Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Allory's Baptism

Allory Mae Burkholder was baptized into our Church downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday morning. I was baptized at Park when I was right around the same age almost 30 years ago!! Wow...yes I am that old! It is so exciting for us as parents to see our little miracle being blessed in His name. I only hope that she will enjoy Church, Youth Group and timeless relationships through it all as much as I did growing up. Thank you everyone for being there and making it over to the house afterwards for lunch.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Allory...with Mom and Dad

Adam got home from school today just in time for me to snag him into the studio for a few pictures with Allory before he was off to the Basketball game at the High School. After we got a few with him, he snapped some of me as well. As much as he doesn't like to take pictures, I think I have trained him well ;) He has a good eye!

The fabulous circle chair was a gift from the Rineharts to Allory and I am in love with it. It is the perfect prop for little girls. Thanks again Donovan! Allory is 6 weeks now and weighs about 10 lbs. Amazing that it has taken her this long to weigh that much when Jackson was there at about 2 weeks! She is finally getting to the end of her cold - with just a cough holding on.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Like I said before Jackson is such a big help with Allory and wants to be involved with what she is doing. She smiled away at him as he dumped the water over her belly! What sweet kids we have :)


Minus the rope tow in our back yard :)

Practicing how to get up after you fall
Adam's favorite hobby is downhill skiing and ever since Jackson was born he kept asking how young can I start teaching him to ski?? Well, last year we never got the chance to take him out because every day that we planned to go the windchill was way too low for a 2 year old. So, this Christmas Break, Jackson finally got to try skiing...yes, it was in our backyard, but we wanted him to get a feel for it before he went out on the slopes! He loved it and Adam was a great teacher (weird, I know). He can't wait to get out to a real ski area. Good job Buddy, we are so proud of you!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Jackson and Allory

The smiles we are getting from Allory are so precious now. She responds to Jackson and his little chats with her. I am excited for them to grow up together. Jackson is so good to her and is such a great big brother. We couldn't be happier. That last few days have been rough for both kids. Allory went into the ER because of her lungs, runny nose, and horrendous cough. They ruled out RSV and think she just has a respiratory virus that will take 7-14 days to clear up. Poor thing - she sounds like she is barking when she coughs! Jackson picked up the same thing from her, but not quite as bad. We've been homebound the last few days trying to recover.