Sunday, August 31, 2008

Missing our cousin

Boy o boy do my children miss their cousin, Carter. He's 2000 miles away in Kentucky - where is dad is in his last year of law school. We have sent mail and talk about Carter often. Aiden wanted to send him a special let Carter know how much we think about him. Here you go Carter!

Three boys and a crib

This video is a few weeks old, but shows the changes in Emerson. They boys LOVE to climb in her crib and rub her arms and head. She is really starting to recognize their voices and respond to their attention. I've already had to clear out her drawers and put all the 0-3 month clothes away. I don't think I'm ready to see her growing so much...........change happens so fast at this stage!!!!!

Headband Boys

Although I draw the line at putting on my makeup, I do let the boys explore some of the drawers in the bathroom. On morning I dissapeared into Emerson's room to feed her. Ten minutes later, when I came out, I found these two characters...............

Monday, August 4, 2008

first smiles

Emerson is now 7 weeks old and has been smiling and cooing for about one week. She has gained over four pounds and is healthy and doing great. She is sleeping in her own bed (although her brother's wish they could be right in there with her) and really starting to notice the world around her. Here she is in action.............

best friends

It was a special summer for my boys as their cousin, Carter, was here for the summer from Kentucky. My brother, Adam, is getting ready to start his third year of law school so "best friend Carter" has been a long, long ways away these past two years. Although we had to mix two small girls into things, the boys spent their fair share of time together. Some of the most memorable events were spending tokens at Chuck E. Cheese, swimming at grama's house and "working" in her garden, playing at the jumping castles, gymnastics, the park, our backyard......any place that was sufficient for supplying weapons and imaginary bad guys. Here are a few highlights........saggy underwear and all!

It has been a rather busy summer at the Loomis household. We welcomed our baby girl on June 6th.............Emerson Stewart Loomis. She weighed just shy of 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. After everything we've been through with troublesome pregnancies........including a few false starts with her, we managed to make it full term and take her home with us. She was born on a Friday evening and was nestled up with our family at home by Sunday afternoon. She has turned Aiden and Parker into protective big brothers already. They dive to get her pacifier, talk to her before Todd or I when they enter the room, and fight over who can climb into her crib and coo to her. I wonder if they will be this excited once she starts taking their toys!