Sunday, October 24, 2010

The first few weeks

We've had lots of fun with grandma and grandpa and little McKinley joining the household. Mother nature has been spoiling us with good weather so we've been sneaking up to the mountains for some bird hunting (erich) ATVing and open fire cooking. McKinley has been a great sport. I just can't believe she is growing as much as she is! There are not enough hours in the day to cuddle the snuggly little girl, and she is one cuddle bug. She is also quite the grunter and squealer. It's hard to get too much sleep with her around. Anyhow I thought I would post some more pics of her.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's been a long time coming....

Well it seems like it was a very long nine months but our little girl FINALLY arrived on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, though she wasn't TOO little as she weighed a whopping 8 lbs. 10 oz. She is 20" long and we decided to name her McKinley Jo Gleckler!
Although we think she is as sweet as can be she really surprised us with all that hair and chunkiness. She looks absolutely nothing like Jake and we can't really relate her to anyone else in the family but we sure think she is cute.

Thankfully both sets of grandparents have come in to help out. Before McKinley came, Erich's family came and got Jake and McKinley's rooms put together and us all ready for the big addition. Then Kara's parents came the day before McKinley was born to help out with Jake (perfect timing). Gotta love grandparents.

Kara came home from the hospital on Wednesday morning and we have wasted no time introducing McKinley to the great outdoors of Idaho. We've been to the mountains for a dutch oven dinner and 4 wheeling (don't worry Kara sat out the 4wheeling part) and down to the fish hatchery and park by the river. McKinely is a great little traveler. She sleeps all day...only problem is she is awake a lot of the night. Hopefully she'll get her days and nights figured out here soon. Other than not sleeping at nights she really is such a sweet and good baby. We feel so lucky to have her!