Thursday, August 28, 2008

Please join me in welcoming..........

......... Leo Joshua Wiese!!! Our beautiful grandson was born yesterday at 9:09 p.m. He weighs 7 lb 9 oz and is 19 3/4" long. We couldn't be prouder of Erika, who worked very hard all day to produce this little miracle, and Josh, who heartily devoted himself to the coaching role of a lifetime. We are so pleased and proud that they chose our family surname to be their son's given name!
Jenni chronicled Erika's labor and delivery all day long on her blog, so if you'd like to read about it, go to Here are a close up of little Leo, a picture of the happy Wiese family, and a little video clip of Leo getting checked in Erika's room, with Josh's mom Kit looking on. There are more photos on Flickr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

She's home!!!

Our Zoey left a baby and came back a little girl!! I can't believe how much she changed in just 3 months. Her summer at Kanakuk was full, fun, and exciting this year. She was constantly surrounded by kids and young adults who loved and cared for her, and of course her mama and daddy were never far away. They spent lots of time with her every day, and when they had to work at their kamp duties, Zoey was in the very capable hands of her summer babysitters, Miss Katie and Miss Olivia. Every day Zoey and her little friend, Mylee, would enjoy great adventures at the lake, in the pool, on the trampoline, etc. Once a week, the Cribbs family would have a 24-hour break from kamp in Branson. At almost 20 months, this little girl is quite the traveler, and she adapted so well to every situation. Jenni has lots of kamp adventures and photos on her blog, so be sure to check it out. Zoey's Papa and I are so so so so so glad she's back. We missed her so much! Oh, and Zoey is going to be a big sister in early April, so next summer we'll have TWO Cribblets to miss. I see a drive to Kanakuk in the future! There are 47 new photos posted on Flickr.