Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We are so excited for Alyse's first Christmas.
As you can see her Dad and her are so excited they are sleeping under our tree for the year (couldn't put up the big one due to little fingers and things going directly to the mouth). We are going to be home for the big day then later in the week traveling to PA for Christmas with the Habecker gang! We will post pictures of the big day and we would like to thank everyone who blessed us this year and were a great support to us to make this Holiday season extra special for us!

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Santa's List

I am sad to say that I made the naughty Santa list this year along with Tim. Thank goodness Alyse was nice!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


There are many things for us to be Thankful for this year! God has greatly blessed us beyond our dreams! We are very thankful for family and of course our family addition! For Turkey day we traveled up to PA to spend time with Habecker side of the family, see a new home and reunite with cousins! We had great eats and fellowship.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Someone has become quite the explorer around the house. Now that we can get ourselves to new heights (literally) we are everywhere, inside and out! Enjoy some pictures from our explorations!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

1/2 a Year

As someone turns 6 Months old today, it is amazing how much Alyse changes and how blessed we are! She is crawling, eating and on special occasions turning into a frog! What a joy she is to have around the house, bring comfort to those who are mourning and laughter to all. Sometimes I want her growth to slow down to enjoy these times a little more and other times I can't wait to see what is around the corner.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our Trip to Colorado

Alyse and I had the great adventure of heading out west for a week, to meet Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, reunite with Nana and Aunt Amy and of course attend Uncle Billy and

Aunt Ching's wedding celebration! Flying with Alyse was much easier when she first took air (coming home from AK) but we managed and no one asked us to be quiet! She was quite the trooper both coming and going! It took us both a while to get used to the altitude and dryness( poor Alyse had very dry checks, both ends). We did a lot of prep work for the wedding during the week and did alot of chilling with family members, including the 5 dogs that were there! On the "big" day we woke up to snow on the ground! Alyse loved watching it fall (it was the first time she saw it fall but not the first snow experience). Luckily I had been prepared for anything since I packed way too many clothes for the little one. Despite the snow, the wedding was successful and fun!
Ching was gorgeous and Billy wasn't too bad himself! Abbyanne did a great job as the flower girl and Daine as the best man! Amy and I took on the duties of photographer and thankfully Peggy and Nana took Alyse. It was a fun event and I was very thankful that we were able to attend!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Happy Baby

Pictures tell it all...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Rockies or Phillies?

A house divided?? Which way to go, mom's home state team or dad's team (which would make dad one happy fellow)?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Baby Training

We have a lot of baby athlete training around our home. Thanks to our friends Trent and Traci, Alyse now is the owner of what I call a johnny jump up (that is what it was called back in my day). Alyse is enjoying hanging out in it but hasn't quite got the jumping part down.

Hopefully it will help with her training to become an athlete. Also we have taken on supervised belly swimming in the tub. Someone really wants to be a swimmer when she grows up!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

4 Months

Well we have reached 4 months and are loving every minute (yes even the poopie ones) with Alyse. She weighs in at 15.6lbs and is 25.5 inches long. She is a chart topper continuing for another check up to be in the 90%. You go Girl! To share a little bit about our days, here is the night time ritual. At our home this is Dad and Alyse time. Dad gives her a bath then gets her ready to read. Sometimes they hang out

until Mom is ready to put her to bed. Usually all goes well and we are down for the night and sometimes we wake up, only once, and sometimes we make it through the whole night! A couple nights ago we had a visitor, Jake and Alyse enjoyed staring him down, love the red hair!