Tuesday, April 19, 2011
On March 22nd we welcomed Dylan Franklin to our family. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20.25 inches.
Dylan has been such a joy and Colin has really been enjoying being a big brother. They have both been doing great. In fact, Dylan slept through the night last night at exactly 4 weeks of age so I can't complain about that. Colin continues to go to daycare so it's just me and Dylan at home which has been nice. Overall, he's been a great baby and I forgot how much newborns sleep.
I've been enjoying my time off work. I have high hopes for completing several projects while I'm on it but we'll see how much I get done as I love just holding Dylan and don't want to lay him down.
Brad's achilles continues to heal. He still has to wear a brace for another month or two but can manage getting around the house without wearing it. He has hopes for going turkey hunting yet this spring but we'll see how he's doing.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wow! Did not realize it's been almost a year since I posted on here. Colin is already over 2 years old now. I can't believe he's that old already! He's really been such a joy and he is mister independent these days. He loves to help do anything, especially clean.
Brad ruptured his achilles tendon at Colin's 2 year birthday party in October. He's been in a cast for 3 months and on crutches. He will get his cast off on Monday and then he'll wear a brace for 3 months. We think he'll be able to get around using only a cane for the next 3 months. It has been a long recovery process.
So about the same time that he's hopefully recovered, we'll be expecting our 2nd child. Yep, we're expecting March 30th which is my mom's birthday. We didn't find out what we're having but we're both predicting another boy.
Hope all is well with you and your families and I'll try to update this more frequently.
Colin this summer
You been farming long?
Helping Grandpa with the harvest this fall.
Helping Grandma and Grandpa
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Hope everyone is doing well. After this harsh winter, wish we were going some where warm...but doesn't look like we'll be doing that. Work has been pretty busy yet for both Brad and I. Colin has had a few illnesses this winter also. My mom and dad have really been getting hit hard with winter this year as well. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversay yesterday!
Since my last update...we obviously had Christmas! We went to Lawler for the Costigan Christmas which was great to see everyone. As we were leaving Brad's grandparents house, I remember saying to him....I felt like I didn't get to talk anyone b/c spent my time chasing Colin. I guess that's what happens when you have a toddler. We were suppose to go my folks then for Christmas Eve, but after a big snow storm hit, we weren't able to make it. It was my first Christmas away from my folks...guess I have to grow up some time. Rob, Keri, Joe and Laura came over though for Christmas Eve and we had a great time being snowed in. We went back to Mom and Dad's then the first weekend of January.
We've pretty much laid low the rest of January and the first part of February. This is a good time though for me to stay in town as very busy at work. Got to get all of those farmer's loans made so they can purchase more Pioneer seed! ;)
Hope all of you are doing well and staying warm!
Colin with Grandma and Grandpa and cousins - Aaron, Tyler, Ashley, Jacob, Joe, Laura and Elizabeth
Colin with cousins Isabel and Olivia at Christmas.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
There was a pretty cool corn maze that you could walk through there too.
Colin's birthday party!
We then went to back to Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving. The whole family was able to make it so we got to see everyone again. On that weekend, we drove up to Brad's hometown, Lawler, to attend the last of the Hackman Christmas's. This was his mom's side Christmas but unfortunately his Grandma, Rita, passed away earlier this year so this was the last Christmas. We'll miss seeing his mom's side of family every year during the holidays. Here we are with Brad's siblings and their families.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
July - We went to the Mississippi River with most of Brad's family for the 4th of July . That's their family tradition. We had a great time and Colin LOVED playing in the sand. We then made an impromtu trip back up to Lawler as Brad's grandma, Rita Hackman, passed away. Brad celebrated his 32nd birthday on July 20th.
August - We went back to my parents and also to the Snodgrass family reunion. Then we went to Okoboji for several days. Colin got to play on the beach and also to really swim in the pool for the first time. He loved splashing the water and his feet were so shriveled when he came out of the water. We then went from there over to LaCrosse, WI, to visit Brad's sister Tracy and her family. We enjoyed going to Irish Fest while we were there. Then, we headed down for a weekend at the Mississippi River again at his dad's place. I got to go on my first Costigan women's boating trip. I had a great time and hope to go again.
September - Not much has been going on so far. We went home to my parents Labor Day weekend for my dad's 66th b'day. Colin is really moving around. He loves walking along furniture and has recently gotten in to moving the kitchen chairs around. It amazes me how he knows when he gets stuck to go around the other side and start pushing in another direction.
I'm really looking forward to this fall this year as we'll take Colin to a pumpkin patch and he can really enjoy Halloween this year. I can't believe he's almost 1 already.
Anyway, here's some photos to enjoy.....
Playing in the sand at the Mississippi River.
Going for a spin around the block.
Had to take this picture since I work for Pioneer. ;)
Meeting Grandpa's cattle......
With dad at Okoboji.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
All of the "Pauls"....my sister's 40th b'day party.
Family pic in Chicago...no, not Boston. ;)
Yep, we even ventured to downtown Chicago w/ the babies....
Dan and Susan (Genna), Karen and Brad (Colin) and Abbi and Kyle (Olivia)
Colin just being cute...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
And yes, have to show off the ISU clothing! :)