Monday, February 28, 2011


Today is my sweetheart's birthday!

I wish I could take credit for the amazing chocolate mousse cake that we had over the weekend to celebrate David's birthday.....but......let's be honest, I bought it at Central Market and I have no regrets! :)

I'd call having a son in your arms for your birthday a WONDERFUL gift! Not to mention a son who looks JUST like you!

Ella and I had a "mommy and me" date last week at the mall and she picked out several new shirts and sunglasses for David from American Eagle.

For his big gift, I was trying to decide between a surround sound system or a Color Nook. I chose the surround sound system since I don't know anything about the Color Nook and decided he could research and buy that on his own time.....but, as it turns out, I don't know anything about surround sound systems either!!! I'll be taking the one I bought back later today because I bought one that doesn't work with our TV. Go figure!!! The good news is that we went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and he purchased the Color Nook so I think he is a happy camper!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 2 Pics

Obviously time is not on my side for blogging but I am trying really hard to take tons of pictures for you all! Below are some of my favs from this past week.

I love this picture because he actually looks like a little man!
I'm sure this smile is related to gas, but this picture still makes my heart melt.

And this picture makes me laugh because I don't think I will ever forget hearing Ella say, "Here brother, put your bracelet on." (It's a pink hair scrunchy that she thought he needed to wear so that he had a bracelet like her and Eden. So cute.)

Love of my life

Sweet Ella and her brother
Thank you for the awesome floor mat Kyla and Laurie!! Ella is already teaching him how to play on it. :)

My three little angels. Thank you Lord for healthy, happy babies!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


David is doing great - the pediatrician would like to see him eating more often, but other than that, he is back up to 8 lbs, 5 oz which is only 4 oz away from his birth weight so that is good! Before I know it he will be a year old and eating us out of house and home!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Week Old

I can't believe that my sweet little boy is one week old today. He really is an amazing baby. He sleeps ALL of the time and eats like Ella did.....whenever you wake him up and make him mad! I couldn't have asked for a better baby...although David is praying that it stays this way as Eden's colic didn't kick in until she was one month old. Fingers crossed that we will not have to deal with that again!

I love this picture because Edward's face explains it all! CHAOS!

Granddad meeting David for the first time (David's middle name of "Allen" comes from my dad)

Granddad and Eden checking out her baby brother

David sunbathing

Sweet love of mine

I REALLY hope that this facial expression is not an indication that he will have Eden's scowl! :) Check out that eyebrow lift!

ALWAYS sleeping...but I'm not complaining.

One of my mom's favorite pictures of him. He's awake and looks so precious!

Valentine's Day picture of the three of us

Happy (late) Valentine's Day

Thank you Aunt Mellissa for the cute outfits and Valentine's Day goodies! (He peed all over this outfit RIGHT before we took the picture but I decided to take the picture anyways so you could see how cute he looked!)
Even with everything else going on around here, daddy surprised his girls with goodies and dresses too! He is an awesome dad!
We took pictures and sent them to daddy at work
SUCH a booger! It took forever to get her to smile...this is the best shot we could get before threatening to spank her! :)
We say it all of the time, but she really is JUST like her Auntie Ashley! She has a mind of her own and you are not going to convince her otherwise! Love you Auntie Ashley!!!

David bought little man a couple of cute onesies for Valentine'e Day :)
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! It was definitely one I will never forget!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is what happened when I left Eden alone with David for 5 minutes

I had to help Ella with something so I left David in his bouncy seat on the floor in the living room. When I returned 5 minutes later, Eden had put his new stuffed elephant and pacifier ON TOP of his head! She is such a mommy to him. I love it!

First Mohawk

My mom gave David a sponge bath yesterday and I couldn't help but laugh at the hawk he was sporting once his hair was dry. Too cute! Daddy will have hair product in his hair before we know it!

The long awaited pictures of Prince David's arrival

My apologies for the delay in posting the birth pictures of our precious David, but my recovery has been a bit more challenging than that of the girls so life has been busy the past week. However, please allow me to now introduce you to our firstborn son!!!

David Allen Crandall
Born at 4:28pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2011
8 lbs, 9 oz
21 1/2 inches long and ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

4:10pm - time to start pushing!!!

4:28pm - David is born!

Mommy meeting David for the first time


Daddy's hand on his son's back - one of my favorite pics from the day

First kiss from daddy...LOVE IT!!!

Proud daddy or a daddy still in shock that he actually got his boy??? :)

First picture of the three of us

The girls meeting their little brother. EDEN ADORES HIM!

Nana holding David for the first time

Memaw and Papaw holding David for the first time

Grandpa holding David for the first time
Auntie Ashley holding David for the first time

Grandma holding David for the first time


Um, can you say perfect????
His hair is lighter than Ella's was, but he has A LOT of her characteristics....including the fact that he looks JUST like his daddy!

Mommy, Daddy and David