Some of these pictures have already been posted, but I thought you might enjoy this slide show of Caroline's first day here with us.
Posted by Ryan at 11:24 AM
The large break in blogging has been due entirely to my nine day trip to New Orleans with the youth group. It was a great trip but difficult to be away from the family for so long, especially with one member so new to us. Beth and the kids did great though. Caroline continues to adjust well to living outside the womb. She is eating, sleeping and growing very well. The "older" kids (as they've now officially become) are doing great in the big sibling role. I'll try to have some more pictures up soon so you can see evidence of her growth.
Posted by Ryan at 8:53 AM
We took the kids to see the fireworks last night, that's right on July 3rd. But lest you think it odd to celebrate on July 3rd be assured that it is not. July the 3rd is National Eat Beans Day, American Redneck Day, and the anniversary of Idaho becoming a state, so grab some potatoes and a can of Bush's baked beans, put on some country music and go have a picnic.
Meanwhile, we thought you might like to see a few of the pictures from our Bean Day Celebration.
We took the kids to a carnival at Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City before the fireworks. They had inflatable games, free hot dogs and lots of loud music. It was Caroline's first time out. Here are Caroline and dad getting used to the wild world.
Anna and Luke were feeling quite friendly while they waited on their favorite ride at the carnival.
The kid sneaking in the background insisted on being in this picture. Perhaps he had been infected with Anna and Luke's friendly pheromones.
Luke enjoyed playing while Caroline enjoyed sleeping. A good time was had by all (including mom and dad).
Luke had a firework tatoo painted on his face late into the evening so we let him sleep in it last night. If it's still on his face the next time you see him you'll know why. He was quite proud of his art work.
Gran joined us shortly before the fireworks to see her new granddaughter. Caroline was overjoyed at her arrival, just as she was at the fireworks. No really, look, she's overjoyed!
Posted by Ryan at 10:02 AM
No pictures today; just an update on baby Caroline. She's been sleeping and eating unbelievably well. She lays down for every nap with no problems and she's only been getting up once a night to eat. So we're all thrilled and hoping the streak continues.
She goes for her first doctor's visit today.
We'll keep you updated.
Posted by Ryan at 8:08 AM