Sunday, July 4, 2010

A 3 year old and a 3 month old

Adam and I are now parents of a gorgeous 3 year old daughter and a handsome 3 month old boy. It's been so long since I last updated this website.
Brady has been growing and growing and growing. He's close to about 16/17 pounds now. I believe this week he has gone through a growth spurt because we have been getting a lot of comments the past few days on how BIG he is. He has been eating a lot more lately. The wonderful things that he does now is SMILE....oh it's so big and so wonderful. It just melts my heart. I love his little smile and I love that he just smiles at almost anything. Especially Logan.....He is in love with his sister and watches her everywhere she goes. It may not be like that all the time, but he currently can not get enough of her. He smiles at about everything she does and you can see that he wants to be down there playing with her also. Not to worry he will be there soon enough as now he can officially roll over....YIKES. Yes, he can roll over from his belly to his back and also back to belly. I can't believe how quickly he caught on to that skill.

Logan turned 3 in June. WOW....she's no longer a baby anymore, but she is 3 going on 30. She knows it all and she tells us also. She's wonderful and challenging all at the same time. I can't help but to laugh at some some of the things she does. She is intense one moment and the next moment she is loving on us and laughing and giving you this incredible smile. We've had challenges lately with her and tantrums and have attempted different types of ways of disciplining her and it seems that she out smarts us with all of them. For instance....Adam tells her, "Logan, don't make me count to three." Logan (not knowing REALLY what he is talking about) tells him, "No, I count to three...1,2,3" Oh my gosh hysterical.

I can't believe that we are already in the middle of summer. Logan will be attending St. Pius next school year, which is where Adele teaches at. It will be fun for her to go to the same school as her "Honey." Plus I can't wait to see her in that cute uniform. Actually that's probably just another challenge for me....getting her to put that uniform on 5 days a week. LOL

Adam and I are doing wonderful also. Adam is busy with Bootcamps and Athletic Development camps this summer and I am back in school again for the next year getting my principal certificate. We are both enjoying our little ones.
Here are a few pics of them.

All adorable!!!

My two children and their friend, Elmo

Mommy and her babies....oh I LOVE them
Daddy and his wonderful kiddos...Logan is a BIG help

Daddy's Girl

Monday, April 5, 2010

Brady Dempsey Farrell and more...

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged. Brady finally made his debut on March 26th. He weighed 8lbs 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is officially 10 days old today and I'm so glad to have him with us.

The delivery was a c-section again. We ended up having to go into the hospital on a Thursday night, even though we were scheduled for a Friday delivery. My blood pressure was really high and so they wanted me to go into the hospital early to see if it would come down. As soon as they had me hooked up to the machines it came down right away and never went back up. The funny thing about going in on a Thursday was that when we had Logan we also went in on a Thursday night. In fact, we were in the same room with Brady as we were with Logan. We also had the same anesthesiologist that we had with Logan and a wonderful nurse. There were so many things that occured that were just like it was with Logan.

We left the hospital on Sunday and I was so happy to be out of there. Some people thought I was crazy for wanting to go home so early, but hospital beds are uncomfortable, the food is not so great, and having someone come in your room every hour to either check on you or the baby, gets to be too much after a while. I especially love when they say, "get some rest." How do you get rest when they are in there every hour asking you about how much he ate, did he have a wet diaper or a dry diaper.

Brady has so far turned out to be a decent sleeper. He is up every 3 to 5 hours at night and I can handle that. I've noticed that I'm not so paranoid about everything like I was with Logan. Of course I was a first time mommy then and I had no clue about what I was doing. This time we all know how to change diapers, burp, feed, and clean so it's much more relaxing. Also my recovery and my ability to move around easier has been better. I am moving around much sooner with Brady then I was with Logan. I still have the aches and the pains, but this time I at least know what they are....even though at times they can be a little too much.

Brady was born so close to Easter, thankfully I made sure I had taken care of all the things necessary for Logan and Easter before his arrival. We got some really great shots of Logan and Brady at Easter time.

Our little Easter Egg

We are enjoying having another additon to our family. Logan is getting used to it more and more everyday. Our family of 3 is now a WONDERFUL family of 4!!!
Thank you to everyone who sent us warm wishes and have been such a huge support to us during this transition time.

Daddy Duty...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Break

What a wonderful 2 week vacation we have had. Logan celebrated her third Christmas and I think she really started to understand more about Santa and presents. She did enjoy her presents.
We started my two week vacation from school by all of us heading up to Austin to the "Trail of Lights." Last year we took Logan to it and the walk was awesome. We thought this year with her loving being in the car and driving around looking at the lights on houses in Corpus, that she would really enjoy walking through Zilker Park checking out all the lights. The Trail of Lights this year was quite a disappointment. It was probably 10 times smaller than it was last year and Logan did not seem very interested in much of what was there. In fact she seemed more interested in throwing a tantrum. They did have one part of the park that was a HUGE Christmas tree of lights and so Logan and her Papa went and stood under it and spun around. She seemed to really enjoy that.

Logan and Papa spinning under the lights. WOW!!!

That was the last thing we did there and so she was in a pretty good mood on the walk back to the car. However, instead of walking back we opted to take the bus. Logan LOVED the bus. That was so exciting to her. I think that was her "Trail of Lights." I was just so glad she was in a good mood.

The weather was very cold so Logan was bundled up

Christmas was awesome. We spent Christmas Eve at Honey and Papa's house. Logan got to open up a few gifts there. She seemed to really get into that.

The 3 of us on Christmas Eve

CHEESE!!! She was very excited about her gifts.

Logan by the tree at Honey and Papa's house

Christmas morning Honey, Papa, and Aunt Michaela came to the house at 7am and Logan started opening her gifts from Santa. She was so happy that Santa wrapped her presents in Dora wrapping paper. Mommy was happy he did that too because anything else that was wrapped up in just "regular Christmas paper" she did not want to open up.

Logan with her Dora purse

One of Logan's favorite gifts this year seems to be her Cinderella dress and shoes that she got. She is so particular about the material that goes on her body and if it is in any way "itchy" she normally does not like to wear it. So I was VERY surprised to see her want to put on the Cinderella dress. If we let her I know she would wear that dress everywhere she goes. She's so adorable in it. The shoes light up when she walks on them.

Logan in her Cinderella Dress

I can't believe 2010 is here. This year we will be adding another bundle of Joy to our lives. In March Adam and I will be having a littly boy, Brady Dempsey Farrell. Logan will be a big sister and I know she is going to be awesome at that. Here is to a spectacular 2010.

Happy New Years!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Santa 2009

If you can't recall what our Santa 2008 picture turned out like, here it is.

This year we talked to Logan about going and seeing Santa. She was walking through the mall talking about seeing Santa and she seemed so excited. We didn't dare let her get a glimpse of him before we got in line and we kept her occupied so that she would not see the unhappy child in front of us in line taking their picture with Santa. However, none of that worked. Logan had a moment there. She did not want to get on Santa's lap. Adam says she is much stronger this year as she would NOT let go of him.

Santa was VERY nice and decided that mommy and Logan could take a picture with him, but who would want to leave Daddy out. NOT SANTA. Santa was insisiting that Adam sit on his lap. If I wasn't so concerned with making sure that Logan just sits there while we take the picture I probably would have jumped right on the "sled" with Santa and insisted that Adam get in the holiday spirit and make that Jolly guy happy and sit on his lap.
Adam ended up behind the three of us and this is what our 2009 Santa photo looks like. The best "smile" we could get out of Logan.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's a BOY

We just found out yesterday that we are having a BOY. We were both completely shocked and were dead set that it was a girl. We had to take a second look at the monitor and we had to ask the sonographer if he was kidding. But he wasn't...we for sure have a little boy arriving in March.

Here is one of his first pics.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall has arrived

It seems so sudden that summer has left us and fall has arrived. Our lives have been busy. Volleyball season is officially over for me, so I now have time in the afternoons again. Adam is busy working on the growth of his business.

Logan is doing so well. I can't believe all of the wonderful things she is learning in pre-school. Shapes, colors, songs, numbers. It just blows my mind when she comes home and tells me something new; like how a slice of pizza is a triangle. Yes, she said that to me. I was such a proud mommy.

Halloween just sort of snuck up on us this year. I can't believe how each Halloween Logan looks more and more different. This year she was Minnie Mouse for Halloween. She seemed to enjoy it. I think she really liked the trick-or-treat part. Once she figured out that you go up to doors and you knock on them, then people come out with bowls of candy....WOW she was set. It was especially funny when she didn't even say anything to them and just went right for the candy bowl. We let her have a few pieces last night, but most of it we recycled by handing it back out to the trick-or-treaters that came to our home. Somehow this morning, Logan found a Butterfinger and came up to me asking if she could have it....before breakfast. Luckily she was not too heart broken when I told her no.

We are still continuing to work on the potty training thing. If anyone has any suggestions please share. I'd really like to have her potty trained before baby #2 arrives in March. I've heard 2 1/2 years is a great time to start and we will be approaching that in December.

Here are a few pictures of Logan's past Halloweens and a picture of her this Halloween.
Logan's First Halloween...our little pumpkin

Her second Halloween....a Lady Bug
...and this year we were Minnie Mouse

Here is her little outfit she wore to school for their party

So grown up...I can't believe it!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy 40th Anniversary Steve and Adele

Today my in-laws celeebrated their 40th Anniversary. Actually I should say that they initially started off celebrating their 40th Anniversary about 2 weeks ago when they took a cruise to Alaska. We (Adam, Logan, myself and Michaela) celebrated their Anniversary with them yesterday evening. We had everyone over to our house last night for dinner. I had "planned" on making a 4 layer cake. Each layer was going to be a different color; representing each decade that they have been married. I started making the cake Saturday morning. Well needless to say, "I'm definitely NOT a cake decorator." It was actually quite shocking how wrong I got this because I actually tend to put desserts together quite well. However, this picture describes it all.

I think it was a little too heavy and fell over and apart. Adam had to get a picture of it. Not to worry though, we saved the cake to show them. I did make them another cake that turned out great. I sent them home with this colorful cake and an extra container of frosting. The cake was quite good, it's was just not so great to look at.
After dinner we gave them the gift we had been working on. We created a slideshow of the past 40 years. They loved it. We hope their 40th Anniversary was spectaclar. Happy Anniversary. We love you guys.

Here they are 40 years ago

And here they are today....looking fabulous

It only took like 10 shots to get this photo to come out right.