Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

About a month ago now we took a field trip to a pumpkin patch with Avery's preschool. This was my first official day with all three kids on my own, so why not jump right in and head to the pumpkin patch with them? I was a bit nervous about this adventure, but it ended up going as well as I think it could. Thanks to the help of some of the other Mom's, it was a successful first outing with all three of them. I was actually quite proud of myself, so I treated myself to a Starbucks latte on the way home! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Meeting Grandparents!

We are so blessed to live in driving distance to all of our parents, so Owen has already met all of his grandparents!

Meeting Yaya!

 Meeting Muttie and Pop Pop!

 Meeting Grandma and Grandpa!

We love you all so much and thank you for how you have all blessed us in this time of figuring out how to be a family of five. We are so thankful for you!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

First day of Pre-K!

Once again, we are involved with a pre-school coop that has been such a blessing to us! This year it's a much smaller group of Mom's with 18 students in the two classes.  Each Mom commits to teaching a certain amount throughout the year; it works out really nicely! Avery is very social and loves to be out and about, so it was definitely time to start school again. Now she can plan (and by calling her a planner, that's probably an understatement) on going to school two mornings a week! I teach the second session, so it will be fun to see how she and some of the returning kids have grown in just one year. She is thrilled to be able to say she is now in the "4-year old class". That's big time!

"I'm cold...that's enough, Mom!" 
It actually was chilly that morning and yes, I'm that crazy Mom that says...
"You're fine, just smile please!"

Here is her cute class on the "Introductory Day" where all the Moms come with their kiddos. They are talking about Mary Njeri, the sweet African girl that all the kids sponsor through Compassion International.

Just for fun...I wanted to see how much she has changed in one year.
She's really growing up on us!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hospital and heading home...

 Moving to a new room...

 John and Jessica


Just Mommy and Owen for most of the day while Daddy was with the girls

 Heading home!

Welcome home baby brother!

The girls meet their brother...


Owen brought the girls gifts...

Avery was so touched that Owen knew she wanted a Rapunzel princess!

 This photo melts my heart, Sophie missed her Daddy!

Our first photo as a family of FIVE!