Sunday, September 20, 2009

Off To School

Among the many changes in our home was Tayeson's first day of Kindergarten. I can't believe I'm old enough to have a Kindergartner!!! He absolutely loves school and the fact that he gets to ride the bus is the cherry on top. Unfortunately, I was still in Denver for his first day, but I'm grateful that Daddy was here for him. It has been strange for me to have him gone all day. With Ezzie home now it feels like I'm starting all over with my first kid. I'm so excited to watch Tayeson learn and grow this year. We love you buddy!!!
I love the recent cheesy grin we've developed.

Can you tell he's excited?

Home Again!!!

We finally made it home with Ezzie last Saturday after spending two weeks in the NICU and 16 days in Denver. We're so excited to be home and grateful that everything is done for now. We have no complaints in the baby department; Ezzie is an exceptionally easy baby. She continues to make amazing progress. She was discharged from the NICU at 5 pounds 2 ounces and at her well baby visit one week later she weighed in at an astounding 6 pounds 4.5 ounces!!! Not bad for one week. Sarah has also been discharged from the hospital and thankfully is continuing to make a quick recovery. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Enjoy a few pics of our sweet little girl!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our Sweet Sarah

We need every one's prayers for our Sarah. She has had some very serious complications and is seriously ill. She has come so far that she can't quit now. Please, please keep her in your prayers!!!!


It has been so sweet to watch the bond between Tayeson and Ezzie. T has loved her since he first saw her. I expected some jealousy but he has been her biggest protector. He is constantly getting upset at someone who is making Ezzie mad. Eric took a pic of her and when the flash went off she scrunched her eyes. He turned around and said Dad stop it! No more lights! She doesn't like the lights! It was so sweet. As soon as she whimpers he is at her side stoking her hair and telling her it will be alright. He has been such a trooper. Though we spend most of our day in the NICU, the first thing he asks every morning when he wakes up is when are we going to see Ezzie? I love watching him with her.
He finally held her for the first time today. He has had several opportunities but he has been so afraid of hurting her that he didn't want to try. It was such a tender moment when he decided he was ready.

Have you ever seen a big brother this cute?