Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guest room/ Office

A few weeks before I was due to go to the Hospital to have Jameson, I was starting to worry a little bit about guest quarters. I was thinking about all the different people that would be coming to visit, stay and help after Jameson was born and not comfortable only having a couch or air mattress to offer.

So, I did my craigslist searching magic and managed to find what I wanted and sell what I didn't. I am really happy with the way the room turned out. It feels a lot less cluttered and so much more put together! Hooray for a working guest room on a budget and just in time :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boy, n: A noise with dirt on it

Mom found this definition in a frame for our house. I think it is very appropriate.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jameson Osa Wrenn

On May 9th at 9:30am we welcomed Jameson Osa Wrenn into our family. He weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Another beautiful baby boy! My Cesarean delivery went very well and my recovery has been quite painless and speedy. Jameson is as healthy as they come and such a little love. The boys just love him and are so gentle and sweet with him. I am so excited to have another little boy in the family to raise!

Jameson's name was one that took a little time and searching to come to a final decision. We wanted to find a name that was special to where we are living and raising our children right now. We also wanted a family tie to his name. We ended up with both! My Grandma Mills, who is my last living grandparent, father was named Osa James Grant. We really liked the name Osa as we looked at his photos and thought about the family that the Grant/ Mills lines created. We also live a mile away from Rancho Oso and live under the stars (ursa major constellation) by night back in the national forest. So it was a fit all the way around. At the head waters of the Santa Ynez river, where we often play, is Jameson reservoir. Great Grandpa Osa's middle name was James.... another double connection! As each day passes I love his name more and more.

Jameson is the perfect addition to our family, I am in love again for the 4th time.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cake & Ice Cream

Last night we had the neighbors over to help us celebrate Zachary's 2nd birthday. It was just a low key, cake and ice cream event. I think we had about 17 adults, 5 kids (including Will & Zach) and 2 little baby's. Zachary seemed to enjoy himself and knew what to do at cake time. He blew out his #2 candle in a couple tries. He had to get really close for his little blow to do the job, I thought he was going to burn his nose :) It was very cute.
Since Zachary's birthday falls 3 days after I have the baby I figured we would celebrate before hand. I still had to take several breaks before the party as I was baking and frosting and cleaning to put my feet up.... but I think it was the better choice. Of course I didn't grab my camera until the candle was blown out and then only took a couple pictures. That's me i guess.
I made a gooey butter cake and chocolate cupcakes with a mint truffle kiss in the middle. We hung a few streamers and that was that. The perfect party for 3 days before due day.
Happy Birthday Zachary. We will have another little family celebration on Saturday for you!

On another note: Today is the first day of fire season. Here we go.....