Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Instead of bringing me flowers to the hospital after giving birth to our 4th child, Adam brought me the flu. I think I would have preferred flowers. Anyway, I've been meaning to blog all week, but have not felt like doing much of anything, so here is a belated Merry Christmas to all!

First of all, here is THOMAS GARRAN BERGESON! we were excited to come home from the hospital with a name for our little guy.

Needless to say, Clate is quite the proud big brother. And the girls love him too.We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day, especially having our new guy around. The kids woke up Christmas morning to find that Santa had brought them all the 2 things they had asked (begged) for. Clate received more Legos and Pillow Pet; Halle received a Jessie doll (from Toy Story 3) and a Pillow Pet; and Chloe received Bullseye (from Toy Story 3) AND a Pillow Pet. They couldn't have been happier! All I have heard about for the past 6 months are these darn Pillow Pets. Clate had memorized the phone number and web address; Halle could tell you how they are pets with a purpose and machine washable (though she has no idea what that means), and they could all sing the song! So I was just as happy as they were that Santa brought them each one...maybe I won't have to hear about them all the time anymore!

And finally, our little (now not so little) family! MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The best Christmas gift EVER!

The kids just could not get enough of looking at and touching their new little brother! It was so sweet to see. And they were so soft with him.
Little brother arrived yesterday, December 22, 2010 at 1:39 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs 6.5 ounces and 20 inches long...just as planned! All went well and mom and baby are doing great!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My sweet "Mary"

My neighbor always celebrates Las Posadas, which is a reenactment of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. We end up at their house, where we are welcomed in, not only for the story as told in the Bible, but also for a yummy dinner. This year Halle was asked to be Mary. I think she made quite the cute Mary. We put a stuffed animal in her shirt to give her the pregnant belly. She thought it was funny to look like mom, with a baby in her belly. But when asked by our neighbor if there was a baby in her belly, she responded, "No, it's a purple hippo." The kids always have fun with this activity, and hopefully they are taking away some of the real meaning of Christmas along with it.
Clate, by the way, was a shepherd, and Chloe was asked to be an angel but refused.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Since we last posted...

I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post. I thought these two months were going to take forever to pass, but instead they are speeding right by me. Since we last posted, we have enjoyed some nice fall weather and a big winter snow storm...and now back to nice, but colder fall/winter weather.

We've started our countdowns....all of them. The kids are counting down the days till Christmas (of course), and I am counting down the days until this baby gets here. 10 more to go, in case anyone was wondering. Still taking name ideas!