Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lilleigh Rae

My baby sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on January 20 via c-section at 4:52 P.M. Lilleigh Rae weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has tiny features (my girls said they have never seen ears so tiny) and beautiful black hair. We couldn't be happier that she is finally here and that both she and her mommy are doing well.

Aunt Tara finally gets her hands on the newest niece

Sweet Lilleigh Rae

Look at all that hair!

Mommy and Lilleigh

Mommy, Daddy, and Lilleigh

The girls were not allowed to go to the hospital because of the flu risks, so we anxiously awaited the arrival of Lilleigh at her new home on Saturday. The girls, in case you were wondering, were beyond excited!
The new family walking into their house for the first time together

The girls' very first sneak peek

Emmalee graciously allowed Tori to hold Lilleight first. Tori calls herself a "smother hen". Oh my!
Emmalee finally got her hands on her newest cousin. She was elated!

My two best girls with our newest little princess

I couldn't wait to get my hands on her again. I had to share more than I would have likes, but I am sure I will get my fair share of snuggling and spoiling in!

A rare glimpse of her with her eyes open

Here is where the little princess will lay her head

Another shot of little Lilleigh pie's room
Welcome to the world Lilleigh Rae. We can't wait to watch you grow up!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snowed In

Mother Nature has NOT been kind to us lately. We have received more sleet, freezing, rain, and snow in the past 3 weeks than I can remember receiving the past several years combined. Last weekend we received a lot of snow on Wednesday night into Thursday, along with freezing cold temperatures. We were out of school for 2 more days, but we were stuck inside because of the bitter cold and huge snowdrifts. Here are some shots from around our yard.

Tori's tricycle was nearly covered in snow!

Emmalee thought she needed a skateboard because we had our own skate park in the backyard!

Big drifts by the swing set

The steps on our front porch were completely covered in drifts

More of our front steps

Another shot from our front porch
We were finally able to get in a full week of school this week, and the temperatures finally got above freezing. We are slowly thawing out, but it keeps freezing again at night. Emmalee has decided that Mother Nature must hate us, and she wishes it was summer all of the time. Can't fault a girl for wishing!