Thursday, August 30, 2007

Aunt Sara's House

Sara (Tater's sister) gave me a morning of free time and took Landon to her house to play.

Thank you Sara for being so generous and for creating this adorable online scrapbook of Landon. :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Wesley Malachi

Marc and Diann (Tater's sister) had a baby boy: August 23rd. We went out to visit them in Indiana. It was a fun time! Here he is...

Here are Elle and Wesley together. The new cousins are 11 days apart. :)
Landon got chocolate from Aunt D in the hospital~ Here he is waiting to get washed up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Elle's newborn pictures

Rya Mueller

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Our birth story: Contractions began early Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m. They were 12 min. apart and strong enough to where I couldn't get back to sleep. It may have been the excitement of thinking that this could be it that kept me awake too. So, when sleep was not coming I decided to get up and make cookies (knowing that if this was for real my parents would be coming to get Landon and I wanted a treat for them). At 5:30 in the morning Tater awoke and came into the kitchen and said "Are you a crackstar? What are you doing?" I told him what was up but by then the contractions seem to be disappearing. False alarm? I was getting tired so I went back to sleep till Landon woke us around 7. I slept great but when I woke up the contractions came back. We called my Mom and Dad just in case this was the real thing. They came over and we awaited to see what the outcome would be. Sure enough by 3:30 in the afternoon my contractions were strong and 3 min. apart. We left for the hospital and the rest is as follows: STRONG contractions, Epidural! 4:30 :), pushing around 7:15, Elle arrived 7:24! Before I got the epidural I was dilating very fast so the epidural couldn't quite take completely but it took the edge off the pain and was very nice! We are thrilled to have such a smooth delivery and most of all a beautiful gift from God~ a healthy baby girl!

Tater thought the baby was going to be a girl and I thought boy. Tater was the first one who saw the sex of the baby and got to say it first. :) I didn't quite believe him till I saw her with my own eyes :)

My mom got to be in the delivery room with us. We made that out ahead of time. She had come to us asking if she could view one of her grandchildren being born. She had mentioned that she would stay in the corner and not say anything. My mom, yeah right! Wait- is this proof!?!We had fun and were glad to have her there. She got teary eyed when the baby arrived was our photographer through our incredible experience. Thanks mom for all your support!

Landon has been doing great with baby Elle. He was a little jealous at first but now loves to hold her and help. He even has been setting his little tractors on her lap. We are happy to be a family of four and feel so blessed!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Landon's two year pics

The last picture of Landon that I have handed out to my family and friends was when he was 9 months old. I have been doing bad! We took a few snapshots of him this weekend. We'll tweak the pictures a bit, and we'll have current pictures available soon!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Fun at the Fair

A big thankyou

I want to send a big THANKYOU to Molly W. (one of my former students) for the pedicure gift certificate. My mom and I had a blast getting our toes done!