Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Thursday, July 29, 2010

the boys...

I told David one of my favorite things to say is ...the boys.  The plural sound is something I have wanted to say for so long.  I love my boys and wish so badly that there were 3 here with me instead of 2.  We miss Forrest SO MUCH but I know he is in such a better place.  I am thankful that I can now say plural, "the boys".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my 30th

I turned 30 last Wednesday so 3 other friends who celebrate their birthday on the 22nd went in together to throw a cookout to celebrate all of our birthdays.  We had a great time.  Thanks Halley for hosting!

Halley, Miller, and I at the end of the night (man do I look tired)
The birthday girls with Miller - me, Casey, Halley, Nell
That night (night before my birthday) was our worst night for sleep. Neither Miller nor Austin slept well. Austin started to get sick with his chest/asthma stuff and Miller just couldn't get settled. I decided I will celebrate my 30th on October 1 when David is finished with the Med and I'm a little more rested. =)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just beautiful

Some updated pics of our sweet addition.
Who would have ever thought I would be in love with a balding, lazy, gassy little man.  He is such a sweet addition to our family.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More visitors

Dad and Sheryl came into town to meet Miller and help with Austin.  It was so nice to have them in town.  The boys loved having them around (and our dog Sadie loved the attention my dad gave her).  They took Austin on lots of fun outings and helped a ton around the house.  They were both work horses and didn't rest a bit.  Thanks for the help...we really appreciated it!

Dad with Miller
We took the boys to Dingdad's hangar to see his airplanes.
Sheryl loving on Austin
The granddads with Austin (in Dingdad's plane)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

do they look alike?

          Forrest                                    Austin                                      Miller

perfect in God's imageIMG_0211

Monday, July 19, 2010

a few firsts

Miller had his first bottle from his daddy the other night.  He did great taking it and then went back to nursing really well afterwards.
I took the boys to church yesterday for the first time. Daddy was working so I thought I could handle it by myself. Miller decided he needed to eat an hour earlier than usual so I fed him in the chapel during the service. He was extremely noisy and then proceeded to wail as we were leaving the building. My nerves were shot by the time I got home. Austin was sweet as could be though. He is really starting to be a great little helper.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

adventures with Uncle Toph

My oldest brother Christoph flew in from New York to help with the boys.  Austin had the BEST time with his uncle.  They had a different adventure each day.

Some days they would play inside on all his toys (Most of the pictures were taken on my brothers i-phone)
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Other days they would play outside
austin pool
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Sometimes they just switched hats for fun
They went to Austin's very first movie (and he lasted through the whole thing)
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They went to the zoo and played on the playground there
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They went to Davis Kidd for Storytime and played with the trains and kitchen
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They played at "My Big Backyard"
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Sometimes Miller wanted a little Uncle Toph time
Thank you Christoph for spending time with your nephews.  I know they will never forget the love and attention you show them.  I love you and I am very thankful for you.
This is a more typical picture of our life with 2 boys =)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

new pics of Miller

Updating the blog has become quite a difficult thing with 2 little ones running around. Here are some new pics of Miller with his eyes open. He is such a sweetheart.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

double stroller

We took our first stroller ride in our new double stroller.  It was quite an adventure because as soon as I put both boys in the stroller, I realized that all 3 tires were flat.  It took me quite some time to figure out how to work the tire compresser but I finally got it to work and we were off on our walk.  The boys loved it and I loved being able to get out with both of them.

Friday, July 9, 2010

sweet boys

We have tried to get a picture of Austin holding Miller but he doesn't want anything to do with it.  He did let me take a picture of the 2 of them on the bed next to each other though.  I love the way Miller is looking at Austin.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the next Beethoven

Austin may be the next Beethoven =)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Video of Austin dancing

Austin loves his little house and just recently figured out that it plays music from the little radio.  He loves to dance to the music after he pushes the button.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Shout out to my Gigi

Big shout out to our Gigi for coming to help when Miller was born.  She stayed a week and helped a ton.  We miss you Gigi and can't wait to see you again.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July from our family to yours.  David is on call all weekend so his parents came over to stay and help with the boys (such a huge help).  We woke up yesterday morning and headed over to Avon Neighborhood Parade.  Austin loved the fire trucks, antique cars, and all the bikes decorated.  Miller enjoye d it as well =)
Today Austin and I headed to a friends house for a little swimming.  It was nice to have some one on one time with my little guy.

Some cute pics of Miller in a fun 4th outfit a friend gave us.