Monday, January 14, 2013

Catching up....

 Catching up on the last 4 month in pictures.... (long story short, a lot of growing and love going on here in Watson house, Lily is the happiest baby and a complete joy to have, she has made us all better people, so grateful for her coming into this world. Thus, we have one sad Mama who returned to work 1 week ago, but with the New Year has decided to really enjoy each moment I have with my kiddos and I think I'm already a happier person!)
Lily 20 days old, little peanut at 6 lbs or so.
Brother and Sister entertaining Lily at 2 months

Best big sister!
Loving these kiddos!

Met Great Grandma for the first time!

First Halloween, a little ghost!
Big Boy turned 8!

Christmas 2012!
Sweet 3 month old feet at the beach!
First real beach day, slept with Daddy in the beach tent.

4 month old sweet face, almost 12 lbs and a ton of fun!
Almost 4 months, laughing and cooing!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Our little surprise!

Well our little surprise baby came out with a surprise too! On September 4th, because of her small size, she was taken via c-section at 9:09 pm - 3 weeks early. I have never been so frightened in my life, remembering how traumatized I was with Jakob's c-section and worried about our new little peanut, I had what was probably a panic attack on the table, but with calming words from Mark and a lot of deep, slow breathing and positive thinking,  I made it thru to hear our little one's first cry and saw her sweet little face.

It took a few days to name her, with her little delicate size, many suggestions from hospital staff, family and friends, and family agreement, we named her Lily. I have taken to calling her Lily Bean as she was just a little bean or a jelly bean as the nurses called her,  when she was born.

There are no words or maybe too many words to describe my feelings for this little lady. I was so scared and shocked to know that I was having another baby, and now I can't imagine my life without her.
Jakob and Sarah are the best siblings, so caring, gentle and loving with her. I know she was meant to be in our family, she has filled our hearts with whatever was missing, we are truly whole now.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

End of summer...

Summer concert in the park, Sarah rockin' out! She was so excited to be at her first concert, could care less of what the music was, this girl can boogie! I can't wait to take her to a real concert! 
 Our sweet boy started 2nd grade, how can it be! Here he is walking to school!

Jakob taking a goal kick at his 3rd soccer game of the season. He is really getting more confident with his skills, so great!

Outside tonight after dinner, our little roller derby queen!

36 1/2 weeks along, almost ready to pop or so I feel! Notice my little protector by my side, Kona won't leave me alone for a second!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer is here...

Slip n slide time!

I have so many fond memories of doing this with my brother, hope the kids do too!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mommy and the kids time...

Mark is out of town for the weekend, so we are living it up! Well of course we wish he was here with us, but we are making the best of it, a visit to the dog park, a nap, and an evening trip to the zoo, followed by some fast food for dinner - a pregnant woman wants what she wants and the kids didn't put up a fight! We were going to eat at the zoo but the restaurants closed earlier than expected - so fast food it was - the kids had their first Happy Meals, (that they can remember), I do remember giving them one on a road trip from Portland at one point. Anyhow, they enjoyed it for sure and know that Happy Meals are a treat!

Had a fantastic trip to the zoo, the animals are always busy in the evenings, when feeding time is happening. We lucked out and the Bonobo's were seriously putting on a show for us, serious acrobatics happening - the kids and I LOVED it! We felt kind of special too because there weren't many people around. The Bonobos are supposed to be the closest link to humans and we could see why - the brother was tormenting the little sister by chasing her and taking her toy away (a piece of burlap that she wore as a cape). I didn't get any pictures of this chaos it was happening so fast! We also saw the Orangutans putting on quite the show - swinging on ropes and rolling thru the grass, the kids loved that too! Lucky day at the zoo! This was Sarah's first trip to the zoo without a stroller and she was a super trooper, she probably walked a couple miles, she was zonked tonight though. She is really prepping to be a big sister, knowing that the stroller is for babies, she didn't want to bring it. Yay!

Here is Sarah saying, "Thank you Bonobos for the show!" This Bonobo came right up the glass, to Sarah but I wasn't fast enough to get the picture!