Friday, August 28, 2015

Introducing the Two Newest Members of Our Family

On Wednesday, August 19th we welcomed two new members to our family--Kathryn Paige and Norah Grace. (They are being called Katie and Norah.) Katie weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. at birth, and Norah weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz. Their amazing mother worked a full day on Tuesday....in fact, she stayed extra to make sure that she had everything covered for the time she would be off with the girls.


Here Katie and Norah are with their parents Michelle and Stephen and big brother Garrett.


How nice that we each have a baby to cuddle. Here Tom is holding Katie and I'm holding Norah.


Katie

Norah


Here's Garrett getting to know his sisters.


On Saturday Michelle and the babies got to go home.  Here are a couple of photos from the past few days.

Katie

Norah




Their baby samplers are now with my framers. I hope to show them to you soon.

We are truly blessed by the birth of these two sweethearts.I'm titling their birth samplers "A Gift from Heaven Above" because that is what I believe they are.

34 comments:

Vickie said...

Hooray! So glad everyone is well. What special gifts from Heaven indeed!

wranglerkate said...

Beautiful children, all!

nela-guga said...

A beautiful gift from heaven! Let them live in health and happiness! Congratulations :)
Eve of distant Polish.

jhm said...

Congrats! Nice healthy weights. Future sampler makers.

Jackie

Ann said...

Such precious little girls! Enjoy cuddling and spoiling them!

krayolakris said...

How very precious! Congratulations to the family!

Susan said...

Congratulations, two beautiful little girls. And such a great date to be born (it's my birthday too).

woolwoman said...

How wonderful you have double bundles of joy to hold and spoil. I bet Garrett will be a great big brother. Best wishes to the entire Chester clan. Mel

marly said...

How precious. Congratulations to the family!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Such adorable baby girls! Congratulations to the entire family.
Melinda

Gwen said...

Congratulations!

ORANGERY S said...

Congratulations!!! The girls are gorgeous. Wish them a long healthy live filed with love, laughter and happiness. Sunny Greetings from New Orleans, Alice

Katrina said...

Beauties!!!!!! Huge congrats to you and your family, aren't grandbabies the most fun :-).

Barb said...

I'm so happy for your family Ellen. The girls are just beautiful!! You have 2 wonderful little boys and now two special little girls! I have given your trip out here lots of thought and I'll be getting back to you in a few days.

Annette-California said...

The girls are beautiful and Garret looks very proud of his sisters.
Glad to hear all are doing well Thank goodness!
Congratulations! love Annette

Sandra said...

Congratulations Ellen on the new additions, they look gorgeous.

Marilyn said...

Oh, the babies are so cute.
Congrats to all!
Big brother Garrett, is getting to be a tall, handsome boy.
Have fun with the girls!
Marilyn

Bethany said...

Dear Ellen,

What a blessing you and Tom have. Your family is lovely and growing strong. My guess is Mom and Dad are going to have to run to keep up with them all. Garrett is going to love having two younger sister, not only now, but when they are older. I know my brother's loved having me in their lives, especially my girlfriends as they got older.

My best wishes to you and the entire family.
Bethany

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Lorene Frischknecht said...

Congrats Grandma! You have two cuties! Enjoy to the fullest!!

Marsha said...

Congratulations to all! How wonderful and exciting and exhausting! They are adorable and I see Norah was taking it all in, eyes wide open.

Teresa S. said...

Congratulations to all the family! What a blessing!

Melody said...

Congratulations! They are so sweet!!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Ellen….what an amazing sweet family you have !! Thanks for sharing all the darling pics !! Warmest hugs and congratulations !!

Terri said...

Congratulations!!!! They are just gorgeous!!! Glad all is well.

Carol said...

Oh, Ellen, they are just so precious! Congratulations to the entire family :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

So very precious, these little gifts...its going to be a whirlwind of activity in the next months and years...but a bigger gift from heaven couldn't be wished for! I believe one looks more like Mommy and the other like Daddy? It appears so, and that is how our twins were as well. :)
CONGRATULATIONS! I'm praying for Mom and Dad and the whole family!

Marie said...

Best blog post that I have read today, What beautiful baby girls and so very exciting! Brother Garrett is adorable. I have a DS named Garrett, born 8/10/87 ~ just got married last month. BEST KID EVER!

Enjoy your sweet new grand daughters!

diamondc said...

Ellen and Tom: Congratulations on the newest additions to your Family they are beautiful.

Blessings
Catherine

Jean said...

Congratulations to all, beautiful!

Carolyne said...

Congratulations on your Precious Blessings♥They are beautiful indeed~!

I am very interested in your "Kindred Spirits" kit. I see you just finished a clinic in Seattle; too bad I found out too late.
Unsure of any places in Oregon that offer clinics such as yours; Is there a place where I can order it?
I would love to participate .

Thank you,
♥Carolyne
Jacksonville, Oregon

Beáta Tüzes said...

Oh! Lovely babys.

ORANGE s said...

A very Merry Christmas and a happy and creative 2016! Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

Fred Bredberry said...

Oh, they are so sweet sleeping like angels!
Fred and Jane