Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Hadlie

I'm still not back to blogging regularly, but here are some more pics for the grandparents and anyone else who cares. I realize Ava wasn't very well represented in the last set of pics and thats because she wouldnt go anywhere near Hadlie for a little while. We think she was a little scared (weird, I know). Anyways, she finally wanted to hold her for the first time today. And Kailee is still obsessed with her new little sister.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Here She Is!

Well, we were trying to hold out for my due date on the 11th so my mom could be here but Ms. Hadlie had other plans. Instead we got to wake up friends at 1 am and pawn off our girls for the next two days! Thank goodness for such good friends! Anyways, Hadlie Elizabeth Daniel was born at 7:30am on Feb. 5. She is PERFECT! It's so amazing to have a third little girl that I know I will love as completely as my other two wonderful daughters. How could one mom be so lucky!?

Kailee was so excited to hold her new baby sister!

We just brought her home yesterday, and my mom is here now, so we're all just loving having Hadlie here. Can you tell if Kailee likes her at all? She would hold her like this all day if I let her!

Catch Up

Before I get to the big news, I thought I better go in order and catch up on all the other things I wanted to post. This blog has turned more into a photo album since I don’t get much time anymore to sit and type. But I figure it will at least keep family and friends in the loop. And let’s be honest, I never really wrote anything very interesting anyways.

A New Addition to our Family

Kailee got a pet rat for her birthday in December! Yes, a rat. I had one as a pet growing up and they are a surprisingly good pet! They are smart and clean, and love to be with people. We’ve always wanted a dog, but can’t have one in our townhome here, and the goldfish just weren’t cuttin’ it. Kailee named her Beevie. (No idea where that came from). Anyways, Beau and I are enjoying here just as much as the girls. We can just let her run free for an hour each day because she only poops in her cage and constantly returns to “cuddle” us while she is exploring. So if anyone wants a good easy, small pet…..get a rat!

Outdoor Fun

We’ve had a lot of snow here lately. But its just the pretty powder that melts a few days later so we’ve been able to still enjoy being outdoors some days.
Kailee and Ava got a Power wheels for Christmas (one of the nurses Beau works with just gave it to us because her daughter outgrew it). They’ve been having fun driving up and down our street. I love how much they love to play with each other too!
They also got a sled from Santa so we had a lot of fun testing that out on one of our snow days!

Steelers Pride!

It was fun to be here in Pittsburgh for the Superbowl this year. People here were already crazy when it came to the Steelers. Anywhere you go (even when its not football season), people are decked out in Steelers garb, have their cars decorated, and they even officially postpone Halloween if it falls on the night of a Steelers game. So of course it was exciting to be here to witness them going to the Superbowl. We had fun with friends at their superbowl party and tried to look a little like real Pittsburgians (is that what you call people from Pittsburgh – I dunno), even if were secretly rooting for the western team who had never made it to the superbowl (shhh..). I guess we’re happy with the outcome though. It was a good game, and it would have been scary here if the Steelers would have lost!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas with Kailee and Ava

I thought I'd try and capture a little of our winter/Christmas celebrations for the grandparents and family out there who we won't be able to be with for the Holidays. We love you all and can't wait till next year when Beau will be done with school and we can see you much more often!

Our First Snow lasted a couple days but we got in some good fun. Poor Beau had to try and make a snowman for Kailee with very un-packable powder and Ava enjoyed her first winter being able to play in the snow.
We also enjoyed making our traditional Christmas Cookies! Kailee and Ava are always ready to help mommy in the kitchen. They love to eat all of the yummy ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, and cookie dough. Ava even samples the cinnamon and baking powder. I never know quite how much of the ingredients they've stolen out of the bowl though so it's always a miracle when the cookies turn out ok.
Finally, we decorated our Tree. Once the girls had about 3 ornaments on every low branch, Daddy had to lift them up to finish off the top of the tree. They did a great job!

I hope you all have as wonderful of a Christmas as we are already having! We love you all and I will try to get Christmas morning pics up asap too!

Less Than 2 Months To Go!

Sorry it took me so long to get a pic of my tummy! I've heard the camera is supposed to add some weight so lets just say that mine adds 45 lbs. (and for those of you here in PA that have seen me in person, please just go along with the camera explination). Ashley, I hope this public humiliation brings you a little more holiday joy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Home can be a Heaven on Earth!

Ava's not a huge cuddler so we have to take our opportunities when she gives them. Yesterday morning both she and Kailee were cuddling me on the couch as we watched "My Friends Tigger and Pooh." Even though I didn't want to get up and miss the moment, we only had 20 more minutes till I had to get Kailee to school, so I ran upstairs to get clothes for her. When I came back down, this is what I saw....I just love that they love each other so much!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I know movies are never as good as books, and I tried not to get my hopes up but I was soooo disappointed! I have heard from a few people who loved it but I don't get it! Even the critics said it was better than the books! Better than the books?? The only reason it was somewhat entertaining was because of the books. As a Twilight fan I was able to enjoy parts of the movie but here are my reasons for not liking it:
1. It was so cheesey! I think the characters were good actors but it almost seemed to me like the director was making fun of it!
2. It didn't develop characters, or explain things well enough. I think that people who haven't read the books would be lost and confused and think the whole story is just dumb. I don't think anyone will be reading the books as a result of seeing the movie. (which is sad because they would love the books).
3. It seemed way too much like a low-budget movie. Tip: if you aren't going to spend the money to make special effects look somewhat real, then don't put them in (especially if they are not even in the book-like with the hopping from tree to tree sceene.) Which leads me to my last complaint...
4. "You better hold on spider monkey." Like Edward would ever say anything as dumb as that!

Let me know what you all thought!