Here is out precious baby Miles birth announcement.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
One of my close girlfriends is also an amazing photographer! What a blessing she is to us. Here's the link to her photography website. She is so good at truly capturing your family. We can't wait for her to take pictures of our next little boy! Here are a just a few of the maternity pictures she took.
Friday, November 18, 2011
We had a very fun and busy fall. Fischer this year really liked pumpkins. We had quite the collection here at the house. He would arrange, roll and carry them all around the house. Warning this is a long post, I wasn't lying when I said we had a busy fall.
Blake, Fischer and I all got to experience the McDonald's Ranch for the first time (yes living here my whole life I had never been). Of course the day we picked was super hot but we all had a good time. Fischer enjoyed the horse/mule hay ride to the pumpkin patch. Being the little boy that he is crawling through the pumpkin price sign was his favorite part. He would shove his pumpkin through and then crawl through himself to get it. Silly boy! When we went inside the petting zoo Fischer only wanted to be next to the pig. Not sure if it's just because he likes to make the oink oink sound or what but he kept going back to this pot belly pig.
We also got to go to the Desert Botanical Gardens for their pumpkin festival. Avery and Fischer enjoyed running around the pumpkin patch so much so we couldn't get them to stay still for anything so we got some pretty funny pictures. While we were there we went and saw the butterfly exhibit. Fischer and Avery were so good about not trying to touch the butterflies and loved watching them fly around.
At the very end of our day as we were just finishing up lunch, Fischer and Avery were running around with some older kiddos, well Fischer wasn't paying attention and ran right into a rod iron chair. He hardly cried which was surprising once he ran over to me because he instantly had a big goose egg under his eye. This war wound ended up being a pretty good shiner that last a couple of weeks.
And yes who would have thought we could have still gone to a splash pad at the end of October but we did. We thought we'd get one more time in before it got to cold. Fischer's favorite splash pad in Scottsdale Quarter so cousin Lily came to join in the fun.
This is the second year we have attended the Highland's Harvest Festival. This year Fischer and Avery had a blast. They were able to play games and jump around in the bounce houses. It will be a fun tradition that we can hopefully do every year.
Here is a picture of Avery and Fischer last year at the Harvest Festival!
Fischer also got to paint his first pumpkin this year. Some friends hosted a pumpkin painting event for the kids which they all enjoyed. Fischer ended up with paint everywhere which thankfully came out of his clothes and off the chairs!
On Halloween Blake worked so Fischer and I went to trick or treat with friends. It was the same group we went with last year. Fischer was walking last year but was very slow and spent most of his time in the wagon so this year he was able to keep up with the bigger kids and got the hang of the whole process. He had a great time running around and of course getting candy.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
These past few weeks have been quite an exciting time for our group of friends, we have had two precious baby girls born!
Welcome baby Karianne Olivia Winkler, born 9/17/11 weighing 7lbs 13oz and 20 inches long. Jed and Sharla didn't find out if they were having a boy or girl so it was a long awaited excitement to find out they had a little girl. Jed and Sharla have been preparing for Karianne for so long, they are going to be great parents. Little Karianne is very blessed to be a Winkler.
Welcome baby Kinley Elizabeth McCormick, born 9/30/11, weighing 7lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long. This little girl has a great, loving older sister, Reagan. Reagan has been super excited to meet her little sister and has talked about her non-stop in the past couple of months. Little Kinley is going to have so much love come her way from her older sister and of course her parents. Chad and Christine have been such great examples to us when it comes to parenting, we know that baby Kinley is blessed to have amazing role models as parents.
We are so excited to watch these two little girls grow up. And our next little boy will only be a few months younger than them and hopefully they will all be buddies.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This year has been going so fast that somehow I've yet to blog about the newest addition to our family. Our newest little boy should be welcomed into our family the end of December or beginning of January. My due date is January 5th but I'll be having another c-section so we will be able to schedule a c-section date. It will be strange to know a day on which he will be here.
I'm 24 weeks and feeling good. I cherish and look forward to Fischer's nap time. I didn't realize how much I was on my feet while playing with Fischer during the day until now being pregnant. I try and make his nap time my rest time, which usually is me working but at least I'm sitting in one spot. I just got approval to start working out so I have started Turbo Kick which I think has helped me feel better. When I look back the first half of this pregnancy it has gone quickly, I only hope the second half goes just as quickly because so far it seems to be crawling.
We have been talking to Fischer about his little brother, trying to get him aware he soon will not be the only kid in our household. He knows there is a baby in my stomach but beyond that he doesn't really understand what is happening. Which I'm sure is to be expected!! We are working on getting his new bedroom put together. So hopefully in the next couple of weeks he'll be moving into a big boy bed. Then we can start getting the nursery updated.
We are excited to have another boy in the house. I'm sure the noise level will significantly increase along with the number of cars & trucks in our house. But it will be super fun! I hope Fischer is best friends with his younger brother!