Kate Elizabeth received Terrific Kid for her class for this 6 weeks. Her teacher wrote a letter to explain why she chose Kate for Terrific Kid. We were soo proud of her! Kevin and I (actually the whole gang) went to see her be recognized on the school news program for her accomplishement. We are so proud of you Bug!
Katybug received her first phone call from a friend this past weekend. It was right before Will's birthday party and a little girl, Leah, from her basketball team called her. I was shocked! I let her talk for a couple of minutes, although it really didn't seem like they had a lot to talk about. :) Nonetheless, you can tell by the picture that Kate Elizabeth thought she was very "big girl" for receiving this phone call. I don't think we are ready for this!!
Our Will has never wanted a big birthday party until this year. It's not that we didn't want to give him one, but he has just always said "I don't want a party." So to keep with his wish I have never stressed over giving him one. However, this year, he said he wanted to have a party for he and his friends. We told him to pick a place and a theme, that this was his big day. He chose to have his party at his house and his theme was Transformers. Will was beside himself! He kept saying during the days leading up to his party, "Mommy, I am SO excited about my birthday party"! We could tell that he truly couldn't wait! When another mother asked him what he would like for his birthday, he told her that he wanted the Transformer that makes pancakes. I quickly told him that he already had that Transformer, that that Transformer was HIS MOM! :) His party was lots of fun!! I can't believe he's 5!!!!!
Daddy, Katybug and Will were headed out to their Upward basketball games this past Satruday morning while I stayed home to prepare for Will's birthday party. Kevin coaches both Katybug and Will's basketball teams. Kevin really enjoys it, as he was a basketball star himself in highschool. The kids are enjoying their first experience with basketball!
Okay, so call us The Griswalds! I have been telling my most adorable, most precious husband, to "PLEASE take our Christmas tree out of the house". I have been telling him that since the day after Christmas might I add. However, over the weeks (or month) I have said, "Please remove the DEAD Christmas tree from our den!" Not only have I been tired of seeing it in our den, but hello...we are nearing Valentine's day aren't we!?! Anyway, seeing that we are having Will's birthday party at our house tomorrow, he finally deems it necessary to get rid of the tree. So here we are the night of Jan. 23rd, the night before Will's party, trying to figure out how we are going to get this VERY dead, VERY tall (11 and a half feet), and VERY heavy tree out of our house. Okay, so the tree is now out, and so is my husband...just kidding! Anyway, I have attached a few pictures of this event (it was indeed an event). The whole family was in on this mess! It's pretty bad when your 6 year old says, "Hey Dad, why are you taking the Christmas tree out?" I mean...it's like it had become a permanent fixture!
I don't know which was more frustrating
for Kevin, the tree or his wife directing
his every move!?!
Was Will helping or...was he in the way?
I don't know, let's ask Kevin, well...let's not!
Over the deck it goes! Will says that "Now the rabbits
Mommy and Palmer went to Spartan Bakery to order a cake for Will's birthday. As we were leaving the employee asked Palmer if she would like a cookie. I guess he noticed Palmer "drooling" over the cookies in the glass and noticed her mean mommy wouldn't buy her one. :) Anyway, of course she took him up on his offer and what do ya know...she didn't just pick out a single cookie, but she chose the BIGGEST double doozie they had! She enjoyed her cookie to say the least!
For the sake of "our book" I am posting some pictures of Colemann's birth. She came pretty quickly, arriving at 11:33am the morning of December 10th. The Harrison siblings visited first and then the cousins came to visit her, all after Kate Elizabeth got out of school that day. Everyone was so happy that she was finally here. They each had a chance to hold her and give her their first kisses. It was amazing how Palmer and Will were both so gentle with her. Will said so many sweet things "just to her". It was like no one else was in the room with him while he was holding her. He is such an amazing big brother! Kate Elizabeth took on the "mommy"role. She is truly a big help, but we just have to keep our eyes on her if you know what I mean! From the beginning the children have called baby Colemann "the new baby". That is their name for her and it hasn't changed yet. That is ALWAYS how Will and Palmer refer to her (i.e. "Where's the new baby?" "Can I hold the new baby?" "Hey new baby!"). Everyone agrees that Colemann is a
Mommy and Daddy with our 4th bundle of joy!
The siblings arrive to meet their new sister. They
are all so excited to hold her!
Palmer "thinks" she is holding the new baby.
Will is learning how to hold his baby sister.
Will and Colemann
Big sister Katybug with baby Colemann. She is soo proud!
Okay, let me give this "blog thing" a whirl... And just so you all know, the reason I I have a Christmas picture up is because with 3 children and a newborn, I have not had time to take another picture since Christmas of all my children together. However, that is one thing that I am hoping that having a blog will do...that it will give me an extra incentive to take more pictures and blog the many hilarious, happy and I am sure sometimes sad moments that take place with our family! I'm am excited to share with you! For I have enjoyed reading so many of your blogs and I hope that you can get some enjoyment out of mine too!
To start off, I would like to introduce to you the newest addition to our family, Alyce Colemann. She is 6 weeks old today. She has been such an added joy to our family! Colemann is very good at eating, sleeping and letting ALL of us love on her. She deosn't seem to mind her sisters and big brother "loving on her" all the time. She appears pretty laid back at this point, the Lord must have known that that is what we needed!
Hey everyone! I'm Susan Harrison, wife of Kevin Harrison (9 years and counting), mother of 4 precious beautiful children, Kate Elizabeth (6 yrs.), Will (5 yrs.), Palmer ( 2 years) and Colemann ( 3 mths.). I look forward to sharing with you the many happenings of our very busy, and very blessed lives.