So much has happened since I last blogged. I usually update when I am at work since we do not have a reliable computer at home, so that must mean that I am back to work, which is true! More on that in a bit.
On November 6, 2014, we welcomed Charlotte Katherine Copeland, or Charlie Kate for short, to this world. She was 7 lbs 10 oz and 21 inches long. We have been so blessed by her arrival! She is now 12 weeks old and how the time has flown by. It seems like she was just born, but with the holidays and such, time has really gotten away from us. She was 11 lbs 11 oz at her 2 month check at the beginning of January and is quite the chunk. I love evey one of her little rolls. She is now intentionally smiling at us and loves to play on the floor. Her brother and sisters really love her. Henry calls her his Charlie Bake.
Savannah is still trucking along in Kindergarten. She just celebrated 100 days a few weeks ago and is loving that she can read and write. She loves anything art and is starting art lessons with Elaine next week. She can hardly contain her excitement!
Avery turned 4 last week. It is hard to believe that I was 28 weeks pregnant with her when we moved to Indiana. That seems like it was just yesterday, and since then we have added 2 precious little ones to our family. She also loves to write, draw, and color and loves to play with Henry. She loves all things sports and is looking forward to playing soccer this spring. She celebrated her birthday with Thai food and then cake with Nana and Papa, and Mamaw and Papaw, which was a treat. We enjoyed having my parents here for a few days (and they finally got to meet Charlie Kate!).
Henry is… well Henry. He brings us joy and laughter. He loves to play with his older sisters and with all his trains, trucks, and play kitchen! He also loves to play dress up with his sisters. Henry turned 2 shortly after Charlotte arrived on November 16th. We celebrated with a party with the extended family so that everyone would also get a chance to meet the new baby. Henry is quite the parrot and we have to be quite intentional on the words coming out of our mouths for fear that Henry will repeat them!
Shortly after Charlie Kate was born, and right around Thanksgiving, Daniel recieved lay off notice. His last day of work was last Friday. He has been applying and interviewing, but nothing has happened yet. If you could pray that the right job would come along for him. It has been a blessing as he was really ready to move on from his old job, but the timing and terms could have been a little better. He is patiently waiting to hear back about a few interviews and we are praying that he starts getting call backs on a few of his applications soon. In the mean time, he is now staying home with the 3 little ones. I am back to work, temporarily, during the day, 4 days a week, until Daniel finds something else. We had decided long ago I would keep my side job for a “just in case”, and now that we are here, we are thankful for the provision of being able to continue to support our family without interruption. Just praying that Charlie adjusts quickly to taking a bottle from Daddy and that I am able to pump and keep my supply up during this time. Today is my first day back and I am a little emotional for sure. I am sure it will be hard on everyone!
I think that catches up the last few months of our lives! Looking forward to updating the blog a little more now that I will have time. Here are some recent pictures!