Monday, June 16, 2014

Special date

Eliana and I had a special date to build-a-bear workshop! Love spending time with my #1 daughter! 

3 months!

Emmett turned 3 months and is getting cuter by the moment! He is giving us lots of smiles and laughs and we just can't imagine our family without him! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

3rd birthday!

Eliana turned 3! We had a low key birthday party with our family and it was just perfect... Cake, coffee, mimosas & face painting! 

We are so proud of Eliana... She's smart, helpful, beautiful and absolutely perfect to us!  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Getting back to the blog

I must blog! I love looking back at Eliana's first few years so I really need to do the same for Emmett! I downloaded an app so hopefully this will help!

How can 2 months have already passed! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Welcome Emmett Morse!

Weighing in at 9lbs and 22.5 inches long, we welcomed our sweet Emmett at 3:15am on March 7 after a QUICK and nearly painless labor.  In fact, daddy had the honor of delivering Emmett because he came SO quick that the midwife didn't even make it!

Welcome Emmett! Mommy, daddy and big sister Eliana are so in love!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Another lovely Valentine's day with my sweet!  One of these days we'll include Eliana, but for now we enjoy our annual at home fondue dessert in peace ;-)

40 week comparison

A 40 week Eliana on the left, and 40 week Baby Boy on the right!

Can't wait to meet him!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

37 weeks & GNO

My incredible friends threw a Girls Night Out baby celebration for me! It was the PERFECT evening... pedicures while enjoying apps and mimosas, and then a yummy sushi dinner.  Everyone got a night away and we all had pretty toes to show for it!

Check out that cute diaper cake! My friend's Robin and Heather are super crafty! 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Girls weekend!

Geoff and his buddies planned a weekend in Vegas so I figured it would be a perfect time for a girls weekend!  Sitti flew in and the cousins all came together for a fun filled weekend!  We did lots of playing at the house, enjoyed the beautiful weather outside and fit in a trip to Happy Hollow!

Helping Sitti prepare lunch

Waiting patiently for their next meal!

Fun on the swing at Happy Hollow

And of course Sitti pulled through with matching jammies for the win!

New Years Eve


We got together with some friends for NYE and decided for all of our sanity to celebrate with New York, so at 9pm we rang it in!  Definitely different than last years NYE, but still lots of fun!

We roasted marshmallows... Eliana was mesmerized by the fire!

             Celebrating with her buddies, Quinn and Kedric!

Christmas Break

We love our teacher schedule! We had a wonderful two weeks off with just the right balance of adult time together (yay for daycare being open!), family activities and seeing our friends!

Our friends Robin and Rob invited us to the last game at Candlestick!  Such a fun evening. 

Happy Hour with the Kirtley's... Eliana perfecting the bottle feed.

Stroll around downtown & stopped at the new tea shop

Happy Hollow with Brody!

A beach day in January? Yes please!

We even had time to begin the nursery!  Cleaning out the room was a HUGE project as it became the "junk room" over the year.  Geoff painted it and we moved Eliana's nursery furniture into it.  Getting close!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Day

Geoff and I woke Eliana up around 8:15 because Santa came! (Yes, she sleeps in and yes, I realize my world will be rocked in two months.)

This year, Santa filled all of our stockings!  It was a relaxing morning with the three of us and the absolute sweetest thing to watch Eliana light up with each gift "it's from Santa?".  I can't wait to continue the tradition with all four of us next year!

After a little time with the three of us, we headed over to Geoff's mom's house for breakfast and gifts!  Eliana was spoiled with gifts, but most of all loved the family time with Grandpa, Grammy, Uncle Derek and Auntie Mo.

After nap at home, the excitement continued!  We headed over to Geoff's dad's house for Christmas dinner and believe it or not, MORE PRESENTS!  We had a relaxing and very enjoyable evening with Great Grandma Gloria, Grandpa Gary, Gramma Kathy & Dana.  They had a beautiful tree where Eliana spent lots of time dancing & showing off...

Kathy and Gary hit it out of the park with some great gifts for Eliana!  

 After a yummy dinner and dessert we went home and all crashed out after a very exciting two days!

Christmas is very special with a toddler... I think each year will be just as amazing.

Christmas Eve

We had a lovely Christmas Eve hosting Geoff's family this year.  Geoff fried a turkey and everyone contributed to a yummy meal!  We also did a White Elephant Gift Exchange and of course enjoyed lots of pie! Yum!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Midwife appointments

We are super excited for another homebirth with baby boy!  We continue to have wonderful prenatal visits with our midwife (same as the one I used with Eliana and same one my sister used!), Kathe.  Eliana's favorite part of the visit is when she gets to help Kathe find the baby so we can listen to him!

And of course, she always wants to see if she has a baby in her belly too.  Geoff always says "hopefully not for another 30 years!"

Getting in the spirit

A few days after Thanksgiving we got all set up for Christmas!  It's so fun seeing it through Eliana's eyes.  The tree, lights, stockings... it's all magical.