Friday, December 25, 2009

Daily Dose: Merry Christmas 2009

Hope on Christmas Eve

Hope wondering how many more presents she has to open

Hope and all of Daddy's family on Christmas Eve

Hope's Christmas Ladybug outfit

Hope with Mommy & Daddy on Christmas Day

Hope and her stocking

All of the excitement wore Hope out

After the presents, Hope hanging out with Grandma & Great-Grandma

As you can see from the pictures. Hope had a great Christmas. She was very glad to be home for Christmas this year instead of in the NICU like last year. Hope got to spend lots of time with family which she always loves to do.

We'll put more of a substantive post up soon, but couldn't wait to show you all of Hope's Christmas fun!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Daily Dose: Tuesday, December 22

Hope & Great-Grandma

Hope looking cute in her cute slippers

Hope hanging out in the living room

As you can see from the adorable pictures, Hope is doing pretty well. In the first picture, Great-Grandma was worried that Hope's hands were getting cold so she decided to share her gloves, always thinking. Hope also has some great little bunny slippers.

Hope has been doing good. Her weight has been pretty consistent, she is weighing in at 23 pounds!!!

The only big change for Hope is that she has currently been relocated from her bedroom to the living while her bedroom is being remodeled. Hope definitely misses her bedroom, but she has enjoyed looking at the Christmas Tree nonstop and has been pining over all the boxes under the tree, imaging all of the things that are inside of them. Hope definitely likes Christmas but DOES NOT enjoy the snow and the cold. She has been wondering why the family farm isn't in Florida and why Great-Grandma was a farmer not an alligator rancher in the warmth.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Daily Dose: Happy Birthday Hope!!!

The Birthday Girl in her Birthday Dress!!

Hope was laughing and having a good time

Hope in her "little room"

First and foremost we are wishing Hope a very very VERY Happy 1st Birthday today!!! It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since Hope was born. Quite the year!!

As you can see, Hope had a lot of fun today. She had a special birthday dress with a pink tutu. She liked it well enough to pose for the obligatory pictures but then it was off with the dress. Hope had such a great day today. She was laughing and smiling most of the day.

You can see Hope in her "little room". Hope loves to play in her little room. It has lots of items that are hanging from the top so she can reach up and grab them, or hit them, or kick them. She spends lots of time in her little room playing with all of the things.

While today was Hope's actual birthday, Hope got a mini-party on Saturday when Aunt Em drove up to spend some time with her and the family. Here are some pictures from Saturday's hoo-rah.

Hope was wearing another adorable ladybug outfit!!

Hope with Mommy & Daddy, getting ready to open her presents

Hope decided against the cake but she wanted cupcakes so here she is with Aunt Em and cupcakes.
After the presents were all opened Hope got to chill on the couch

Hope and Daddy playing on the floor