Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Grandma Miriam is in town! Bethany's monopolizing most of her time, but she's snuck in some quality time with Rebekah, too. After all, who could resist such a beautiful little baby?


Prayers for poor Bethany! She's been fighting a fever all day and has a rash all over her back and belly. Needless to say, it's been a lazy day here... Bethany even sat through a movie!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Baby Sister

Bethany is very into holding her baby sister. It's amazing to me how much older she seems now that there's a new baby around. When did she get to be a little girl?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I'm Awake!

It's not very often that we get to see little Bekah's eyes. She has her daddy's eyes - very pretty!


Where's Rebekah?

There she is!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Karaoke Gone Crazy

Bethany is craving attention a little bit lately! Having a new sister takes some getting used to.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bekah's First Outing


Bekah went out for the first time today! We got her in a super pretty dress, then headed to Applebees for dinner. (Mommy was feeling a little cooped up!) I'm not sure Rebekah ever knew she was out, but Bethany sure appreciated the change of scenery. She even got a balloon on the way out.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Bethany and Jonas love singing songs that have fun motions. Of course, that doesn't mean they always do the motions...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Boppy Time

Rebekah is getting more gorgeous by the minute. Tell me she doesn't look just like her big sister in this picture. What a cutie.

Loving Bekah

Bethany is really loving being a big sister. She's so good at taking care of Rebekah! She brings her her binkie and blankie, and tries to get plenty of cuddle time. What a pair these two make.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Meet Rebekah!

Rebekah Hope Lafferty

born May 16, 2008, 10:22 pm
7 lbs, 8 oz.
19 3/4 inches
Total labor time, first contraction to birth: 1 hour

A tired mommy and Bekah

As you can see, Bethany's really taking a shine to this big sister stuff!

Three from a family of four

(more pictures coming soon!)

Friday, May 16, 2008


Bethany's going to be quite the gardener this year. She helped her grandpa dig up all the weeds for Grandma!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Enjoying our creation!

Rainbow Cookies

The Crafty Crow had a post on rainbow cookies, and I thought they might be a hit with Bethany after our clay day. She loved it (especially the part where she finally got a cookie). She helped with every part of making them. All that practice of making snakes and ball shapes paid off!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Love You

Bethany just said the most awesome sentence I have ever heard her say - "I love you!" Matt and I got so excited that she repeated it over and over all the way to her room for bed. What a sweetie.


The kids loved the slide!


What's this, 3 toddlers?? Yep, Bethany has her buddy, Theo, over for the day! I'm trying my best to induce labor...

Playground Season

Wow, Bethany has changed a lot since the last time she was able to play on this playground. I felt like the one of the big kid's moms while I just sat and watched them do everything themselves. They didn't even need me to stand at the bottom of the slide! It is going to be so great having the playground within walking distance this summer.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Clay Colors


Now that I'm out of school (yay!), I've started putting the kids on a more structured schedule. And what kind of schedule wouldn't have a crafty time?? Today we worked on our colors while playing with molding clay. Bethany was really good at trying to imitate shapes I was making with the clay. I just love watching her little brain work!

Rocking Chair


How goofy are these two?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Teasing Daddy

Bethany cracks herself up sometimes - I just love it!

M-Day Presents

Check out Bethany's artistic ability! (Hopefully she doesn't inherit her mother's gardening skills!)

Baby Update

I had a doctor's appointment on Friday to see how Baby #2 is doing. Good news! I'm 3cm. dilated, and 50% effaced. Not only that, I lost a pound!! Very nice to hear after months of hearing how much I'm gaining! My glucose levels tested high, so I ended up having to tell the nurse of my pasta and gummy worm lunch. Oops.

I can't wait to be a mommy again. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Shoe Hands

Bethany and Jonas find it a lot of fun to play "shoe hands." Why, I don't know. I love these pictures because they really remind me of Get Smart. That, and Bethany's just ridiculously cute.

The Cake

A.Sarah and I made this oh-so-appropriate purse cake for Bethers. How creative are we?

Party #2

Ok, back to birthday pictures! The Friday after Bethany's birthday we had a party at Grandpa and Grandma's house. Bethany's favorite present was definitely a new purse from U.Mike and A.Mary. After opening it (and all the goodies inside), she immediately had to have her nails done. Then she put on her makeup. What a girly girl! She got tons of cute clothes, too, which will be used a lot this summer.