Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hurrication 2008

The boys!
Ellery and her new pal Elin taking in the game (For all of my fellow Aggies - just to let you know I have completely given up on my children wearing maroon. Go ahead and call me a two-percenter.)
Ellery spent most of her days outside
Ellery's first time on the "small boat"
Great grandparents!
Thank you Lord that Price was born before all this hurricane madness!
Nathan with Ella and Ellery

Some promised pictures from Hurrication. I know that Hurricane Ike devastated so many people and has inconvenienced many more. In fact, about half of our friends are still without power. Our neighbors had a tree fall through their roof and cause so much water damage that their house will need to be completely rebuilt. It gets even worse - the whole family including two small kids were in the room it fell on. Unbelievable.
I can actually say for us the hurricane brought some much needed rest and relaxation. While I was not sleeping much at night, I had 3 extra people to help out during the day. Ellery could not get enough of Poppy, Lulu, and daddy. We also were able to get together with friends that also evacuated to Austin. We went to a Longhorn game which was a first for Ellery and baby Price, ate LOTS of great food, and even shopped. I feel a little guilty that we had such a wonderful time while so many people were roughing it in Houston.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our cutie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

We have POWER!

Our hurrication is about to be over as we head home today. Our power was restored last night although our telephone and cable are still out. It is bittersweet - we had so much fun in Austin for a week! I have a lot of fun pictures to post later...I think this one might be my favorite.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


We are on "hurrication" (as Nathan refers to it) in Austin. We left before the hurricane hit and are glad we did. Our neighbors are without water and electricity and could be for awhile according to everything we have heard. We are so glad that everyone we know is safe and secure and blessed that our house did not suffer any damage. Stay tuned!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

School days

Ellery started school yesterday. She was excited to be back at her sweet school and to have graduated from the "baby" class. Last year I could not believe all of the things the teachers said the kids would be doing by the end of the year, and I had the exact same feelings this year.

Notice the carpet burns from nose-diving out of her crib

Peeking at baby Price in his bouncer. Check out her new fall haircut. Daddy took her after school yesterday. He decided it was time for a trim after a chlorine-filled summer.

Our content little man
This morning we tried finger-painting for the first time. That stuff said it was washable but Ellery still has some smurf-looking hands.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Which one is which?

Okay, the pink blanket gives it away but they look pretty similar to us.

Monday, September 1, 2008

More pictures

Look at the blondie!

Nathan and I switched beds for the morning - the nurses were a little shocked

My mom was in the delivery room

Ellery LOVED meeting her baby brother

My babies!

We love having Price home. He has been such a good baby thus far - a great eater and sleeper. Ellery is having a little trouble adjusting to all the changes. She loves her baby (as she calls Price) but can be a little too "loving" and forget she needs to be gentle. She climbed out of her crib for the first time the day we brought him home- landed head first onto the carpet and now has a huge carpet burn on her forehead. She is still having tummy issues which we know is causing some behavior problems. Please pray for her and our new family of four if you think of it!
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