Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ainsley's First Week

Ainsley is 1 week old today. Wow - what an amazing week!!! We spent Easter at the hospital, where Evan and Ainsley got to "bond" for the first time. Evan was pretty excited to meet her, but slightly more excited about his big brother present (craft scissors). He was very sweet and gentle, and we are very happy with how he's doing with the transition.

Ainsley has been such a sweet baby - when she is awake, she is so alert and just loves to look around. She's also been sleeping well (3-4 hour stretches at night) and eating well. We just can't stop holding her, snuggling with her, and just enjoying every second of having a tiny, perfect newborn.

She has also been the subject of several "photo sessions". We are just trying to capture as many sweet moments as we can...

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ainsley Marie is here!

Our little girl, Ainsley Marie, was born today! She came at 4:19 pm and was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 21.5 inches long. She's got a nice head of dark hair and has dimples like her brother and mom. Everything went well with the delivery and both mom and baby are doing great. Here's a couple of her first photos. More to come soon!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

3 & 1/2

Evan is now 3-1/2 years old. I can't believe it!!! (He will actually tell you that he is 3-1/2 now, not just three.) He's turned into such an amazing person. I love to see what each new day will bring. Some things about Evan at 3-1/2:

- He is 38 1/2 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds
- He loves to say "actually"
- He likes us to come snuggle with him as he's going to sleep and we'll often hear a "mommmm-e" "dadddddd-e" from his bed
- He loves to practice writing his name
- His favorite two thing so far this spring are riding his bike and digging for worms and bugs. If he finds a bug, he'll pick them up and talk to them in his "baby" voice. It's too funny
- He's still pretty cautious when it comes to new situations
- He's very into using his imagination
- He loves to hear made up stories and contribute to them
- He's still into art and doing "projects". He also likes to help me cook and "reads" the ingredients from the back of the box

I love my little man so much!!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

Some really nice neighbors of hours invited us to their house for an Easter egg hunt last Sunday. Evan had a great time. There were a ton of eggs to find, he got to color eggs, and jump in a trampoline. After it was finished, he couldn't wait to get home to see what was inside all of his eggs.

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Kite Flying

We attended a birthday party over the weekend with a kite theme. All the kids got to fly kites, which was a lot of fun, especially since it was a beautiful day outside. Evan picked out a Spiderman kite (even though I don't think he actually knows who that is) and did a great job flying it. We're looking forward to more kite-flying this spring and summer!

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