Sunday, October 02, 2011

LOTS of pics

I haven't blogged much since I have started working.  Learning to balance it all is tough!  We are gradually learning a system that works well for us now!  Looking back I realized how much I have not shared so here are a few of my favorite pictures from August and September.

We took this cake to the special NICU nurses for Magdalena's birthday.  Some have left, but whether they helped Magdalena or know us doesn't matter.  There are so many babies whose lives are affected by their daily work. 

Walt acted shy around Nurse Wren

We had an intimate family gathering to recognize August 6th, Magdalena's special day.  Everyone came over for a pink brunch!  Everything was pink, and of course there were cupcakes!

Loli made pink muffins!

Walt got to spend the night for the first time with Caroline, Emma, Loli, and Stephen while Noah and I celebrated our anniversary at a bed and breakfast.  Walt had a BLAST!  He stayed up late, ate ice cream, and he loves his cousins!

We proudly watched Lori ran her first 5K!  She worked hard all summer for this moment, so we cheered her on with "Team Lori" t-shirts.

My sweet neighbor who is 7 years old painted this for me.  She never met Magdalena, but with her sweet heart she remembered her in this picture of our family.  You can see that she is in the baby carrier to the right of Walt.

Walt likes to wear my shoes when he finds them lying around the house. Maybe he is trying to tell me that I should pick up after myself.

And Walt continues to enjoy reading.  Although it is in a language I don't understand, he reads all of his books aloud.

Sweet friend time is the best!  Katie and I met while I was pregnant with Magdalena, and she has continued to be a sweet friend to me.  We caught up while "painting".  

Noah was able to get us some tickets to see Georgia Bulldogs play!  And we won!

Walt and me watching Handy Manny

Noah made a pancake in the shape of a 2 for Walt's birthday breakfast.

 Walt was the first one to stand on his picture when lining up at school!
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  1. I love reading your update, LOVED painting with you and hope we get to see each other again SOON!

  2. You all have had a busy couple of months! So fun to see the pictures.

    Your celebration of Magdalena was so perfect. Love what you do for the nurses.

    Walt is growing up so fast! Julie, thanks for sharing these special moments with us. Never easy to find that perfect balance of work and home life but seems you are handling it very, very well.


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