Thursday, June 23, 2011


This baby is definitely not missing any meals.

While I have breast fed two other children well into pre-school age it still amazes me that my milk can do this. It is crazy how my milk plumps up what was just almost six months ago a little newborn.

This baby is also cutting her first tooth and likes to gnaw on her lower lip for a good portion of the day. I am thankful that this one did not start teething until almost 6 months. My first two had teeth at 4 months of age. While I love a grin with just a few teeth a gummy mouth sure is cute!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


First I have to thank my friend Corey for taking this perfect picture. I love it! We haven't gotten a great family picture in a few years. Aside from Hannah not smiling at the camera. I will give her a pass she is only 5 months old after all.

Riley received her first communion on May 14th. Paul wasn't able to snap a picture of that as a woman stepped right in front of him as he clicked the camera. At least I have the mental image to remember which is just as special. Being raised Catholic this was such a special day to watch my first born receive the body and blood of Christ. What is even more special is that she looks forward to taking Christ into her body each week.

Riley was able to get a picture with another girl whom she was baptized with. We see this family at church and it has been so neat to see their daughter and family grow through the years.

Our family definitely needed this happy moment in all of our sadness last month. Unfortunately my mother was not able to attend as she was with my grandmother in her last days. My grandmother would have been so happy and proud of Riley.