Monday, December 5, 2011

Thanksgiving and Neil's Blessing Day

We were lucky enough to be able to have Thanksgiving with both sides of our family this year. On Thursday we went to Dave's sister's house. On Friday we went to my parent's house. I loved  being able to do both. 
That Sunday we blessed Neil in our home. It was a nice, low-key event. 

 (My dad took all the pictures. Of course, Neil gets all the attention lately. :) Once that New Baby smell wears off he'll become just another grandchild. I am grateful for all of these great pictures. Thanks, Dad.)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Did the days get shorter?

They must have... and why did no one warn me.

I do not get everything done that I would like to. The house needs a maid service. I usually need a shower or should have used my shower time to do something else that was important. Some days are better than others. I get things straightened, actually make dinner, and the kids get a bath. Other days I wonder where the time went.

Neil is a good baby. He is sweet. He eats/nurses well. He cries only when he needs something. He likes to be held and doesn't like to be left alone in a room while he is awake. He does pretty well at night. Last Monday he weighed 12 lbs. 5 oz. and was 23.5 inches. We are lucky to have such a great baby boy. Neil also has a few names that Izzy likes to call him: Franklin Baby, NeilLangston (said like it's one word), NeilFranklin, Frankie baby, etc. Corban had a "conversation" with him the other day. It was the cutest thing. Neil has been cooing and making more and more noises and it is fun to be able to interact with the smiles and sounds. The kids love their little brother. We all do.

I would tell you more, but the kids are asking for some help and I know this will not be published anytime soon if I don't do so now. Hope you are all doing well. We are slowly getting our act together. I love my family.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Who is who?

Look at it. Take a guess.

Answer: (from left to right) Dave, Corban, Izzy, and Neil. 

I love Corban's pictures. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Who is who? by Izzy

Our family by Izzy.

Daddy, Corban, Neil, Izzy, Mommy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A few recent pictures. . .

Things are going well. Neil is such a sweet boy. The days seem to be flying by without me being able to accomplish much, but I am trying to just enjoy my time with the kids. My house is suffering for it, but that is alright. I need to just enjoy and love these kids while I can. The necessities get "done" for now and life still goes on even if I don't get to do the projects that fill my mental to-do list. 

Since I haven't really figured out how to fit everything I want to do into my day... blogging/computer time is going to be pretty low on my list until I get the swing of things. For now, here are a few pictures taken my my father, of course. (Thank you, Dad.)



Here are Corban's and Isabelle's hospital pictures from the days they were born.
The more I look at him, I think that Neil looks the most like Corban (and Dave)... but he also has some of Izzy in him. 

Poor little Neil all bruised and swollen.


Found this hanging on Mister Corban's wall along with 2 lists of  neighbor kids/students. He said he wants to be a teacher. I said that would be great, and that he could go to school to become one. He said he wants to just be a kid and be a teacher. He said Ms. Petty already taught him how to be a teacher- She does something and then the class does it. (So that's all there is to teaching.)

Then he asked if we could buy some desks.

He holds "class" a few times a week, and the neighborhood kids actually go along with it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Neil Franklin Langston

We welcomed our baby boy into the world on September 19th.
He weighed 9 lb. 4 oz. and was 22 in. long. 
He arrived at 6:25pm.
It was a quick and intense labor.
I had my supportive family, my loving husband, and my amazing Dr. to help me through the delivery. 
He was nameless for 4 days, until we decided on Neil Franklin Langston.

We love this little guy. He is so sweet. I will write up the "birth story" soon for those who have been asking about it. It was a great day. We are all recovering well.