Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Time

Christmas is not far away now. It's a gift to be able to spend it this year with little Isaac as well. Gabri loves her little brother so much. Today she was leaning really close to his face when he was just starting to wake up from a long nap, so I told her to give him some "space." She quickly replied "No Daddy, he doesn't even have a rocket ship!"

Birth of our Son

On Sunday December 9th at 3:18 PM our son Isaac Thomas was born. He weighed eight pounds and four ounces. The drive down to the birth and family place in Salt Lake City was when Nicole handled most of her labor. She barely made a sound in the back seat, dealing with the pain internally; all I could hear was steady controlled breathing. She dealt with the pain so well that as I was driving I thought they would send us back due to a false alarm! When we arrived at the birthing center at 2:35 PM, Nicole told her midwife she felt the urge to push. She got in the tub, and before we knew it, baby Isaac was born! Nicole delivered naturally and her strength surprised even me. What a gift from God.

When we got home (about 8:30 PM on Sunday), Isaac slept well during the night and had no problems nursing, two things that were very different with Gabri. Cindy is in town helping us with the kids, cooking and cleaning so Nicole and I have been just taking it easy for the most part (Gabri and Isaac aren't doing so bad themselves as you can see).

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dressing Up

Gabri decided that she wanted to dress up today, so she put on some bunny ears for a tiarra. Lucky for me, the princess decided that she needed another royal friend:

Long live the queen.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Little Monkey

Here is Gabri in her monkey costume that she wore for Halloween. Nicole put candy in her shrek-head basket before they went out. The first house she went to, she tried to give the people who answered the door her candy. Hopefully that generosity carries on into adulthood!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Birth of our Blog

The title is latin for "Love Conquers All." It is a quote from the first century B.C. Italian poet, Virgil. I thought it would be appropriate for our family as we are sinners, but by God's grace love is victorious.