29 March, 2010

4 Years on the Planet! H a P p y ...... b I r T h D A y ELIAS!

Its hard to believe he is already 4 years old.
We had tons of fun making a birthday cake with his preschool class!
Elias is such a happy delightful child and a wonderful blessing to our family.  We are so thankful for him and his happy, confident spirit. We love you Elias!

Here are some Elias memories of the last 4 years~

23 March, 2010

Local Milk~ Lovin' the Farm!

The snow has all melted!  I have been able to see the ground for the last 2 weeks or so and I LOVE it!  Earth, dirt, time to dig and plant!

We made a family trip to a local dairy farm where we get our milk from~  It was SO exciting.  We saw new baby cows, one born before we entered the barn.  She wanted to suck our thumbs

"Look Dad!  It's ME!"
   Elias enjoys making a self portrait using food~
Ruby is beginning to enjoy her bath time!  Elias is always ready to help.  He loves to feed, play with and entertain his baby sister.

Fun at home with Mama~  Glasses mean you are the boss.

20 March, 2010

Ruby's Blessing~

Ruby Catherine Castle was blessed by Eric on Sunday the 14th of March.

She is at such a fun stage, smiling, cooing, and still so tiny.  She is our sweet heart.

18 March, 2010


Ruby and I (Heidi) had a great time in Arizona Playing with Aunts, cousins and enjoying the Sunshine!  Connor held Ruby every chance he could~ It was very sweet.

My parents came to Crookston to meet Ruby and spend time with all of us.  It was great to have them.  Grandpa fixed lots of stuff for me, and spent time with Ruby~

Eric and I got away for a couple of days and visited Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada~

We had a great time visiting friends, eating out, and enjoying time together

05 March, 2010

For Birth Mom~

Ruby Catherine~ Named Catherine after birth mom, wearing her matching bracelet and wrapped in her matching quilt.  We are forever grateful for your beautiful sacrifice.  We see you everyday in our daughters bright eyes.  We love you! 

Elias and Eric skied down to the river today~ March 5th~  The snow has covered the ground since the end of November.
 Elias LOVES to ski!

01 March, 2010

Tiny, Little, bundle

Elias is the proudest big brother ~  I really thought there would be some jealousy issues, but he is absolutely delighted with his baby sister.

Jannae celebrated her 18th birthday!  Elias and I made a cake for her party. Note the chocolate mustache.

Ruby 4 days old~

3 weeks~  She is growing so quickly.

5 weeks, she is more and more alert everyday.  She is beginning to smile more often.  I love it!

6 weeks~ She is my little angel.  I just want to kiss her little cheeks all the time.

8 Weeks!  She is smiling and cooing. But not sleeping though the night~ She is definitely the family sweetheart.
10 weeks~  She has grown so so much in the last 2 weeks.. Its amazing.  So fun to watch her develop and begin to interact more.  We love you so much Ruby!

3 months  

2 pics of her at 14 weeks~

14 Weeks~ Our sweet Ruby smiles all the time.  She is getting to be our little butter ball weighing in over 12 pounds.  She is really doing well sitting up and holding her head.  She sits in her highchair and watches me work in the kitchen.  She is my baby doll, I love her so much. 

16 weeks
19 weeks and 20 weeks

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