December 7, 2009

Twice the blessings twice the joy!

Yes, I know it's taken me long enough to get these pictures posted. We were blessed with two beautiful healthy babies on November 25, 2009. Rebekah Lynn Cox was born at 9:06 a.m. weighing in at 5 lbs. 7 0z. & 17 inches long and Kaden Roy Cox was born at 9:08 a.m. weighing
6 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 inches long. Everything went well and we are so happy to finally have these cute little bundles of joy in our home. It's so amazing the feeling their mere presence brings to our home. We are so fortunate and blessed to have 4 beautiful children!

Delivery Day - 11/25/09
Ben holding Rebekah and me holding Kaden
Yes, I am a little dazed in case you couldn't tell!

Mom & Rebekah

Doubly blessed!

Rebekah & Kaden Cox

Ben, the proud papa! Fortunately we only had to stay in the hospital for 2 days and then we were able to come home.

November 19, 2009

Lost Boy, Crib Bedding, & BIG MAMA (viewer discretion advised)

Last week I went in to check on the boys before heading off to bed and to my utter astonishment one little boy was not to be found. I looked under his covers, in the other bed, under their desk, but could find him no where! I was so scared and didn't know what to do when I suddenly noticed his blanket tucked in a cubby hole off to the side of the bed. After further investigation I found our little boy huddled in the cubby hole underneath his blanket sound asleep. I cannot believe he held that position for such a long time and was relieved to find him! Our silly little Jacob.

Back in September my sister Amanda decided to undertake crib bedding for our nursery. I told her I wouldn't be of much help because ... well I'm just not that talented when it comes to sewing or crafts. However, with her telling me and my other sister Jessica what to do we were able to get quite a bit done. Little did I know at the time how much work was left and exactly how amazingly talented my little sis was. She ended up taking the rest of the bedding home and finished it along with making a curtain for the nursery as well. Amanda got all the creative genes in our family and she absolutely amazes me! I just had to show off the bedding because I think it is so adorable (the pictures really don't do it justice)! Thanks so much Amanda & Jessica!

Ok, so I've had many people ask me how big I am so we decided to take a few pictures before this pregnancy comes to an end. And just for your information ... NO! I am not a big fan of picture taking when pregnant. Josh and Jake couldn't have been cuter giving their little sister & brother kisses though! We are scheduled for delivery on November 25th and I can hardly believe that we have less than one week left before I get to meet these little ones. I am so excited!

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

We bought the boys their Halloween costumes a little early this year
and they have just been waiting to be able to get their costumes on.
Our little superheroes, Jake (Spiderman) & Josh (Ironman)
posing for the camera before heading off to pre-school.

Annual Halloween party at Grandma and Grandpa Ericksen's house!
The boys, their cousins, and some crazy uncles and an aunt got dressed up in their
costumes for the festivities.
Back row: Ben, Kaleb, Gavin, Dakota, Adam, & Spencer. Front row: Whitney, Jake, Cambree, Emma Kate, & Josh.

Jake and Josh scooping out the pumpkin goop!

Pumpkin carving success!!

October 18, 2009

Nursery Paint Job

We are in the process of getting the nursery ready for our upcoming arrivals and decided to repaint (I really shouldn't say "we" because Ben has done all the work - what a great husband!). We're not decorating with traditional colors, but with some very unique colors instead (pumpkin orange & mustard yellow). We'll see how it turns out and I'll update as we go along.

Ben busy at work painting the first coat and Jake smiling for the camera!

Roughing It!

Our boys have been wanting to go camping for a while now, but somehow it got cold quicker than expected! So, we did things a little differently ... we had a home camp out. Ben set up our tent in the front room for the boys and they roughed it through the night. Needless to say Josh & Jake were thrilled and had a great time (even though it wasn't outdoors).

Ben, Jake, & Josh cheesing for the camera.

Okay, so I am completely new to this blogging business but I thought I'd give it a try! I love staying updated with family and friends and figure this is a good way to do it. I hope you enjoy.