This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a wonderful Christmas this year.....in fact, the BEST one yet. John really got into the whole Santa thing and it was so much fun to see his face light up when he saw Santa (the real one) in person...



Christmas Eve was spent with Jamie's family. The kids looked adorable in their Christmas attire....and we had a blast visiting with everyone!




After dinner...we rushed home, told Ernie the Elf "night night," put carrots in the yard for the reindeer, left cookies and milk for Santa, and hopped into bed just as excited as could be!!!

My parents came over EARLY Christmas morning for breakfast and to open presents.








Then we headed up to their house for a yummy Christmas dinner!



Can't wait to do it all again next year:)


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Monday, December 21, 2009

He Did It!!!!

We just had our very 1st pee pee in the potty......well, some in the potty and some sprayed out over the rim:) We are so proud. Big boy undies here we come!!!!!

And tomorrow the kids are visiting Santa at the hospital...the one and only Santa! John told me he is going to tell Santa he wants books please.


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tis The Season...

Here are a couple cute pictures that didn't make the cut!!!






I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season as much as we are.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday Fun Day!!!







We had a great day yesterday and to top it off, Grams and Papa brought us 3 buckets of snow from up North. John built his first snowman and named him, Frosty!!!


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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jingle Bells!!!!!

There are no words to explain the joy I feel seeing my child STANDING and SINGING at the same time!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recap

Okay....I am back in business!

Here's the short and sweet version of our latest happenings...

My sweet little boy turned 4 years old on the 30th. We had a 2 week celebration....and he deserved (and enjoyed) every second of it.

His birthday party was held at, Imagination Avenue, where he and 25 (yes, you read that right...this boy is popular) of his friends enjoyed an afternoon of imaginary play, pizza, ice cream and cake.




John wanted a Diego cake and Auntie Tracy didn't disappoint!!!!
He LOVED his cake!
The whole crew eating pizza...
And cake and ice cream!
John and his buddies from preschool!!!
Hippotherapy is back in session....John loves riding his horse, Misty.
One of John's new goals at school is to be able to write his name legibly.....I think he's mastered it already. What do you think?
John decided he was going to take his shirt off and put Daddy's on.
Sibling love
Kisses for his Sissy
Daddy took John out for the day while Mommy recovered from Black Friday shopping. When they got home John kept saying, "Momma Camel!"



Hope is talking and laughing like crazy. She weighed 12.9 pounds at her 4 month check up!!!

John can stand unassisted while singing, Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman (that's a long time) and can walk from the couch to the foot stool ALL BY HIMSELF (about 4-6 steps!) He weighed in at 32 pounds at his 4 year check up.

Phew...I think I am caught up now!

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