Friday, October 24, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Proud Big Sister Savannah

Savannah is excited to be a big sister!

It was love at first sight when Savannah held Hadley for the first time:

Savannah was tracked out from school the week before and after Hadley was born. After three days at home with Mommy, Daddy, and Hadley, Savannah started to get stir crazy. She said she was "over this crying thing" and asked to go to tumbling day camp for three days (probably to get away from Hadley's crying). Haha!

Daddy's Girls

It's a well-known fact that Tal loves his girls:

(5.5 years old)

(6 days old)

Tal returns to work tomorrow. He's been on paternity leave for the last 10 days. Having Tal at home has been a godsend. We've really enjoyed having some extra family time while we've been adjusting to life with a newborn. Plus, with Tal being home, he and I have been able to take turns feeding Hadley, changing her diapers, and playing with Savannah. I'll be on my own for a couple days until my mom arrives on Thursday!

Tired Daddy



For comparison's sake, here's a similar picture of Tal napping
with Savannah when she was 4 days old.
It's one of my favorite pictures!

Hadley's First Car Ride

Tal and I brought Hadley home from the hospital 
on Sunday, October 12, 2014:

It was a cool and rainy morning, 
but Hadley stayed warm in her car seat:

For the sake of comparison, 
here's a picture of Savannah when we brought her home 
from the hospital on Valentine's Day 2009:

When Tal and I got home, 
Savannah and Grandma Barbara were waiting for us:

Savannah asked to hold and kiss Hadley right away.
Savannah is so excited to be a big sister!

State Fair

Last Saturday, October 18, our family of four went to the NC State Fair, which is one of our favorite annual traditions. It was quite a feat with Hadley being a newborn and me being 8 days postpartum, but we managed better than expected. We arrived early and got a good parking spot, so thankfully we didn't have far to walk.

Savannah and Tal spent two hours riding rides:

Savannah got her face painted:

Savannah met Martha the dog: 

Bob the Builder

Hadley slept through her first visit to the NC State Fair:

After 2 hours of fun at the fair, all of us were tired and hungry. 
We didn't even eat a funnel cake or deep fried pecan pie like we usually do at the fair. 
Instead, we picked up lunch from Bojangle's on our way home!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Grandma's Girls

Thanks to Tal's mom for helping us before and after Hadley was born. When Grandma Barbara found out I was in labor on Friday, she drove three hours to watch Savannah at the hospital and to be present for Hadley's birth. Over the next three days, Barbara also took care of Savannah while Tal and I were in the hospital, cooked us meals, and did our laundry. Tal and I are so grateful for Barbara and her help!

Grandma Barbara with Savannah (5.5) and Hadley (3 days old)

Savannah, Tal, Grandma Barbara, and Hadley

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our Newest Addition

When Hadley was 18 hours old, Bella Baby Photography came 
into our hospital room and took her newborn photos. 
We're so thankful to have these beautiful, precious memories 
of Hadley after she was born!