Friday, December 31, 2010

Sleepy Head

I don't think this little guy is going to make it to midnight. Which is A-OK with me!



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Shane's 1st Week

What a week for a baby to be born! In just 1 week of life, Shane has met lots of family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins, etc.) and some of Mommy's and Daddy's friends. He has been to church and "watched" his first Christmas program. He has celebrated Christmas. He has been to the doctor twice and done very well on several car rides.

This boy is absolutely precious. He is still quite sleepy most times, but recently has had more stretches of alertness. He loves to look into Mommy's and Daddy's eyes and enjoys the mobile in his crib. He has no problem sleeping through the loudness that comes from his big brother and sister, and even seems to enjoy the everyday activity around here. Which is good, because we plan on keeping him around! =)

We went to the doctor today for a quick check-up, and he is doing great. He is gaining weight, and eats very well, though I often have to wake him up to feed him!

We are loving this sweet boy, and I am already a bit sad that his first days have passed. I know, I am such a sap. Seriously, though...these first days of life are unlike any other.

Last moments in the hospital...


Ready to go home!


Bundled up...


We came home on last Tuesday night, but my mom kept the big kids until Wednesday. As soon as they got home, they were so excited to see Baby Shane...


Meredith loves her "bay-beee", and is working on learning how to be gentle. =)



Caleb has been so wonderful with Shane. He is constantly making sure he is okay, and when he cries, Caleb always tries to make him feel better.


Since I wasn't able to make it out to our "Girls' Night" last Wednesday, all the girls came over with dinner instead...what a blessing to have such wonderful friends!


Meredith checking on Baby Brother...


He loves to be swaddled...


Today...1 week old.


Grumpy face. =)


**See below for our Christmas post.**

Christmas 2010

Wow! It has been a whirlwind of a week. These past few days have just flown by. I have taken a ton of photos, but I've tried to narrow them down a bit for this post. Between Christmas celebrations, caring for a newborn, and fighting off the stomach bug, these past few days have been crazy. To say the least.

But, as crazy as it has been, it has been equally wonderful (well, not the stomach bug part!). Shane is absolutely delightful. Caleb and Meredith have had such a wonderful time with our family and of course have loved eating lots of treats and opening gifts! We have very much enjoyed having Kris home from work and it has been great to have Kirsten, Jon and Evangeline here from Arizona, as well as Warren home from law school out in Virginia.

It was a crazy busy few days, but we feel very blessed in so many ways.

On the morning of Christmas Eve, Kris read the Christmas story aloud and the kids opened our presents for them. We also opened gifts from Nana and Papa!

The Christmas story...


Playing with some gifts from Nana and Papa J....


Nana made Meredith a crayon apron...so cute!


Meredith and Caleb exchanging gifts...


Her piggy bank!


He has been having fun being "Dr. Caleb"...


Shane enjoyed the morning as well....=)


Shane's first ornament, thanks Nana and Papa Johnson!


On Christmas Eve night, everyone came here for dinner and then we went to Caleb's Christmas Eve program. He was pretty much the cutest shepherd ever, and did a great job.

Auntie Kir meeting Shane for the 1st time...so glad he was born before she has to go back to AZ!


Pretty girl...


Cutest shepherd ever!


"Away in a Manger"
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On Christmas Day, we went to my parents' house and enjoyed yummy meals, generous gifts, warm fires, and relaxing time with family. Oh, and the "boys" had a lot of fun building a sledding hill (complete with ramps!) in the front yard!

Stocking...


He wore the hat all morning!


Rocking her baby...


The coveted gift...an ipad!


My beautiful niece!


Shane, doing what he does best these days. =) With a very cute sock monkey he got from Grandma and Grandpa...


Caleb loves his new V-Reader...


Our Christmas cutie...



Fun in the snow!


The boys...


Sledding!


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Trivial Pursuit...


Looking at Daddy...


Yesterday, Sunday, we continued the celebrations with some extended family at my Aunt Kim's house.

Cookie Pop...


This is the best picture I could get of Meredith and Evie in their matching dresses...


We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meeting Family


Grandpa M...

Grandma M...

Uncle Warren...

Big Sister...

Meeting Shane for the first time...she was pretty excited, but didn't really seem to know what to do! She did like to touch him and gave him some kisses, but we missed those on camera, of course.

Big Brother...
(in this picture, he is showing his "big brother muscles"!)

He was very excited to see Shane!

Loving on him already...

Such a good big brother!

Checking him out...

The best we could get....

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