Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tulip Picking

I left work early on Friday for some fun in the sun. Calla, Hannah and I went with our neighbors at her neighbor's house. We had a great time!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Birthday Party

I am finally getting around to posting pictures of Calla's 3rd Birthday Party. We had a BLAST. Calla helped me decorate her cup cakes and she was soo excited. We had 6 of Calla's friends come over for a two hour party. We had a butterfly hunt in the living room, ate cup cakes, opened presents and it was time to go.

The younger kids even had a good time. Above is Jackson and Hannah (Jackson is one week older then Hannah, but you would never know since he is fill on walking and Hannah decided to start crawling on Calla's birthday)

Madison and Calla enjoying chips and juice. Madison is Calla's NICU buddy.

The butterfly hunt.

Calla's friend Astrid stayed after the party for a little while and the girls found some left over sprinkles to share at the kitchen counter.

Friends saying good bye.

Just one more quick snack for the road.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Third Birthday!!!!

We celebrate Calla's 3rd birthday this weekend and I can't help but reflect on how she started out her life. Calla was born 10 weeks before her due date at 6:08 pm on April 15, 2008, weighing in at a whole 3lbs 2oz (birthday). She was so small but a fighter from the beginning. She spent 5 weeks in the NICU in Eugene, OR and came home weighing in at a whopping 4lbs 11oz and 5 weeks before her actually due date. Scott and I will never forget the many people that touched our lives during that time, it was amazing, and still is. Calla has filled our lives with endless joy since that first moment three years ago (and a few moments of frustration). Here are a few pictures of her on her first few birthdays.
This was taken when Calla was three days old.

This was taken on Calla's 1st Birthday.

Taking a walk before her 2nd birthday.
And last weekend sitting in a tree. She has become quite the little adventurer. What a BLAST! I can't wait to see what the next year holds. More adventures with little sister in tow, lots of fun (a few moments of frustration) and lots of love! Thanks for the ride Calla, we love you soo much!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Impromptu Spring Photo Shoot

Scott ended up being home for the day on Saturday after he was ordered home Friday night from the field in case the government shut down. We too advantage the the nice day and took some family photos. Enjoy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Trip to the Coast

Well I played hooky today and Calla, Hannah, and I headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We were planning on going with some friends, but a sick kid changed their plans and we headed out alone. The day was beautiful and it felt so good to be outside after all of the rain we have had. I took lots of pictures of Calla, but it was hard to get them both in a picture at once. The day was filled with many highlights, here are just a few. 1) Calla running up to Hannah after each exciting thing she saw (fish, sea lions, sea otters) and telling her about it and asking her if she saw it also. 2) Calla telling me on the drive home that Hannah was her best friend and that she had a great time today. 3) Over dinner Calla telling me that I was her best friend and that she had lots of fun today. Hannah trying to see all the stuff Calla was pointing out. One of the few pictures of the two of them together. The other picture of the girls exploring the Swamp Exhibit.
Calla exploring the Swamp Exhibit.
Going through a tunnel of garbage.
Hannah did you see that bird dive, it was really cool!
WOW, those sea lions are really big!

After running around the aquarium we had a quick bite of lunch and then headed to the beach. It was a short visit because Hannah had reached her limit and was not a happy camper. Calla however had a great time running around in the sand.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring is Here

We have had a few nice days of weather in between the rain and cold and have gotten to enjoy our nice backyard just a little bit. We also went to Portland last weekend to cheer on Daddy as he ran a 1/2 marathon! He did great, but I think his proudest moment was that evening over dinner when Calla looked up at him and said she wanted to run just like daddy when she grows up. Way to be a GREAT example Scott!

While in Portland last weekend we also got to meet our friend Christine and Paul's new baby Dwight. He slept through our entire visit, but it was great to see our friends!
Christine, Hannah, Scott, Dwight, and Calla.
Scott, Dwight, and Christine