Thursday, January 22, 2009

A State of Emergency

We woke up Tuesday to this view in our backyard. The house we are renting is on an acre of land and it was gorgeous and peaceful having all of this area under a blanket of snow and left untouched. I know it doesn't look like much but there were over 700 schools and businesses that closed in the area and Gov. Perdue declared a state of emergency.

It didn't take Rylee long to get dressed and head out for sledding and snow ball fights with the other kids in the neighborhood. This is the most snow Rylee has seen (that she can remember) so she was very excited!

After the governor declared a state of emergency, Rylan finally got to come home from class.
So, Rylee headed back out for round two with her daddy!

They started building a snowman together. It was a little tricky because the snow didn't stick together very well. Rylan told Rylee that her job was the head. The lump pictured below is Rylee's head, which needless to say, ended up about five feet away from the finished product. Soon Rylee announced that her hands were freezing and that she had had enough. When Rylan started to come inside after her (the snowman still incomplete) Rylee said, "No Dad, you have to finish the snowman". He replied, "Rylee I was only building the snowman for you". And she responded " I know, that's why you have to finish it".

So out goes Rylan again to finish what I think is a darling snowman. When he was all done, we called in the house to Rylee to come back outside and take a picture with Daddy and
"Wendel" the snowman...
...all we got was a thumbs up from inside the kitchen window!
What a kid!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big sisters do big girl things... putting together 100 piece puzzles......inviting daddy for (herbal) tea parties...

...and best of all... holding baby Landon!

Love these kids

Rylee loves holding Landon whenever she can.
This is my favorite picture that I have taken so far.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Born a Tar Heel

Since Landon was born in North Carolina at UNC Hospital, I thought this picture was only appropriate. He is truly born and bred a Tar Heel.

Ground Zero: We have discovered that changing a girl's diaper is much easier than changing a boy's. To say the least, we have been having issues in the pee department and Landon has not gone pee in a diaper yet. We might save a little money on diapers that way, but probably make up for it in laundry detergent...
...but we still think he is perfect!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In Search of a New Title...

At 10:30 p.m. on January 13th we checked into UNC Hospital, three hours later at 1:31 a.m. on January 14th our new baby boy, Landon Kole Hansen was born. He is happy and healthy. He is 21 inches long, and weighed 8 lbs 1.4 oz. Rachael did awesome! We can't believe how in love we are with this little guy and he is not even 12 hours old yet. Rylee was beaming as she held him. She is soooooo excited to finally be a big sister! What a blessing he is!
As for our blog, we need a new title, because there is no "R" in Landon. I'm open to suggestions. Now that we are having finished moving and the baby is here, we are going to try and actually update the blog more often. Now we have something fun and exciting to blog about!