Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Brinley!!!

Today was Brinley's birthday. She was so excited to get up and go to school because she got to wear the birthday crown and also sit on the birthday chair. I can't believe my little girl is SEVEN. That is just crazy to me to think that we have a child that old! She is such a fun little girl! For my personal journal I want to record some of her great qualities and the many reasons I love her......
She has always been my little snuggler. She loves to cuddle with me and she loves to and give hugs!
She is very helpful and will do what I ask. I usually don't have to ask her more than once to do something for me.
She is a great big sister and a great help...especially since Jaxston has joined our family. She loves him!
Whenever she gets home from school, the first thing that she does is run to find him and she begs to hold him!
She loves to watch movies with me.
She loves school and is a very good reader!
She loves to socialize. Her teacher is always commenting on how nice she is at school to everyone. (Now if we could just practice this a little more at home to her sister :)
We love you Brinley and we are so glad that you are part of our family! You are a great example to Halle, she loves you and looks up to you so much! We are very glad that you came to our family 7 years ago, you were our miracle baby and we are glad that you choose us as your parents!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday Halle Dear!

It was Halle's Birthday on Saturday. She turned four years old! I can't believe that it has been four years since she was born. She sure has brought something special to our family. She is a special little spirit and has a mind of her own. I wouldn't change her strong willed personality though (most days! :) ) She does have a soft heart though. She would do anything for Brinley to make her happy. I just thought that I would share some pictures of her throughout her last four years and let her know how special I think she is and the reasons i love her.
I love to have one on one time with her cause she always makes me laugh! .
She is so funny and is full of personality.
She loves to help me clean and she is always telling me that I need to clean out my drawers or that my floor needs to be mopped! What would I do without her?
She loves babies and tries to be a mommy to anyone younger than her.
She is a busy body. She doesn't sit still for more than two minutes. Watching a movie is just too long for her to stay in one place at a time!
She is always more concerned about Brinley than she is herself. Some days she makes me want to pull my hair out but then the next second she has us laughing!
She is always very complimentary and honest. She always tells me I look cute or my outfit is cute. She is very sweet! She also tells me when she doesn't like something. I love it!
She loves her preschool and she knows how to write her name. She is always asking me what different words are or what this and that spell. We love her so much and are so blessed to have her in her family! Since I had my baby I have been thinking about how complete each member makes our family feel. Our family definitely would not be complete without her special spirit.
We love you Halle Jo!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Pics of our new baby....

Just some updated pictures that we have taken our our little Jaxston. We still think we looks a lot like Brinley did as a baby. A lot of people say that he looks like his dad too! He has been so much fun and the girls LOVE him! They are being very helpful! Brinley has really surprised us! She was the one that didn't want another baby in our house, but she has loved him from the minute he was here. He is very sleepy and sleeps most of the time still. The first night we brought him home, we were up every hour with him. Nate was so good to get up and try and help with whatever he could. But then last night he kicked us out because he had to be to work! Then he slept all night and only woke up once! He is a very good baby so far! We have to get him checked tomorrow for jaundice, he was a little high at the hospital and he is looking a little yellowish. Both of our girls had it as well. He also didn't pass his hearing test on his right ear so we have to take him back to make sure that it is just the debris or amniotic fliud. They didn't seem to think it was his hearing, but we'll wait and see. Well there is the update. We are just loving this little boy. He has been so much fun!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Jaxston Arlow Hyde

March 18, 2009

6:18 pm

7 lbs. 10 oz.

20 inches

He is finally here and perfect in every way! The girls LOVE him, sometimes a little TOO much! We think that he looks like Brinley did but he has already changed a lot since he was born! Everything went perfect are we are so glad to have him here! I will post more pictures a little later!