Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mack is here!

Run and tell that. Run and tell that. Mack was born on Dec. 16 at 4:49 p.m. He was 8 lbs. 3 oz 19 inches long. He's healthy. Heidi's healthy. And when finn first saw him, he said, "Look, it's baby Mack attack attack." They are going to be quite the duo. Heidi is one tough beautiful.

the first of 29 pics

Thursday, December 16, 2010

They have a bed for us . . .

Heidi called the delivery ward at 5 in the morning, and Tacoma General has a bed for us! So we're headed over there in a few minutes (it's 5:40 a.m. now). Keep us in your prayers for a safe delivery for heidi and a healthy baby.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Preschool Christmas Program

Looking sharp getting ready to go to the program.

He did a great job ringing the bells and doing the motions with his hands. Not much singing but honestly I was just glad he got up on stage. Cutest program ever! Hoping to upload a short video later on.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Update on baby Mack

Shaun and I went in for our 'extra' ultrasound this morning and we so pleased to see all good news. Mack's kidneys are doing great, they were holding no extra liquid and were a great size. They were not concerned at all and told us he could not be more healthy. We are so thankful for everyone's prayers with us this past week, its so scary to find out something might be wrong and I can't imagine facing the reality of 'what could have been' without having trust in God. I'm so grateful to find hope and peace in Christ and thankful Mack is healthy. Even if we would have heard the worst news today, I know that Christ would have been our hope throughout.

Makes this season extra special for us this year.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Awaiting Baby Mack

There will be no picture to accompany this post due to the fact that I'm not stepping near a camera at this size.

That being said, we've had mostly great news with the impending arrival of Mack. Our 37 week ultrasound showed a very large, but very healthy baby boy. There is a possibility that his kidneys are holding too much liquid but its something they are watching, no one seems too concerned for now. We will know more when he arrives! For now we are praying for a safe, healthy, EARLY delivery for both Mom and baby. (Well, mostly Momma is praying for the early part.) I've just about had it with all of this false labor and not quite sure how many more days of this I can take. Luckily I have a great doctor who's very willing to hear me out and assist a 38 week pregnant, crazy woman. Poor Shaun, I've cried so much these past 3 weeks that he's just started giving me hugs right when he comes home instead of asking how my day was.

Baby Mack - we are ready for you to come! Everything is in place - cleaned and prepped - now we just need you!

Excited for whats ahead . . .


This post is a little belated but during the week of Thanksgiving we had some snow and ice to preview the winter ahead. (Although now its like 50 degrees and sunny.) Finn and I got a few chances to get out and explore. Nothing like Thomas the Train boots to make for a great walk in the snow! Hopefully we'll see some more snow before the years end. Disclaimer - not on the night I go into labor, please.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Practice Thanksgiving

This year I decided to finally tackle the big Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Instead of choosing to ruin a perfectly good Thanksgiving day however, I decided to practice it the week before on some great friends. It's a good idea to pick people who won't end the friendship over possible food poisoning. Which thankfully, we did. ;)

I made the turkey, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry sauce while other friends brought the yams and pumpkin pie. Great idea to spread out the love of food when you only have 1 oven to work. The timing can get a little crazy towards the end. I learned a lot this year, roasted my first turkey, set my first Thanksgiving table, hosted great friends. There are definitely things I will change for the next time I try the whole dinner - lots more stuffing, a bigger turkey, and I probably won't use an oven bag to cook the turkey but try something new instead. But I wouldn't change the setting - only hoping to add more friends and family next year!

And, as far as I know, no one got food poisoning. ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween from Woody!

Silly boy on Halloween. I think he had more fun handing out candy to other kids than getting his own bag-ful. I can't believe he is almost 3 years old!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

A few weeks ago we took Finn to a local farm that has an amazing Fall Festival. It was perfect for Finn's age. He got to ride a train, play in the hay, get a pumpkin, climb on tractors, take a hay ride and much, much more. Needless to say it was the highlight of his month.

A canoe ride all by himself.
Baby Mack (7 mths) and big brother Finn.

And no I did not steal a pumpkin under my shirt. ;)

The amazing train ride! Nothing topped this for Finn. He talked about it for weeks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First day of preschool!!

Finn started preschool this week. As you can tell by the photos he was beyond excited. Not even a wave goodbye for Mom. When he came home afterwards (and took a long nap) he kept asking to go back to school. He wears his backpack around the house and everything. I think it's a hit! I definitely miss having him around 2x a week, but I'm sure come this December I will be grateful for a few hours of quiet time.