Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Logan's first day of 1st grade

Summer Fun

It has been a while since we've updated this so we figured we should let everyone know what we've been up to this summer.

Memorial Day in New Hampshire

Grandpa Huntley's new head stone

Baby Leah's blessing day

The 4th of July

Plymouth Plantation

Good Harbor Beach on Boston's North Shore

Erin's and Russell's 9 year wedding anniversary
on the Freedom Trail in Boston
This wraps up a fast moving summer. It sure was fun, but now we are back to the grind of work and school. We wish Summer could last, but not really because Fall is our favorite season in New England. There is nothing quite so beautiful as all those leaves slowly changing colors like a two month long sunset. It is breathtaking and we are ready for it.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Leah's All Smiles

Here's my baby Leah being all photogenic. I had to capture her beautiful smile.

Cute pics

Here are the cuties hanging out with Dad.(Emma is actually asleep)

Easter in New York

We had lots of fun hanging out with the cousins in New York for easter. Sorry we didn't get any photos of the kids doing an easter egg hunt or anything, but here is Emma being buddies with Melissa.

We all went for a little hike in the woods behind their house and then had a little picnic.

There was a beautiful waterfall behind us that fell down below us to a little brook.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Batman Logan's Birthday!

Our good friends the King's have moved to Texas and we will miss them. Before they left we were able to have one last party together, Logan's birthday.

Batman Logan celebrated his birthday with his best friend Sam.

With the King family moving, Batman Logan and Spiderman Sam had one last fight with crime. These two partners dressed up everyday, four days a week, for three months plus. There is a lot less crime on our street because of these two super heros. Thanks Batman Logan and Spiderman Sam (they asked that we refer to them by these names from now on).

Logan's Birthday Presents!!!

Logan had a great birthday.

Being the good brother that he is, Logan asked Emma to help him unwrap his presents. She was more than happy to oblige.

Here is some of the loot.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On the Road to Recovery

Here is Leah telling us what she thinks about all these tubes, wires, and being in the hospital.

Waiving, "Hello"

This is Leah in her cube. I am not really sure if it is mean or cute. It is kind of like she is in her own little world. Kind of like a little display box. Anyway, the cube provides warmth and humidified air. Upon admission into the hospital we were told she would probably be in for two or three days, then Monday we were told by the nurses not expect her home any sooner than Friday. Then all of our prayers started getting answered, as she reached mile marker after mile marker. Tuesday she started eating. Wednesday she had her I.V. taken out. Thursday she no longer required oxygen. The doctors think that if she keeps this up she will be able to go home Friday or Saturday. Just in time because we are sick of being in the hospital. Anyway, keep praying for her. We hope she will get to come home Friday afternoon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Six weeks of peace, now back for more NICU fun!

Leah wasn't feeling well all day Thursday. That night Erin and I thought she was showing all the signs of RSV, so Friday Erin took Leah to see the Pediatrician. He immediately wanted us to take an ambulance to Boston Children's. Erin convinced the doctor that she could drive herself. Leah was admitted after 11 hrs in the ER. The only thing they accomplished was an x-ray and I.V. (after seven failed attempts). The doctors here seem to be really excited about spinal taps, both times Leah has been taken to the hospital they have wanted to do a spinal tap. A little over kill, if you ask us. We fought them off this time. Now after two days in the hospital Leah is showing signs of improvement. We hope she will get to come home around Tuesday. Side note: our church ward here has been the best we could have possibly imagined. They have jumped right in lightening our burden. Our home teachers and especially our visiting teachers have really stepped up serving as the Lord intended.
Here is a pic of Leah at the hospital when she actually stopped crying for a minute. She was pretty miserable yesterday and we are hoping and praying she gets better soon. The Nurses are taking good care of her.


Here are some cute pictures of our kiddos that I couldn't resist taking.