Sunday, November 30, 2008

Being Thankful!

Thanksgiving for us this year was alot of fun! Trevor and Chris and their families came on Wednesday. On Thanksgiving Day Michael's family came around too and we had dinner and dessert with them. It was very nice to be able to spend time with them, we don't see them enough! Then Friday we went bowling with Michael's family, afterwards we all came home for a nap.

On Saturday we had a baby shower for Allie our newest granddaughter. It was early in the day so I thought it would be easier but it meant I had to get a lot done before they all came. I was still cleaning up the messes from Thanksgiving and with another whole houseful coming there was plenty to do but it turned out great. We had lots of family come and Allie was showered with lots of love and gifts. Thanks Aunt Kendra for doing the games!

Here's Allie on the blanket her Great Grandma Killian made her.
That night Michael made his famous pizza. We vote it as the best pizza anywhere! But with it comes the pizza mess, flour everywhere! Sunday our family went to church except Chris who hadn't been feeling well. It was fun showing our new grandbabies to our friends here. It was sad to have them all leave later in the day, it got quiet really quick after they left.

Just before Christopher and Rachel left Marissa went up to Emma to tell her goodbye and Emma started smiling, she smiled for about 5 minutes and was leaning really hard to get closer to her.

I noticed how different it is to have babies in our home again. Worrying about them, and making sure they get what they need and trying not to stress them out too much. I am grateful they have good parents who love them and take good care of them and bring them here to visit so I can spoil them too!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Grandma Time!

I left on Monday to help (that's what grandma's call it when they want to spend more time with their new grandbabies) Miranda and Trevor. I was there for 3 days and had a great time with Trevor and his new family. While there Miranda had her one week check-up and Allie was weighed she has gained 5 oz in one week. Allie is really funny, she likes to hum herself to sleep. She is always making noises. She was very alert and stayed awake quite awhile for a newborn. She is very tough and likes her hand by her face, I hear that's how she was born with her hand next to her check. Miranda has been wanting to post pictures on her blog of Allie but her camera has disappeared. We searched the whole house and couldn't find it anywhere. I hope they are able to find it, all of the birth pictures of Allie are on it. Oh, and if you have noticed that I changed the spelling of Allie's name. It is because after Trevor and Miranda decided on a spelling Trevor didn't love it so he changed it on the birth certificate. So Ali - is now Allie. I've included a few updated pictures of Allie and of course one of Emma who conviently lives close by.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Visiting our newest Granddaughter!

Saturday we made a day trip, a long day trip, but it was worth it. We got to see our newest granddaughter for the first time! She is so precious, and already has her daddy wrapped around her finger. So here are the latest pictures of her and also new ones of Emma.

Our two girls!

Michael and I where talking on the way home and I brought up how nice it was to see our children grown with their own children. This life is so amazing and just keeps getting better. I am so grateful for a Heavenly Father who has allowed us to have these most beautiful experiences in our lives.

Just before we left Emma was fussy so I volunteered to hold her. Not such a bad job!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Allie has arrived!

I received a phone call this morning at 12:20 a.m. letting us know that our second granddaughter has arrived. Trevor and Miranda named her Allie Rae. She was born November 3rd at 11:28 p.m, weighed 6lbs 5oz and is 19 3/4 in. long. She has long fingers like her mom, and definitely her dads hair! I will post more pictures after we see her. Hopefully we can leave on Saturday early and visit them for the day!

Two Babies to love!

I can hardly wait to see my new grandbaby, if I had a car today I would of totally drove to Utah for the day or even stayed until tomorrow. This picture is of Allie Rae and Emma Ruth, they should have fun growing up together!
Chris & Rachel went to see our new grandbaby, so here's the most recent picture. I snagged it off of Rachel's blog! Thanks Rachel. Send me more!