Sunday, April 25, 2010

Random Pictures Since Michaela Was Born (Post #2)

Michaela's first trip to Grass Valley to visit Grandma and Grandpa Morgan

CousinsFun With Fall Leaves

sweet sleeping babeDaddy and his girls

youngest Morgan girls awake at dawn and hanging out on the couch together

Sisters!Halloween Pumpkin!

another "sisters" shotMelina helping Daddy

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Random Pictures Since Michaela Was Born (Post #1)

Okay, I've been fooling around with HTML for a few days now; I'm posting this now before I mess it up!

Bulbs Before (Oct 2009)Bulbs After--Now Pretty Flowers! (March 2010)

short hike 5 days after Michaela's birthall 3 girls in the 4-Runner for the 1st time!

New quilt from Grandma MorganWearing "sisters" shirts!

Aunt Mary T. with MichaelaAunt Connie with Michaela

Sweet sisters!1 day old

Halloween Baby!Fun with Halloween!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


On February 24, 2010, we put our beloved friend and companion, our 10-year-old golden retriever, Rodney, to sleep. He had battled arthritis and presumed hip dysplasia for many years, and was on heavy pain meds. He endured major surgery 3 years ago to remove a benign lipoma from his side, and had many, many more lipomas on his body, including one very large one on his neck that was beginning to interfere with his sleeping and eating.

As difficult a decision as it was, we finally agreed that it was time, and our wonderful vet, Dr. Talbot, came to our house and put him to sleep. We gave Isabelle the choice of staying here or leaving. She chose to not stay, so Jeff and our dear friend Wallace held him while Dr. Talbot administered the injection. Jeff and Wallace buried him in the desert lot across from our house, where he chased many, many a tennis ball, his absolute favorite activity! In fact, we buried his tennis balls with him!

May you rest in peace, dear boy, and we will all see you again someday! We love you always! You were such a good boy!

Rodney and his "sisters" on his last day. I took him out on a hike that morning also; he was tired but he had been very happy to do something he hadn't done in so long because of his arthritis.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Michaela Mary Jane Morgan

Our third baby girl was born over 6 months ago on October 5, 2009. It's been a pretty busy 6 months! Here's how she's changed:

1 day old

1 month old

2 months old

3 months old

4 months old

5 months old

6 months old
The best words to describe Michaela are happy and patient! She is always full of smiles for anyone and patiently waits for her mama when she is taking care of her sisters. People always comment on what a happy, joyful baby she is, and the next comment is usually how much hair she has (although it is only on top of her head, and after a second glance, it usually is lovingly referred to as a "toupee" or comb-over!"

Michaela is adored by her sisters and doted on immensely. Her Daddy can never go by without swooping her up and placing many, many kisses on her head. She has many nicknames, Kayla Janey, Janey girl, baby Janey, Miss MaKay, MJ, MaKaystinator (Daddy's), carnividon (Daddy's) and so on.

At age 6 months, she can sit up and play. No interest in solid foods yet, but loves mama's milk! She can blow raspberries and make all sorts of noises. She has also noticed Taylor the cat in the last couple of weeks and seems very entranced. We greatly look forward to the next half of our baby girl's first year, and hope that it doesn't go by as fast as the first 6 months!

We love you, baby girl!!