SBK Christmas Program

The boys had their Christmas program on Thursday. Daddy, GiGi and Pa were able to go watch. And luckily I was able to FaceTime with Brian to be able to watch from my hospital room. They did so well! Hope to upload a video soon. For now, check out this handsomeness. 

Chandler's First Days

Life at home with our sweet girl has been good, so far.  She has the cutest  little features and makes the sweetest noises.  After just two days in the hospital, we were discharged Friday morning.  Have I mentioned that recovering from a Csection is awful?! We have been learning our new roles as big brothers, new momma and daddy and trying to figure out what life is like with three kiddos.

Chandler has had a high bilirubin since day one and we are now on a bili blanket, but hopefully for just another day.  The first 3 days we were home, we were at the doctor's office getting bloodwork, which was downright annoying.  Thankfully things are looking better and we should stop "glowing" here soon.

Wide awake Chandler! 4 days old

5 days old at the pediatrician's office, rocking some Christmas clothes!

1 day old in the hospital, snuggled up with momma

2 days old at the hospital

Chandler meet Pippa.  This dog adores this baby girl. I see best friends in the making!


Chandler Elizabeth

Our sweet girl made her debut today at 0824. She weighed a whopping 
8 pounds and 14 ounces. She is absolutely perfect and we are so in love with 
her already. 


Counting Down

5 days and counting.


35 weeks

35 weeks 2 days... feeling very large. T minus 19 days! 

BP has been better, still occasionally some "off" lab values, but thankfully I (and baby girl) are being monitored very closely.  Next visit is Tuesday!


We are so thankful to have friends here in Georgia that treat us like family and include us in their holiday celebrations.  We spent Thanksgiving with Brian's partner's family.  They have 7 children and the boys absolutely adore them all.  

Look at these little turkeys! 

Playing in the leaves on a beautiful Fall day in the south! 
PS that's our new car! No minivan for this momma!


Baking cookies with our buddy Alden! 


H&B November!

Harrison is really into "reading" books.  He can sound out words, but mostly reads books from memory (Santa is bringing Harrison some BOB books for Christmas to help him start reading for real!).  The other night, Harrison was reading a book about the ocean to Brooks.  They really have become the best of little friends. Well most of the time....  

Brooks is mostly potty trained (because he HAS to be for preschool folks!) and expects a treat each time he potties.  And if you are slacking on the treat giving, he just helps himself.  He snags his bathroom stool and pushes it right up to the candy bowl.  Love this photo of his little booty! 
Ransom for the future! 

After church Sunday, we grabbed lunch and headed to the park.  

Who's this giant boy?! 
His vocabulary now has the words: actually, perfect, and paleontologist.

Thanks GiGi and Pa for our new glasses! Harrison said "we look like rockstars!!!"

Thankful Turkey

Harrison is apparently thankful for everything he is asking Santa for Christmas.  I would like to go on record and say that at dinner, we do talk about what we are thankful for... remote control helicopters is not one of them.  


Nonexistent Ankles

This is what I've been dealing with. Flip flops are still cool in my book (in 50 degree weather) when it's the only thing that fits my tootsies.

Park Playtime


32 Weeks and a Game Plan!

32 weeks

I have been going to weekly doctor's appointments and although things look great with the baby, I am still feeling about the same.  This week's appointment featured a non-stress test and another ultrasound (love those!!) Baby passed with flying colors on the NST and the US showed a healthy little peanut, who weighed approximately 4 pounds 8 ounces.  My amniotic fluid is on the high end of normal (which would explain why I am measuring 3 weeks bigger), but otherwise all is good.  We have set up a scheduled C-section for the 12th of December (yes that would make her birthday 12/12/12) although my doctor thinks I will deliver prior to that date.  We are thankful for a healthy little girl in there, no matter how much she has put us through!

Baby Girl's Room!

Thanks to my awesome friend Michelle for painting this room and to my momma for coming down to decorate, this nursery is ready for a baby girl! I had so much fun decorating and gathering ideas for a little girl's room.  It's just so different! And more expensive!

October Days

The weather is starting to cool off a bit here in Georgia and we are sure loving having the windows open.  The boys have been busy with school activities and I've been busy with doctor's appointments! 

Look at this little cutie with a headband! He was so proud of himself.

First boo boo at school . He apparently went head first into the rocks at the school playground.

Picnic on the porch

Harrison went with Brian to the Westfield football game and hung out with the CFA cow
Still an Indy fan at heart with his Butler football and Colts jersey

 True boys! Digging in the backyard and hauling giant sticks

Pinterest Projects! 
Yummy rice krispie treat pumpkins with tootsie roll stems!
 Owl Cupcakes!


A Day out with Thomas

We spent a couple hours down in Cordele to visit Thomas today. We went last year, as well.  Brooks was too young and Harrison was sick... needless to say it was a bust.  But this year was much better!

Brooks was so excited this year! 

Headed out over Lake Blackshear

Sweet boys in their conductor hats! 

Mish Mash

A bunch of mish-mash photos!

Sweet Brooks threw a monster fit that he wasn't included in Harrison's Fall Party at school
A cupcake seemed to resolve that

Harrison and his buddy Deidrick at their Fall Party

I was eating an apple and peanut butter and someone was begging...

Brian started a new shake diet... this is how the boys feel about the blender


Car Wash!

It was a beautiful Saturday here in Georgia today.  The boys helped Brian wash the car.  They both ended up drenched, but hey when it's 80 degrees in October, you can't really be too mad! 

Brothers Share a Room!

With the addition of a baby sister in two months, we decided to put the boys in the same room (that way we can still have a guest room) I think the boys like sharing, however it's been an adjustment.  When Harrison gets up to ask for "one more drink of water" he has a mini-me standing next to him asking for the same.  When one kid gets up at 6:45, the other kid is sure to follow.  

This will most likely be temporary, as we hope to finish our basement.  The guest suite will then move downstairs and the boys will have their own rooms again.  But for now, this works!   

Big boy beds! 



We love Fall! I love pumpkin candles burning, leaves crunching and the crisp cool air.  But Fall in Georgia is not like Fall in the Midwest, so we have the candles burning but there definitely aren't any leaves crunching or cool air blowing! 

The boys were so excited about doing pumpkins this year! That is until we told the boys they needed to scoop out the pumpkin guts! 

This is Harrison's first 'scoop' He quickly told Brian he could finish it! 

Family shot

Here's our sweet Pippa girl
We adore her (most of the time!) 

The boys and their finished pumpkins (thanks to Momma and Daddy who carved these out while the boys ran around like crazy people!)
Harrison's is an Angry Bird and Brooks chose a ghost!