Carly awaiting the music cue for her dance routine. Definitely following in her mother's footsteps (HiLos redux here we come).
Camilla's Jr. High choir performance. Following in her older sister Amanda's footsteps. (High School Musical 2012 - can't wait)
Jamie proving to her sister Emily that she can finally curl her hair with the "straightener" (is that an oxymoron?).
Successful Alaska Bear Hunt 2008. Not only one for the record book (8'3" w/ 21 9/16" skull), but will look stunning in the front entry way. Please Mary????
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here she is! A day late but we'll keep her! We got to the hospital about 4:30 Monday evening with regular contractions and Beth was dilated to a 7.5. She got the epidural about 5:30, the Dr. broke her water a few minutes later and a few minutes after that it was time to start pushing. At 6:05 Lily popped out, looking dazed and confused but plump and healthy.
She was 8 lbs. 3 oz. and 19.5 inches long. After a couple hours we took her to the nursery where she started having respiratory problems. First she had the space helmet pumping oxygen and later an Orthodontist type head gear with tubes in her nose. Unfortunately we haven't gotten to hold her since then but the Dr. took her off the contraptions this morning and she is doing excellent without them. Beth should get to feed her soon and it chances are good she can come home with us.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! As always you can check out Emmettdoggies a little later for too many pictures and too many words.
Posted by johnEboy at 11:39 AM
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sorry Paige..... I know I promised you full editorial rights, but I think that we needed to see the always cute Laura, Paige and Adrienne enjoying the day.
"Where's my mommy?" Well, she's on her way to the hospital!!! Tuesday you'll be able to go visit your mom and your new baby sister Lily. Way to go Beth!!
Chad and the Hickman cousins, Allison, Ann and Heather
Posted by emetski at 10:02 PM
Friday, May 23, 2008
We're expecting the first week of December. I'm twelve weeks so we won't find out the gender until mid-July. We're really excited and can't wait for Beth and Paige's little ones. Maybe he or she will share a birthday with Will!!
Posted by LauraP at 6:12 PM
Posted by Tom at 7:01 AM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Still no little sister much to Beth's dismay. The doctor scheduled her to be induced next Tuesday if it doesn't happen before then. Jack continues to patiently wait and perfect his big brother skills. While Beth has been "ready" for a some time I'm finally starting to feel prepared. The house has been cleaned and organized, bags are packed, car seats and diapers are out of storage, and of course pink has made it's presence felt.
Posted by johnEboy at 2:43 PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Before traveling (I just spent 10 days in Israel getting oriented for next year's stay) I usually take a photo of the kids so that I can have it on my digital camera to look at. I took this photo on May 5th before leaving for the airport. I liked the way in which Will spontaneously decided to reach out to his older siblings and pull them in.
Posted by chad at 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
What a wonderful way to celebrate Mom's/Grandma's birthday on beautiful spring day at the Twin Pine Ranch and toss in Alex's baptism. Not to mention celebrating Mothers Day - a shout out to to all the wonderful mothers in the family Norda, Lorie, Marie, Allison, Paige, Mary, Shelly, Lesa, Annie, Kim, and Beth. Doesn't get much better...
Posted by Tom at 8:16 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Last Tuesday night Mac had a recital, Sam had a game and Alex had a game all going on at once..., just a typical evening in.
Mac didn't miss one note at her recital. Grandpa Emmett is on the mend and made an appearance. Very impressive play.
Sam wishing she was on the ski hill... but still kicking/crossing/assisting well.
Alex has game, always playing at full speed. Notice the technical kick with his laces (his private coach Sam has been helping).
Posted by Tom at 8:52 AM