Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Niagara Falls is only a 10 minute car ride and that seemed to calm Tucker down. So off we went.
Headed down to the falls.
What a ham!
The Niagara River looking peaceful and calm right before the falls.
The American Falls
And the Maid of the Mist. A really cool boat ride that takes you right under the mist of the Horseshoe Falls (or the Canadian Falls)We ended up having a great time. And then...I found out that the Pirate Festival was going on about 45 minutes away. I know what you're thinking. Tucker LOVES pirates. Well, we didn't go. You know that storm system that was coming in, well it started raining. So we headed home. But a great morning anyway.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Up, Up, and Away. The kite has just taken off.
I think Tucker was under the impression that if he ran fast enough, he was going to lift up off of the ground and chase the kite.
There she blows!
Tucker was the master of kite flying for about 30 minutes or so, then he got it very much stuck in a tree. Jeff had to go back later and rescue it with a special stick.
Carter enjoyed the day too. But he didn't care about the kite, he just wanted to watch me.
Well, from the sounds of things Poppy is starting to settle in just fine over at Marc and Amanda's house. She is still attached to mostly Amanda, but she is starting to loosen up a bit. She has a new nickname "Baby Bird". Amanda says that she is always looking up with her mouth wide open for more food. She couldn't be any cuter that's for sure.
Look at this sleeping angel!
This is how you can usually find Poppy.
Oh my goodness, I could just eat her up. Isn't she adorable. And look at her dress!!! So sweet!
And I hear she is a corn lover. I don't blame you Poppy, I love it too.
A great blog posting if I do say so myself. What is more fun than flying kites and checking in with the newest member of our family. I am glad that everything is going great.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Poppy flew in on JetBlue Flight 112 out of JFK. Due to arrive at 12:26am Wed. July 16, 2008.
A little pregame party at the airport. Yes, that is Tucker at the airport at midnight. This is a once in a lifetime thing and he couldn't have been happier.Jessica and I doing what we love.
Amy, Caroline, and Natalie seeing a picture of Marc, Amanda, and Poppy together for the first time.
Our first glimpse of Poppy! HURRY UP AND GET OVER HERE!!!
No words can describe what those wonderful parents are feeling right now.
It looks like Poppy knows Amanda is her Mommy. She hadn't let go since Amanda held her for the first time. She slept the whole way from JFK to Buffalo, and she patted Amanda's back the whole time in the airport.
What an angel. Hi Poppy! Welcome to our family!
Can you feel the love?
And Carter says "I know I was sleeping at the airport, but I love you and I can't wait to play with you!"
I will post more pictures as I get the ones from Jessica and Scott, also keep checking in on Amanda's Blog (Click Here) to see when she posts her pictures from JFK and hopefully when they got home. Keep them in your prayers that Poppy has a smooth transition.
Welcome to the USA & Welcome to our family!
And Happy 31st Birthday Jeff! I love you!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Here are some pics from yesterday. This was Parker and Grace's Birthday Party.
Tucker actually took this picture and did a great job.
There go the balloons, up to the party in heaven.
Jeff's present for the twins.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Today is a hard day for our family. Today is our twin angels 2nd birthday. They were born on July 14, 2006 at 22 weeks. Parker Bryant and Grace Lee were born together at 10:43pm. Parker grew wings at 11:04pm and little Gracie held on until 11:59pm. Despite all of our efforts to keep them from being born, God was calling them home. I feel especially blessed to have met them and to have had the opportunity to hold them in my arms, even if just for a moment. See, my life has been forever changed by them. This day will forever remain a blessing and a curse for me. While it is a celebration of their life, it is also the anniversary of their death. Forgive me if I get a little too emotional on here, but be glad you are not in my head. It is hard enough to have lost our twins, but to have a constant reminder of what I don't have is too much. Seeing Moms out and about with their double stroller and people stopping them in the store to comment on her twins is hard to see. But the media is taking it to another level. First there was JLo and Marc Anthony and their twins, now Brad and Angelina! I can't take it anymore. Don't those people have enough children, and what makes them deserve their twins more than I do. These are the thoughts that rage through my mind everyday. Especially when they hit me when I least expect it, like on the cover of People Magazine in the checkout aisle at the grocery store. When I was a teenager and a boy broke up with me, I claimed I had a broken heart. Well I was wrong. I didn't have the faintest clue what a broken heart was until I attended my own children's funeral.
Over the last 2 years, a lot has happened as a result of losing our precious angels; Our faith continues to grow and I even have Jeff going to church. And after a lot of hard work and prayer we now have Carter Bryant in our lives. I stare at him and wonder if they would've been anything like him. Carter looked so much like Parker did, and Grace and Tucker could've been twins.
Please say a little prayer for Parker and Grace, and for our family so that we can get through this day and continue to heal. Our hearts are on the mend, but we still struggle. To those who know us, thank you for your support over the last 2 years.
Please click on their names to visit their website and light a candle for my babies on their birthday. (Disclaimer-my angels are perfect to me, but might be hard for others to see-their pictures are on the bottom of the website, so do not scroll all the way down if you wish to not see them-but like I said they are perfect to me)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Carter is showing off his muscles after hitting a home run.
You mean I can draw on your driveway! Count me in!
Uncle Al, Carla, and Tucker made a cardboard box house. They had so much fun.
Aunt Patricia loves holding all of the babies. There are sure enough of them to go around!
Yes, that is my son getting ready to go down this roller coaster backwards! I cannot watch!
This was so neat. It is a little airplane see-saw that all of the kids can play on at once.
Carter hanging out at the party just soaking it all in.
Aunt Amanda invited the boys and I to a pool party at her friend Hillary's house in West Falls. It was way out in the country. But boy what a beautiful place to live. The scenery and the fresh country air did us some good.
I am Mr. Cool in my pirate shorts and Spider man life jacket! My SIL Amanda with Carter and Natalie with Claire. Are they adorable or what?
This is Alli. She sure loves those Barbies. Where are their suits Alli?
Carter playing in his new Bumbo and loving it.
I also want to say "Happy Birthday" to my Mom. She doesn't look a day over 29!