Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One Week!

Congratulations little Nathan. You made it through week one with the Burke Bunch! You can tell from big brother Andrew's grin just how much we all adore you. Your brothers rush in the door after school just to check on you. Margaret can not read you enough books or sing enough songs to you. You are the star of the show these days.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nathan's First Week

Nathan Thomas at 3 days.
Uncle Mark and Aunt Daniela came to visit and meet Mr. Nathan (and Rapunzel too!).
 Dad and Mom and sweet baby Nathan. We love you so much!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welcome to the World

Mr. Nathan Thomas Burke
March 20, 2012
4:03 am
7 lbs. 13 oz.
20 1/2 in.
Pure Perfection
We love you so much already.
We are so blessed to have you join our family.
Welcome to the Crew.
We can not wait to share our days with you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What do you do when you can't leave town for Spring BReak because your baby is due in a week? You cram yourself into here...
And ride to the top of this...
All for the sake of these little folks.
(We had a fun day of it. But what was I thinking? The Arch and the Zoo?)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

We had been waiting for March to roll around for months. Boy did it come in with a bang. On March 2, during a wind storm, one of those trees that I wrote about saving way back here, fell on our garage. While it punctured a few small holes in the roof, the real damage was inside the attic. Seven trusses where busted and had to be repaired. Thank goodness though that it was on our garage, and not in a finished part of the house. A second tree cracked almost all the way through and swayed above our kitchen, threatening total disaster, until Jason and his Dad had someone from the shop come with a Bobcat to push it safely down away from the house.
As they prepared to move the trampoline out of the tree's path, the wind picked up and the tree started cracking more, so they frantically pushed the tree toward the yard. It of course fell directly on top of the trampoline.
All in all, I am so grateful that more damage was not done. If you look at the picture below, you can see a tree limb behind Margaret that is sticking straight down into the ground. Thank goodness no one was hurt- clean up is something we can handle.