Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Karter's 4th Birthday Party

Somehow, on June 16th our precious Karterman turned four!!  His actual birthday fell on a Saturday, and he thoroughly enjoyed his day of celebration!! 

Karter is in love with race cars, so planning a race car party was a no brainer!

 I made a lot of decorations for our outdoor bbq, but the windy weather didn't quite cooperate with my plan!

A racing party is not complete without a racetrack!

Karter is quite the party planner and made sure that the event flowed smoothly...especially when it was time for presents!

We got our 4 year old a new bicycle!

After all the presents were open, the party moved to the driveway so Karter could try out his new bike.

 While everyone else was in the driveway, Jonah stayed at the house with me...you know, to help set up the cake....or to make sure he didn't miss out on any tastes!

The boys are so used to me making cookies and cakes for other people, and Karter was so excited his birthday week that everything was for him!  In his sweetest voice, he kept telling Kaden he couldn't have any cookies yet because they were for his party.

Karter had a great idea that him and Jonah could share the big cake...and have a cupcake!

Someone LOVED being the center of attention!

The pesky wind blew out the candles before we were finished singing!

Karter was a good sport and posed for his picture anyway!

But loved it when Gramaw suggested we go inside...and sing again!!

Karter was involved in a lot of his party decisions, and one day while shopping for supplies, he insisted that he have ice cream sundaes at his party!  Who am I to argue with the birthday boy...even though he didn't actually eat any ice cream!

Even though Karter's plan was for him and Jonah to share the big cake, don't think little brother was going to be left out of all that icing!!

Or little cousin, Olivia!!

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate our special little man!!

Karter, you are such an amazing little boy and we couldn't be more proud to be your parents!  We love you, Karterman!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Our Two Baby...

...GIRLS!!!  We are still a little surprised, but overly excited about adding two baby girls to our family!  Right away at our ultrasound last week we got two very clear shots...

Baby A (who is closest to the "door"...aka lower in the uterus) was the first to show us she was a girl!

 And Baby B (who is higher) was not to be outdone by her sister!

Baby A was positioned with her back to us, so we the ultrasound tech couldn't get a great shot at her face...we did get glimpses of it though!  But most of the time we saw her beautiful spine!  You can see her head on the left of the picture and her tush on the right.

Baby B also had her spine out, but since she is higher the tech was able to get a side profile shot....adorable!! 

Everything on the ultrasound looked great and both babies are growing according to where they should be.  Baby A weights an estimated 9 oz and had a heart rate of 141 bpm.

Watching them on the screen was incredible and we just sat in awe as we watched God's miracles move around on the screen.  It is truly amazing to watch all four chambers of their beautiful little hearts work perfectly!!  Baby B weighed in at a whopping 10 oz and had a heart rate of 148bpm.

After our appointment we toured to hospital's birthing center where the babies will be born.  Since these will be our first Indiana babies, we wanted to be familiar with the hospital and know a little bit about what to expect.  We even checked out the cafeteria so Kristoffer will know where to get some food!

Since Terry had the boys, we enjoyed a little date night celebrating our growing family.  And of course, we had to stop by Target to buy some PINK things!!  We wanted to have a cute way to tell the boys about their sisters.  So we got a pack of onesies and wrapped them for them to open.  Karter knew right away that the pink shirts were for his sisters....and had to tell Gramaw right away she guessed right!  It was a very precious memory for us to have!

I think our two little girls are going to be pretty lucky to have such loving big brothers!!
(This is the face when you tell Kaden to say "cheese!".)

This big guy is very into making sure we have toys for his sisters to play with...and is now on the look out for pink cars for them!!