Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday July 3rd: Coming Home

On Thursday morning, we were all set to leave the hospital! 

When we got home, the house was nice and quiet as Grandma and Grandpa Kirkwood were at swimming lessons with Summer and Colton.  Grandma took these videos for me while Grandpa did Colton's parent-child class with him :).

 It was really nice coming back to a quiet house!  We could meet an energetic Tucker, get a little unpacked, and calm a fussy Larkyn, before focusing on our older two kiddos again!

Meeting Tucker

Our Family of FIVE! 

Grandpa and Larkyn

Grandma and Larkyn happened to match!
After we said bye-bye and thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for taking such awesome care of our kiddos, Daddy and Summer decorated the house with banners and balloons that Grandma and Grandpa had bought.  Meanwhile, Colton gave Larkyn an excellent tour of the inside/outside of the house, showing her where everything was :).

It was amazingly uneventful - our first afternoon as a family of five!  Here are a few pictures...

Larkyn made herself right at home, sleeping through lunch :)

Larkyn slept with Daddy while Mommy continued the routine of doing "Mommy - Colton" time before Colton's nap and "Mommy - Summer" time before Summer's quiet time (we implemented this tradition about a month ago to ensure one-on-one time with each kid and Mommy).  I especially loved my "Mommy-Summer" time with Summer this day as Summer talked for a half hour straight and told me EVERYTHING she had done with Grandma and Grandpa K and Grandma and Grandpa T (in great detail!).  I loved it :)

After settling in both kiddos for their afternoon rest, I tucked in Larkyn for her first naptime in her big crib, while Paul ran to Walmart.
That didn't last long ;)...this was much more comfortable for BOTH of us, and was how we spent the remainder of nap time :)

Love this sweet girl!

And LOVE the sister bond already between Summer and Larkyn!
After naps, I took the kids to Target to find a 4th of July outfit for Larkyn to wear to the parade the next day (she didn't have any red, white, or blue in her closet!)
In the meantime, Paul grilled us out an amazing steak and corn on the cob supper!  Loved eating outside all FIVE of us!




After sparklers it was bath time for all THREE kiddos!

Larkyn's First Sponge Bath (video)

I put Larkyn in the same ducky PJ's that both Summer and Colton had worn their first night at home :)

Larkyn in Ducky PJ's

Larkyn Ducky PJ's
We finished off our night the way we always do -singing Skinna-Ma-Rink and praying together.  I just love our little family of five!

Larkyn's First Bedtime "Skinna-Ma-Rink" (video)


Jill said...

Darling set of pictures and videos. So many cute ones! I love getting these glimpses into your first hours of having Larkyn home. So proud of Summer and Colton for how well they are doing in their swimming lessons!

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