Monday, October 20, 2008

Baby Jack!

Our gorgeous nephew and tiny cousin has arrived!  To our surprise, Jack Campbell Younger was born early Thursday morning, 10-16-08, at 3:44 am.  

I had the amazing privilege of being present for his birth... and what a precious moment it was.  My best friend (other than Patrick) and wonderful sister was the bravest woman I had ever seen!

Jack weighed 6lb 7oz and was 20 inches long.  I could see resemblance's of both his sisters, but all in all, he is his own little man.  And a darling one at that!!

Check out Christy's blog for a great video, and Lee's for more photos!

Congratulations sweet family!  Can't wait to see you again.

Aunt Carolyn's visit and more...

Whew.  I am realizing how far behind I have gotten on the postings.  So much excitement lately.

First off, Patrick's Aunt Carolyn came to visit us a few weekends ago.  We always enjoy her company and the kids think of her as another special Grandma!  

She came bearing gifts too!  Amazing little Christmas outfits for both kids that she lovingly made herself!  They are beautiful!!  Such a touching gift.

Thanks Carolyn!

She gave me a starter course in smocking which was fun.  I can see how time consuming it would be...  but the results are so cute.

Then we took the kids to see Veggie Tales Live!! 

 These creatures have become some of Josiah's favorites.  We listen to the cd in the van and watch the different stories at home too.  He has memorized many of the songs and will be glad to sing them for anyone who asks!  I have to say that I love hearing him singing in the van, especially when he belts out "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to Abby and me."  Talk about melting my heart!

So we thought he would enjoy seeing them in real life.  The show itself was visually a little over stimulating I think, and some of the music we didn't recognize.  But when they sang some of his favorites, I could see his eyes light up and a surprised smile creep across his face!

Abby wasn't too interested.  The music was very loud and the talking was too.  She fell asleep.  It had been a busy day already so she was pretty tired.

I probably enjoyed it most of all.