January from my phone

Friday, January 31, 2014







Sam’s first dentist visit

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sam saw Dr. Hoffman today, and he did great!  He wouldn’t lay down for the hygienist, but he opened up just fine!  And he asked Dr. Hoffman to make a balloon out of a glove-because Jack told him he would!  No cavities-yay!image

It’s still there!

“Mom!  The snow’s still there!  Let’s go walk in it!”image


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It’s snowing!  It’s snowing!  School was cancelled yesterday with a promise of snow.  We got nothing but a fun day off school!  We went to bed hoping today would be the day we’d see the white stuff, and sure enough!  It’s everywhere!  We got so much snow!  It reminds me of GR, so I love it!  SO many fun memories in the GR snow!  I’m excited to be making some snow memories with our little family, too!imageimageMargaret’s first snow!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageWe had to go outside one more time before bed!  imageAnd from my phone…image

He loves her SO, too!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I was taking some pictures of our girl after church, Miss Poker-face,imageimagewhen her brother came in to love on her.imageI just couldn’t send him away, he loves her so!imageimageimage

Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Three huge blessings!  Thanks be to God!imageimage

He loves her SO!

Friday, January 17, 2014

I often hear him saying, “Cooome here, my sweet girl.” or, “Jacky’s here (if she’s fussing or not!)  I’ve got you!”  My favorite, “She’s so cute, I could just eat her up!”  Hmm, where does he get all this! :)imageimage

Two Month Well Check

Thursday, January 16, 2014

All is well!  SO grateful for her good health!image

Weight:  11 pounds, 6 ounces (55th percentile)
Height:  24.25 inches (97th percentile)

Two Months Old!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy TWO MONTH birthday, sweet girl!  Time is fling, just like it did with your brothers, and I don’t want to forget any of this!imageimageimageYou are such a content, happy girl-you still sleep most of the time!  When you’re awake, you’ll look around for a little bit, but then you want to be loved on.  Fine by us!  We all want to love on you, too!  And it’s so fun to watch you with your brothers.  We still have to watch Sam and remind him to be gentle, he thinks you’re bigger than you are!, but Jack knows just how to hold you.  If you’re fussing, you usually stop if Jack’s holding you!  So sweet!  You also love for us to sing to you.  You’ll just stare up and be so still.imageYou’re a wonderful sleeper!  Like I said, you still sleep most of the time, so we don’t have a real nap schedule yet.  You love your carrier, which is a good thing because we’re on the go a lot with your brothers.  You sleep in that just fine!  At night, I feed you at 10pm and then you’re up between 6:30 and 7am.  Yay!  (Started this at five and a half weeks)  During the day, you’re ok going four hours between feedings, but for the most part, we’re keeping it every three hours.imageYou’re in size one diapers and still in your newborn gowns.  I love having a tiny one! I’m hanging on to them as long as we can, but I’m sure you’re about to move to the 0-3 or 3 month sizes.  As long as you’re healthy and growing we’ll be happy to move up in sizes!imageYou’ve shown us your sweet smile, and it’s the cutest!  You’re wanting to coo, and you’ve done it a time or two but nothing big time yet.  Almost!imageWe love you to bits and pieces, sweet girl!  God has big plans for you and we’re thankful He gave you to us!  He picked you just for our family and we are so, so grateful for that!

Sweet boys!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I love checking on them at night.imageStill sleeping like a baby!imageimage

Margaret’s Baptism Day

Sunday, January 12, 2014

What a blessing this day was!  Margaret Elaine, today we received you into the Household of God!  We made many important promises today, and we intend to keep them, with God’s help and the help of so many others that love you so much!  You were such a good girl during the service.  We were the last of five families to present a baby for baptism, and you were asleep the entire time.  When it was your turn for Susan to baptize you, she soaked you with each splash, and you woke right up with a cry!  Sweetest little sound!  Alleluia!imageAfter a wonderful service at church, we hosted family and friends for a luncheon in Margaret’s honor.  So thankful for each and everyone of them!imageI used our wedding cake topper beside her baptism cake.  It’ll be so fun to see it on her wedding cake one day a LONG TIME from now! :)imageShe wore our family Baptismal gown.  Third generation and twenty something baby to wear it-including me and the boys, Linds and her kids, and mom.  Made, with love, by great grandma Woudenburg.  So special!  imageMargaret, we can’t wait for you to realize how important these people will be in your life!  You’re so loved, sweet girl!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageThe godparents-Uncle Eddie and Aunt Clark.  SO thankful for the example these two will be for Margaret!imageWith our godchildren-love that sweet Thomas!imageMargaret, today you were sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own forever!

“There is one Body and one Spirit.  There is one hope in God’s call to us.  One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism.  One God and Father of all.”image