Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More birthday parties!

Isaac got to celebrate on his birthday when we came home from the hospital. On Thursday, the day after we got home from the hospital, Isaac figured out that his birthday will come after Caitlyn's next year and that didn't settle too well with him. Needless to say, he was a tiny bit upset. However, at dinner, he prayed for our meal and as I said, Amen, Isaac looked at me told me he needed to talk to Jesus about his birthday coming 2nd. So, we continued to pray and Isaac expressed his opinions to Jesus, then said amen and we ate... it was adorable!

On Sunday, Isaac got to celebrate this past weekend with Papa, Nana, Uncle Tim and Aunt Esther.

CRANKY the Crane came to Papa and Nana's house! Isaac was very EXCITED!

A tomato worm also came to Papa and Nana's house. Isaac loved it, mama... not so much!

This little boy has been blessed. It warms my heart to see him celebrate his birthday in the midst of his baby sister's birth!

This year has been the year of Spider Man. Isaac has found the 1967 Collection of Spider Man and his Amazing Friends on the Wii/Netflix and it is regularly watched in our house. So for this birthday, Spider Man, Thomas the Train, Toy Story and Cars were the big hits!

And... money... Isaac has discovered money. We have been filling a peggy bank for Isaac with change and he now has a savings account at our bank... I tell ya, the kid has got a nice chunk of change in his account and he got more money for his birthday.

Yep... I give you Spider Man! Complete with a web shooter for his hand!

I am sure, Spider Man will spend lots of time at our house!

Soccer is also big hit this year, so a real soccer ball was a must. We are looking to sign him up for soccer next year and the boy loves to practice! I am sure we will spend hours outside with his soccer ball and maybe even dressed as Spider Man!

His birthday was blessed. This boy was blessed. His daddy and mama have been blessed!

Happy Birthday sweet boy! You are smart, you love school, you run around every chance to get. You would rather run than walk. You are hyper, your laugh is contagious and your heart is huge! I love to hear you pray. I adore how helpful you are! You are the best big brother Caitlyn could ever have. You adore her. You have been blessed this year, I pray the blessings pour out over the years! Jesus loves you my son! Mama and Daddy do too!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Isaac's 4th Birthday!!!

The day BEFORE we went to the hospital because mama had gone into labor, Grandpa Marty and Grandma Cheryl had a birthday party for Isaac. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and we spent time on their back porch with Isaac's Great Grandpa Mel & Grams, Papa George & MorMor, Uncle Jim and Aunt Mandy and his cousin Mercedes.

It was VERY important to Isaac to have a birthday part with his cousin. He LOVES her and they had a great time together. Isaac spent a few days before the party at Grandpa & Grandma's house and they played for hours together!

Isaac and Mercedes laughed as he opened his presents.

Papa George gave Isaac some walkie talkies and he and Mercedes LOVED them!

A back yard birthday party was perfect. The weather was perfect and the birthday boy was in heaven!

It was a great way to celebrate prior to Caitlyn's arrival!

Isaac got to celebrate his birthday 3 times this year! Once before baby sister's arrival, once on his actual birthday and once with his Papa and Nana the weekend after Caitlyn's arrival... more pictures to come!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Caitlyn came in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, October 17, 2011. We knew she was gonna be here before her big brother's birthday on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. So, as a mama, I got creative and made her a very special outfit to wear at the hospital on the 19th.

Little did I know, we would be allowed to come home on the 19th! It was a great surprise for Isaac! Caitlyn was prepared with a little present for her brother, Isaac was surprised with balloons and cupcakes, it was the perfect way to celebrate on his actual birthday!

Not only did we come home on his birthday, Isaac was able to go to school and tell everyone about his little sister! He was very excited!

It was important to me to make sure Isaac's birthday didn't just go by. I know he is 4 and doesn't know the days of the week or the date, but as his mama, it was something that was important and my heart was blessed by how special it made him feel!

A very proud big brother on his birthday with his baby sister!

I couldn't help my self, I had to take a picture of how sweet she looked in the car seat on the way home! Our hospital experience was a huge blessing. The C-Section went great, I was blessed in the most simple and yet powerful ways. We only had to stay 2.5 days in the hospital and I did not experience tremendous pain, I just needed Tylenol and Advil for the pain, isn't He good! Praise HIM!

Blessed beyond measure!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

His story... HE is faithful...

This is my daughter... I have a daughter... this picture was taken just a few minutes after she was born.

You see, her story is a story of HIS faithfulness. I was asked during my first trimester if we, my husband and I, wanted to scrap this pregnancy and start over, as it is unlikely we would carry her full term, due to some growth issues in her and blood/platelet issues within me. I was put on bed rest for the last 2 months and struggled with every physical, emotional and mental aspect of this pregnancy. I clung to my Jesus. I cried out to Him, I cried for Him and I begged Him...

This is my daughters BIG BROTHER. Not only has her birth taught her mama about HIS faithfulness, it has taughter her brother about HIM, Jesus, the REAL ONE who answers prayers.

Isaac has been praying for his baby sister, Caitlyn Starla Blueberry Vigil to grow and be healthy. He prays for her at night and before he goes into school. He has witnessed people praying over his mama and he has witnessed his prayers being answered.

Side Note: Isaac calls her blueberry because in all her pictures from the doctor, she always looked like a blueberry :)

In May, I went away for the weekend, before I knew via medical confirmation that my baby was a girl. I spent most of that time crying and begging the Lord for a healthy baby and for the first time in my life, I had a very private moment with the Lord that I quietly wrote down in my journal and I waited and prayed over...

This is Caitlyn Starla Vigil...

This is Daddy, Mama and Caitlyn just after her arrival via C-Section. Praises Be... Mama got to be awake for the procedure, we were told because of the platlet/blood issues Mama would likely be put to sleep, so this was a HUGE answer to prayer, a precious blessing and a tender moment for Mama...

Caitlyn Starla Vigil was born on Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 12:25am.

She weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long.

She has no signs of health or growth issues.

Jesus, I love you, I love your story of faithfulness and I cannot thank you enough for the journey You and I have had for the past several months. I know you more deeply, I love you more passionately, and I trust you in a way I cannot describe. You are who you say you are and I love you! Thank you. Amen

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Day Out with Thomas

This little boy LOVES trains and he LOVES Thomas the Train! We took him last year to see Thomas in Golden and it was a HUGE hit. So this year, he got to go again...

Isaac and his daddy!

Funny faces are the best!

Papa, Nana and Mama Pita came along and spent the afternoon hanging out with Isaac and Thomas!

Isaac got to meet and hug Sir Topam Hat, which was very special for him.

And of course... the train ride!

A day with Thomas was fun!

One of the new things this year is that Isaac, Daddy and Papa got tattoos together.

Daddy got his on his arm, Papa got one on his hand and Isaac actually left the day with one on each arm...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome to the family, blog, offically...

This is Esther, and Tim. Tim has loved my sister Esther for a few years now, they recently got married and now, Tim has been officially introduced to the blog. Welcome to the family!

I love that Tim loves Esther, I love how Tim loves Esther. I love that the two of them laugh together. I love that they have their own inside jokes. I love that they are friends and loves.

Frankly, I am rather discouraged. I am very pregnant and have not had the best pregnancy. This weekend, Tim and Isaac played and played and played. As I listened to them play and as I listened to Isaac laugh my heart was blessed.

Tim took these pictures on his phone. I think they are precious!

Isaac calls Tim his Big Big Friend, it is from a new TV show that he is watching about a little boy and his extra large stuffed animal that comes to life and there is even a song that goes with it.
Isaac sings the song all the time and it is precious that he sings it about his Uncle Tim.

"My friend, my big big friend, my good friend, my big big friend, my fun friend, my big big friend I love my big big friend. I can count on my big big friend, always with me, my big big friend, I believe in my big big friend, on you I can depend... My friend, my big big friend, my good friend, my big big friend my fun friend, my big big friend I love my big big friend"

Isaac will be in his play room just singing the song, over and over again, and when I ask him what he is singing, he says he is singing about Tim.

Welcome to the family blog Uncle Tim! We love you! Isaac loves you! Thank you for loving us!