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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Sundae Celebration

In honor of John's PERFECT first report regular mainstream Kindergarten....we had a happy meal dinner and ice cream sundae celebration (all his choice of course!)

I know I am repeating myself but I could not be any more proud of my kids.

And for the record, I cried like a baby when I read his report card (Grams did too!)

A double thumbs up for my super smart, super sweet, super handsome Kindergartner!!!!!

Sissy wasn't waiting a second longer......spoon or no spoon, she's digging in!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011


Today we had a Halloween cookie decorating play date with our besties, Lily and Olivia.

John used the entire container of orange sprinkles for one cookie and Hopie ate spoonfuls upon spoonfuls of frosting:)

Definitely a fun day!!!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

My Loves

I LOVE these three!!!  

John, cousin Paige and Hope....heading out to the school family picnic!!!!!!

In other news....Johnboy has his first biofeedback session tomorrow!!!!!!  It feels like Christmas Eve....I'm that excited about the possibilities.

Stay tuned...

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pick Your Battles

There comes a point where you have to pick your battles and if that means letting your two year old go to music class in a tutu and lobster be it!!!!!!!

And for the record, these were her fifth pair of shoes she tried on that morning.  Love her sense of style!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Been Busy!

We've been busy.......

Playing with our BFF, Bailey!

Catching up on sleep!  Have I mentioned that full day Kindergarten and five therapies a week is exhausting?  My poor little man is beat:(

Picking flowers daily!

And being silly!!!

What else is new...

*My sis-n-law and sweet little niece have been here since last Tuesday.  The girls have a love/hate relationship.  I am blaming it on the fact that they are two:)

*John's teacher told his class that she was having a baby!  He came home that night and said, "Mommy, Mrs. H has a baby in her tummy!"  I said, "How exciting!  She's going to be a Mommy."  John then looks at me and says, "Or a Daddy!"  Love this kid!!!!!

*We are going to have to forgo hippo therapy this season.  There just aren't enough hours in the day and I think my big guy has enough on his plate.  He'll sure miss riding his horse though:(

*John's seeing a new Dr./therapist on Tuesday....hoping to help with his sensory issues to noise.  I'll update on that after our first session.  I am excited about it though.

*Hopie is a dancing machine.  Anytime she hears music she'll bust out in a dance......and shake her little rear end (saying booty, booty, booty....the entire time!)  She's starting dance class next month!!!

*The kids are going to be a doctor and a nurse for Halloween.  They seriously could not look any cuter.

*The kids already know what they are asking Santa for, for Christmas.  And Santa has already starting making their gifts (shopping.)  It's never too early for Christmas!!!

Ok.....I think I am all caught up now.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011


Man I love these kids!!!!!!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

This may go down as the best visit to McDonald Ranch ever!  The weather was so nice (we usually are dripping sweat,) the crowd was minimal (we went late afternoon opposed to midday like we've done in the past,) and some of our best friends joined us!!!!!

Sooooooooooo happy fall is here!!!!!!!!!

Daddy lassoed Johnboy:)

Sissy slept through the first part!

On the hayride.....heading out to the pumpkin patch!

Sissy found her pumpkin!

Family photo!

My favorite boy and his pumpkin!

My babies!!!

Heading back to the ranch!

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Weekend Fun!

We had an extra fun weekend......fall break (no school Thursday or Friday,) Mommy's birthday and to top it off cousin Ashley stayed with us the entire time.  The kids were in heaven!!!

We did A LOT of eating.....out to dinner, take out at home, a first time visit to Rainbow donuts and the best birthday cake ever.....Costco Pumpkin Pie!!!!!!!!!

Life is good!

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