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I Heart Faces – Motherhood

Posted by djw209 on May 9, 2011

How could I not participate in this week’s contest over at I Heart Faces after doing a maternity photo shoot recently. K & G are expecting their first child this week…how apropos!


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August 14

Posted by djw209 on August 14, 2010

Danny and I took a trip to Pennsylvania. Enjoy these cute kiddos!




Eric and Drew


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Show us your life – Baby Showers

Posted by djw209 on August 21, 2009

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

This is a repost from March 2009 with a few edits for Kelly’s Korner Blog Carnival, Show Us Your Life – Baby Showers.

**Sorry about the formatting towards the middle of this post, I just can’t get it to work properly**

I don’t know if you have noticed or if it’s just this time in my life, but I know a ton of people having kids this spring.

It all started with my cousin Lorah who had her first baby in November 2008 and Hailey is just adorable! Then in January 2009 my other cousin Arielle had her daughter Aaliyah.

But the best surprise of all was when our friends, Scott and Nichole (and their 5 year old son Collin), told us that they were expecting…twin girls!!!! They are due towards the end of April but they will be delivered in the next few weeks.

I had the wonderful honor of hosting a baby shower in their honor in January, well before her due date because we were all expecting that she would soon be on bed rest (she had a tough pregnancy with her first child).

The theme was to be “Two Peas in a Pod” and I decided to make most of the items that we wanted for the baby shower.

It was quite an undertaking, especially since most of these items were made during the month of December, at the same time I was making my Christmas cards (approximately 75 cards had to be made for me) and Danny’s grandparents Christmas Cards (I made 50 cards for them) and we invited about 85 people to the baby shower.

Hope you enjoy the pictures from this special baby shower:

Baby Shower Invitations
(if you are interested in the template I used to print off the text on the inside, let me know and I’ll email it to you)

Thank you cards – (I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the Thanks line of text for the front of the card). The message on the inside of this card said:

Thank you for the gift
that we will soon see.

Mom says it’s really great,
and you picked it just for us.

Mom is sending this card of thanks
because we have yet to arrive.

And even when we do, we won’t write good ’til we’re five.

Cupcakes – as a Thank you for coming to the baby shower

Baby Sock bouquets as center pieces

Baby Shower Bingo – I created approximately 52 Bingo cards with 1 baby item on each square, no card was a like. If you want that document, let me know and I can email it out to you!

M&M Guess Game – Fill up a bottle (or as many babies as Mom is having) with M&M’s making sure you count how many M&M’s you use. Who ever guesses the correct number (or closest without going over) wins the bottle as a prize!

Baby Shower Cake – This was a 2 layer half chocolate half vanilla cake with the baby heads made out of vanilla cake. I used only butter cream icing for the entire cake (including the filling) with Nilla Wafers as the ears. To make the bow and hair, I used a hot glue gun to glue yellow yarn and a pink bow to skewers and then pushed the skewer through all layers of cake.

The shower was a huge success and the parents received many things that they need for when their precious girls are born!!!

And of course I have to post pictures of the twins who were born March 24, 2009!

Meet Jillian and Allison (these pictures were taken July 18, making the babes almost 4 months old!!)

Jillian waking up!

Allison in a fancy dress!

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Trip to PA – Part 4 – Family

Posted by djw209 on June 3, 2009

The whole reason why MIL and I headed down to PA was so she could get to know my Mom’s side of the family. She would have been able to have lunch with Aunt Kit and Uncle Richard but they went to the Jersey Shore with their grandsons so it turned out to be an Ansel event!

I finally got to meet Drew Christian (5 weeks old), Cassie and Jeff’s son. Here is Cassie, Drew and Katie (Jeff’s daughter).
Katie holding her little brother Drew
Arianna holding her cousin’s son, Drew.
I went swimming with another cousin’s son, Colin James (1 year old)
My Aunts, Rhonda and Robin.
Aunt Robin makes amazing jewlery…the necklace and earrings that Rhonda are wearing, Robin made. The large seed on the necklace is called a Sea Heart and she collected them off the beaches where she lives, South Padre Island, Texas. Here’s the Sea Heart neckalce and matching earrings. Aunt Robin is making me a Sea Heart neckalce 🙂 So excited!!
Me and my Aunt Robin
My Mom and her sisters

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Posted by djw209 on April 14, 2009

I have visited with my friend and her kids a few times since the girls were born. The first time was when they were 1 week old (March 31, 2009) up in Maine Medical Center. I stayed for about 6 hours with Nichole so her husband could go home (New Hampshire), pay some bills, get clean clothes and say hi to their 5 year old son (Collin). I took some pictures with my phone, but since it was Nichole who was the patient in the hospital and not the twins, I had my hands full with feedings, cuddling and diaper changing.

Then I got to spend an afternoon at their house on Good Friday, and what a Good friday it was!

I want to introduce you to the twins!

Allison Michelle (17 days old)

Jillian Irene (17 days old)

Big Brother Collin snuggling with Jillian

I was able to catch a small nap after the girls had their 4:30pm bottle, and I got to cuddle with them both! They LOVE to be all snuggly!

What a special treat – I hope to be able to share more pictures as these precious girls grow!

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