Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1 month

 Evelyn is 1 month old!  (5 days ago)  I can't believe I caught her holding 1 finger up for the picture :)  She's an excellent baby.  She's been doing well going with the flow having to chase the other two around.  The poor thing spends a lot of time in the car seat.  She's already my best sleeper.  Her first stretch at night is around 5 hours.  There's been a couple of times where it's been 6! 
 Audrey wanted to get in the picture action.  She continues to love on Evelyn and help when she can.  Just ask her and she'll tell you what a good big sister she is :)
 Mini Miss in her princess towel after her bath
 Evelyn looking so cute in my favorite outfit.  Chuck's boss' wife knows how to shop :)  She got us this adorable outfit.
As for Carter...He's enjoying soccer.  It just so happens his team got the orange jerseys (his favorite color) and Carter was given #13 (my number when I played volleyball and soccer)  His team has been dominating and Carter even scored a goal.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

anxious & excited

We have been in the rental house 4 months and we are so ready to move into OUR house and finally get unpacked and settled.  As anxious as we are it's also a little surreal to think that we are moving into our house this next weekend.  There still seems to be a good bit to do before it's ready but we know they'll get it done.  There's been a lot going on at the house since we had Evelyn so here's a couple of sneak peaks.
We love how the chimney on the front of the house turned out.  That's the office fireplace chimney.
 I searched a long time to find this stone for the great room fireplace and it was worth the effort.  So happy with how it turned out.
 I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I can't wait to get settled into my kitchen!  So happy with the tile backsplash and the awesome medallion over the stove.
Loving the glass tile backsplash in the basement bar.
The powder room is coming together.  I'm happy we splurged on the vessel sink.
It's so exciting to see these finishing touches go in the house.  Can't wait to post pictures of it completely done!

Random pics

 Audrey always has to keep tabs on where Evelyn is.  If I set her down she immediately asks me where baby Evelyn is.  Here she is checking on her in her crib.
 Carter loving on Evelyn
Chilling in her boppy 
Evelyn is the first one of the three to not hate tummy time.  I was surprised how long she lasted before complaining.
Audrey wanted Evelyn to sleep in her princess bed with her.

Friday, September 21, 2012

more visitors

 Grandma & Grandpa stopped to visit on their way up to Wisconsin.  Here's Audrey goofing around with Grandpa.
Grandma got a lot of cuddling in with Evelyn
Grandma & Grandpa with all 3 grand kids

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


 Audrey had her first day of preschool on August 29th. (yep, I'm almost a month behind on this blog)  She was so excited to start at her new school she didn't want to pose for the picture.  She just wanted to get in the car and go.
 When we got to school she wanted her picture taken in this random chair in her room instead of somewhere cute.  Her excitement died down when one of her classmates was screaming bloody murder when her mom left.  Luckily, it didn't scare her too much and she still went into class without a problem.  She was all smiles and said she had fun when I picked her up later that morning.
 Evelyn started to give smirks and grins
such a cutie

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Bath

 It was time to give Evelyn her first bath at home.  Audrey pushed a chair over to supervise.  Carter did the same thing when Audrey was a baby.
 Of course she hated it and protested the whole time.  Thankfully, she's gotten used to it now.
 Wrapped up in her princess towel
 Dressed and cuddling with her big sister
Bathed, fed and totally content

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Big Brother Big Sister

 I had to get a picture of the kiddos in their big brother/big sister shirts.  I found the perfect one for Carter since his says big brother in charge.  We all know that Carter always takes charge and thinks he's the boss :)  Audrey says that hers says big sister in charge even though is doesn't.
 First attempt at adding Evelyn in her little sister outfit.  She obviously was not having it.
One last attempt.  By the time Evelyn was content and happy, Carter and Audrey were over it.  Oh well.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

first visitors

Tita Angela and Uncle Brett came the first weekend we were home with Evelyn.  Chuck and Brett enjoyed golfing both mornings.  It was nice to have them here for the weekend.  Of course, Carter and Audrey loved having them here and getting the extra attention.
Tita Angela got a lot of snuggle time in with Evelyn while the guys golfed.
Mom and Mike came down for the day Sunday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Just born

Evelyn sporting her just born sticker
Getting so much love and attention from her big sister
and big brother
Audrey trying to pick her up for squeeze hugs
Looking up to her big brother already

Friday, September 7, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 23rd Evelyn and I were ready to go home from the hospital.  Chuck took Carter to school and came straight to the hospital in case they let us go right away.  They got all the discharge things taken care of quickly and we were home before lunch.
 Evelyn ready to go in her cute girly car seat.  Being a third child she's going to spend a lot of time in this car seat chasing the other 2 to school and all their activities.
 Carter was so happy to see that we were home when get got back from school.  The first thing he does when he gets home from school every day is wash his hands and puts the boppy on his lap to hold Evelyn.  He's such a sweet big brother.
Happy to have their baby sister home
 Audrey showing Evelyn her princess book.  She was telling her about all the different princesses.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meeting Evelyn

 Carter only had a half day of school his first day.  Chuck took the kids out to lunch then over to the hospital to visit Evelyn and me for the afternoon.  It was nice having them there.
 Sweet Carter had to hold Evelyn first.
 Happy to be a big sister
 I love this one of them.  The looks on their faces are just too precious.  They love her already.
Daddy getting some Evelyn time in.  He did an amazing job being Mr. Mom while I was in the hospital and the first week home.  He's a wonderful dad and husband!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

First day of school

 Carter had his first day of school Wed. 22nd.  Since I had Evelyn the night before Chuck got to play Mr. Mom and get him to school.  Our rental house is zoned for a different school than where we are building so we have to drive Carter.  He'll be able to take the bus when we move into our house.  I was sad I missed taking him to his first day but Chuck did a good job taking pictures for me.  I also got to call him on the way and wish him a good day.  Carter was so excited to start at his new school and be a big 1st grader.
 Posing in front of the school
At his desk
Carter had a great first day and really likes his new school.  He has a great teacher and we know he's going to have a great year.