Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas pictures...

We have realized that taking Christmas card pictures with a 22 month old and a 1 month old is not an easy task. Here are some of the attempts at pictures with the kids.

Grandma Diana & Grandpa Lee Lee tried to get a picture with the kids for their Christmas card. As you can see this picture would have been fine if Miriam had kept her shirt down. :)

Clark (Neal) and Rusty (Josiah) putting up the lights outside.

(This is funny for those of you that have seen the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.)
Rusty is holding the ladder for Clark.

The rest of the pictures are the progression of Christmas card photo sessions...

Josiah is warming up the spot for he and Miriam to take their picture.

Josiah didn't want to be in a picture with Miriam. He did not seem to care that she was screaming.

After several failed attempts to get a picture of just the 2 kids, Neal & I decided to put on sweaters and be in the picture with the kids. This still didn't seem to help Josiah, but Miriam calmed down a bit.

We tried having mommy hold Josiah and daddy hold Miriam...

that still didn't seem to help.

Getting better...

This was the best picture that we got, so we decided to end the session and use this one.

Thanks to Robin's mom, Diana, for being the photographer. :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Miriam and Josiah

Josiah has pretty much ignored Miriam until Sunday afternoon. Below are a couple of videos of Josiah loving on Miriam. We think he is starting to warm up to her.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Miriam Mae Matthews

Miriam Mae Matthews was born on November 4, 2011 at 11:21 am. She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 18 1/2 in long. The c-section went well. Miriam had some fluid left in her lungs, so she had to have some oxygen given to her for several hours. She is doing well now.

This is a picture of Robin the day before Miriam was born.

37 weeks

Family picture the morning of Miriam's birth.

Robin in the pre-op room
Waiting to go back to the OR for the c-section

Dr. Neal

Robin on the operating table ready for the c-section to begin

Right after Miriam was born

First photo with mom and dad


Miriam meeting the Edwards family

Josiah and Hannah

(Josiah kept hitting the nurse call button on mommy's bed)

Aunt Krista & cousin Nolan

Josiah with baby sister and Aunt Krista

Daddy and Miriam watching the big LSU/Alabama game on TV

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


This picture was taken at Neal's work. They had a Halloween party last Friday and the employees could bring their kids to the office for trick or treating. They had prizes for the kids' costumes. Josiah won a prize for his costume. He got a bag of Hershey bars (which was the best prize for him).

After going out trick or treating in our neighborhood with daddy.
Mommy & Josiah before he went out trick or treating. Mommy stayed at home because she had been having some contractions earlier that day.

Josiah is ready to head out the door for some candy.

Daddy and Josiah ready to go find some candy.

Josiah seemed to enjoy trick or treating. Neal said that Josiah almost walked into one of the houses while they were trick or treating. I guess Josiah wanted to find some more candy. We're pretty sure he would love to do this every night in order to get candy. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Random pics...

Here are a few pictures of Josiah from the past couple months.

Josiah eating "babies" (mini M&M's)

Checking out a book.

(Notice his cool new Cars crocks that he picked out at the store himself.)Josiah's new monkey leash. It makes taking him into the restroom a lot easier. :)

This is where I found him one morning while I was making the bed in our room. He climbed up in there all by himself. He is our little monkey.

Josiah's words to me when I took this picture were "I duck" (stuck).

Picking out a free pumpkin at a community event in Hendersonville.

Josiah and Mr. Bear doing some work outside.

Josiah's new big boy bed. It is actually a bunk bed, but we're just going to use the top bunk for now until baby sister is old enough for a bed.

34 weeks...

We had another ultrasound this past Thursday. We got confirmation that the baby is a girl. We have picked out a name, but we have decided to keep it a secret until baby girl arrives. The c-section is scheduled for November 16 at 8 am. We only have about 4 1/2 weeks left until we get to meet our baby girl! Here are a couple pictures of Robin at 34 weeks.

Josiah wanted to get in on a picture with mommy and baby sister.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Zoo Trip...

We made a trip to the zoo this past Saturday. We decided to buy a zoo membership. Josiah enjoys seeing the animals, so we know we'll get our money's worth out of it. :) Here are a few pictures and a couple videos from our time at the zoo.

Daddy helping Josiah brush a goat.

Josiah approaching a goat in the area where kids can pet the animals.
The giraffes were close to the fence, so we got a good look at them. Josiah was not too impressed with the giraffes. He acted like he sees them everyday. :)

Daddy and Josiah looking at an elephant.

Josiah kept wanting to pick up rocks along the path. He's into playing with rocks now.

Daddy showing Josiah Henry, the mule.

These videos are of Josiah petting the goats.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

31 Weeks

Yes Robin is at 31 weeks and we are axiously anticipating the arrival of baby girl (name to be annouced at a later date). Below is the 31 week pregnancy picture we took the other night.

The big day will be November 16th unless baby girl decides to come earlier!!!!!

Recent Videos........

Tammy and Amy came to visit on Labor Day weekend. We had a very good visit. On Saturday, of that weekend, we went swimming in our community pool. Josiah really likes the shallow water where he can walk around on his own.

The following 4 videos are of Josiah reading his book about Max and Max's favorite word "Bang". He was doing a great job of "reading" it until I got the video camera out (notice his cheese on the 1st video).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Slides and Sprinklers...

These are a couple videos from the past month. The first one is Josiah trying out his new slide that we got for him. It took him awhile to learn how to slide down it, but he has recently accomplished that.

The second video is of Josiah playing in the sprinkler on one of our HOT evenings a few weeks ago. Thankfully the temperatures have gone down a bit lately. The past couple evenings have been pleasant outside.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Josiah's 18 month pictures...

We had Josiah's 18 month pictures taken on Neal's birthday. Here are some of the pictures.