Monday, May 23, 2011
My parents came into town on May 11th (a day after Tucker's Bday and 5 days after Kyla's due date), they stayed for two weeks. Originally we had planned that time for them to get to know their new granddaughter...since she didn't come until 3 days before they left, we had to improvise! :)
We got to see all the sights we never knew we needed to see! :)
Like the Listening Post 'Doughboy Statue' (story told on this website: http://www.retroweb.com/lynchburg/attractions/main.html) and many other random sights that we were able to see.
What a cute pair of sightseers! :)
All the while I was still VERY pregnant! This picture is super crazy of my belly at 11 days past my due date while having a contraction. Freakishly huge and humorously fake looking, eh?
We got to enjoy some really good dining...
and some 'fishing'. This was at Smith Mountain Lake. There's an area where there are hundreds of overgrown carp that get fed way too much by passersby with lots of bread. They were so tame, the boys stuck their fingers in and the fish tried to swallow them whole (the fingers, not the boys).
And what's a trip to Southwest Virginia without sampling the local fair of Deep Fried Snickers at the Mayberry Drive-in! (Rudy's favorite)
We took a random hike up the Blue Ridge Mountains to find a farmhouse that's been around for 100+ years.
Much to our relief and excitement, Kyla finally came 3 days before it was time for my parents to leave.
It was so nice to have them here for the whole experience and to share it all with them!
And, of course, we had to finish our sightseeing tour with a local Blue Grass Festival!
(We actually went to this festival the day I got home from the hospital.)
Cooper enjoying some fresh strawberry shortcake at the fair.
We really wanted my parents to be here for the blessing, so although she was only 2 days old, we were so grateful to be able to share that special experience with them before they left
Two cute little Robyns enjoying some bonding time :)
The boys LOVED having Nana and Papa here.
The dress up was inspired by "Papa The Fix-It Man" who, while he was here, fixed all kinds of little issues we had around the house. Thanks Papa! :)
Nana and Papa also brought some fun gifts for the boys to enjoy.
It was so nice to have my parents here for some relaxation time, sightseeing, playing with the boys, holding their new granddaughter and just being able to be together!
Thank you both for coming and for all the fun!
We miss you and love you so much!!
Posted by The Wolf Family at 10:37 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011
We didn't have a first name for her going into the hospital (not for lack of time to think of one!) We had a few options, but couldn't decide. Rudy went home Friday night and asked each of the boys at separate times what they wanted her name to be. Tucker told Rudy her name was Kyla and Cooper chose Kyla from the list Rudy gave him. So, Kyla it is!
Posted by The Wolf Family at 10:47 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Happy 5th Birthday Tucker!!
Before sweet Kyla came along, Tucker turned 5! (although he was expecting her to come before his birthday, not 10 days after! :)
He wanted an 'Buzz Lightyear' Party this year. We had an awesome Buzz cake, an alien invasion, and of course, a visit from Emperor Zurg!
Tucker had to be lifted up over all the kids to blow out the candles! :)
Thanks to my friend Cressida! (she helped me by making the cake for the party with my craziness of baby, parents coming, rudy's triathalon, etc)
And of course, thanks to Emperor Zurg for his 'cameo appearance'! :)
The day after his birthday my parent flew in and brought some fun presents!
Thanks Nana and Papa!
Tucker is such a joy to have in our lives! We can't believe how big he's getting. This past year, he really exploded into such a great little man. He's been such a great helper around the house and with his younger siblings. He and Cooper play SO well together and are truly best friends! He is constantly doting over Kyla and what a "cutie" and "sweetie pie" she is, continuously wanting to see her and give her hugs and kisses. He's always been so good at making us laugh and has such a gift to lift others spirits and bring them joy. I've never met a kid with so many facial expressions! Tucker, we love you so much and are SO glad you're in our lives!! Happy Birthday Bud!
Posted by The Wolf Family at 12:30 AM
Sunday, May 8, 2011
then breaking into a dead sprint on the final stretch!!
RUUUUDY, RUUUUDY! :)
Posted by The Wolf Family at 7:25 PM