Sunday, November 6, 2011

4 Months of Catching Up

Well, since I last posted, Elliot has turned 3 and Charleigh had turned 7 months. Elliot is sounding out words and if you give her a word she will tell you what it starts with. Charleigh is already crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything! She is just 7 months! She is trying to keep up with sister. Here are a few pictures from the last 7 months...

Elliot's B-Day party at First Baptist Church (they have a fun play area)
Ready for some cupcakes!
Happy Girl!
Charleigh and Daddy
Sisters and best friends
Charleigh's baby dedication at church
Repunzel
Char, Tristan, and Elle
The Bunny
Sweet Girls

And here is a video of Charleigh pulling up...


video

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vacation!

We have been very busy in the last month. We moved into our new house and went on vacation. On Father's Day weekend, we headed down to DFW to introduce Charleigh to our friends. We love living close to our families, but we really miss our friends in Keller, so it was really great to spend time with everyone. We went to the zoo and a Ranger game and had a great time. The girls were awesome travelers! Here is our trip summed up in pictures...


Char hanging at the hotel

Elliot and Brenley

The guys!

The girls!

Elliot and her favorite animals...Giraffes!

Mommy and Elli being elephants

Excited for the train!

Elliot and Daddy on the train

Charleigh waiting while Elli and Daddy ride the train

Family picture at the zoo

The Briscoes and the Jacksons

Sweet friends

Watching some baseball

Enjoying the ballpark

Headed home after a fun vacation!

Elliot also just celebrated her 3rd birthday and we will put pictures up of that soon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Charleigh Jo is Here!

Charleigh Jo is here! She was born at 10:23 am on Monday, April 4th. She was 6 lb 11 oz and 19.5 in long. Now, for the quick birth story...

Jennie decided to pick up one more shift on Sunday, April 3rd, so she started her shift at 6:30 pm and started feeling labor pains shortly there after. Her patient had to get a C-section so she worked that surgery while breathing through contractions and then at about 1:30 am they sent her home. She came home and showered and grabbed her bags, while we called Nonni to come over to stay with Elliot. Then we headed to the hospital. Her water broke at about 5:30 am and she delivered at 10:30 ish. So, Jennie worked literally until up until Charleigh was born. They were joking that she was the only person to have been on the clock the same day that she delivered!

We have been home for two weeks and everyone is doing great! Elliot is really sweet to her and is a great helper around the house. Here are a couple of pictures from the last two weeks.

The first time that Elliot and Charleigh met

The first time that Mommy and Daddy met Charleigh

Elliot being silly!

Mommy before she delivered. Thanks to Holly for decorating the room!

Three beautiful girls!

This is Elliot a few days after being born

This is Charleigh. Very similar!

Sisters!

Mommy and her girls

Elliot happy to have a permanent play mate!

First bath at home

Sweet Girl!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sorry Charleigh!

I can't believe that the last time I blogged was before Christmas! With Elliot we were blogging like crazy before she was born, but we have not been as good with Charleigh. Oh well, sorry sweet girl...

On that note, Charleigh will be here within the week! The latest she will come will be April 7th, but hopefully she will come on her own before that. Elliot keeps saying that it will be April 2nd, so we will see! Elliot is so excited to meet Charleigh and we can't wait to see them together! I will be better about blogging once she gets here, I promise!

Now for the update on Elliot. She is ridiculously smart and amazes us everyday with what she says and what she is able to do. She can recognize every letter and can count to 40. Her vocabulary is off the charts. She always talks in complete sentences and she uses big words that make us laugh. When we go see Jennie at work and look at the babies she always says "Those babies are adore-able!" and she will say "Dad you're embarrasin' me!" It is really funny. She has such a fun and ornery personality. She loves playing doctor and calls me Dr. Daddy and brings me patients (her stuffed animals) to see with what she calls a look-a-scope (an old stethoscope of Mommy's). We got her a little doctor kit and she knows all about blood pressure and shots. We asked her what smart means and she said, "It means you're right" and if we ask her where she learned something she says "I just learned it up." I'm sure that she is doing a lot of other funny stuff that I am forgetting so those of you that are around her alot feel free to add to the list in the comments. Here are a few pictures to hold everyone over until Charleigh gets here. T-minus 7 days and counting!



My very favorite picture taken by Uncle RyRy on her trip to Houston. It captures her personality perfectly!

Making a snow angel

Daddy and Elliot making a snow man. We waited a little long to get out and play, so our snow man ended up being a little small.
Relaxing and being cute!
We got out the baby stuff for Charleigh and Elliot found her old tub and calls it her boat.