Thursday, June 28, 2007

She's FINALLY here!

Our new niece and cousin that is! Susan (Chris' sister) was due on June 24th - but because Aidan was born 2 weeks early, we have been expecting this baby anyday since June 10th! Poor Susan went to the hospital on both Saturday and Monday and was sent home! The third times the charm and she made it with little time to spare - they arrived at the hospital at 11:25 this morning and Claire Elizabeth was born at 11:49. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. (which is 2 more lbs. than Aidan!) I was able to take Gup and Gams and Aidan to the hospital this afternoon and Chris and David visited this evening. Everyone seems to be doing well and we are so thankful that she is here! Today Rebecca is 18 months old - so the two girl cousins are exactly a year and a half apart!

Here she is less than 2 hours old.

And here are the youngest and oldest of the Garvey grandchidren!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Family Day celebration!

To celebrate Family Day (the day Rebecca arrived home) we took the kids to Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky! Upon walking into the hotel and looking through the window into the waterpark David said "This is the best place I have ever seen!". All 3 kids (and Dad) had a great time - the boys (and Dad) especially liked the big slides where you go down on intertubes! Becca liked the toddler area with the fountains and the little slide.
Here are some pictures -
And here is the after shot! We could barely wake him up to go have dinner!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

One year ago today...

I held my beautiful daughter for the first time! I can remember it like it was moments ago. I am just in awe of how amazing she is and how it seems she has always been here! We will celebrate Family Day on Sunday as that is the day we were all together. Here is picture of her within the first hour of her being brought to us.

And here she is this past weekend at 17 1/2 months. (Yes, she can climb the ladder of the playset and go down the slide all on her own!)

David was the "star of the day" at school today. For show-and-tell he decided to bring in Rebecca (and Steven too). So we briefly explained the concept of adoption and showed the kids Guatemala on the map. Rebecca was distracting the kids like crazy and was having so much fun exploring the room and even sat down for circle time for awhile - I got some great video!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Field Trip!

Today David's class had a field trip to a local farm. Thanks to Gams, I was able to go with David. It meant a lot to me, as I have not been able to be very involved with his class this year, with two others at home!
It was a great day - but let me just say - 90 degrees, 100 kindergarteners, a bus ride and 4 hours at the farm! I've been home for 5 hours and I'm still exhausted!
I got to witness several firsts for David! He rode a horse, fed a goat and pig from a bottle and milked a cow! We even went on a short hayride!
Here are some pictures!

A couple other fun things this week!
Here are Rebecca and David enjoying the pool!

This is Rebecca at the Moms 4 Community picnic! It rained the whole time, but we decided to just make an adventure of it! I think my little princess may have some tom-boy in her!

Steven had his last day of pre-school this week! Here he is with his teachers at their celebration picnic yesterday! He had so much fun with school this year and I am amazed at how far he has come!

Friday, June 01, 2007

All Aboard the Garvey Express!

With a little string help from Mom the boys made their very own train! Even Rebecca got to join in on the action!

In other news, the pool is OPEN and warm (thanks to the heater!). We've been in almost every day so far. Rebecca loves the pool too, and throws an all-out temper tantrum when it's time to get out. It looks like we have 3 fish in this family!

I'll try to get some pictures of them in the water soon!