Lilypie - Kids Birthday

Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Caroline pictures

I had big plans for all the photo sessions I would do with tiny baby Caroline.  Life happens and time for pictures isn't going as I hoped (imagine that...), but I'm still getting some sweet shots of our girl.

On this particular afternoon, I kicked Ryan and the big 4 out of the house so I could have a few minutes of super quiet for pictures of Caroline.  She is so beautiful and sweet!

Precious girl, we love you SO very much!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Caroline's first (sponge) bath

Caroline had a little sponge bath tonight.  She didn't love it.

Being snuggled by her big brother in her towel?  Much better!

sleeping beauty

Collin said, "Caroline, don't you think you've done enough sleeping today?"  She's a sweeeeet, sleepy girl.  She's doing so great!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Collin learns Monopoly

Ryan's home with us for a couple weeks while I recover and we adjust to life as a family of 7.  He and Collin have a sweet new routine while the rest of us are napping in the afternoons:  eating puppy chow and playing Monopoly.

Collin LOVES Monopoly!

It's especially great when you're winning, of course.

There are so many good skills to be learned with a game like Monopoly, and Collin is having a blast with it.  Now if we can just correct his pronunciation so he doesn't call it "Mono-poly!"

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Collin and Lauren.  I tell you what:  they're always up to something fun!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

bringing Caroline home

The hospital was on visitor lockdown because of flu season, so the kids weren't able to come see us and meet Caroline.  We were so excited to get home so we could all be together.

The gang was excited to see us too!

Collin Cooper was born for the big brother role.

Lauren Kate is thrilled to have a baby sister!