Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby sis

Our baby girl arrived on June 20th!  We are so happy to have her in our family.  She is such a sweet little baby and our family just feels so much more complete with her here.

She came on what was the hottest day of the year up to that point.  It was 100+ degrees that day and incredibly humid.  I was 38 weeks along and happy that she followed her brothers' lead and came a few weeks early!  And I was even more glad to check into a nice air conditioned hospital that day!  My water broke early that morning, so we got up early, got Noah off to school and called grandma to come down and help take care of the Gabriel.  When they arrived around 9am, grandpa drove us down to the hospital.  As soon as I stepped out of the car, my water gushed out and I was quickly wheeled up to the L&D floor!  The labor went very smoothly and baby sis was born that afternoon.


Eden Claire Horey
7 lbs. 8 oz.
20 inches long
5:05 pm

such a sweet little face!

big brother Noah visits and is super excited to hold Eden

big brother Gabriel was more interested in his Frosty and the cartoons on the TV!

daddy's girl!

not so excited about heading home!

 she has the longest toes!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

School time fun!

We have been so fortunate that Noah had such an amazing year in kindergarten this year.  We have felt especially lucky to have had the greatest teacher for him and such a great group of peers.  I was able to spend a lot of time in his classroom this year and it was so much fun to watch him progress and have such an enjoyable school experience.  

The end of the year was jam-packed with all kinds of events and performances.  Here are some highlights from Field Day, the Kindergarten Music Show, the Kindergarten Gardening Project and Noah's final Piano Recital. He was a busy boy this year!  I can't believe he'll be in 1st grade next year!!

Field Day

rooting for their classmates

water break!

 Noah's teacher, Ms. Hovde

 bean bag relay race

Noah's cute class in red!

Kindergarten Music Show
"The Reluctant Seed"

Mr. Jennings, the music teacher, did an amazing job with all 100 Kindergartners on stage!

so cute!

little bro and dad in the audience :)

post-performance snack

obligatory post-performance pic

little bro in on the action!

                                                      post-performance treat at the bakery!

Kindergarten Gardening Project

planting Impatients with a few volunteer parents

Gabey tagged along on all of our class visits and became an honorary member of the class :)


Piano Recital

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gabriel Graduates!

Gabriel had a great year at his preschool prep class at the Y this year.  It took some adjustment at the beginning of the year to ease his anxieties about it, but with a lot of great support from his wonderful teachers, he graduated with flying colors!  He made some great new friends. His friends turned out mostly to be Noah's friends' younger siblings!  We were all pregnant together when they attended this class 3 years ago. And he solidified his love for Ms. Vickie -- his teacher from the parent & me class we attended last year.  Ms. Vickie was key in his transition this year.  She completely understood his personality and never pushed him beyond where he was comfortable.  We're so sad to leave her behind next year!

Graduation day was really fun.  Jon and Noah were able to attend which was fun for Gabe to show off his class, friends, and teachers.  We loved seeing him interact with his peers, walk over the graduation "bridge", perform a song in sign language, and participate in dance class.  We're going to miss his 2's class next year!

 singing the clean-up song with daddy

being silly with his BFF, Cole 

the "I love you" sign 
they worked on this all year :)

the graduate

Ms. Vickie

Ms. Nancy

story time

the 6-year old big brothers

silly kid

bubble time at dance class

pretending to be a sleeping dinosaur

pretending to be a growling dinosaur!

"Happy Trails"