Baby Comparisons

Here’s a comparison of what our kids looked like (newborn to 1 month), just for kicks! The first set is Abby, the second is James, the third is Matthew.

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

House Improvements

We finally poured a driveway slab and sidewalk to the front door. We love how it turned out. Now people know where our front door is!!

Also, we discovered a beehive in one of the eaves of our roof. The beekeeper nearly filled a 10 gallon bucket with honeycomb and bees (africanized – yippee!) Glad to have them gone!

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

May 2012

Jill, Mike, and Haylie came to visit in May. We had a great time, mostly hanging out at home. Thanks, again, for all your help. We miss you!! Matthew, now 1 month old, is smiling and staring at people’s faces. His siblings adore him (as do his parents).

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

Family Pictures

Mom came down to help, and was a lifesaver! Thanks, Mom!! While she was here, my dear friend kindly took some pictures for us. I am delighted with how they turned out! Thank you, Gladiz!!

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

April 2012

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

New Arrival

Matthew Thomas Hawkes – born April 15, 2012. 8 lbs 12 oz, 21 inches long.

May 20th, 2012 by jenny

January 2012 Recap

January in Arizona is PERFECT! We spent every moment we could outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Highlights include: Abby’s budding art talent (the drawing is of Calvin – of Calvin and Hobbes – when he’s angry), James’ first haircut, and cousin Anya came to visit.

February 9th, 2012 by jenny

December 2011 Recap

Jake and I got away to San Diego, CA for a delightful “just us” weekend in early December. We, of course, forgot to take any pictures. =)

The kids loved getting ready for Christmas: decorating the tree, visiting Santa (both kids liked him this year!), buying and wrapping presents. Abby asked Santa for a tea set (the only thing she asked anyone for), which he delivered – to her delight.

We spent a few days at a cabin in Williams, AZ enjoying the snow and the cousins. Thanks, OngNoi and BaNoi!

Then, Nana came to visit!! (Jake had to go out of town again, Nana came to help and play!)

February 9th, 2012 by jenny

November 2011 Recap

Jake did a lot of traveling, for work, in November, so I took the kids to Utah for a couple weeks. The kids loved the airplane, the snow (James was ok just looking at it, but didn’t want to touch it; Abby, obviously, enjoyed every minute she could outside), and the family!

Jake and I took Abby to see the Nutcracker, which we all enjoyed. We played outside a lot. And we found out Baby #3 is a BOY! (Abby was devastated at first, “but I wanted it to be a girl!”), but came to terms with the news and is now looking forward to a second little brother. =)

February 9th, 2012 by jenny

October 2011 Recap

Highlight of the month: Ben, Jessica, and Cami stayed with us for a month (ish) while Ben did a rotation in Scottsdale. The kids had a blast! (their parents did, too!)

Halloween was a hit. James (a skeleton) thought it was great fun to carry around his trick-or-treat basket. And anytime anyone asked Abby if she was Princess Belle, she’d reply “Well, my real name is Abby.”

February 9th, 2012 by jenny

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