Thursday, September 29, 2011

we {love} lucy!

Here are Evan & Jabin on August 17th 2003 in the front entrance of St. John's Hospital with Lucy. This was the day Evan came home.

Fast forward 8 years to September 18th 2011 and here are Evan & Jabin with Gavin & Reagan on the day Gavin came home from the hospital!


We could not wait to take this final picture at the hospital with all four boys before we ALL headed HOME!

 andy :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

around here...

Jabin won a poster contest at school. The prize: $20!!  Here he is with his poster and THE BIG CHECK!

 Evan lost a tooth. That earned him $1. The {silly} tooth fairy left his tooth though!


The babies are HOME!! Reagan came home on Friday Sept 16th. Gavin came home on Sept 18th. Greg was home all last week. It was SO nice to have the babies home and to have him here! He went back to work Monday and they are SUPER busy so he will be working a ton of overtime. :( {Yes, we are SO thankful he has a job and can work overtime, the money is nice ...but he would like to see all of us too!}

On our way home from the hospital.
I sat in the way back with the BIG boys, so I could keep an eye on the little boys. :)

Around here E & J take turns reading to the babies.
i {LOVE} that!

We are all adjusting to life with two new babies.  I am tired. Thankgoodness for helpers! We've waited SO long for this, so I am just tring to take it day by day and enjoy every minuet of it too!

andy :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

my 4 boys {together}

evan & reagan and jabin & gavin


{ together }

Friday, September 9, 2011

g & r {one week old}

our family minus little gavin who was behind grandma kc who took the picture. :(

soon, very soon, we will get a {real} family picture!



{gavin & reagan}

our little babies are one week old!

tonight was the first time we had the chance to take a picture of them side-by-side!!



reagan is an eating machine!

he is off the iv's and in a crib now.

they told us today to get ready because he will be home before we know it!


gavin continues to improve each day!

he is off his breathing tubes and is slowly working on bottle feedings.

{you can do it buddy!}



i am slowly recovering myself.

we are very thankful for our family and friends who have been helping us this week.


it is hard to leave your babies at the hospital that is *almost* and hour away.

we are also very thankful for the nurses and doctors taking care of gavin & reagan!

some of the nurses remember taking care of evan & jabin and can't believe they are taking care of their new twin brothers 8 years later!! :)


andy :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

what i like to do wednesday {babies}



welcome to

what i like to do wednesday
today we are going to talk
{babies}

when it comes to babies
“what i like to do”
is have two at a time!


jabin & evan

born on july 28th 2003


and today i would like to introduce to you these two,

born friday september 2nd, 2011...

{6 weeks early!}

meet baby a:


Gavin Drake

born at 7:24 pm

4 pounds 2 oz

17 1/2 inches long





meet baby b:


Reagan Douglas

born at 7:25 pm

4 pounds 6 oz

17 3/4 inches long






these two have some pretty proud BIG brothers!!


i came home from the hospital on monday.


it was so hard to leave the babies there,

but i know that is the best place for them!


they continue to do well every day.

we look forward to the day when we can bring them home!!


andy :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

the first day of {third} grade



jabin & evan.


third grade.

Third Grade.

THIRD GRADE!!

sorry, i just don't know if it has hit me yet that we have third graders! :)










they both are SUPER excited for their new adventure, they start at a new school, no more elementary school for them! it's now the intermediate school!


i am glad that i got to see them go off on the bus today. **

greg even went in to work a little late so he could get them on the bus with me.


and after school our tradition of chocolate chip cookies will continue.


** NOT that i am glad they are off to school, i'm just glad that i was home to see them go off to school and to make them cookies today! it has been one of those things that i didn't want to miss by being in the hospital! :)