Monday, November 17, 2008

Santa Cruz and the Avila Barn

Yeah I know I am a little overdue on the posts and pictures so here are a few from the past month:

Little update on our lives:
Mikela is 2 1/2, talks all the time even to herself, loves playing with her dolls and loves her little brother
Kai is 7 months, just started crawling, loves to wave hi and goodbye, is a total flirt with the ladies and also loves his big sister
Joe and I are good, just crazy busy but enjoying the life the Lord has given us.
I promise more updates to come!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We are now home for a while, least the next six weeks. In our world that seems like a long time! We have had a lot going on since we have been home and here are some pictures from the last few days!

Mikela loves feeding her brother cereal!

We spent some time at the Avila Barn with my parents.

Mikela taking a break from passing out FSK's

Our survey collector, Kai!

Hey, we made her come and pass out FSK's to all the new Freshman. The least we could do was let her have a Coke!

Kai loves to laugh, yell, and make a lot of noise. I think it runs in the family!

Our summer travels

This summer we have been all over California. We spent most of the summer in So Cal where Joe did some Crusade stuff and took some seminary classes. We had a great time with family and friends. We also got the chance to attend a few weddings and travel to the bay area to see some close friends. Here are some pictures from our travels...

What we have been up to!!

So it has been a rather long time since my last post. I know, I know. So here are some pictures of our summer happenings.

Kai chillin after a bath!

Sister and Brother hanging out!

Mikela moved into her big girl bed. She loves being a big girl and has done great sleeping in her bed.

Mikela has definitely entered the world of dress up and make believe.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Late, but worth the wait!

Here are some pictures of our last few weeks. Kai is already 1 month old, crazy how quickly time goes by!

Mikela holding Kai for the first time!

Daddy with Kai

Mommy and her two peanuts. Mikela loves giving her brother kisses!

What a sweatheart!

The family!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our first day home

Here is one picture of Day 1 at our house. We left the hospital a day early because I was getting a roomate and the rooms at Sierra Vista are soooo small. So home we came and it was a great idea. Mikela was very excited to have her Mommy and Daddy home and she actually wanted to talk with me. At the hospital she was very weirded out by the bed and machines that she wanted nothing to do with me. Now it is hard because of a c-section I can not pick her up and that is a lot for her little 2 year old mind to get around. She loves her brother and is always checking up on him!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My brother has arrived!!!

Just wanted to let you all know that Kai William Priola was born on Sunday April 6th at 2:22 in the afternoon. We had hoped for a VBAC but after 10 hours of labor Allison was not dilating so we opted to have a repeat C-Section. We are both doing great and recovering. Kai weighed 7lbs 6ozs and was 19 inches long. We came home yesterday and are adjusting to life with two kids.
Mikela is a proud Big Sister and loves holding Kai. We will post more pictures soon but here are just a few.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm two

Mikela turns 2

Mikela turned two last week, it is crazy to think two years have already gone by. We started a tradition last year of going to Old West Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast and then walking to the beach. You got to love living on the central coast!! We then spent some time at home, opened gifts and then headed to the park for a birthday party. It was a great day and Mikela loved every minute of it. She loved her new presents and loved having all her friends at the park.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Early Easter Egg Hunt

At playgroup today we had an easter egg hunt and celebrated 3 birthdays. It was Caitie's birthday today, Mikela turns 2 tomorrow and Riley turns 1 on Friday. We had so much fun and Mikela loved finding eggs and putting them in her basket. My niece Juliet is visiting also so it was a blast to have her along. Here are some fun pictures. Also I included a few pictures (I am in stripes) where you see my belly, many of you are curious how big I am getting. I am 36 weeks and I am rather large. I get asked all the time if I am having twins!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

All girl

We had an Intern/Stint recruitment dinner last week and Mikela came along. She wasn't so into the meeting so one of our interns, let her play dress up with her jewelry. Mikela was so stoked and loved putting on every single piece of jewelry that Caellin had. Too fun!!! I can't wait till Mikela playes dress up with her baby brother!