Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Picture

Thank you for all the gifts this Christmas!
Everyone really likes everything that they got.
Just look that those contented faces.
Thank you all for being such a wonderful family!

Of course, Sam is looking at the best gift this Holiday season,
our little bundle of joy that was a gift from our Heavenly Father.


All the "Kids" posing on the couch after opening presents

Big Sis

One thing about Daniel is that he will be well taken care of
especially with 2 big sisters around to help out.
Here is one of his sisters now, holding him while
Mom and Dad have a bite to eat.

Christy holding Baby Daniel

Home Safe

Praise the Lord we were allowed to leave the Hospital 3 hrs early
so we could beat the snow storm. It was already coming down
pretty hard by the time we got started, but don't worry, Daniel
was safe and warm in his cute reindeer snow suit and
super snuggly car seat!

Baby Daniel safe at home

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our New Arrival!

Welcome to
Daniel John Crafton
Born 21 Dec 2009 at 8:23pm
Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz
Length: 21 3/4 inches

Baby Daniel about 1 minute old

Daniel dressed up and ready to go see Mommy

Baby Daniel

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Today is Sam's birthday, and I can't believe that he is already two years old! Time sure flies when you're having fun! ;-)

We are having a low-key, at-home family party for him today, since he is just recovering from a cold. He opened his gifts this morning, and he is now busy playing with his new toys and books!

Sam really likes to organize objects, and here he is lining up all of the cars that came with his new "Big Rig Carry Case".

He also likes his caterpillar, and has already looked through all of his books!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Big Brother in Training

We have been trying to teach Sam how to be "soft, gentle, and nice", by letting him play with a baby doll that he picked out from the girls' room. He has been doing really well, and takes good care of his baby! We are confident that he will be sweet and loving to his little brother!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Becca's Birthday Bash!

Last night, we took Becca and the rest of the family to Chuck E. Cheese for a little birthday celebration! We all had a good time, and made it home right before the "blizzard" hit! Today, we are cozily stuck at home while the wind and snow swirl around outside. Thankfully, Eric has today off from work, so we are enjoying some "down time" with all of the kids as we continue to celebrate Becca's birthday. Plans for today include: French Toast for breakfast (check), open birthday gifts (check), lounge around in pajamas watching new movies that were just opened (check), not having to do school (check), making and decorating cupcakes for after lunch (pending), and doing whatever other activities the birthday girl might request (within reason). If only all days could be this much fun! ;-)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Kids

We bought some new Christmas outfits for the kids (thanks Grandpa & Grandma!), so we thought we'd post a picture. We just happened to find a dress for Christy that had a matching doll dress...aren't they cute together? Becca still isn't interested in an 18" doll; she prefers all the little baby dolls. I know the photo looks a little over-exposed, and that's because I had the camera on the wrong setting and didn't realize it until it was too late. I was excited to get a picture with all of them looking at the camera at the same time, even though I was hoping to include their shoes. Oh well, it's close enough to perfect for me!