Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Night

For Family- here is Paige's daily activities yes our lives are so exciting :)
Paige loves bath time! She loves kicking in the water and making cooing noises. Then we lather her up in lotion, gotta love that baby smell.

Next is a yummy bottle of warm formula.... YUM

Nighty Night!! After Paige goes to sleep it gives Ryan and I some time to pack a few boxes and get these cutie pictures in frames for Paige's new room. I can't wait to move so we can set up her nursery :)

Here is a short video of Paige playing in the tub. I can't believe how big she is getting!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Fun Game

Ok... so people tell us that Paige fits in with our family. Here our some baby pictures of Ryan and I. Do you see a resemblance?? Compare her photos in past posts....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

More of what you want

Ok family this is for you!!

Its that time

School is over and its time to start packing and saying goodbyes :( We have been spending all our time with friends and getting every last second with them before we all start leaving. We already had one family move and another is getting ready to move. It is sad to lose our Kirksville family but we are excited for the next step in medical school.

Since we finally made it back to Missouri, my AWESOME friends threw Paige and me a baby shower, and it was the cutest thing ever!!

It was a sweet pea themed party and everything was green and pink. Thanks again girls for everything and it was fun having one last girls night before we move!!

Paige had a little present all the way from Australia... Thanks uncle Jason

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma Dona

Happy Birthday to Ryan's mom DONA!!!

Hope you had a great day and I know somebody who is excited to see you in a few weeks :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Our Little Family

1 baby, 2 girls, 6 states, 10 dirty diapers, 18 hours we finally arrived in MISSOURI!! I was excited to shower and freshen up before seeing Ryan but he had the house keys and we were locked out :( but Ryan finally finished class and we were able to see him!!

I told Ryan that it was his night to take her so I could get some sleep since I was getting sick and it did great. He was a little late for school because he couldn't refuse to feed her one last time. It is fun seeing Ryan with her!

It has also been nice to be home. The suitcases are put away and Paige is loving the swing and bouncing chair we have for her. It saves me arms from doing all the work :)

It has also been nice to see all our friends since some are starting to move (tear). Our friends the Sandgrens had a baby 11 days after Paige and she is so tiny, see above, and here is our friends the Oldhams boy Carter who was born in February, hes our Chunky Monkey :)

Utah Family

We finally received clearance to leave the state of Idaho and quickly got in the car to head to Utah to visit family before continuing on to Missouri. Paige was able to meet her uncles and aunt, her great grandparents and cousins. It was fun spending time with family but we were ready to get home and see RYAN!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Over the Hill

Happy Birthday to my MOM who is the big 5-0 today!!

Happy Birthday to Grandma :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Photo Shoot

While Ryan is studying hard for his LAST FINALS WEEK!! (good luck Ryan) I am hanging out in Boise playing with this cutie... Here are some newborn shots of her.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ryan was here too

Ok lets take a break from all the cuteness of baby and show what we did while Ryan was here...

He was able to get a last minute flight to get here in between required lectures for school to spend the weekend in Idaho. His parents came over to see us and hoping Paige would debut while everyone was here. She waited until the last 2 hours left before she came. That gave us all weekend to hang out with family!!

We enjoyed dinner at Bonefish Grill in Boise. Ryan ate some kind of fish (it was a fish place) and I had a steak and then dessert at Cheesecake Factory. It was delicious but I regretted it later, I think the steak gave me food poisoning. I was sick all Saturday and Sunday. I was pretty much curled in a ball on the bathroom floor. Sorry to much info but luckily it didn't hit until Saturday night so that gave us Saturday to do our favorite thing in Garden Valley...


We took some 22s to the gun range and shot at random things we found around my parents house: bottles, pictures, cans etc.

Ryan and I had a competition and he'll say we tied but I TOTALLY won!

We also taught my parents a new card game we learned at Christmas while in Idaho Falls.

Over all it was a great weekend minus the sick part. I was so worried Paige would come while I was sick but thankfully she didn't!

I am glad that Ryan's parents and Ryan were able to come and we can't wait to see them again :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Week One

We have survived the first week!!! It has been a long couple of weeks. It was mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting waiting for her to come and then going through the adoption process. Some times I look over to my mom and ask if she is crying... don't worry we both do. You can't help it when you look at this precious baby and know that she was meant for our family. I have truly been blessed with a daughter of God.

Even though she is only a week old, I already feel like she is so big! We put a newborn outfit on her and it was almost to small to fit her head through :)

Here are some facts about Paige:
-She has a dimple on her right cheek
-She loves to smile
-She likes to sleep on her side
-She loves to be held
-She eats really well and doesn't spit up too much
-She is getting better at sleeping longer through the night
-She misses her daddy!!!