Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet Finley Cohrs Boyd

She's finally here! Born December 28th, 2010 at 7:11 a.m. weighing 8.2 lbs and 19.5 inches long. We think she's pretty sweet!

Last picture in momma's belly...

One of the first pictures outside momma's belly!

SE meeting his baby sister!

First kisses!

Going home!

Christmas 2010

Christmas was a little iffy for us this year since we were certain Finley would make her debut before, but alas, she didn't so we kind of played it by ear. SE had a great time...we looked at Christmas lights on more than 3 occasions, started a new tradition of Christmas Eve reading the pre-Christmas story of the angel visiting Mary and telling her she would have the Savior of the world and then reading the Christmas story on Christmas night and got to wake up just the 3 of us on Christmas morning and hang out. It was such a good time and many cherished memories were made! was a little too long to keep SE's attention.

Breakfast was french toast with peaches and blueberries in a simple syrup...YUM!

The boing, boing as SE calls it.

Loved opening presents!

The t-ball set was definitely SE's favorite of the presents!

Let's title this one...SE is 2

Sean Edward turned 2 in November, and I totally dropped the ball on posting. He's become quite a sentence constructor, talker, more animated than ever, never runs out of energy typical 2 year old boy. Here are some of the highlights from the 2 year old birthday events!


We blew up balloons and put them in his room to wake up to...we walked in and he had them all on his bed.

This was taken at the doctor's office...what a ham!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

We did a couple of things for Halloween this year. Our first trick or treat we went to the zoo with some friends. SE's costume, Mickey Mouse, wasn't quite ready yet so he wore his dragon costume from last year. When we got to the zoo, we really couldn't believe it...the line was incredibly long and we were wondering what we had gotten ourselves into, but we persevered and had a really fun time!

Last night we went did Norman trick or treat and had so much fun. SE, who usually runs everywhere, was taking it all in and ended up being the last one to finish. Mickey Mouse costume was ready; I ended up buying the pieces of clothing needed for it including white little mittens and yellow socks to put over his shoes. I made his mouse ears and tail...seriously the closest thing he'll probably ever have to a homemade costume, and of course, we had some malfunctions. His tail fell off before we even started (thankfully a friend had a safety pin so we repaired it that way). Then somehow his ears fell off (I think some little hands were messing with them), but again, we managed to salvage them. I think he was the cutest Mickey Mouse ever!

Birthday buddies SE & Sophie!

Making one last run for some treats! Oh I did forget to mention that SE consumed and/or lost 4 suckers throughout the evening. That kid loves him a sucker!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baby girl's bedding

Ever since we found out baby Dos is a girl, I've been bedding searching. I had it narrowed down to 2, but I didn't really love either one of them (they were either a little too pink or too themey). So after hours of scouring the internet, I remembered a DwellStudio pattern I loved...the Charlotte crib bedding. Well apparently the Charlotte bedding has been discontinued for over a year (per the Dwell customer service...I contacted them several times). However, I managed to find 2 websites saying they had it in stock. So I ordered it from one website and got an email from them the next day that they didn't have it. I was crushed...literally crying because I was so upset. Sean basically laughed at me and said "Stacie, it's bedding. You'll find another one you like". But \THIS was the bedding she had to have. I went to bed that night praying for God to somehow find the bedding for me. The next morning I woke up, went to the computer, ran the search yet again for Charlotte DwellStudio baby bedding. One of the 2 websites that I had seen before came up along with a new website. I wrote down their numbers to call...called the first one and the phone was disconnected. WHAT?! Hope was fading (okay that might be a little dramatic). Called the next one...a store out in was 9:00 a.m. in the morning in OK so 7:00 a.m. in the morning in Washington. No one answered (of course). I counted down the minutes to 12:00 p.m. so I could call. Noon came and I put on a Mickey Mouse to entertain SE so I could talk peacefully...a sweet guy named Ben answered, and I asked the you have the DwellStudio Charlotte crib bedding in your store on the shelf...he looked at his computer and said it showed they have 3. He went to the shelf to make sure...I could hear the package crinkle in his hand when he found it! I was beyond elated...gave him my credit card number and 6 short days later got her bedding in the mail. I am even more in love with it in person than I am on the internet. And SO excited God made it happen. Later on in the week after I had received the bedding, I was at mom's prayer and the question of how much God loves us was posed and that is what He brought to my mind...that He loves us so much even in the areas we perceive as small and insignificant (baby bedding)...they aren't at all small and insignificant to HIM! Here are some pics of what baby girl's bedding looks like!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Welcome Alice Elizabeth Doke!

Our dear friends, Chris and Megan Doke, welcomed their 3rd daughter last Tuesday, 10/5/10. She joins big sisters Emma and Sophie. We got to the hospital just after she was born and got to celebrate with them. Congratulations Dokes...we pray God's sweet blessings on your family!

Peeking at baby Ali in the nursery!

Alice Elizabeth Doke...welcome beautiful baby girl!

Doke Family Photo

Worship Music Time

For the past couple of weeks, SE and I have been having worship music time! I put on worship music, SE colors, and I do a little quiet time. The first several times, SE colored normally sitting in the chair, colors and paper on the table. Then he decided to go a little out of the box as you can see below. He has made some awesome pictures though!