Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Because They Love Her


Our boys are madly in love with their little sister. They hug and kiss her and want to hold her all the time. It makes me happy to see them all together. 

What a blessing my 4 sweet children are!

State Fair


While Grandma and Grandpa were here we also took a little trip to the State Fair. 

 The kids loved the vegetables and animals. 

 Annemarie slept in her ergo the whole time!

Grandma Carlile and Annemarie


Grandma and Grandpa Carlile came to visit for Annemarie's baby blessing. I think this Grandma is happy to finally have another granddaughter!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Annemarie - 1,2,3 months old!


Here is sweet Annemarie at one month old. I can't believe how big those clothes are on her!

 Here is 2 months. Ken thinks she looks like an old lady in these pictures. Maybe it is the sweater?

 And finally, 3 months old. She's grown so much already.

Annemarie is seriously the BEST baby ever. She pretty much never cries and is so happy and laid back. She is starting to figure out night time sleeping and has even given me a couple of 12 hour nights. We couldn't love her more. What a joy and blessing she has been to our home!

Happy 6th Birthday Abraham!


Abraham had his 6th birthday. He's so big and old now :-)
 These pictures are totally out of order, but oh well. Here is Aunt Tami with Annemarie.
 And Grandpa holding her.

Abraham wanted a mummy Lego cake. Ken and I came up with this. I think it turned out okay. He was happy, so we were happy.

 Opening presents...

 Blowing out the candles.

We love this sweet boy of ours. He is so helpful. He loves Legos and is so creative. He loves school and excels there. He is so happy and we are so happy he is part of our family.

Halloween 2013


Oh how we love Halloween around our home. 
 Abraham has begged to be a zombie from Plants Vs. Zombies for a couple years now, so this year we based our theme around him being the Egyptian Mummy Zombie. We were happy to have Grandma and Grandpa Carlile dress up with us too!
 Abraham lost his first tooth the day before Halloween. He rocked the zombie look.
 Tyler was another mummy zombie from the game. 

 Rex was our little Egyptian prince.  
 Some cute boys!
 Annemarie was our little mummy princess. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Needs vs Wants


This came home with Abraham's most recent homework. Yep, I made the needs list! We've loved watching Abraham learn and grow in kindergarten.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Beautiful Girl!


I was lucky to get connected with the photographers over at They offered to come and do a photo shoot with Annemarie and I was thrilled to accept their offer. We were so happy with the pictures they took and how they captured her beautiful newborn look.

 This one is my favorite. Beautiful blue eyes!

 My mom crocheted her this doll when we first found out she was a girl.