Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday, Caleb!!

I remember the days when I thought people with 7 year old kids were....I don't know, just had old kids.  They were my age, so it wasn't old that I was thinking, I just couldn't imagine having a 7 year old.  Well, now I have a 7 year old & he is amazing & boy do I love having him.  Caleb is an amazing big brother, a compassionate friend & a sweet son.

Caleb had a great 7th Birthday and when Tim was asking him about his day, before bed, Tim asked, Caleb - did you have a good birthday?  Caleb responded with an astounding OF COURSE!  He then when through the list of fun things we had done and the great decorations the 'birthday fairy' had done in the night.  It was very sweet to listen to him recount the days events as he gave us big hugs and told us thank you.  Those are the moments we, as parents, wish we could bottle up to listen to throughout the years.

We are excited about what this next year has in store for Caleb.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Samantha Maria Ciccone - May 8, 2011

Oh what a beautiful baby she is.
She arrived as a sweet Mother's Day gift to me @ 3:26 pm, born in Topeka, KS, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz., 10 fingers and 10 toes.  She's healthy and beautiful.  Her delivery was quick and smooth.  She has a perfectly round head and has been eating, pooping and sleeping right on schedule with her age.
Moments after Samantha was born

Samantha's first bottle

Family of 5

Big brother

Josiah tries to help feed his sister

cuddled up in a blanket great gramma darsie made
We were able to take her home from the hospital just 24 hours after she was born.  All the necessary paperwork had been signed, the judge had awarded us temporary custody and the Dr. had cleared her for a healthy baby release to go home.

Since we got home, she has been easy, relaxed and doing everything she should be.  Her cord fell off today, so, we don't have anything to be 'concerned' about or watch any longer.  Exciting things for an infant!!
stories with auntie lori

stories with mom
napping with auntie lori
Auntie Kirsten comes to visit
She's had lots of visitors, including Auntie Lori, who drove down from MN for a day.  We are looking forward to Gramma Pam & Grampa Rod coming to visit next weekend, followed by The Ciccone Clan the following weekend, then Auntie Lori, Uncle Bryan and her cousins the next weekend.  The fun is never ending!!

Big Brothers watch over her
We love her to pieces and look forward to the many years of smiles she will bring.  Our Sweet Samantha!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Update...

We just got word this afternoon that baby girl Ciccone will be arriving Sunday, via induction, at the latest.  She is progressing toward delivery, as of today's Dr. appointment.  So, we are getting ready!!

thanks for you prayers!!