Thursday, May 31, 2012

One love, One fear

 One thing Lilly loves is cows.  Lucky for her there are nine that live right across the street.  She keeps a close eye on them.

One thing Lilly fears is her shadow.  From her reaction when she looked down and saw it, you would have thought it was a matter of life and death.  She refused to be set down outside the rest of the evening.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In the hospital and our first moments at home with lil' Gibson

I'm a proud new momma.

Gibson John Hankins

All ready to go home for the first time.

A proud big sister

A proud big brother

And a sweet new baby.

We are a happy little (or maybe not so little anymore) family!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A ball of personality

Miss Lilly Grace--oh this girl--she is a little spit fire and full of personality!  We love her to pieces!  She makes some pretty potent facial expressions and wears her emotions on her sleeve. She keeps us on our toes. 

Here she is talking on the phone while eating lunch.  Babbling away to "Papa."

Look at this face. She helped me put the fence around the garden one afternoon. She was COVERED in dirt!

"Up" with her mommy, where she always wants to be.

She can kill me later, but it was quite comical watching her try to get just the right position on her little lawn chair to watch her brother play in the slip n' slide. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bedtime snack

Owen and Lilly have been becoming good friends and playing together on a new level recently.  When Lilly wakes up in the morning/after nap the first thing she says is "Bubby?" (her word for her brother) She's always always asking of his whereabouts if she's unsure or if she wants him to do something with her.  Owen often asks if "La-lee" can go with him to do whatever activity he is heading to do.  I love watching their budding friendship.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Girl

Just laughing and playing with her flower sunglasses.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Welcome, Gibson John Hankins!

Oh, labor and delivery....thank you for being fast!
Once I was completely dialated, only 3 pushes and 7 minutes later, we had our baby boy.

Sweet little miracle

8 lbs, 5 oz, 21 inches long
May 11th, 12:46 pm

So excited to begin another chapter of our life with you, Gibson!
We love you!

Let's go fly a kite

Sorry the pictures are so far away, but I wanted to tell you how much fun Owen had flying his kite during the windy days we had a couple weeks ago.  I love watching the boys together and how they adore one another in their father-son sort of way.  Melts my heart.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Do you see something wrong with these pictures?

Note: None of these are staged.  Just creative driving.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lovin' books

...for that, I am thankful!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Visit to the Pig Farm

Some friends from our church farm pigs, so we took the kids to see the pigs on a Saturday morning.  We went to see the barn of baby pigs first. Then the "big" pigs.  Here's Owen petting a baby piglet.

The pigs were about as curious as Owen was about them.

And Lilly, well, she could have done without.  Pigs just weren't her thing that morning.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Blanket, drink, and snack in hand

That's how you'll often find lil' miss Lilly Grace.  She's always gotta have something in her hands...and these are the most common things you'll find in her clutches. :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

A day with friends

With one of our 80 degree early spring days, we met up with some friends for a day at the park, a picnic lunch, and ice cream to top it all off!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

2 weeks of summer weather in early March? We will take it!

One one of our HOT days in March, I made fruit slushies for the kids.  They drank up every drop and wanted more!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sandbox N' Swing = Favorite Spaces

If the kids are outside, you will most likely find them in the sandbox together- scooping, digging, and pouring. 

Lilly's favorite outside activity--her swing.  She would seriously sit in it ALL day if I would let her (and give her pushes).

 Owen's favorite thing to do outside--digging in the dirt with his tractors.