enough great things about her.

Karen taught our Bradley Birth class and was our doula during labor. She was SO helpful! She had actually called Saturday to see if it was alright if she went to Round Top, and my reply was "sure... if you don't go this child won't come but if you do he/she just might! I guess it took Karen leaving town to inspire Lissie. (I can't tell who's more tired in this picture, Lissie or me?)

This is Kalyn (spelled differently than my Kaylinn) who is a L&D nurse at Willowbrook. It is such a small world; we were in the same small group during last years BSF. She wasn't there during my labor but after sift change she took care of me. It was great catching up with her. (This picture was taken at about noon the same day I had Lissie and after a much needed shower).