Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Maddy just watching the Easter morning craziness
Rory rushing to find what the Easter Bunny brought
Abby looking over what she got from the Easter Bunny
Abby showing off her purple Easter dress
Rory showing off her pretty pink Easter dress
Our Easter princesses all dressed to impress :)
Waiting patiently
Our little Easter gift
Abby got a special elephant from Mimi and Papa for Easter. She loves her elephants!!
Rory showing off her special giraffe that Mimi and Papa gave her for Easter. She is absolutely crazy about giraffes!!
Off they go!!
Must get eggs...
A yard full of kiddos
Abby's scopin' out the eggs
Maddy's outfit says "I'm Wearing my Easter Best"
Even Maddy got an egg
Rory found an egg!!
Rory showing off her Easter treasure
Abby found a lot of eggs
Braxton found a bucket full

We had a wonderful Easter this year. With the birth of our little Madelynne so close to Easter, we didn't really know how it would go, but it was great!! Michael, Rory and Abby went to church Easter morning all dressed in their Easter best. At church, the girls got to participate in the big egg hunt and learn about Jesus' resurrection! After church, we packed up our crew and headed to my grandmother's house for Easter with the family. We had a nice lunch and then the kiddos hunted eggs, played with their new colored bubbles and just had some fun outside. It was a fun day!!

Madelynne Ranae Hanna

"Hello World!!" ~Maddy
Our precious little angel

A very proud Daddy with is new little princess
Rory holding her baby sister for the first time. What a proud big sister!!
Abby holding Maddy for the first time. She was a little unsure about it, but she warmed up to her little sister pretty quick!
Rory admiring her baby sister
Grandad and Mimi Sue with Madelynne

What a proud Daddy
Braxton holding his new little cousin
We caught a little smile :)
So precious
Abby and Maddy
Our precious girls
Daddy and his Maddy
Maddy in her going home outfit
Headed home

Our precious Madelynne Ranae Hanna made her appearance on April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She is perfect in every way! Michael and I don't know what we did without our littlest angel. She has changed our lives so completely, but all for the better. Rory and Abby have done well with the adjustment of sharing Mommy and Daddy with a new baby. Abby had the hardest time with the adjustment, but she has come around and enjoys helping with Maddy on a daily basis. Rory has been our little mommy from the very beginning. She loves to get diapers, throw away diapers, rock the baby (with a lot of help), sing to the baby... etc. It's so nice to be at home with our three little angels. Michael and I both feel like our family is now complete. We are beyond blessed!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Countdown

With less than a week to go until Madelynne gets here, we have kicked everything into high-gear to get ready. I'm not sure there's any way that I will feel totally prepared for her arrival, but I'm sure going to get as much done as possible. The girls are also getting really excited! Every morning, they ask me, "Mommy is today when Madelynne comes out your tummy?" They are going to be shocked when I tell them "Yes." We still have a few finishing touches to put on her room, but Maddy has a sweet jungle room to come home to. I finally got her name put up on her wall yesterday. I waited for a while because I couldn't decide exactly how I wanted it to look. Yesterday, I decided just to get it done, so the girls "helped" me and we got it done. Everything is really coming together. I just can't believe that in less than a week, our little family will grow again. Michael and I have been joking that we feel like we are getting a promotion from a two-ring circus to a three-ring circus. :) I guess we'll see if we're ready for the big time. At times, I think we are all in a little bit of shock as to how fast this pregnancy has flown by. Other times, it seems like these last few weeks are just creeping slowly by. We all can't wait to meet our little angel and hold her in our arms. So, we're off on another great adventure!!