Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Not so new news

We have a new baby brother in our house! (Okay, so maybe this is not news, but we just realized tonight that we have neglected to share pics with some of our dear relatives. Shame on us!) So let's recap. Simon was born a week early, and at 8 lbs, 8 oz, he seemed huge to us. He loved to be swaddled, just like Ethan, and right away, seemed to be such an easy baby. Here's a picture of his first bath. Big brother has always liked to help. :)

His disposition is usually content and happy. He thinks his big brother Ethan is the funniest thing he's ever seen, and when they wake up in the morning, and see each other, the look of delight on each of their faces is just priceless! Sometimes I am blown away by it all...thank you, Lord, for such sweet children to raise.

Here's Ethan holding Simon when he was first born.

Simon with Grandma Hart

His adorable grin!

So just like that, there's 4 of us now. And we couldn't be happier. Ethan is old enough to be such a little helper to me - he throws all the diapers in the trash, finds lost binkies, sings songs to Simon in the backseat to comfort him, loads dishes in the dishwasher (I am not kidding! You just wish you had an Ethan, don't you?! :) - and with a cheerful attitude too. I realize every day what an impact my attitude has on his, and it's so convicting. Having children has really opened my eyes to my own inconsistencies and "attitude problems." Is it that way for everyone, or am I the only one? :)

1 comment:

andyandjenica said...

Rachel, so fun to hear what you are up to! Your boys are precious! I didn't even realize you had Simon (or were even prego) till Shawna told me in May! That's how out of it I am. Congrats, though, so so late!

We're off to Ozark 2 on Friday, we are so excited! The kids will have a blast I'm sure. Hope to maybe see you in November, we'd love to make it to that marriage conf.