Thursday, December 25, 2008

a merry christmas!

Merry Christmas! This last few days has been filled with fun, fun, fun for us, especially because Beej is finally done with school! Yippee! We have spent our days playing, making Christmas treats, cuddling with Maizie, and playing some more. What a fun Christmas this has been! Here is a quick recap of this morning:

Oh, and this was last night...I promised my mom this pic of the cake I made for a fun dinner with friends last night.
Back to this morning...started at 5:45 am...
We had a sweet mixing of ......Batman,
Buzz Lightyear,
a sweet girl,

and tons of funny moments...promise to watch this one to the end. Booker has something to say that you will never forget..I still can't believe we caught this on camera!:)

video
Merry Christmas from Batman, Buzz and Maizie.

Friday, December 19, 2008

my sweet babies.

There is nothing that I love more than to get pictures back from a photography session that show my kids personalities to a T. Amazing Kara took these and I love every one of them from both sessions. These remind me why I love to be a mom...when I look at these and see their sweet little faces it also reminds me how much influence I have in their life, especially right now, and how much harder it makes me want to try!














mmmmm...I just want to gobble them up!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

a week in maizie's eyes.

Hi everyone...I'm sure you are wondering what I have been doing all week so here is a quick recap. I was born on Monday evening after 12 hours of labor. I couldn't come too quickly because mom and dad had to enjoy the whole season 1 of The Office AND I was trying to give dad a few hours of study time before his final on Wednesday. See how sweet I am?! When I finally did make my entrance into the world the doctors said I was pretty big..9 lbs, 6 oz...I guess he just didn't realize how great mom fed me in the womb! We stayed the night in the hospital where they checked me ALL night long. They kept sticking this really cold metal thing on me, right when I was getting warm, so of course I had to tell them I didn't like this and then they gave me to my mom. She let me eat whenever I wanted and kept me warm next to her. Then dad would steal me away and snuggle me in the chair where we would both snooze a little.

We were all ready to leave the next day. They told me my skin was a little too yellow, but we took care of that the next two days when I wore a little contraption that made me look like a silly glowworm. Apparently it did the job. While at home this week I got to snuggle and love my grandma, be held and kissed and poked and kissed and be sweetly talked to over and over by my big brothers. I can already tell I am the luckiest girl in the world to have two great big brothers like them. They already love me a lot.

I got to be wrapped and wrapped in lots of blankets..this one is from my grandma Kim. I love it so much. The colors make me smile inside and the blanket keeps me warm outside. Isn't it great!
And then, If you know my mom, you know she has been pretty excited to get me here. She dresses me in the craziest things, although she showed me myself in the mirror one day and what I could see looked pretty darn cute. My only complaint is that there is no end to this madness! I guess I need to just learn to love it too!:) Here I am:




I was just getting back from getting my pictures taken here...do you want to see a sneak peek? Click HERE.

Pretty much, you can see that I just have the best life ever. My two big brothers give me two thumbs up to my being here...and if I could, I would wink right back.



I can't wait to meet you all. xoxo maizie grace

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

she's here.

Booker and Lincoln are proud to announce the arrival of their little sister:



Maizie made it into this world last night in a loud way.
She weighed in at 9lbs 6oz and is 20 1/2 inches long. She took after her brothers with her white hair and long eyelashes...just too cute.



This is just a quick update..and we will update more when we get home, but more than anything we are so greatful she is here and healthy and can tell she has already and will bless our lives every second. And thanks mom, for taking on the ginormous task of taking care of the boys.


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Thursday, December 4, 2008

get your disco shoes on.

answer to question number one: NO, the baby is not here yet. soon enough, after all, my widget on my sidebar says 0 days to go..and "it's go time". apparently they know.

do you know what the number one song on your birthday is? here's mine:




andy gibb "shadow dancing"

what's yours?http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

Monday, December 1, 2008

getting anxious

only 3 days to go and i feel like i could pop at any time. look at that belly! arrrrrrgh!:)
we've all taken our chance to tell little maizie that it is time to come. hopefully she will listen VERY soon!:)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Warning...Posts Galore...

So after a crazy hiatus of no posting...well, all my pics were on the hubby's computer...I finally caught up (I think). So go ahead and read..and listen (I finally figured out how to put videos on!)
Make your way back to Booker singing Cruella Devil...it will make your day!:)

we three kings..

I know lately there have been Booker stories GALORE..but believe me, we will get lots of Lincoln on here soon...he sure feeds off of Booker, so we will get to his stories later.
Today, Booker announced he is done being a pirate. And Batman. Batman only lasted 2 weeks. "Well, what are you now?" I asked. "A king," he replied. And we left it at that. Well, later on today, he brought it up again. "Mom, I don't want to be called Pirate Booker any more...or Batman..." and I interrupted with, "I know, you told me you want to be a king, right?" "Yep," he said. "Well, should I call you King Booker?" I asked. "No, I don't want to be called Booker either..." he said. "Well, what should I call you then," I inquired....and as fast as I could ask the question, he simply replied, "Just call me....King of Glory." I would love to know what they talked about at church today...and he has gone by this the rest of the evening...
so we made blue crowns..(very important that it be blue..)
and he made a throne on the couch...
and wanted to wear the blanket on his head??..don't know where this quite fit in..

and dubbed a second king...

and made him a throne as well...

and ruled our "castle"...or so he said.

do you wonder who the third king is...

Yep, they get all their kingly skills from him.. :)

i love you, beej and my other 2 kings.
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the dinosaur museum

With the baby coming soon, we have made the switch of putting the boys in one room, and moving the toys to the basement room and turning into our play room. After two weeks, we wonder why we waited 2 1/2 years to do this...Well, Booker went down the other night and after about 1/2 hour called Beej down to see what he had created. Beej called right to me, so I grabbed the camera and when I entered the door Booker said, "Welcome to the dinosaur museum." And this is partially what I saw in my guided tour:
"Here is the T-Rex, he is very large and mean"

"Here is the Diplodocus...."

and on and on he went until I saw all of the dinosaur bones in his "exhibit". what an imagination!
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see mom, i really used them.

my mom sent us new cookie cutters for halloween..so for an afternoon project the boys and I decorated sugar cookies..these things were huge..and very SUGAR FILLED..thanks, mom!:)
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beggars night surprise

Here in Ohio, each town decides what night will be trick or treating night, and for us it ended up being on October 30...so out we went..and what do you think stopped the boys in their shoes...i mean, pirate boots??...

and gave them looks like this...

and this....

that's right, just down the street from where we live were 3 huge hot air balloons...my boys were both mesmerized and could have stayed there for a VERY long time, if we didn't remind them that they could go get more candy...

man, we are going to miss this place next year!
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bookers last game

I know this is late coming..Booker finished his soccer season on a freezing night...check out what he wore...
yep, that was him in his camo pants and camo jacket..pretty smooooth!
lincoln wasn't happy without his superhero shirt on and threw a tantrum until i put it over his jacket.

Booker was so excited to get his award...

Look at that medal! What a great season..and what a great soccer player!

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