Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa at Walmart

Yesterday we went to Walmart to get a few things and saw that Santa was there for free picture taking. It worked out perfectly because we were dressed for pictures taken earlier in the day. Josiah was excited to see Santa. I think this year will be the best so far with him and Christmas-he's so excited for christmas trees and lights and presents. Hopefully he can handle the whole month we have to wait!

Pre-Bday Celebration

Sydney surprised Josiah with a birthday party since she won't be able to make it to his actual party. Very sweet of the Drew Coleman Clan! They had cupcakes and wore crazy sunglasses (I forgot to get a pic of that) and played with party horns! Sydney gave Josiah a great Tool set that he absolutely loves and is very fitting for his Handy Manny birthday theme. Thanks guys for being so thoughtful!

I tried posting the great video of them but it just wouldn't work! I will try again later.

Thanksgiving 2009

Cousin Shot
Pile of Coleman Cousins

Josiah helping Grandma decorate her tree
Great Aunt Ninny with Sophia
Patterson side cousin photo
We celebrated Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. Josiah had a great time playing with all his cousins. Sophia got to meet Sydney, Elijah and Aunt Ninny for the first time. We had a great time with family and wish we could see them more often!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cute Stories

Sometimes Josiah will wake up at night scared so we will go and hold him for a bit, say a prayer and tell him Jesus is with him and will protect him.
The other day he thought I was sad or scared about something, so he tells me, "Mommy, Jesus is with you."
Cute and nice to know that he actually listens to us!

We were asking Josiah about Christmas and what it was all about. He somewhat remembered from last year and so we refreshed his memory. Afterwards, he said, "What about Santa?" We pretty much told him Santa wasn't real and he said, "No. Santa helps Jesus." I told him Jesus doesn't need any help but he didn't really get it....kinda hard for a three year old to understand.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Sophia is growing well and is awake a lot more lately. It's fun to watch her look around and she especially likes to watch Josiah-very cute! She weighed 7lb 5 oz on thursday so she is gaining everyday. We will go this wednesday for her one month well child appointment. It seems wierd to be going through this process again, it didn't seem too long ago I was doing this with Josiah. Now he'll be three on Dec. 5!! He'll be having a Handy Manny birthday.
He's grown up so fast it is scary. He is quite the little boy and we have so much fun with him. His new phrase is, "oh nevermind" or "this is what I'm thinking..." You never know what is going to come out of his mouth! Lately he's been screaming/singing Jingle Bells and The B-I-B-L-E song. He loves his little sister and is a little protective. If I'm not holding her and he doesn't see her, he'll go searching, saying "Mommy where's Sophia?!?"
He's quite the thinker and has set in his mind the way things need to be, which can make things frustrating for him. We have many battles over the way things should be vs. the way he wants them to be. He loves numbers and shapes and music.
We are so blessed to have him in our lives and we have loved watching him grow up into a big boy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Josiah has been so great during this time and I'm so thankful! I love the picture of us in the hospital bed..he was a little worried about mommy and I thought that was sweet.
I couldn't believe his reaction to Sophia-he was sooooo excited! He is still doing well with her and doesn't seem to be jealous at all...I just hope this continues.

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Pictures

Here are some more pictures! I love this last picture...Josiah wanted to lay down with Sophia so bad and he stayed there for quite awhile.
Everything is still going well with Sophia. I've been adjusting pretty good with the late night feedings. She usually eats every 3 to 4 hours at night. Today she's been eating less but a lot more often. She has a hard time burping which brings her spitting up pretty frequently, so eating less amounts at a time helps with that. I remember Josiah has gas issues too and we were so thankful for Mylicon! She's gaining weight very well so nothing to worry about.
I'll try and keep pictures coming!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sophia Lind Coleman

Josiah taking a pic of Sophia
I love Josiah's face in this picture
Sleeping Sophia

Here's some baby pictures!! When I have more time I will post some more. Sophia Lind Coleman was born on October 26 at 8:17 am. She weighed 6lb 5oz and was 18 in. long. She is a little peanut!
Josiah has loved getting to know his little sister. He loves to take pictures of her and sing her songs. It's very sweet to see him love her so much. Yesterday Sophia was moving around and she touched Josiah's face and he said, "she likes me!"
Nick and I are doing well adjusting to the new little girl. She is not a fusser at all which is great! She pretty much eats and sleeps so far which is normal for a newborn. The c-section went great but it is hard when you have a two year old running around. He wants me to hold him all the time, but I can't carry him. Sometimes I feel awful that I can't do that for him. A couple more weeks and I'll be back to normal.
We are having a lot of fun with Sophia! Thanks for all the congratulations and prayers.
Also, there is a great picture of Sophia on the hospital website. Here's the link
then click on Megan C.