Ok- I know a lot of ya'll are looking at the picture of the three of them in bed and saying "why is elise the one with a pacifier?" I swear we are working on this. I am not in denial that she is too old, I am just easing her out of it. So, she only uses it at night and during her nap now! Yippee! Progress. On another note, she has gone on the potty two days in a row! Big excitement around here!! Love ya'll! Nicole
The twins are now 6 months old. I can barely believe it! The time really has flown by... They had a great check-up this week. Here are their current stats: Bennett weighs 19 lbs 2oz and is 27.5 inches long. Lila is 19 lbs 10oz and 26 inches long. They are getting so big and turning into such little people. They are really starting to interact with each other and with their big sis. It is so neat to watch. We are all looking forward to Christmas and have several other milestones to look forward to this month. My Dad is turning 60 and my Grandpa (Dad's Dad) is turning 90!! So, we have a lot to celebrate. I'll post some pictures soon. Hope you all are doing well! Love, Nicole
I am the proud wife of David and Mom to three wonderful blessings- Elise, Lila, and Bennett. I am thankful every single day that I have the opportunity and gift of spending the majority of my time with my children- who I love to pieces, and who challenge, inspire, frustrate, and teach me things every single day.
This is my online journal, which I am hoping the kids will see as a perfect substitute for a scrapbook or baby book--because I don't see those happening any time soon!!
Elise Laurent was born at 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2005. We did not find out her sex during my pregnancy and we were thrilled to tears (and slightly shocked) to meet our beautiful baby girl. She was a big baby at 8lbs, 8oz, and David and I couldn't take our eyes off of her. Elise is an old French name that David and I have always loved. Laurent is both my paternal Grandfather's name and my Dad's middle name. We always dreamed of having a daughter and were so thankful and overwhelmed to be given such a blessing.
Elise is a true first born. She likes structure, likes to fully understand everything, likes her questions answered to her satisfaction. She loves to be challenged and to challenge. She is also highly sensitive and independent.
She is a wonderful big sister to Lila and Bennett....
Lila and Bennett
It would be an understatement to say that we were shocked to learn on November 11, 2006 that we were not expecting baby #2, but baby #2 and #3!! In just shy of two years we would have created quite a family!
But, on June 1st, 2007, at 36 weeks exactly, we were thrilled and completely overcome with joy and gratitude as we welcomed two big, healthy babies into our family. First, Lila Sue, named after my Mom at 7lbs 0.6oz, and secondly, Bennett Raymond, named after David, David's Dad, and my maternal Grandfather, at 7lbs 10.4oz.
Lila has been the vocal one from the start and to this day is still pretty much running the show. She is the life of the party, the entertainer. But she is also the most compassionate, most giving of our children.
Bennett is a true boy. He is active and rough and loves to tackle and throw. He also adores his sisters and his Dad and gives the best hugs around. His big baby blues get me every time.
Boss is the newest member of our family. He was born on June 15, 2010, and he came home to us on September 9th. His full name is Boss Brees Parnell. He is half maltese and half poodle, and 100% love. We are so thrilled to have him!