Saturday, December 19, 2009

Meet Vera Winter

Baby number three is here! Vera Winter Wilson was born at 12:17 am on 12/17. She was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. Don't worry, we have the details for all you delivery junkies out there. Bri was induced this time around thanks to some back-room dealing with her three-time ObGyn. We were in the delivery room for 14 hours! Most of the time was spent sitting around being bored. They gave her a very small petocin dose and refused to break her water. Bri got a little sqeamish when they put the IV in (like always) so the doctors were worried about the delivery going too fast. We passed the time messing around on Ben's laptop and the wireless network. This changed when Bri's Doctor arrived on the scene and kicked things into gear, about eight hours in.A few hours and an epideral later, it was time to start pushing. It took all of two contractions, maybe four or five minutes, to push the baby out. Not bad Bri! We were able to get a good amount of sleep then host some guests the next day. Here she is, Vera Wilson, age 12 hours. At this age, she looks exactly like Ginny and Violet did.

We're all excited to have a third little girl in our family. Ginny and Vi-Vi love their new sister.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies

So the girls and I have made some fun yummies we thought we would share with you.
Here is an Angel Mocha Pie (sans mocha) my grandmothers creation and a thanksgiving tradition in my family. Along with spice cupcakes with carmel frosting that look like turkeys. This is from my hello cupcake book.Up close turkey A whole family of turkeys
Here is my Gige she is excited about cake pops. Yes Cake Pops by our beloved Bakerella (see my cool stuff links for her blog).We made these for our ward christmas party on the 4th. And boy did they dissapear fast!

Yummy! oh just incase you were wondering they are chocolate inside. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fast Times in North Juanita

A lot has been going on. On the 21st of November we made the big move to our new house. We got lots of help from members of our old and new wards and family. The girls love the extra space they never knew the didn't have in the 8-by-8 foot closet they had been living in. Ben has had plenty of opportunity to test his handymanness on a wide variety of minor disasters with the house. We are proud to announce we now have towel racks, a garage door that closes, hot water on the main floor, laundry outlets that work, new toilet seats, and kitchen drawers that close.

We got a helpful visit from Bri's mom and we spent thanksgiving with the Wilsons at the Williams' house (Ben's sister). They're our new neighbors. We celebrated being new residents of Kirkland by going to the Kirkland tree lighting.

The next week we took a ride on the Santa Train. The Santa Train leaves from North Bend, goes to Snoqualmie where kids and parents get cookies, hot chocolate, and a meeting with Santa.
The girls were a little scared of the big man, but we all had a lot of fun. Oh yeah, those rail cars aren't heated, it was cold!Just yesterday we took Ginny to see the Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. We'd been encouraged by her ability to watch ballet on TV with trance-like attention. We went with Ginny's best friend Riley. It was the Saturday matinee in the nose-bleed section, so there were a lot of well-dressed kids around. She did great and everyone had fun.