Monday, December 31, 2007

Day 29 - New Year's Eve party

Tristan slept very well last night and we were able to sleep between the 3 hr. feedings so it was great! Tristan had a good day. It is so hard to believe he is 4 weeks old today, the weeks are flying by so quickly now. The excitement for today? Tanner and I went to a party shop and he picked out decorations for Tristan's birthday party, because it's New Year's Eve we decided to use that as the party theme. We bought a balloon, 5 party hats, a banner and whistles. We also went to Target and I bought Tristan a Fisher Price Itsy Bitsy Bouncer seat. This is something I have wanted to do for the last 2 weeks but have been so afraid to do but today I just felt like I really needed to do it. With a normal baby it's so easy to buy, buy, buy, however with Tristan I have held myself back although in my heart I have wanted to buy him everything. This is the second thing I have bought him, the first was the Mickey Mouse outfit a few weeks ago, so obviously it was very exciting to buy my sweet precious baby boy something else new!!! After dinner tonight we had Tristan's birthday party, took lots of pictures (as you can see Tristan was dressed up , sitting in his new bouncy seat and ready for the party - he even had his own whistle!), we did our own fireworks outside and now we are just minutes away from watching the Times Square ball drop and counting down to a new year, the YEAR 2008. We've had a day filled with fun and celebration. Please pray for Tristan's strength and please pray for us as we begin a new year tomorrow!


Rebecca said...

Happy New Year! Tristan looks great. I'm so pleased for you all.

The Magana Family said...

Happy new year to all of you!!
Happy four weeks Tristan!!
We loved the new pictures
We will keep praying
The Magana family,
St.Augustine, Fl

M said...

I so love to see your pictures! I love how you are celebrating each new day. Happy 1 month little baby boy. He is adorable! Keeping you in my prayers! Love from Texas!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Tristan! Happy New Year Trayc, Yvette, Tanner, Tayden and Tristan! May God richly bless your family in 2008!

Pat said...

I am so thankful that Tristan has made it to the new year, that has been my prayer for the last week but I didn't want to share it until today had come. Thankful that you got some sleep night before last and that Tristan color seems to be good. I am also thankful that I have reconnected with your family after all these years. When I read your backdated blog yesterday my heart just broke for you and your precious family and I just cried. I praise God for all that he has done and your life and the life of your precious family of five. What a blessing it is to read your blog and see how God is working in your lives. Thanks for sharing all the bad times and hard emotoins that you are going through along with the good ones. I know that it is hard to not buy things for Tristan but also understand why you hold back as you are trying to protect yourself from future pain, but enjoy everyday with Tristan and your other two boys and God will give you the grace you need for the pain when you need it.

I remember Kenny St. John telling us that we should have a life verse and at the time Romans 8:28 came to my mind and has been my life verse but later I also added I Thes. 5:18. When i check on your family and Tristan that is the verse that comes to mind for you because that is what I see you doing. In case you don't know it by heart but I am sure you do, it says "In all things give thanks for this is the will of God for you." No only do I read your thankfulness in your words but I see it in all of your faces in the pictures as you love and care for Tristan.

Ms. Rodgers

the*4*of*us said...

oh my goodness! that picture is so cute!
I continue to praise God for the miracle that he's given you all--it's amazing and a true testimony to His love and power!
Here's to many more weeks with your little man!

Kara said...

Happy New Year to you all and your miracle boy! I love the picture. Happy Birthday Tristan! Praying for strength today!


jtcosby said...

I love reading your blog. Your family is precious!! Thank you for sharing your story. Love, in Christ,

Laurie said...

Happy New Year to your family. So sweet to come here on the first day of the new year and see Tristan's picture and your family. May you continue to be blessed to overflowing in the miracle carried over from 2007 to 2008.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Laurie said...

Happy New Year to all of you. I am so blessed to come here as the new year begins and see Tristan right here!! How blessed are you to see Gods mercy and grace and love in action every day in your home? I pray for many more days and for Tristan's
strength to increase. Enjoy every moment of this miracle you are living in, it truly is a MIRACLE from God.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

So Blessed said...

The pictures are precious. It is so sweet to see all of you celebrating each day.
Praying that your family will continue to be blessed in each special moment that you share with Tristan. Blessings to all of you in 2008.

Kim said...

He's just such a gorgeous baby! I can tell that he looks like Tanner just from the pictures you posted. Congrats on Tristan living in TWO years! What a sweet time together.

Jen G said...

Awwww what a precious little peanut! I love reading your blog, seeing pictures and hearing about precious Tristan. Happy One Month baby boy!

Much love and prayers,

Jen from Atlanta

Kenzie Stanfield said...

I LOVE all the pictures! Happy New Year to the Hostetter family as you ring in 2008 with all 3 of your boys! The Lord continues miracles today, y'all are proof of that. Praying for you all, especially Tristan as you encounter each new day.

Love much!

Cathy said...

I am sure the best ever New Year's Eve you will have, to be with your family of 5. Thank God for allowing this time together.
Praying down in Texas.
Cathy & Annabel