Thursday, January 8, 2009

Daddy's girl

Well, we have been wanting to post a ton of pics from the life changing event in our lives two weeks ago but we have been changing diapers and learning how to swaddle and to be honest staring at the most incredible little miracle!

So, in tradition from last year I would like to dedicate this blog to Josh Mathews on his 34th birthday. To the best husband and daddy who has stolen these two girls hearts, we love you!

So before I post a mass amount of pictures I want you all to share a sweet moment of life with me from this afternoon. As Josh was home for lunch this afternoon he was sitting on the couch holding Hallel and she was just gazing up into his face with her (to quote the nurse at the hospital) "dreamy little eyes" for about a half of an hour. It took me back to when we would sit on the couch in the evening and Hallel was still in the womb and she would hear Josh's voice and push her knee and foot to were he was sitting. Oh yes, this is a daddy's girl!

Hallel with her visitors in the hospital. The Sciapitis

The Blackwells

The Miners

Heading home

Dr. Lamar, who delivered Hallel

One of the other Doctors, Dr. Todd. They were all great!

Josh's family came to visit

Napping with Grandpa

Stacy's family also came to visit

Hallel loves her grandmas

Cynthia and Kenney

The Howeths

The Findleys

Sleepy time


First bath
Bathing beauty

Baby mama


  1. OHH!! She is so cute! I am so excited to come over tomorrow and hold her!! (hope you don't mind holding carsyn) I just wanted to get my hands on that little sweetie!

  2. she truly is beautiful friends! i am so glad to see that your families were able to come...and that the Lord has provided so many good friends to surround you right now too! praise Jesus!!

  3. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures! I love the first one of Josh and Hallel. So sweet.

    And you are right about your Dr.'s. They all look like they're 14! Maybe your Dr. will deliver ours too.

  4. Happy B-Day, Josh! These pictures are great...we're so happy for you guys! Quite a winning smile in the one of her wearing her little hat in the boppy!
    Can't wait to go see and hold that sweet baby girl again.

  5. You can't post TOO many photos for this Grandma! Hallel's dimple, in the first one with Josh, is so cute.
    We love you,
    Mom and Dad M.

  6. Congratulations! She is beautiful, and I just love her name :)

  7. Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! She is gorgeous!
    I also just wanted to point out how quickly the parents are forgotten when an adorable baby comes along.
    I am the 8th person to post a comment and only one other person (which wasn't Mom M.) besides me remembered to say Happy Bithday, and I'll be honest I wouldn't have remembered either without the reminder from joe and hannah's comment.

  8. stumbled upon your blog and was wondering how you pronounce your daughters name?