Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1st Year of Basketball

 Landon started his first year of basketball this year.  He learned how to dribble, guard, and shoot.
 Before practice started, with coach Joe, Aaron and Landon were out on the court practicing.  
 Landon picked up so quickly everything his coached asked him to do.  It was so fun to see his skills grow and develop. 
 Grandma and Grandpa Nelson were even able to come to his first practice.  He is such a great listener and is pretty tall for his age.  Maybe he will play in college :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lazy Days

 Ethan was off track from school when I had Violet, so we had many lazy days staying at home and lounging in our pajamas.  Ethan loved holding his little sister.  He is such an amazing big brother.
 What a handsome boy.  He loves to hang out in his pajamas.
 Lily is so in love with her little sister.  She likes to sit right next to her when I lay her on the floor.

 We had to explain to Lily that you don't cover the babies head with her blankie.  She learned pretty quickly that Violet wasn't like her baby dolls.
 She is a good helper too, and tries to put Violet's passie back in her mouth.
 Sometimes it is rough being only 16 months old.  She is still so cute even when she is so sad.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Welcome Home

 We brought Violet home from the hospital the day after she was born.  I was so excited to be with my whole family and in my own bed.  
 Look at those cute baby lips.  We are so in love with this little miracle baby.
 Grandpa and Grandma Stout came to see their new granddaughter and to bring us a delicious dinner.

 The kids were all pretty exhausted from a change in their schedules so we had them all get in the bath and then get in their pajamas.
 Welcome Home Violet.  We are so glad you are finally here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

First Meeting

 Violet's brothers and sister came to visit her the day after she arrived.  They were all so excited to meet her and couldn't wait to hold her.
 Ethan and Landon were in love at first sight.

 The kids were so sweet and brought me flowers and I love you notes.

 Lily would not let anyone else hold Violet once she got her.  She was so excited to finally see her little sister.  She is so soft and careful with Violet.  It is the sweetest thing to see.

 The kids were exhausted after their night of not sleeping very well and coming to see their Mommy and new little sister.  Landon and Lily both zonked out on the way home.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Finally Here

 Our little/big surprise is finally here.  Violet arrived on November 5, 2014.  I was so excited to finally have her in my arms, and to no longer be pregnant.
 Violet was our 2nd biggest baby weighing in at 8lbs 6oz, she was also 21inches long.  I progressed very quickly, but had a difficult time pushing her out.  My doctor finally turned off my epidural and out she came.  
 Dr. Mark has delivered three of our 4 babies.  She missed Lily because she had her knee replaced.  I was so glad she was there.
 Aaron was a great coach and support system when I was getting frustrated and sad that I was having such a hard time pushing this big baby out.
 Violet reminds me so much of Ethan.  She is always starving and also wants to be sleeping.  We are so excited to have her meet her brothers and sister and to see all the amazing things she will do.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Halloween 2014

 Lily was a Ladybug this past Halloween

 Landon and Ethan were both Ninjas

 Classic eyes closed picture, about 1 more week until Violet arrived

 The boys have such a fun time running from house to house in our neighborhood.
 Oh my goodness, Lily is so cute!