Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun Times

The last few days have been jam packed and so much fun.  

On Thursday, my friend and college roommate had her second child, Drayton.  After my shift was over at the hospital, I ventured upstairs to meet the new little fella.  It was a nice end to a very busy day at work.  I even remembered to take my camera to work that day so I could sneak some photos - Drayton was not a fan of the flash though.

I should say that Liz, Drayton's mommy, had her first child six weeks before I had Emmalyn, so I would text her often to ask her symptoms and ask about upcoming things to look forward to.  Since our daughters have been born we have had a few plays dates with them (not as many as I'd like, but life is busy).  So, I was also able to take a few photos of Ellasyn when she was just a day old and thought it would be interesting to compare.

Drayton 2012

Ellasyn 2010

Although Drayton is pretty swollen and the 16 hour difference between the time that each photo was taken is a lot in newborn time, but I certainly see a lot of similarities.

While at the hospital for both births, I also got a shot of each child holding Liz's finger.

                                                                                         Ellasyn 2010                           


                               Drayton 2012


Mom, Dad, and Baby

On Saturday I got to spend the morning by myself shopping.  It was glorious.  I got some new running shoes and just piddled around taking my time and not really thinking about anything in particular.  I'm so thankful for my husband giving me time by myself and helping me not to feel bad about not spending every minute that I'm not working with Emmalyn.  I feel like I miss so much with her when I work, but I also have to keep food in the fridge, the floors and clothes clean, edit photos and still be a wife and mother.  Getting a couple of hours by myself to do something for myself is such a treat.  

After I got home from my "me" excursion, we headed to Brandon and Crissy's to watch the Gamecocks play football and eat some of Brandon's good cooking.  As always, we had a great time fellowshipping with friends.

On Sunday, we went to church and took naps afterwards.  Then I made dinner for our friends Brandon and Beth and their kids while we all caught up and the kids played.  Watching two year olds communicate with each other and a boy and a girl two year old try to compromise on what to play is pretty amusing.  After just a couple of minutes, Emmy's room looked like Charleston, SC post Hugo, but they were having fun and getting along which was so sweet.

After more catching up it was time for dessert.  I made Apple Dew Dumplings and everyone loved them - Emmy's huge mouth says it all.  I'm so proud of how well she has been eating lately.  She has more meat on her bones which calms my anxieties about her weight.

With full bellies (and since it was 8:30pm) Emmy and Lyla cuddled some before the Smith family had to leave.

Monday started off slow.  We stayed in our pj's late and just played.  The weather was so beautiful that we turned the AC off and opened up all the windows and doors.  At first Emmy thought this was really strange and would try to shut them when we weren't looking, but after we played outside for a while she figured out why we wanted everything open.  Smelling the fresh air inside was actually a mood booster.

While Emmy napped, I went out to a photo shoot with a good friend from college.  Kala (yes, we have the same name - kind of) and I graduated from USC in nursing together.  She was in my wedding and I have such fond, fun memories of our time together.  She is a beautiful soul inside and out, even when 8.5 months pregnant!

I came home to a happy home, made dinner, read Emmy her bedtime story, and watched The Voice.  It is a simple life, but I'm so blessed to have it and the people in it.

1 comment:

  1. Love the sweet pictures!! Thank you so much! I definitely think Drayton and Ellasyn look alike! I'll have to do some comparison shots too! :)


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