Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A few pics of our babies!

Took some pics of the kids tonight! Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Eli and his tongue...

This is what Daddy taught him...

Video of Eli holding Reagan...

Proof that Eli did love Reagan at one time... :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little Bear fun...

Well, we are home and enjoying our little girl... Well, she is sleeping, but we still are enjoying her! ;) This afternoon the hospital photographer came by to see about taking Reagan's hospital pics, and at first I wasn't sure we wanted to do it since we didn't do it with Eli, and I can take the pictures myself for a lot cheaper... Well, we found out they do it for free, and you can buy them online later if you like, so we decided to do it and then our families could see them online. Well, as the lady was setting up a few shots, Reagan was being VERY good and the photographer could not believe it, so she kept setting up different shots... Well, I thought one of the last ones she did was pretty cute, so I asked her if she minded me "stealing her pose" and she said go ahead, so I snapped a couple with my camera... I thought they turned out pretty cute and thought y'all might like to see one of them too!

Hope you enjoy! ;)

Uploading her pics to Shutterfly

Uploading her hospital pics to Shutterfly, so once they've finished you should be able to pull them off there as well!

Hope you enjoy!

Here are the pics...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reagan is HERE!!! :)

We are so excited to announce that Reagan Caroline Stroud is here!!! Story to follow shortly! (Reagan is eating right now, so one handed typing only takes you so far!)

She was born on 4-27-09 @ 1:16 pm, weighing 9 lbs even and 20 inches long! Everyone is doing beautifully! Here is the link to some pictures on Facebook... Let me know if anyone has a problem viewing the pictures!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Updated Reagan's Room pics!

Well, I've gotten some more done in Reagan's room, so I thought y'all would like to see! :) (I've actually gotten more done since these, but it isn't completely FINISHED, so I'm not posting those till everything is done!)

Here you go... ;)

We have over 1,000 diapers stocked up... :) Hopefully this will last for a little while! ;)

Got this changing table cover that I LOVE! It is sooo soft!

I'm not a "hanging clothes" person, but here are a few that I've hung up...

Got this towel that fit perfectly to hide the scuffs till I get a chance to refinish the dresser...

Her Newborn drawer... The whole dresser is packed with pretty little clothes for our little girl!

The diaper bag that we received from our church shower... It coordinates with our crib bedding

I LOVE this bedding set... so pink and pretty!

The gorgeous blanket that my wonderful Grandma made for Reagan! I love, love, love it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reagan's Room...

Well, I've been working on our baby girl's room since we closed on the house and I am finally DONE with all the finish work! We just have to move all of her furniture in and then we are ready for her to make her arrival!

Hope y'all enjoy... Let me know what you think!

Here is her room Before...

I painted a light pink coat on the top half and then tediously taped off the stripes...

I then painted the darker pink on the alternating stripes

After I pulled the tape off...

Close-up... I was pretty proud of how "clean" the tape pulled off! ;)

I just liked how it looked against the white door! ;)

After I painted the chocolate brown on the bottom... (All these were taken with my cell phone, that's why the colors will look a lil' different than the finished pics which I took with my D300)

All done... Ta-da! ;) I really am so happy with how it came together... I've never done anything like installing and finishing a chair rail, so I'm very happy with how it looks!

This is the used dresser we bought that is very solid and just needs a little refinishing and some new hardware... Hopefully I'll get to this in a few months... ;)

Close up... I'm really thrilled with how it turned out!

So, what do you think? I am hoping to get all her furniture, etc... set up tomorrow and I'll take pics then...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

Well, I'm almost caught up, Yay! ;) Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter! We had a pretty relaxing one, and I got to take a few pics of Eli, and thought y'all would like to see them!

Here is the link to my Facebook album because there are WAY too many to post here, but thought I would put a few here so you can see!

Our little baby model...

The happiest kid on the block!

my favorite... such a goober!

Here I come... Where are the eggs!?

our "innocent" little man...

Ryan with a beard??

Well, as most of you know, Ryan had surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids and to correct his deviated septum back in February... Well, because this resulted in a couple weeks off, he took the opportunity to grow his beard out. Something he's wanted to do for a long time. Well, this was right before he had to shave it off, so he wanted some pictures for posterity... Here you go, you be the judge...

They are such goobs! :)

Some fun with Grandma and Grandpa Swaringen...

Eli was so excited to ride around with Grandpa!
They don't look very impressed do they!?

There's a little smile!

Eli was excited he got to ride into the garage with Grandma!
He's such a mess!

He wanted to show off his sliding skills to Grandma!

See, here I go!

This child HATES getting grass on him... He will do this till you come and pick him up cause he doesn't want to touch the grass with his hands!

Such a weirdo!

All better now!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Catch up Cell Phone pics...

:) Here you go... It's hard to upload them, so I don't get to them as often as I should! ;)

This is Eli at the ER in November... He had an over 104 degree temp that wouldn't stay down with meds, so we headed to the ER... :( This was after lots of Motrin... He was happy for about 20 minutes, then miserable again!)

He was trying to offer us some of his snack! ;)

On our way to NC at Christmastime... The poor guy fell asleep mid-pizza slice! ;)

As you can see they BOTH enjoyed some slumber! ;) (This was at a stoplight!)

Sitting outside Cracker Barrell with Grandpa...

This was at our Real Estate Agent's office when we were making our first offer...

Ryan was very bored as you can tell...

This is the dresser we got at a local resale furniture store... It's solid and after a little work will go in Reagan's room! ;)

Jacob at Ihop on Free Pancake Day!

Jared enjoying his free stack!

Wade enjoyed a few bites too! ;)

Eli of course enjoyed his too! ;)

Us at our final walk through before we signed our lives away! ;)

If you click on this and make it bigger, you should be able to see it's a CVS... It's on the way to GA and NC and it's in a little strip mall... Just thought Mom would get a kick out of it... Never seen one before that wasn't free-standing... (I know, I'm weird!)

I was putting away Eli's saucer since Reagan can't use it for a couple more months and Eli couldn't handle it, he HAD to get in even with it folded up! ;)

Please ignore that he's pantless! ;)

Also took the cover off the car seat so we could wash it and get it ready for Reagan... Eli couldn't resist this either!