Clara, Olivia and Andrew

Clara, Olivia and Andrew
The 3 Amigos

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New big girl seat

The girls got a new seat called a Bumbo and they seem to enjoy it. I asked Katie if her new house felt like home and she said almost.
Quote of the Day:
Good mothers have smiley children.
Ronnie age 6

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Perfect in Purple

Hurray for antibiotics! Olivia is feeling better!
God's blessings.
Quote of the Day:
Purple is the color of royality.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Olivia on the mend

Olivia was feeling pretty punk all weekend and with a trip to Dr. Singh's office and a visit with Tracy, they found out she has infections in both ears. With the help of antibiotics, she is feeling better and everyone else is happy, too.
Quote of the Day:
When the solution is simple,
God is answering.
Albert Einstein

Life is down the Street

You would think I would have pictures of the new house or all the hardworking people that were helping Katie and Jeremy move but once again those darling girls were irresistible. (Grandpa Tim, Grandma Jannita, Aunt Hannah and Pops worked very hard and I held babies, which is not work only pleasure.) Love and blessings to all of you. The move is not done but great progress has been made. When Bill the Cat is safely back in Fresno, we will call it done.
Quote of the Day:
Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.
Ann Douglas

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Crazy Day

Sorry computer trouble and just busy with the move, we'll catch you tomorrow.
Quote of the Day:
Moving is hard work.
Linda Baker

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sleep tight

Tomorrow is moving day or at least the big stuff is going. We hope everyone gets a good night sleep, it is going to be a busy day. Olivia is getting a head start on the sleep and Clara is almost there.
Quote of the Day:
Lullaby and good night with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down and rest,
may thy slumber be blessed
Lay the down and rest,
may thy slumber be blessed

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Traveling girls

Jeremy and the girls have been making trips to the new house to take care of some business.
They do very well.
Quote of the Day:
Courage, determination, pride...
that's what little girls are made of.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A little help from a friend

Katie's friend, Malynda, came over and held babies.
Quote of the Day:
A friend is a priceless gift...
Helen Steiner Rice

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby Media Blitz

This is the girls first dip in the pool.

Clara is looking a little suspiciously at Brock. Katie said he kept everyone entertained all weekend.

This is quite the line up!
Clara and Olivia having a little tummy time.
Brock is getting all of Olivia's attention but Clara seems to be far more interested in Olivia's hand.
It seems like just yesterday when Katie and Enid were sitting on my couch talking about the Prom or a big game. Now they have children of their own.
They love to sit up.

Brock was the big boy this weekend. He had lots of babies to hold.

Happy Clara and pensive Olivia
Enid holding Olivia, as Clara watchesDon't you just love her Keds?
Theo and Clara share a napping time
Analia and Gloria are anxious to hold the twins.
Gloria and Analia were Olivia's and Clara's primary nurses from the first day they arrived at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. They will always hold special spots in all of our hearts.
The Hoff Family with our wonderful nurses
Dr. Rajani loved holding the twins.
Clara is giving Analia at big smile, as if to say 'I remember you.'
Olivia gets a hug from Gloria.
Happy family
Two of the nurse practitioners visit with the twins. Clara was not happy about having the bottle removed to take the picture.

Analia and Gloria are friends. When the twins were being transferred to Stanford, Gloria said to Analia lets be their primary nurses. Analia was not so sure but Gloria said I'll give you the bigger twin, which was Clara, figuring Olivia, being the smaller twin would have more issues. That first night Clara was the one with all the issues. It did all even out in the end and they were so vital in their survival. We love them. We have nothing but gratitude and love for the people, who touched our girls' lives.
Quote of the Day:
I may not always be by your side
but my prayers will always be with you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy Weekend

They are home and unpacking. We will see pictures of their trip tomorrow.
Quote of the Day:
Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to dance and to sing and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

Jeremy sent me some pictures last night but I was already sleeping. Here is just a teaser. There will be more to follow tonight.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Word from the wanderers

Before they left for Capitola, they purchased front carriers. Katie said they worked great for their trip to the beach. They went swimming in the pool and wore the outfits they are wearing in the above picture. The first picture shows what the are doing right now. They are taking lots of pictures and we will see them later. It has been great fun.
They did get the keys to their new house right before they left town.
Quote of the Day:
The warmth of a friend's presence brings joy to our hearts,
sunlight to our souls and pleasure to all of life.

Summer reruns and Bill the cat

Clara on September 4, 2009. She is 6 months old.
Clara on March 23, 2009. She is 19 days old.
This is Olivia on September 4, 2009. She is 6 months old.

This is Olivia on March 29, 2009. She is 25 days old.

This is Bill the Cat. He is Alan and Linda Baker's house guest.
He belongs to our son Jon Baker and he is living with us until he moves into his new digs. He likes to harass our chocolate lab, Riley, who is incredibly tolerant.
Sorry for the side trip, it is mostly for Jon so he can get a look at his cat. L.B.

Katie and Jeremy and the twins are on their excellent adventure to Capitola and the NICU reunion at Lucile Packard's Children's Hospital, at Stanford. I thought it might be interesting to travel back and look at how far our sweet babies have come. People will say to us, 'Oh your babies are so fat.' I just say thank you. God's work is so evident in them and we know we have experienced a miracle. We looking forward to the pictures from their trip, until then you will have to indulge me and whatever I can come up with.
Quote of the Day:
Remembering the past gives power to the present.