Friday, April 30, 2010

Hanging at Home

If I only post to the blog once a week I end up having too many pictures but I'm including them all anyway. A lot's been going on at our house but its pretty consistent. Honey left to go home to Dallas and we're all missing her badly!! But in the mean time we've had dear friends and neighbors come visit, we've been given generous gifts, we've been blessed with hot meals almost every single night and so far we have a wonderful baby. Thank you LORD! Georgia has been sleeping and eating great, therefore helping us feel more rested than we planned on. I keep saying how nice it is to have a baby in Doha because we don't do much and there's no reason to get out or feel obligated to be anywhere. We're just doing what we normally do (with a little help of course) and its all pretty easy going. Last week I only got out to pick up the boys from school while my sweet friends dropped in to watch Georgia so I could do it baby-free.

This little monkey is pretty genius! It helps the paci stay in place.
Georgia cuddles with it too.

Our dear friends the Webbs gave the boys gifts as well as Georgia. The boys got a new soccer (football) and rugby ball. Huge hit, of course.

Kirsty and G

The Webbs gave us this blanket that I love!!
Its hand made and such a little treasure for our Doha baby.
Its a great size for the stroller, plus so soft.

Jennie the baby whisperer
(who doesn't have a baby of her own)

Picketts and Junods

Coordsen Crew

The Jacksons just returned from Texas and brought the boys bags full of TX toys and snacks.
We're going to have all kinds of cavities from the Fruit by the Foot that was consumed within just a day or two.

Gifts from Neighbors and Co-workers

Georgia's (fake) birth certificate
The hospital gives these neat little books with prints and a picture. Wish it was this easy to actually get a birth certificate but unfortunately we're scrambling at this moment to get the BC and US passport so Georgia can fly home with us in just a few weeks! What an ordeal!

The hospital also gave this arabic/english memory album. Pretty cool but I don't think I'll use it. Its got some weird cartoons.

The bros

Stinker and Georgia Liz

Georgia's first bath at home

We have a bar"ish" type thing upstairs in our villa and it works perfect for a newborn bath.
Daddy and the helpers!

Looks like mama might need a bath too...

We teach em young at our house...Sic'em BEARS!!!


First trip outside in the car to visit the pediatrician.

After the doc we did a little grocery shopping and also found these adorable Little Bites...

These tiny beautiful cupcakes are about 3 QAR or close to $1 each. Most things in Doha are 3x more expensive than they are home. Not these...we would pay almost $3 for a petifour this cute in Texas. I'm not having any showers but I'll be back for the donuts! Big hit with the boys after school.

Someone has taken full ownership of parenting their bear. Bubba has been swaddled ("with a boy blanket") and been given a bottle. So far Brooks has really stuck to his "male/daddy" role. I'm glad there's no confusion about how daddies feed their babies vs. mommies. Was a little need! It really is pure JOY to see this sweet Brooks love Georgia so sincerely and with every ounce of himself. She must get at least 50 kisses a day. It might be temporary or come and go but I'll take it right now!

And here he is in his prime! Couldn't be more like his father!

In just 10 days she looks so different. The cheeks are not at as chubby and her hair is already showing signs of blonde.


Blair said...

what a cutie!!! ya'll look like #3 didn't even phase you! it is so much fun...isn't it!!!??? wendi, you look wonderful! glad that ya'll are doing well.

blair holman

Ashley Hall said...

I love all of these new pics! I still cant get used to the pink in your house. At first glance I wondered who's baby Nick was holding in the pic with the friends giving the boys presents. Oh yeah...that is his baby GIRL! She is just so perfect!!!!

The Wilsons said...

I think she looks like your Mom, Wendi! So cute! Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

angie said...

Oh that sweet baby is just too cute. you can post 100s of pictures and I would love every single one!

Rick and Beth said...

Oh my word! What a beauty! I love reading your blog because it's so full of pictures. Your camera must be around your neck 24-7! I love it! Keep the picture-filled posts coming!

Kampen Family said...

You have a precious family and beautiful, beautiful little girl! Congratulations!!!

Katy said...

First of all---NEVER too many pics! :)

Absolutely loooove that one of you and Nick giving her a kiss. That was the sweetest moment!

And---love seeing Brooks loving being a big bro. I knew he would be!!!

Bethany said...

I mean seriously....could your family be any more precious!!!!!!! Your boys are too much in these pictures! Love you from Dallas!!!