Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Past four years

I have to admit, I can hardly believe that Kara is already four years old. It seems like these years have flown by. Today I decided to take a trip down memory lane with various pictures of Kara. I hope you enjoy seeing how she has grown over the past four years.

The Birthday Girl
A few months ago playing pirate
This past year Kara has learned a lot about the violin
Here Kara is two years old. We are at Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick.
Kara at the age of two -- very curious and investigating everything.
My two year old!
Kara and me playing with foam swords
Daddy's first Father's Day
Tata's first grandchild
Mommy's first baby :) I can still remember how wonderful it felt for the first time to be able to hold my baby in my arms.
Kara's first Christmas with Uncle Rob and Aunt Julie
Kara's first birthday with Uncle Phil

Kara's visit with GrandyWe look forward to one day meeting Grandy in Heaven.
Kara and Daddy at the beach
Kara's first trip to Alaska

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Kara's 4-year old birthday party

Today has been a busy but fun-filled day. Kara turns four tomorrow, so today we celebrated her birthday with her friends.

Kara playing Go Fish right before bed

Playing put the spot on the ladybug
Andy was playing peek-a-boo
Blowing out the candles
Digging into the cake
Opening presents
Her first make-up kit :)
Lydia playing go fish before bed (doesn't she look like a serious card player here)
Kara's Birthday cake
The Birthday girl
The rest of the birthday cake
The table spread -- complete with bug houses (had it not rained today, the kids would have been outside hunting for bugs to fill their houses)
Singing Happy Birthday and preparing to blow out the candles

Monday, April 21, 2008

Picture Update

This weekend my sister and her friend came for a visit. We had a great time together, and Kara and Lydia loved spending time with her. Andy however seemed to want to avoid her the whole time she was here.

We went to the city park Sunday afternoon before they left. While Kara and Lydia love the Merry-go-Round, Andy's favorite thing is to drive the tractor.

Andy has now advanced to sleeping on a toddler bed. He has been on the toddler bed for a month now, and we've not had any of the adjustment problems we had with Kara and Lydia. Andy spent two weeks not realizing he could get off of the bed of his own accord. Now he stays in bed until he wakes up from his nap or morning.

JA took Kara to the Town Easter Egg hunt. Unfortunately while she was searching for eggs, hail was falling.

The kids and I were sick on Easter, so the kids and I all stayed home. These Easter pictures were taken the Sunday following Easter when we were all able to get back to church.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Week 22 Update

Okay, I just had my doctor's appointment yesterday and am excited to say that everything is going well. Sammy's heartbeat was at 160. My blood pressure is normal, and total weight gain to date is 3.5 pounds.

Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. Hopefully I will be able to get some good pictures of the kids soon and update the blog.