Friday, September 30, 2011

The kids with Daniel

Everyone is SO excited to have Daniel here. They ALL want to hold him and sometimes argue over who gets to hold him first. We've figured it out....Sierra only lasts about 30sec, so she gets to go first, then Ben...he lasts a little longer, then Andrew FINALLY gets his turn and he loves to hold him on his belly like mom and dad.
Ben and Daniel

Andrew holding Daniel while I get ready for church.
Sierra and grandpa. I thought this was the PERFECT way for Sierra to get to hold him....especially since he was only a few days old.
How grandma and grandpa spent their evenings while they were here. Sierra's still asking for them.....especially when mommy's busy feeding Daniel and can't help her right away. We loved having you here and all the help you gave us!

First Day of School

August 22, 2011 Andrew headed off for 2nd grade! I can't believe how fast he's growing! He was so excited to go to school. He was REALLY excited that daddy was taking him this year instead of mommy. I think daddy was excited too.Good luck on a new year Andrew!

Meeting Daniel

Friday morning after the kids woke up Bob brought them and my parents up to the hospital so that they could meet Daniel. Sierra was FASCINATED with him and HAD to sit next to whoever was holding him. She doesn't look all that excited in the pictures though.
My family
The Boys

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daniel James Borland

On August 18, 2011 I headed to the dr's office DETERMINED that I was going to be sent to the hospital to be induced. Well, things didn't happen that way. There were no openings until Sat and so that was the soonest they could get me in.
With how sad I was, I resolved that I would just go home and enjoy the next few days, at least he'd be born before school started and that was what I really wanted.
Because my back was hurting, I decided I'd swim and relax and spend the time with my parents and the kids. I survived making dinner although my back was hurting off and on ( i attributed it to gas pains). Then after dinner the pains were getting stronger, I was beginning to wonder if maybe they weren't gas. Could they REALLY be contractions?!?!? The boys wanted to play a game, so Bob and I sat down at the table and played some Cars 2 Monopoly. All the while I kept checking out the clock. About every 5 minutes I would have pain in my back. But they weren't very consistent.
After the game Bob tried to put Sierra down for bed and she ABSOLUTELY refused. SO not like her. The boys were a little out of control and the whole evening looked like it was going to be a LONG night. My back was still hurting off and on and I was in NO mood to deal with the kids. I climbed on our bed and watched the clock with Sierra sitting with me watching tv. Bob was with the boys TRYING to get them to calm down and go to bed.
Around 7:30

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Some sibling fun

While I was trying to fold laundry the other day the kids decided to get into the laundry basket and have some fun. Sierra kept begging the boys to push they obliged!

There were a few times when Sierra even wanted to push and not BE pushed.
They would start in the bathroom and race down the hallway to the living room.
Then on the few times when Ben wasn't pushing, he would chase Andrew and Sierra back down the hall.

Look at the joy and happiness! It was such a fun 30 minutes....not a care in the world! I love days like these.

Daniel Baby Blessing

Here is a little preview of Daniel's baby blessing...I'll finish it before he's 1!
And here they are!! It's July 24th and I'm finishing up his baby blessing:)
Bob's parents were able to join us and we had a wonderful time. It was a quick trip, but we're glad they were able to make it.

 I always love being able to have family join us for such special occasions.

 I just HAD to add these, because it was September and yes.....we were swimming!

 Welcome to the family Daniel. It was a wonderful, spiritual day. We love having you a part of our family.