Monday, March 8, 2010

Hannah’s 3rd Birthday

Yesterday was Hannah’s 3rd Birthday, but we celebrated all weekend long. We started out by taking chocolate donuts from Krispy Kreme to her preschool class on Friday morning.



Hannah enjoying her birthday snack at school


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“Going on a Bear Hunt”


Hannah and Mrs. Karen


Hannah and Mrs. Whitney

Nana and Pops came up on Friday afternoon to help with the girls and celebrate too.  Saturday was Hannah’s day.  She chose to go to Chick-fil-A for lunch and then to Build a Bear at the mall.  We ordered pizza from Mellow Mushroom for dinner and had a princess cake and ice cream for dessert.  She loved her new “big girl” flower car seat from Nana and Pops and the princess tricycle from Mommy, Daddy, and Caroline!    










Friday, March 5, 2010

A New Normal


Caroline and Hannah (1 month)

Slowly but surely life has achieved a new normal around our house.  The adjustment from having 1 to 2 children is definitely a big one and one that I had trouble with at first. However, after convincing myself that life would indeed go on we have conquered those fears and life is getting into a new routine.  Hannah loves her little sister and loves to help, especially with baths.  We have been so fortunate that she has adjusted so well and really can’t complain at all. Caroline has finally figured out her days and nights and usually sleeps very well, getting up only once in the middle of the night to eat.  Sam is back at work full force and had a difficult rotation to jump back into.  He works very long days this month but is still always excited to see all 3 of his girls whenever he does get home.  We are gearing up for Hannah’s 3rd birthday this weekend.  She is oh so excited and it’s hard for me to believe that it has been 3 years since this precious child came into our lives!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Caroline comes home and meets her big sister, Hannah!

We brought Caroline home on Sunday, January 31st around lunch time to meet her big sister Hannah for the first time.  Hannah wasn't able to visit the hospital due to visitor restrictions because of the swine flu. She had a great time spending the weekend with Nana and Pops and was so excited to meet her new little sister.  We had to take a picture of the hospital in the snow. Afterall, how many NC babies are born in a snow storm?

It started snowing right after Caroline was born.

Hannah see's Caroline for the first time.

Hannah proudly holds her new sister.

Daddy, Mommy, and Caroline are finally home.

Pops, Nana, and Caroline

Our sweet girl!

Baby Caroline is here!

Caroline Stewart Turner joined our family on Friday, January 29th at 4:31 pm.  She was 7lbs.13.5oz and 20 inches long.  She is already such a sweet addition to our family!
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Caroline and her proud Daddy!

Caroline and Mommy!
Nana was there too!
Pops and Caroline!

Friday, January 22, 2010

One Week To Go......

It's hard to believe that one week from today, Baby Caroline Stewart Turner will be joining our family (if not before)!  We are all so excited for her arrival and have been busy getting ready to bring her home. I think Hannah may be more excited that her Nana and Pops will be coming to keep her for a few days, but I'm happy that she feels she is getting to do something special.  She's already made her list of everything they are going to do while they're here. Let's see.... I think they'll be going to the playground, mall, Krispy Kreme, the ice cream store, and oh Costco too! I'm sure we'll have a lot of adjusting to do when the new baby comes to live with us but I know Hannah will be a great big sister.  Fortunately, daddy will be home with the three of us for a whole week! We also look forward to having Nana and Aunt Creight spend some time with us as well.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus!

I know it's a little late but, as Hannah likes to sing...."Happy Birthday Jesus"!  It was such a blessing to be able to spend an entrire Christmas day as a family! Sam ususally ends up working at some point on Christmas day but he was able to be off the entire day this year and we loved having him at home! He did have to leave us Christmas night be on call all weekend though. Hannah enjoyed seeing her Nana and Pops, Uncle William, Great grandparents, as well as my aunt, uncle, and cousins.  Her sweet uncle William went on a search for water guns, the only thing she wanted for Christmas, and she loved all four of them!!!! Santa brought her a dollhouse and some things to take care of her babies while Mommy will soon be taking care of baby Caroline.  Her excitement and joy were contagious to all around her and she was so precious when she first saw her toys.  She would open and play with each gift before rushing over to another and really seemed to enjoy herself this year. It was such a blessing to spend the most meaninful Holiday to our family with family and friends! We hope that you all had a very Merry Christams and a Happy New Year!

Hannah made sure Santa had a snack and a note!

Hannah and her daddy opening her waterguns.

Hannah was so excited about her new dollhouse!

Hannah and Nana playing with her Tinkerbell Tea Set.

A White Christmas......

This was probably the closest we will ever come to a white Christmas in NC.  The weekend before Christmas we were surprised with 6 inches of snow that fell over Friday afternoon and evening.  Though Sam had to work all night Friday night, he made it home for a few minutes to enjoy dinner and then was able to sleep while on call so he could come home and play in the snow on Sat. with Hannah.  Hannah loved the snow this year and was much more excited to put on all of her gear and get out and play, this was a big change from last year when we went to Montana! She couldn't wait to get outside and was eager to go sledding down the big hill with her daddy like the neighbors kids and build what she liked to call a snow queen.