Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Time to check in?

I have been completely checked out of real life for about two months now. Unfortunately I feel like I am being dragged kicking and screaming back into life by various responsibilities. I really don't want to be. I have thoroughly enjoyed being blissfully ignorant of my former pre-Luke life. Blogging definitely went by the wayside, but it's time to update because I will hate myself if I missed out documenting the past month.

Here's October in quick review:
  • Luke was born on Oct. 10th. He weighed in at 8 lbs 9 ounces. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he is now up to 10 lbs 4 ounces and he has grown an inch in three weeks. He is in the 97th percentile for height!

  • Roger was off work the whole next week after Luke was born. We loved having him around (he will disagree, he hated playing Mr. Mom, but he did a great job!)

  • My parents came to town the next week to meet the baby and reconnect with the girls. We again had a great time. The girls ran my mom ragged...it really wasn't much of a vacation was it mom?

  • Ashby celebrated her 6th birthday while my parents were here. She also lost her fourth tooth, luckily right before school pictures. She wanted to go bowling for her birthday and I'm happy to report she came in second out of five in our first game. Ashby was so excited to celebrate her birthday while my mom and dad were here, it meant so much to her, thanks mom and dad.

  • We had some fantastic Halloween fun. Avery dressed up as Dorothy and Ashby as a clown. They both had the opportunity to wear their costumes to several functions. They raked in some serious loot while trick-or-treating. Unfortunately because I was checked out of life, I didn't do some of the traditional fall things that I love to do. We didn't even carve pumpkins (all you mandated court reporters, please spare us...)

Now for the heap of pictures.

Avery with Luke, maybe this is why she isn't head over heels for him like Ashby is... he cries a lot.

We like to start a million projects at once. Roger and my dad tiled our entry way while my parents were in town. I couldn't go through another winter with carpet, it was wet for five months straight. Doesn't it look awesome?
Ashby, Grandma, Avery and Grandpa

Ashby with her cake of choice. She always chooses Halloween stuff for her birthday, easy for me, but I wonder how much longer that will last.

Sweet six year old Ashby with her missing teeth.

Ashby and Avery bowling, yeah we don't know how to take pictures in a dark place, sorry.

We took a trip to the Carnegie Science Museum. Ashby bouncing her legs away.

Avery doing some serious construction work in the ball place.

Avery (not so sure about Luke), Luke and Ashby.

Luke not looking very lumpy. Why are newborn babies so hard to take pictures of, they always look so lumpy...

The Halloween costumes

Ashby looking like she got beat up after a long night of trick-or-treating
Ashby and Avery before church

Check out these cheeks


Brittany said...

Oh man, I think about calling you almost everyday. Does that count? I will get you on the phone soon ok! Thanks for the update. Luke is adorable, as are the girls. I am so happy that everything is going to good for you guys! Sorry for the long comment. Obviously we need to talk.

Heather said...

So glad you are surviving these first few weeks, sounds like you've had lots of good help! Little Luke is a doll, love those cheeks! And I am still cracking up at that post-trick-or-treating shot of Ashby, Priceless!

Nancy Sabina said...

Oh, the cheeks! I want them! (I mean...I want to be near them. I don't desire to have cheeks like that on my face.) We can't wait to meet Luke.
Ashby and Avery looked great on Halloween. It's always so fun when Grand-ones come to visit. I'm glad they were able to come help you.

Kelly Jo said...

I love the pic of Avery not so sure about Luke. . .he'll grow on her, right?! :)
We miss you guys. Take good care!

Alisha said...

Glad you're back!

Jolie said...

Don't worry about the blog break...I'm surprized you are back at it so soon! I always thought adding a 3rd to the mix was a big adjustment. LOVE the halloween costumes!

Nancy Clark said...

Love the update, everyone is adorable! Wish we were nearby...

Valerie said...

What a little sweetie with a full head of hair! Very cute family!

The Donkey said...

This is certainly a revealing post. You should have taken the picture of Ashby on the trampoline and dedicated it to a post called "Like Father, Like Daughter"

Roger is also a fan of the trampoline via suspension with a harness. The only difference is that Roger had a bright orange one. I will let you guys finish the story if it is appropriate. Let me just say that it started with Roger wanting to jump on the trampoline and ended with a worker running to a secret shed to get a special sized harness

Windy said...

Chelsea...what an adorable family you have. Horray for tile. Your girls look so cute in their costumes. And Lumpy? Luke does not look lumpy haha He is adorable!! I love the cheeks too! hehe

The Powells said...

luke is so darn cute...and those girls are beautiful!!

Kari C. said...

So glad you checked in... I missed you! Looks like you've had a busy but fun month!!! loved all the pics

Suzy said...

I love the worn out clown look. hahaha. And your youngest daughter looks JUST like you!