Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Baby Pictures

To say the least, it has been an adjustment after bringing little Amelia home. I was glad that Pete didn't have to go to work until today. We are glad that everyone is still happy and healthy.

Baby Pictures:

Boo! One of Amelia's Halloween costumes :-) (a garage sale find)

Little Girl Sleeping.

Our darkest and biggest baby. She came out with dark hair and with a lot more hair than our other kids. Pete can't get over the dark hair. She definitely has some of the same facial features as Phillip did when he was a baby.

Meeting the Family

Lily can always smile for the camera. But... 5 minutes later ...

She doesn't appreciate being second fiddle :-)

Phillip has been a good big brother and is helpful with the baby. It's still an adjustment but he loves to hold her and kiss her.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome Amelia Rose!

Born in October 6:30 PM
Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz
Length: 19 inches

Amelia was born yesterday and we were glad to welcome her to our family. She looks a lot like Phillip did when he was born. She has dark hair and darker skin. It will be interesting to see how she looks in a few months.

We are both feeling well and will be home soon to meet the rest of the family.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Post Due-Date Pick-me-ups

Sooo ... I have geared myself up for a week of post due-date blues. I had false labor the day after the Halloween party, and now the days seem to drag on.

Here are some fun things we have done to fill the time:

Decorate cookies:
I invited the girls I visit teach over to use up the rest of the frosting and sugar cookie dough. We had some fun with the new sugar colors I got for Halloween :-) Pete gave my cookies to his home teaching families. (Killed two birds with one stone :-)

Caramel Apples:
I invited a family over to make caramel and candy apples. We made these last year. After I burned both the caramel and the candy I realized that this was one of the things that Pete did and I thought I knew what I was doing. Oh well .. the kids liked them :-) I was more successful when I made them with James for his birthday.

Fall Colors:
I took some pictures of our trees on our side yard. I am pressing some of the leaves for a possible decorating project.

Garage Sales and Thrift Stores:
Pete came home with a 4ft tall stuffed Homer from DI.
I would say that is one of my favorite finds. :-)

Cute kids:
Phillip and Lily I think sense that we will have a big change soon. But they had fun today when I got on the trampoline. Maybe the bouncing will help!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Halloween Birthday Party

Well, when we were trying to plan our Halloween party, it seemed like there was a college football game every weekend. And then there is the little event of have a baby in the middle of the month. So... we decided to have a family night Halloween party on my BIRTHDAY. Yay!


Here is a picture of me on BYU campus the first time I struck out on town in the pumpkin outfit. I had to use a pillow to fill out the costume. It was kind of hard to sit at the computer lab in the Tanner building. Pete is glad that I was silly enough to stay single until we met in Philly :-)

I didn't need a Pillow this year :-) Great Pregnancy costume. Seven years later, married with 2 kids and 1 on the way. The good 'ole pumpkin costume is always great any time of the year :-)

Here are some highlights:
Cotton Candy - Edible Witches Hair

Best Couple costume! - Oma and Opa Wirthlin

Scariest Costume: phillip (mummy)

Lots of other great costumes but I was so busy I didn't get pictures of everyone!!

Doughnuts on a string:

We also did bobbing for apples, decorating cookies. We had a live Star Wars fight outside with Pete dressed as Obi Wan Kanobe (spelling?) and Paul Hatch as Darth Vader. It was pretty great for the little boys, Phillip especially, and REALLY scary for the little girls.

Melanie and I did a Skelebones dance with black lights.

We kicked off the Halloween light show at the end of the festivities.

There were about 65 people that came to the party. CRAZY!

Great times! Great Food! Thanks for everyone who came and helped out! Thank you to Pete who did a LOT of the work for the party. I LOVE parties, I LOVE dressing up, and I LOVE halloween.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Random Project - Halloween Wreath

So... we have started digging out all of our Halloween decor. Pete had found a dried gourd from DI and we had saved it to make a Halloween decoration. (I got the idea from an artist at Swiss Days). I made a Pumpkin ghost figurine.

I thought it would be cool to have a halloween wreath to go with everything. Pete had a good idea and told me to use a fall wreath that we bought at a garage sale. I wish I had taken a before picture. Anywho, I spray painted the wreath black. I took the gourds off the wreath and made them into pumpkin, witch, and ghost figurines. I won't say how long it took because it was a really random project.

It looks good on our mantel next to all of the candy decor. (BTW, Lily is the candy police and begs for candy every time someone is grabbing some candy) :-)