Saturday, June 21, 2008
On Friday June 13, 2008, Ben graduated from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy with his doctorate of pharmacy degree. We were very excited to be able to be there. Aliah, Brynn, Chloe, & I flew to Seattle and stayed just 4 short days. We had a great time but hope that next time we'll be able to stay longer. The girls were able to see their cousins (Regan, Isabelle, & Baylen) while I went to the graduation with my parents. Aliah & Brynn were VERY hesitant to leave when it was time to go.
The next evening, we all went out to dinner at the Woodfire Grill in Everett to celebrate graduation and father's day. We are all SO HAPPY for Ben he has worked long and hard for this!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
May 30, 2008 was the last day of school for Brynn & Aliah. Brynn finished kindergarten and Aliah finished 4th grade (I can't believe it). Both girls did VERY WELL academically. They are looking forward to summer break and visiting Grandma in Washington!
We got to bring Chloe home on Sunday April 26, 2008. Grandma and Wayne made the house look perfect. What a beautiful job Grandma and the girls did on Chloe's nursery when Grandma came for visits in January and March. We are so grateful for all she did to help us make our house look so good.
Brynn loves to be called Brynee Bear. Brynn LOVES her little Chloe Cat!! Brynn can't wait until she can feed Chloe something other than a bottle. She can't believe that anyone can grow big and strong with milk alone. She continues to ask if mommy should take her to the doctor so Chloe can eat real food.
How LUCKY Chloe, Brynn, and Aliah are to have Grandma Denise as their Grandma and Wayne as their Waynepa!!! They LOVE them both so much!! The girls are SOOOOO SPOILED by them!!! Grandma and Waynepa came to the hospital on Friday morning we were so excited to have them here!!! THANK YOU for all you did to help us with the arrival of Chloe we all feel so blessed!!
Uncle Ben came to our house on Wednesday night and was at the hospital when Chloe was born. We were all excited to have Uncle Ben here. He even went to OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE to get mommy dinner right after Chloe was born. I hadn't been able to eat a real meal in about a month because there just hadn't been enough room. I was living on ICE and SOUP it was so great to be able to eat a real meal.
Welcome to our family CHLOE CHARLIZE PORTER!!! She was born Thursday April 24, 2008 at 3:56 PM. Aliah and Brynn had been looking forward to the birth of Chloe since Christmas!!! Though we struggled to select a name the girls and daddy knew they wanted it to start with a "C" so they could be the ABC girls. Mom wasn't so sure but in the end she was out voted. Chloe weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long.