Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It was the middle...

Some of you saw my facebook status asking...
"Was it the sometimes uncoordinated, crazy first child or the "I want to do it myself," independent middle child that was the first to need stitches?" (or something like that)...

Those of you who guessed Camille are correct!  She and Adeline were being crazy playing on our bed when Camille took a dive over the edge and hit her head on my bedside table.  The cut was short but deep.  She happened to chose a day when we were headed to the clinic anyway for Nathaniel's two week well check up.  We swung by daddy's office, where the girls were going to stay to color/read/play leapster while I took Nathaniel to his appointment.  Change of plans....I took Adeline with me to Nathaniel's apt (he's healthy...weighing in at 8lbs, 9oz), and Patrick took Camille to the ER for stitches.  We all convened there.

Might as well use the waiting time to hold my baby brother!

They wrapped her in a sheet like a burrito, and she insisted that mommy hold her.

She SCREAMED the whole time and broke my heart.

When it was done, they gave her a popsicle, and like a light switch, she was "all better."  "This pah-sicle is nummy, mommy."  ....and she's been her joyful self ever since. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Adeline's 4th Birthday

I'm finally getting around to posting pictures from Adeline's 4th birthday.  I've been a bit preoccupied the past few weeks.  ;o)

 I was looking for an easy party this year (read not in my house....and ONE party for family and friends rather than two parties like last year) since I was due with Nathaniel two weeks after her birthday.  When Camille and I some of us had the flu the Saturday of her party, we had to postpone things, and then my ideas were not working for the same date.'s how it went. 

Part 1

We went to the PG County Sports and Learning Center for their open gymnastics workshop.  They have a HUGE foam pit you can slide, swing, or jump into.  They also have trampolines, a climbing wall, balance beams, and other fun get-your-energy-out equipment.  My girls love it, and it took ZERO planning on my part.  Perfect.  


She could jump all day!

Yes, she was hanging on "all by her big girl self!"

Part 2

Adeline's real birthday, Feb 27, was on a Sunday.  My dad brought my grandmother and my sister down for the day (my mom was in Florida).  We enjoyed a nice lunch, opened presents, and visited....low key.

We got her a leapster....she loves it!

Lisa enjoying the 2010 scrapbook I made....perhaps I should blog about that sometime.

Her pigtails melt me.

Me (very pregnant) with my birthday girl.

Part 3

Pizza lunch at the food court of our local (outdoor) mall.  This was brilliant! (if I do say so myself).  There is an indoor food court (that is lovely with large windows, etc) in the center of the strip of stores at our local mall.  The only time we ever go there is to frequent Dairy Queen the mall area there is also a Chipotle, Panera, Noodles and Co, 5 guys, and other sit down restaurants.  Yeah, who is going to eat fast food chinese when you have all these other choices?!?  BUT, they have pizza, and my kids LOVE pizza.  We had the place practically to ourselves.  We put tables together and put paper tablecloths and pink paper plates on them for all our guests.  We were able to bring in veggies, fruit, and cake (which were not options in Chick-Fil-A, my first choice).  When the party was over, we wrapped them all up and left the mess THERE...NOT in my house!!! 

We had a princess theme.  The girls were encouraged to dress in their favorite princess costumes, and the boys could be knights.

I used my mom's doll skirt cake mold from when I was a kid and bought the "doll pick" (yes, that's what it's called) on Amazon for $5.  This cake was easy and fun. 

Camille with Uncle Bobby

Adeline with her buddy, Linus

Mommy fastening a necklace she was given....I love her curls here.

There was dancing

Joy personified.

"I do it my-SELF!"

Violet chose to put on her princess dress about 10 min before the party was over.  At least I got a picture!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some pix...

I know, I some pictures already!!!  I've just been soaking him up.  This should tide you over until I can do a "real" post again.....who knows when that will be!
1st bath

Praying hands...

His sisters love him....a little too much sometimes.  ;o)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Nathaniel Patrick Rohal

Nathaniel Patrick Rohal
March 9, 2011
11:41 am
7lbs, 15oz
19 inches

-Looks just like his daddy.
-Born on his grandmother's birthday (Lynn's mom)
-"Gift from God"
-Perfect in every way.
-I wasn't able to post anything from the hospital, but I was able to post pictures on facebook, so hopefully most of you saw the news there....

7lbs 15oz

1st bath...
Waiting to meet his sisters

Family of FIVE!!!
Camille's reaction..."BABY!!!  I hold him."
I am blessed beyond measure...

Opening gifts "from Nathaniel."  He's already winning his way to their hearts.
He's already in high demand for being held and kissed. 

Nancy, Tammy, and Megan (some of his first visitors).  Sorry Fixes...I guess when you come two hours after birth, we are too delirious to take your picture. But you brought treats, so you were MORE than welcome.  ;o)

Day 2

One of my favorites...

Picnic on "mommy's bed."  SOOOO exciting!