Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Happy Easter Memories

Easter is our favorite holiday of the year! This year at church we heard a wonderful sermon on the resurrection of Christ as the single most important and unique moment in history, and then we came home and opened our Easter baskets. Nathan gave me a beautiful hanging flower basket, so once the weather warms up, we can hang it on the front porch. Then we had lunch with several friends, and Z had an Easter egg hunt! Since he was really the only little kid hunting, he found a zillion eggs! When the hunt was over he said, "Mama, that was the best Easter egg hunt ever!"

Monday, 25 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Scream

Yesterday we all went to the Washington Pavilion. The Pavilion houses several art galleries, an Imax Theater, a science discovery center, and various theaters. It's a great place in Sioux Falls. After spending an hour or so in the Discovery Center, we moved over to the children's art room, which is a place where kids can do arts and crafts and other activities. In the room is a big replica of the painting "The Scream" with the mouth cut out. The kids are supposed to throw little bean bags at the painting and try to get them in the mouth. After watching Nathan do this for a few minutes, Z started working at it. Every time he threw a bean bag at the painting he'd scream "Eat it! Eat it!" Ah . . . art appreciation!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pictures of Eden

Eden Hitchcock arrived in the outside world on Friday, March 25 at 12:32 p.m. after a scheduled c-section. We checked into the hospital at 10:00 and were in the recovery room by 1:15. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 20 and 1/2 inches. Below are some pictures of her first few days.
All ready for surgery.

I see a head! (Sorry if this it too graphic!)

For the last three years Nathan has been regretful of the fact that he did not take a good, hard look at the placenta when Z was born. So this time he took a picture to preserve the moment. Our doctor said it was the first time she'd ever seen a dad take a picture of the placenta.

Brand new.

Daddy cuts the cord!

7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Happy to be done so quickly and easily!

Yaya and new granddaughter.

Mommy and new daughter.

Big brother Z, who got nearly as many gifts as Eden did. Our friends are so thoughtful!

Wide awake.

Proud big brother.

At home with Daddy, happy to sleep.

I love this picture.

Z getting in on the feeding.

Getting used to a new family member.

Daddy and new daughter.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Eden's First Minute

Introducing our little Eden!