Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nova: Children Everywhere

Andrew: My week has started out perfectly, I'm working my way up the career ladder, Bailey is full of fun and Kerry is expecting our second child. My mum doesn't understand why we would want more than one child but I know she's going to love this child as much as she does Bailey.

I love to watch my girls. Bailey's giggle is one of the best things there are.

My dad and Bailey have a special relationship. If I get up in the middle of the night I often hear gigling coming from the nursery and it's always my dad playing with Bailey.

One day I found Bailey fast asleep in Kai's old bed out on the back porch. Though she was very cute it was quite cold that day.

Soon enough it was Bailey's birthday again. The usual crowd where over, family and our friends from College days.

Bailey really has taken on her mother's looks. No Flylar nose for her.

Later that night Kerry went into labour and we welcomed another little girl into our family. Miriam has my brown hair but Kerry's blue eyes and nose.

One day after school Daniel Becker (Jason and Laura's son) came home with Bailey on the school bus. I think our buying a "Don't wake the Llama" game might have had something to do with it.

Bailey seems to be making a lot of friends at school. The next day she had another friend over, Gabriella Newson.

Bailey isn't the only one having friends over all the time. Many day's when I come home from work I find Kerry has her girlfriends over. Kerry, Holly and Laura have been close since College days.

Time again for another birthday party. I can't believe that my youngest girl is now a toddler.

Miriam headed straight for the play table. She love's to chew on a the blocks. At least there big blocks and she's not going to chock on them.

Miriam Nova
5 neat, 9 outgoing, 9 active, 10 playful, 1 grouchy
Zodiac: Gemini

I guess it was a really good party as the cops came to break it up. It's not the first time and it won't be the last time either.

The very next day Dad went to work teaching Miriam how to walk. Just like with Bailey he seems to have a wonderful relationship.

Kerry was eager to teach Miriam to talk and she was a qick study.

Kerry also go stuck with potty training Miriam. I guess my being at work all the time helped me get out of that one.

With all the attention Miriam was getting we thought it would be good to bring a new pet into the house for Bailey to play with. Dad and I took Bailey to the local pet store to let her pick out a pet.

I got a little worried when Bailey started playing with the womrat's. She thought they were really cut.

In the end Bailey picked out a puppy that her and my Dad named Darwin.

I've always loved living by the sea and now that Bailey is big enough I love to take her swimming in the sea.

Bailey loves to build sandcastles and she always seems to be able to get me to help her.

Bailey always seems so proud of her sandcastles, at least for a few minutes......

I sometimes think that Bailey makes the sand castles just to jump on them and send the sand flying.

With everything going on with the girls I thought it was time for Kerry to get back into something she used to love to do... flower arranging. I took her to see a shop in town that was up for sale. I figured Kerry could start the Flower shop she always wanted.

Kerry love the shop and soon had the place up and open for business. It took her about a week to get things just right. She spend most of the week at her flower bench coming up with new creations for her shop.

Bailey really is a very social girl. She will often call the Becker's (Kevin and Holly) and invite the whole family over, that way she gets to play with Edward, Addison and Loren. It gives Kerry and I a chance to catch up with our friends too.

Kerry and Holly are always gossiping about something. There was some talk of Jason going a little loco. Maybe that's why we haven't seen him and Laura lately.

I guess no one realized how hungry Miriam was one day. I found her eating out of Darwin's food bowl. Then again maybe she was just curious about it.

With Bailey always hanging out with her friends from school I was worried she wouldn't have a good relationship with her sister but every now and then I find the two of them in the playroom giggling over the blocks.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flylar: Ladies

Lily2.jpg Tara: The night I moved home was my parent’s birthday party. Mum looks as beautiful as ever with her silver hair.

EthanElder1.jpg Dad stepped out of the carpool form work and changed to an elder right there on the street.

Getting to know EthanGetting to Know Lily

The party was a great time for Abigail and my parents to get to know each other better. I was a little worried that Mum and Dad wouldn't be so keen on the two of us getting married but they seem to have taken to Abigail. Though I'm not sure how Dad is going to feel about being the only male in a house of ladies.

Church.jpgWe decided not to have the wedding at home but rather at the local church with a few friends and family.


Abigail was so beautiful that night, I can’t believe we’re actually married now. I can’t think of a more perfect night.

Party.jpgThere was lot’s of champagne that night, I’m sure I got more than a little tipsy.


Over breakfast one morning Abigail and I talked about having children, I always thought we would have to adopt. Abigail had heard about a new procedure they were offering at Chantilly Medical Center. They would be able to get one of us pregnant with a child of both our DNA.

Clinic.jpgLater that week found Abigail and I at Chantilly Medical Center ready to get Abigail pregnant with our child. It was an easy decision as to who would carry the child, it wasn’t anything I ever really wanted to go through and Abigail always wanted to go through the whole pregnancy experience.

Resting.jpgAfter the procedure was done Dr Harris told Abigail that she would have to rest at the clinic the rest of the day and take it easy for the next 24 hours. I can’t believe how easy Dr Harris made everything seem.


My grandmother seemed to have taken over the care of the dog’s when Coco and Guss grew up from puppies.


It wasn’t long till we knew for sure that Abigail was pregnant. I never realized how fascinated I would be with her baby bump. I can’t stop talking to our baby and rubbing Abigail’s tummy.


With Abigail pregnant I started thinking about having to keep up with a little one in the house and realized that I would need to get into better shape or I was sunk. Every chance I got I was on the stationary bike working out.


Soon enough we welcomed Justin into our family. He’s just so adorable I never realized how much I would love being a mother. Abigail is wonderful with our little boy. He has the Flylar colouring, blue eyes and blond hair. Dad is thrilled as he is no longer the only male in the house.


With a little one in the house my grandmother has finally decided it was time to retire. She says she would rather spend time with the dogs and Justin anyway.


Gran loves spending time with her Great-grandson even if it is to change his diaper.


Knowing that we won’t need to rely on a nanny Abigail has decided it is time to get into the workforce. She love spending time with Justin but I think she misses the adult interaction that she will get from work.


Abigail’s parents are often over to see their first grandchild. They really are a pair of big kids but I guess that will be great for Justin when he get’s a little older.


Abigail and my Grandmother seem to get along really well. On her day’s off when Justin is sleeping one will often find the two of them playing video games. I’m so glad my family has taken to Abigail, I don’t know what I would have done if they didn’t.


With the families help both Abigail and I are able to have a little time to ourselves. Abigail has always loved a good book.


Only my Mum and Abigail where home when Grim came for my Gran. They said she seemed so happy to be going over to the other side. I guess she’ll get to see Eric again… not just the ghost that likes to go around scaring people and complaining about the bed.

Graves.jpg There are now two graves in the back yard, the first generation and founders of Chantilly are all now gone. I don’t know what we’re going to do without Gran.


I’m just glad that Gran was able to meet Justin and play with him before she died. He has become such a joy to have around and makes the sadness of her passing a little easier to deal with.