Friday, November 28, 2008

One Week Old

Today is Jane's 1 week Birthday! Ava sang to her before bedtime this evening. The first week has gone by way too fast! Mum and Papa were here all week and left this morning....we were very sad to say good-bye...but Christmas is just around the corner. Grammy and Pappy have been here as well to spend time with their girls. The help from all Grandparents has been simply wonderful! The 8 of us had a fun Thanksgiving yesterday with MUCH to be thankful for! Jane's true due date isn't until Monday, but we're sure happy she came early...she is one sweet baby! More pictures to come...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our Sweet Baby Jane

Jane Ryan
November 21, 2008
8 pounds 10 ounces
19.5 inches long

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.
Before you were born I set you apart."
Jeremiah 1:5

Saturday, November 22, 2008

She's Here!

Our sweet baby girl arrived 9 days early! My water broke late Thursday evening and Jane Ryan "popped" out at 10:16 Friday morning weighing in at a whopping 8 pounds 10 ounces! We just got home from the hospital today and are adjusting to life as a family of 4....Lots and lots of pictures to come later today! We are all doing well and are so thankful to have a happy healthy baby!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beach Ball Baby

Ava thought it was quite fun to walk around the house today with a beach ball baby to match her baby sister. She told me it was very easy to "pop" her baby right out! Scott thought it was picture here we are with twinkie tummies...We are on the countdown to December 1st! We are ready and waiting!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sissy Weekend!

Kristin came on Friday for a girls only (+ Scott) weekend. It was so much fun! We shopped Friday night and played around in town all day Saturday! The most helpful thing of all was decorating for Christmas...Kristin helped a ton and we got the job done. She gave Ava a "Big Sister" charm that will be added to her bracelet when she's's so sweet because they are both the big sisters in our family! What fun! Unfortunately, we didn't get many pics....too busy having too much fun! Thanks, Kristin, for a great time! We Love You!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

New Nephew!!

We are so excited to introduce Ava's new cousin and our new nephew!! Nicolás Andrés made his grand debut into the world yesterday afternoon and is SO CUTE! We went to meet the little guy this morning and everyone is doing great! Congratulations Jeff, Lorena, and Big Sister, Isabella!!
We are so happy for you!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Recycled Christmas Crayons

Last February my Sister-in-Law, Lorena, made homemade heart crayons...I decided to make gingerbread man shaped crayons for Christmas....they are so easy and super cheap if you have broken crayons sitting around... ....peel them
.....break them
.....sort them
....bake @200 for 18 minutes...
I put them in the freezer to cool and they pop right out of the pan. cute...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Baby Shower

Hostesses....Karyn, Heidi, Elizabeth, Kelli, me, and Anne
My sweet friends gave me a baby shower on Saturday. Caroline was also an away hostess and she was very missed! Everything was so beautiful and thoughtful! Our sweet girl was blessed with a ton of cute and fun things! My Mom was able to be there along with lots of family who live close by.

The spread of food was so yummy!
Here is a quilt made especially for the baby from Grammy....

Family Fun

We had fun with the whole gang trick-or-treating Friday night
....the girls with Mum, Papa, Grammy, Pappy, and Uncle Jeff...
Two Ladies....a Lady Bug and Lady - the dog
The Ladies and the Grandparents

Ava and Papa made pancakes this morning....Ava was so proud of her "Ava Cakes"

Ava with Mum & Papa!
We Love You So Much!