Welcome Baby Caroline!

26 Feb

Matty’s brother Dave and his wonderful wife Natalie had their first baby last Tuesday, February 18th. Caroline Mae (or Callie, or Callie Mae) weighed 9 lbs 8 oz and measured 21 in long. And she is precious! The kids and I stayed up in NJ on baby watch so I got to see Callie Mae less than 24 hours after she was born. Even though she is a big baby she seemed tiny to all of us. We’re back home now and miss her already.

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Joseph Seven Months

26 Feb

Joe’s sixth month was full of big changes. A few days in he started pulling himself up to stand and then a few days after that he took off crawling! Now Joe is really on the move and he is fast, including up the stairs and to anything you don’t want him to have. He loves everyone and is always ready to reward you with a huge toothy grin.

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Snow Angel

26 Feb

This has been a very snowy winter and we have been loving every minute of it. Ruby especially enjoys playing in the snow, even at night.

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Ruby on the Banks of the Lafayette River

26 Feb

One day over Christmas Ruby was having a bit of a rough time listening and obeying so I decided to take her outside for a little break. It was a beautiful, mild day and the one-on-one time seemed to help her attitude improve a bit. This little rocky beach is right across from my parents’ house.

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Joseph Six Months

26 Feb

Joe’s half-birthday is Christmas Day (convenient, no?). He is such a joy and we are so very grateful for our sweet boy. A few days before this his first tooth popped, and now he has four!

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Little Angel

26 Feb

Ruby as an angel at a church nativity play:

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And at Christmas Eve service:

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Seven Cousins!

26 Feb

Ruby and Joe had so much fun hanging out with all of their cousins over Christmas at Mama and PopPop’s house. The grown-ups had so much fun watching them.

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