Friday, June 19, 2009


On Monday, Evan, Ainsley, and I visited my Grandparent's house. They have a pool in their neighborhood, so Evan and I got to go swimming. Grandpa Bill and Nani came along to watch. (Ainsley got to stay in the air conditioning and was well taken care of by Grandma Evelyn and Aunt Cathy.) Last year, Evan wasn't so sure about big pools because he needed to be held the whole time. We tried out swimmies this year, not thinking that he would be able to swim by himself. Well, he started off very scared, but slowly realized that he could do it. After about a half hour of practice, he was telling me that he didn't need my help anymore! He was swimming from one end of the pool to the other with no problem at all. He was so proud of himself and smiling and giggling the whole time. He just seems so grown up - swimming without me.

Here's the only picture we took that day, right off the camera phone:

What a wonderful day with my little guy!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2 Months

I can't believe I'm writing a two months blog post.. here are some more things we've learned about little A..

- She wakes up almost every morning at 7am and wants to snuggle in bed with her mom :) She'll sleep for at least another hour or two. I love the mornings!
- She always gives the biggest smiles in the morning
- Ainsley is very social - her favorite thing to do is look at faces and talk to you. She could study faces all day! Sometimes she'll fuss and then you go over and talk to her and she gets the biggest smile. She will also have a "conversation" with us. She'll coo, we coo back, and she varies all her little sounds. She even tried to talk to the doctor yesterday who was impressed with her verbal skills :)
- She is 11 pounds, 4 ounces and 22 3/4 inches tall. (Right above 50% for all her measurements.) (I checked Evan's 2 month weight and he was 11lb 14oz! Not bad for a guy who started at 5lb 6oz.)
- She keeps getting heat rash :( We are trying to keep her cool!
- She is getting on more of a schedule - eating mostly every three hours during the day and then having alert time and then a nap. At night, I can count on her sleeping from 9pm-3am, but often will go until 4 or 5. She still loves to be swaddled at night.
- We were telling Evan how she was going to get shots, and he decided to give her some band-aids (Scooby and Diego)to make her feel better. He's the best big brother!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sisterly Love

Evan just loves his sister. He wants to hold her and kiss her all the time. He puts bow in her hair and gives her a bub if she cries. Luckily, she doesn't mind him being all over her. Here are a few shots showing his "sisterly" love:

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day weekend, we had a great surprise. My brother, Chad, came in for a visit. Evan loves to play with Chad, especially in the water! (I seem to remember Chad loving the water growing up too!) So, when we got to spend the (warm) day Saturday with Chad, Jen, and my parents, we had to bring the water toys! We brought over the water shooters and the guys had a great time. Here are some shots of the action:

They then started playing in the water bucket used for the water shooters:

Chad got to spend some time with Ainsley too:

And Evan ended the night with a bath in the laundry tub.

It was a wonderful day (and weekend). We are so thankful that we got to hang out and make some fun memories!
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