Tuesday, March 25, 2008


It was Darren's turn last night to spend a few hours up at the hospital with Kristen. He was so happy when he came home, reporting that he was able to hold her the entire time and that, in addition to all the sweet little facial expressions we've come to love so much, she kept smiling. Now, before you even say it, I know what you're probably thinking: "Babies don't smile!" Oh, but they do! Our little Kristen sure was, and he brought home proof! I absolutely love this picture. I want to have it framed:

Here's something else that had us smiling last night. Some sweet friends from church had offered to bring us dinner, and I was expecting something simple, a small casserole, perhaps. Here's what they showed up with last night...an entire meal, right down to the dessert! It was delicious.

More reasons to smile: Darren and I had feared that Caitlyn would not be able to hunt for Easter eggs on Sunday, but as it turned out, we needn't have worried. She has figured out how to scoot around the house on her bottom, and she is fast! We hid plastic eggs in our living room and cautioned Dylan not to find them all, but she was so quick that she easily found just as many as him and Meghan. Yesterday Caitlyn and Meghan wanted to have another egg hunt, and this time I remembered to get some actual full body shots of Caitlyn in her cast. (See, mom? I promised you I would!) The girls had so much fun playing with their eggs yesterday that I ended up taking a lot of pictures. Here are just a few of my favorites:

And here is the beautiful Easter arrangement that my aunt made for me last weekend while I was in the hospital. I wish I had thought to take a picture when I first came home, but I think it is still just lovely. :)


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the picture of Kristen smiling, thanks for putting it up! The rest are fantastic as well, have a good visit with her this afternoon. Love you.


Cheryl said...

Great pictures! I love that first one.

Jill said...

In addition to that first picture, I love that picture of Caitlyn sticking her foot under the couch to reach an egg! What a flexible (and clever!) little girl.
It's nice (well, not really) to see a picture of the cast. I was wondering what it looked like.
Cute pictures all around, and great descriptions of a beautiful day!

Renee Moore said...

Looking at all your pictures, I can only say a few words......God is Good.......Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Matilda said...

What a great smile!!!! We all loved seeing her smile but she has especially captured Bigboy's heart! Can we make the arrangements for their wedding now? NM isn't that far away from TX.

Michelle said...

All my babies smiled from birth. How sweet it is!

B-Mama said...

Melissa, I've just been getting "caught up" on all of the events of late and am full of happy tears for you and your family! What a blessing your new precious Kristen is... We will pray for her continued strength and growth! God bless you all.