Sunday, November 16, 2014

I'm back...

I had a wonderful blog break and time with family.  Thanks for all your congratulations on our little Ruby.  She is doing well, as is Laura.  Alaina loves her little sister and so far doesn't seem to be jealous.
We had lots of fun having Alaina here for a few days until Laura got home and settled. 

 Some things never change.  Here is Alaina, just out of the tub and needing to hold Oliver, while Oliver tries to get away.


 She had to show off her big sis shirt...


This was an activity we did one day.  It appears so easy, but it was hard to keep those snowmen standing.  She had fun though, and that's what counts!
It's been quiet around here since she went home, but she's enjoying being with her parents and new sister!
I had some days off during this time, and after she went home I accomplished some cleaning of cupboards and closets, which feels pretty good.
I'm so sorry, but I don't have any new pictures of Ruby!  When I've been there, I've been busy holding and snuggling, but I'll try to do better next time.  :)
One more thing - Monday the 17th is Laura's birthday.  Happy Birthday Laura!  You are a blessing to so many people, including us.  Hope you have a wonderful day.

17 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Oliver is such a good kitty to take all that love. ha. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. So nice that you are close and could take Alaina for a few days!

Sally Crowe said...

Such a sweet little girl. She's adorable. Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday also. She is turn fifty - I'm old but happy. :)

xoxo

Jennifer said...

Alaina is so sweet and she looks very grown up in these photos. I'm sure she must look huge next to Ruby. I'll never forget how big my son looked when I got home from the hospital with his sister; I'd gotten used to looking at a tiny one again in just a short time! I'm so happy for your family.

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy birthday wishes to Laura! I'm glad to hear such a lovely update :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....Laura gave herself a wonderful birthday gift.....Ruby!!

Alaina is so precious. She will always hold a special place in our hearts tho...she's the FIRST.

Dianna said...

Welcome back! I've missed you, but am so glad you had this opportunity to help out while Laura was getting settled in. Alaiana is SO cute. Love her big sis shirt and the picture of she and Oliver brings back memories when my own two were young. :)

:) said...

Sweet girls for a sweet family :)

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Welcome back!! You were missed.

Happy Birthday to Laura! May God bless her with health and energy in the coming year. What a blessing that she has your for a MIL. Your little Alaina is such a cute little girl, I know that Ruby won't be any different. Love those girls!! And the marshmallow snowmen too of course :)
Blessings,
Ceil

Terri D said...

Alaina is so adorable, and I know Ruby is too! I think the Big Sis shirt is so cute! Happy birthday to Laura! It's good to have you back and to get your news, Mari!

Cattails said...

Watch out Oliver!!! Cute photos of Alaina; what a great big sis she is. So happy that Ruby and Laura are well. Happy Birthday to Laura.

Simply Linda said...

Giggling]]]]] Poor Oliver!!!!! I always enjoy seeing Alaina....Blessings

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Nancy said...

I am so glad things are going well with the new addition….I know you were glad it gave you an excuse to have Alaina over….

Cherdecor said...

That picture of Alaina and Oliver make me laugh. Alaina looks so much older. I guess she has to since she is now the older sister.

I cleaned cupboards today too. I have company coming if they can get here. Snow is predicted.

I'm glad you enjoyed your break. Happy Birthday to Laura.

Stephanie said...

Welcome back, Mari! I had to giggle when I saw Oliver :) My son does the same thing to Ebony, our cat.

Hugs to you!

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely to have you back. I am glad that everyone is doing really well and is happy! xx

White Lace and Promises said...

Connor has never been on bit jealous of Cora. I love this post. Another that I missed. Alaina is going to be a great big sister. All little girls are miniature moms.