Saturday, May 26, 2012

pretty in pink

We are so blessed to have sweet Sylvia in our lives. So far she has been a pretty good baby. She's a great eater and sleeping doesn't seem to be much of a problem either. Every once in a while she will sleep a solid 4 hours in a row, which helps out this Mama a lot. Andrew seems to be adjusting well. He has his moments of being jealous, usually when I am feeding her. But all in all he loves his sister. He can't say her name yet, so we just call her 'baby.' Enjoy the pics!

Andrew and Sylvia laying side by side, both exploring the world around them
Andrew giving his sister a hug
Sylvia getting ready for her first church service, all pretty in pink and ruffles
Andrew just wanting to be close to his sister
Here is Sylvia getting ready to go home from the hospital
Notice Dad's note about goals/priorities
Just looking sweet :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Grace!

Mommy and Daddy are so proud to meet little Sylvia Grace who was born this AM at 7:06.  She weighed 7 lbs 5 oz. and was 19.5" long.  Among the most common things people commented about, her petite size and long eyelashes were mentioned the most!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

spring time activities

We think (and hope) that spring has finally arrived. We had a really warm March, and then April was quite chilly. May is bringing more sunshine and warmer temps once again. In light of this, we are happy to get out new toys and have new adventures.

In this picture I am 38 weeks pregnant. Of course, as I am posting this, I am actually just over 39 weeks prego. This is longest I have been pregnant since Andrew was born at 37 weeks. I think I had my hopes up that this baby girl would come early too, but so far no luck.

Here is Andrew in his new sandbox.  This was our gift to him for his second birthday.

He also received a new sprinkler.  It's still a little too chilly to actually get the bathing suit on and play in it, but he still likes to put his hands or feet in the water and occasionally take a sip :)

And here we are in downtown Holland for Tulip Time, which has actually been renamed as 'Stem Fest 2012' because all the tulips bloomed early this year.  We still had a good time walking around, seeing people in their dutch costumes, and of course grabbing a goodie or two!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Andrew Counts to 10!

A little more than a month ago, Andrew could barely say a few words.  Now he can count to ten!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Andrew Sings a Song

The words may not be audible, but it's still pretty cute!