Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
We made it to 38 weeks! I can hardly believe it. Things felt so different 10 weeks ago when I was put on bedrest. I was stressed, anxious, scared, and felt so helpless. We made it through, however, and now I'm actually wanting Madeline to come out! There have been 2 days in the last 2 weeks that I thought I was about to go into full blown labor, but nothing ever happened. I've been having contractions, about 2 an hour, for the last 6 weeks. I thought for sure I would not make it past 37 weeks, but I was wrong! Madeline is now about 7 lbs (we think) and is very low! My doctor is allowing me to be induced this Friday at 5am, so that's the plan! It's such a relief to know the end is near. The unknown we've experienced the last few weeks has really taken a toll on our family. Greg and I have been stressed and anxious, which has caused Morgan to act out. Bless her heart, she senses all these changes and just doesn't know how to handle them. This caused her to become very defiant towards us and she began throwing tantrums, which she has rarely done before. With our current stress level and low amount of patience, our home turned into the perfect storm! We made it through, however, and with alot of prayer and apologies to one another, we are all doing better.
Telling Santa she wants "special prizes" for Christmas
At church the Sunday before Christmas
Reading books with Daddy on Christmas Eve
Playing her new piano with cousin Brandon
Morgan was excited to go to school on her birthday!
Morgan loved standing on the chair while everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her!
Daddy brought flowers for his birthday girl!
Celebrating her birthday at Chuck E. Cheese
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Morgan insisted on riding the boat on the Riverwalk!
Here is Morgan's reaction the first time Shamu jumped out of the water. Her expression cracks me up!
Feeding the dolphins was Morgan's favorite activity the whole day!
We were so happy we fed the dolphins!
After a whole day without a nap, Morgan fell asleep on the way back to the hotel while eating her sucker!
On the way home, we stopped at the outlet mall in San Marcos to find "big girl" bedding for Morgan. Here she is at Johnny Rocket's sporting her fancy hat.
In October, Greg and Morgan headed down to his cousin's ranch for a high school reunion. I got a much needed weekend home alone!
These were some cute shots Greg took of Morgan on the porch.
Fixing the "tractor"
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Walking into school with Daddy!
Morgan and Daddy tried out her new napmat the night before!
Posing in front of her new classroom!
Last weekend we had the opportunity to atttend a Family Retreat with our new church. It was geared towards families with young children. It was so nice to be on a retreat with no responsibilities or teenagers! We did lots of fun things as a family and became closer to other people our age at church.
Singing songs with our new children's minister. Morgan went up the the front everytime Ms. Marti asked for volunteers. We definitely have a performer on our hands!
A good ol' church of Christ dance party!
Morgan looking silly and Mommy looking pregnant!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Many changes have taken place in our world over the last couple of months. We FINALLY moved into our new house in Allen last week. What a stressful event moving is! As crazy as it was, I can't complain too much because it went very smoothly. We put our house on the market May 1st and sold it on June 2nd. We were asked to move out by June 27th. So, we frantically started searching for our new home. We found the perfect house in Allen soon after that, tried to buy it, but were outbid by someone else. I was so devastated! So, we found another one and after much offering and counter-offering, the people graciously agreed to moved out within 2 weeks so that we wouldn't have to move twice! Greg had started his new job in Allen on June 1st, so he was living up here with different families during the week and coming home on the weekends. I packed up most of the house, OK all of the house by myself and we moved on June 28th. It actually stopped raining that afternoon, which was an answered prayer! We did hire movers to move the furniture, which was well worth the money. We got a U-Haul for all the boxes and had a slew of new youth group kids here to help us unload the night we got here. It was really sweet. So, we've been in for about a week now and we just love it! I'm glad the other house did not work out because this one is so much better for us. We are less than a block away from the neighborhood pool and very close to Allen's biggest park. On the 4th of July, we watched fireworks from our bedroom window! We are so glad to finally be here.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Happy Springtime from the Pirtle's!
Afraid of the Easter Bunny!
We've had a crazy but fun last couple of months. The Spring seems to be flying by and it will be summer before we know it! Our family will be moving to Allen, TX this summer for a new job. So, we are in the middle of trying to sell the house, pack, etc. What a stressful event moving is!
Morgan still amazes us everyday with her spirit, humor, and sayings. Tonight she had an especially cute prayer. Usually Greg puts her to bed, but I did it tonight since he is at the Mavs game. They have their normal ritual of prayer and songs. Morgan came up with the order randomly one night, and insists that they do it the same every night.
The songs are as follows (and never out of order):
1. Hush Little Baby
2. Jesus Loves Me (complete with sign language)
3. Jesus Loves the Little Children
4. Oh Morgan, Yes Morgan (Greg made this one up!)
Before I sang all of those, I began to pray, but Morgan took over. Here was her prayer -
Thank you for Kirklyn.
Thank you for Pattycake. (Kirklyn's grandma)
Thank you for Nana. (Amanda)
Thank you for Target.
Thank you for my car.
Thank you for Kirklyn's car.
Thank you for Pattycake's car.
Thank you for my phone.
Morgan had such a fun night. Her favorite band was on American Idol tonight! She developed a small obsession with Bon Jovi after we heard them on the radio one day in the car several months ago. The obsession has since grown and is now little out of control, but still funny. I knew we were in trouble when I heard her say, "Mommy, I wanna hear Bon Jovi!" I nearly lost it. I never imagined my 2 year old daughter enjoying rock from the 80's and 90's! We have to listen to our "Greatest Hits" CD everytime we get in the car, now.
She usually requests 1 of 2 songs:
1. "Whoa, Whoa, Whoa song" (Livin' on a Prayer)
2. "The Cowboy Song" (Wanted Dead or Alive)
Luckily, both songs were sung on the show tonight. She danced her little heart out!
Here are some more pictures from the last few months-
Monday, February 05, 2007
Here is a recap in pictures of the last few months-
The cutest bumble bee ever! One of our youth group girls took this picture. It's one of my favorites!
This is at Matt Jones' (Greg's childhood friend's) wedding.
Morgan's first snow experience in Crested Butte. We had a great time until the Blizzard of 2006 hit. We were stranded in Denver for 3 days and barely made it home for Christmas! This picture was taken before the blizzard.
Here were are making ourselves at home in the airport!
We are very grateful to be home for Christmas!
We had our first Christmas with new cousin Brandon Scott Kasberg (born in November).
Santa brought Morgan a tricycle!
Lunch on Morgan's birthday at Chuck E. Cheese with BFF's Macy and Kirklyn (who chose to wear the birthday crown for this picture).
Blowing out candles at her snowman birthday party. The snowman theme ended up being very appropriate due to the icy weather that weekend!
This picture is from Western Day at school a few weeks ago. I thought it was so cute!