Jonah sucking thumbEarly Wednesday, Phil called saying that Michelle had their baby!  The baby’s name is Jonah Obadiah.  He weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds and 14 oz and measured 21.5 inches long.

Yesterday we went over to meet Jonah. I had offered to take some newborn pictures for Michelle, and I had a little time to do that.  I did not take a lot, but am happy with most of them.  He never fell into a deep sleep, so most of the pictures were taken while someone held him.  The kids loved that!

Megan was disappointed she did not have a blog and wanted to share too.  She said “ike Joe NA.  Nice Joe NA.  Keep Joe NA!”

P.S.  My “cousin” picture is now outdated :)  Guess I will have to try again soon.



On Easter, I tried taking a current picture of all the cousins.  It is difficult to get eight children all to look nice at the same time 🙂

I tried again on Monday.  Monday’s is better, but I cheated.  I used a composite of all the pictures that I had and edited them.  I need more practice on composites, but I am happy with my first try.

Adrian’s Birthday

Adrian's Swing setIt is so hard to believe that Adrian is 4 already!  Maybe you are saying, “Wow, I can’t believe that!”  Well, he is. Last year he turned 6 years old.  On his half birthday he turned 3. Since his birthday was yesterday, he is a year older.  You know that 3+1 = 4. Yesterday was his birthday and he turned 4.

If you happen to see Adrian, don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday!  Remember, your 4th birthday only comes once 🙂 .

On the Boardwalk

BoardwalkOn Monday, Mark, Megan and I enjoyed exploring Oxbow. It was raining lightly, so we chose to walk in the woods.  We were hoping to find some animals or neat flowers to add to our photo collections.

Mark took us off our normal trail and Megan enjoyed following.  When she got cold, she persuaded Mark to pick her up. After zipping Megan inside his coat, he walked on ahead, talking to Megan the whole way about some ideas that he wanted to try or singing some of Megan’s favorite songs.



First bowling shoesOn Tuesday, we were invited out by our pastor and his wife.  They treated us to bowling, black light golf and go carting plus pizza and pop.

Megan had never gone bowling before, so we tried to get some pictures of her in her first pair of bowling shoes and her first game (she and I were a team).  I was so disappointed to get home and discover that my small, travel camera malfunctioned and all the pictures were blurry. I cleaned up one or two, but the special ones I really wanted–like with Pastor and Miss Kay–did not work at all.

But our evening was extremely fun.  Watching Adrian cover his head after throwing the ball, seeing the wild and crazy throws of Audrey, seeing Mark figure out how the ball should be thrown and improving immensely, watching Megan’s excitement to see the ball roll down the ramp, screeching and giggling with Andrea as we learned how to drive a go cart, listening to the yells and laughter as we got to know our pastor and Miss Kay even better–are all special memories.