Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So what...

So cute, so crazy, so 3!

So big, so happy for spring, so ready to be 6.

So much a girl, so great a dad, so awesome a superhero!

So surprised, so beautiful, so on a sleep schedule!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring park day

It's been a long time since I've gotten a shot of both kids looking and smiling.

Afton is overcoming her fear of falling off the monkey bars. I wish I could say the same for my fears for her.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Solo Success

Today was my first day on my own with three kiddos. Although we missed Patrick, it was nice to get back on a bit of a schedule. Abel and I had preschool time, Afton got her piano lesson, a load of laundry got folded and the dishwasher unloaded/loaded. And I even made Afton a hair clip to go with her green outfit for tomorrow.

And I did it all with no nap (unless nap in a can counts)!

The best part of the day....the arrival of the baby girl box from Aunt Christy. Now Daisy can stop wearing unisex colors and begin embracing pink!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Daisy's first daisy

With a name like Daisy, you better believe this little girl is going to have lots of themed clothing. My friend Barb made Daisy these sweet daisy headbands (currently the only little girl items in my possession...hurry up box!)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Daisy Day Three

We are all happily adjusting to the sweet addition of Daisy to our family. Afton could hold her all day, Abel stops running every few hours to pat her on the head. Having Patrick at home has been soooooo nice. I'm already weepy for when he has to go back to work next week.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Daisy Elizabeth

born Sunday morning, 6:59 am

a very happy big sister

Abel thinks the hospital bed may be more fun than a baby.

Girls take the majority at the Maravilla house.

6 lbs 15 oz, 19.75 in...our smallest baby by a pound.
lots of dark black hair and the eyes are still a mystery.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

When Nana Comes to Town

I forgot to import these great photos of my Mom's visit. She helped me so much. I highly recommend having help come before birth when the energy and ability to complete normal household routines just isn't there.

My kids love having Nana come to help them break rules (candy!!)...

Afton loved having Nana close at hand to get attention from. Losing teeth, crossing the monkey bars, attending her Valentine school party, giving a talk at church...lots of attention getting activities for Nana to participate in.

And Abel loves when Nana plays crazy with him.

Exactly how I feel