Monday, January 26, 2009

The Petersen's version 4.0

In the last week and a half, we have become a family of four with a new (to us) station wagon - we're feeling very Parent-ish these days. After some drama at the hospital and a few extra days stay, Asher is doing great (as is Mom and everyone else, too) and we're happily settling into being a little bit larger family. Eli is a great big brother and is very eager to share and help out with Asher. Enjoy the pictures.

As soon as we got home with Asher on Wednesday evening, Eli started piling his trains on Asher - beginning with the brand new Sodor Fire Engine set that he got as a big brother present. For the previous four days they had gone everywhere with him and no one was allowed to touch them. But he wanted to share them with Asher. I think I ended up with about fifteen train engines piled on top of me before he was done.
We talked with Eli about how we always have to have one hand supporting Asher's head. This is his version of that. He's a great big brother.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Busy Holidays

We kept ourselves pretty busy over the holidays - a few days in Shelby, a few days at Pretty Lake, a few days at home, then back to Pretty Lake for my Dad's birthday on New Years. It was a great couple of weeks, and it's also been nice to settle back home for a bit.

Other progress to report - the quilt is all pieced together and I'm almost a quarter of the way through quilting it. It probably won't be done by the time baby Pete arrives, but I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made on it. At my last Dr's appointment, there was some progress towards labor, but nothing that would give any indication when this baby may arrive. So, it's back to the Dr once a week until he makes his appearance. Everything's looking good so far.

Here's some pictures from Christmas and following. Enjoy.

The snow slide in it's glory before all the rain.

Jeff did this to Eli on Christmas Day at his parents house. I think Ellie finally rescued him.
The snow banks were tall enough in Shelby that Jeff could get to the steps on the power line pole. He took this family photo from up there - which Eli really wanted to climb, too.

Eli ate a chocolate on Grandpa's birthday. This was the result.

Eli reading the new baby is coming book with Grandma Traxler - giving me a nice rest on the couch in the mean time.