Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Photo Shoot of Sisters for Lucy's 2nd Birthday

I tried to take some cute pictures of these three little sisters on the morning of Lucy's 2nd birthday, but she was being such a varmint! A few weeks later, they are making me smile.(But why can I not forget to check the ISO? It was at 4000 again with all of this beautiful natural light.) We love this little girl so much. She is full of personality and always makes her presence known. Lately she has been saying, "I need you, Mommy! I need you!" in the most earnest little voice. And she calls Michael, Buckle. "Buckle, Buckle, I need you!" Who could resist that?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three Weeks Old

Mary, three weeks old. I can't believe how much bigger she is in three short weeks. Postpartum weeks sure fly! Did time almost stand still for others while I was pregnant, or did it go this fast? I'm sleepy and my world feels chaotic, but we're all very happy.
Michael, playing his cello. If he doesn't get his practicing done in the morning, Lucy makes it really hard. She loves to stand right up against him and help him with his bow. He often gives up and reads to her and finishes his practicing later.
Grandma Dastrup reading to Lucy. We haven't found her saturation point with books yet. She loves to be read to. 

Little Red Riding Hood, a Gray Kitten, and an Airforce Pilot

A simple, happy Halloween with Mary only one week old. Grandma Thompson was still with us, and took the kids Trick or Treating with Travis while Anna, Emily, and Mary stayed home. Travis lucked out, and though he was on Citywide ophthalmology call, he didn't have any calls while he was Trick or Treating with the kids. Grandma made some yummy Halloween soup, and when the kids came home we watched Harry Potter 1. They thought they could drop off Lucy and go back out with Michael and Sarah, but when she realized they were leaving her, she grabbed her pumpkin and raced for the door, only to have it close just before she could slip out. She was crushed and sobbed until Travis came back for her. Lucy gets Trick or Treating, and she hates being left behind. Sarah was Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy wore the gray kitten costume that Grandma Thompson made for Anna when she was two years old and also obsessed with kitties, and Michael stoically squeezed into last year's costume, an Airforce pilot, even though it was really too small for him. Our awesome neighbor, who is a real Airforce pilot, lent him his hat and leather bomber jacket, but I didn't get any pictures of the complete look. No one was cooperating for group pictures, but we'll remember that we got it done, and that it was even fun!

School Picture Day for Sarah

I should really call this Playing with Grandma Thompson's Macro Lens. We definitely want one of these some day. I'm just impressed that I remembered that it was school picture day. I don't always order them, but they're less expensive in Utah than they were in Indiana and Minnesota, and Sarah wanted to get her picture taken with everyone else. Plus, we don't get a lot of bad pictures of Sarah. We have some really fun school pictures of Michael. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mary at Home

Everyone loves to hold this little girl. We are having so much fun with her!

Second Day in the Hospital