Thursday, May 14, 2009

In the Last 3 Weeks

Family Update:
Well as you can imagine we have been a busy family over the last few weeks. We have had several visitors, gone to the beach, gone to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and celebrated being a family. We got to meet our nephew Cason (Alissa's Brother Chris's son) and catch up with Chris & Lisa (Cason's Dad & Mom) who came out from Wyoming to meet Sara. It was great to see them and play with Cason. We enjoyed spending the weekend with Alissa's side of the family as we went to the Wild Animal Park and the beach for out door fun and a BBQ.
Kiddo Update:
Emma is doing great. She loves going to the park, playing in water with her toys outside and giving Sara her pacifier. She is a great big sister. Emma has been more and more interested in eating food and now asks to try what we are eating. We are very excited for her progress and are hopeful for continued motivation. She continues to use her walker and although she's still not walking independently, she is making strides with her strength and endurance. She is also talking more, although we still have to decipher what she is saying, it is sweet to hear her voice. Emma will have surgery to open her left pulmonary artery in her heart on May 26th. Watch for the updates and please pray for safety and a quick recovery.
Sara is now 6 weeks old and is as cute as can be. She roughly 10 pounds and is growing daily. It is so fun to see her out grow newborn sized diapers and clothes as she heads into the next size. She has brought such joy to our family and its hard to imagine that she's only been with us for a bit over 6 weeks. Today we caught a glimpse of her first smile. What a precious sight. On Mother's Day we dedicated Sara to the Lord. It was so special as she wore Alissa's Christening gown like Emma did when we dedicated her 3 years ago. What a sweet tradition. Watch for more pictures of Mother's Day and her Dedication in future posts as we are a bit behind in updates.
Here are a few pictures of the last 3 weeks.
Sara in the sink...
Celebrating Braden's Birthday

Sweet Sisters...
Emma Loves holding Sara

Too Cute

Lisa (Baby #2),Chris & Cason at the Wild Animal Park

Mommy & Emma & Braden on the tram

Petting a deer with Grandpa

What a sweet smile Cason has.

Mommy & Sara at the beach

Mommy & her Girls

Watching the waves safely on Daddy's shoulders

Chris, Lisa & Cason & (baby #2)
Enjoying the beach

The Entire Crew

Daddy & Sara

Daddy & Emma

Sleeping Sara

Sara loves the car

Smile Sara, what a cutie pie.


heidi said...

OH MY!!!! What a wonderful update! I can see the pure joy in your eyes... being a family of four looks good on you!

I love all the pictures... thank you so much for sharing! We love you guys!

Margi said...

Sara and Emma are so adorable together, I wish I was closer to see them, but I only just got here really! xoxo Auntie Margi

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family you have. Precious precious girls!!!

Mark, I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. I send my thoughts and prayers to your whole family.