Thursday, July 16, 2009

Loving Her Bath..

Check out the crazy, chubby legs.. Ainsley loves bath time - and I manage to get completely soaked every time :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Father's Day!

We had a great Father's Day at my Aunt Chris and Uncle Barry's pool. It was a nice, hot day, and all the guys got lots of pool time. Here are some pictures from our fun day:

Thinking about diving in

Raft ride

Poppy, Grandpa, Evan, and Daddy

Doug trying out water surfing

The Ross Men

Evan swimming solo

Watching Poppy jump in

Thinking about diving

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

4th of July

Doug went to his friend Doug's wedding in NYC over 4th of July weekend. It was just me and the kids, along with LOTS of help from my parents. (Thank you!!) We ended up having a fun, busy weekend!

On Friday, we got to play outside with our neighbor Avery in the morning, and then Poppy and I took Evan to Mason's Red, Rhythm, and Boom. (Ainsley stayed home with Nani.) Evan got to jump on bounces, ride a pony, and play games with little prizes. We had a great time. Later that evening, I took both kids by myself to see the fireworks at 10:30pm! (We drove up around 9:45, parked in the back of the parking lot, and Evan got to sit on the trunk of the car while Ainsley snoozed in her carseat.) The fireworks were great, and it was super easy to put Evan to bed.

On Saturday, we went over to my parents house and played. We even got to all stay the night. We decided at the last minute to take Evan to the KI fireworks since he had enjoyed them so much the night before. They weren't quite as good due to all the rain, but it was still a fun time! On Sunday, Evan got to play with all my parent's neighborhood kids. He had a great time and even got to roast a hot dog! Then on Monday, my niece Amber came up to play with the kids. She's a great help! It was a great weekend, but we missed Daddy a bunch!

Watching the Mason fireworks on the trunk of my car.

Hanging out with Poppy

Ainsley looking cute on the 4th!

Watching the fireworks at KI

Evan asking to roast hot dogs with all the kids

Roasting the hot dogs

Ainsley and Nani

Amber and the kids in the backseat with ice cream. She's the only person that I know who is small enough to sit in the backseat between the two carseats.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ainsley is 3 Months

Our little girl is now 3 months old. It's been absolutely wonderful having her in our lives. I couldn't ask for a sweeter little baby and I am so thankful for how she just fits with our family. We are so blessed!!

Here are some things about our little 3 month old:

- She is still a great sleeper - usually eating around 10:30 and waking up to eat at 5 and then around 8. She still loves to snuggle with me in the morning too. I haven't moved her out of the bassinet yet - mom just isn't ready!!
- Some of our nicknames for her are: Peanut, Sweetpea, Precious, A, Baby Girl, and Beauty
- Evan still loves her so much. He has also picked up on our nicknames and high-pitched voices. It's so sweet to see the two together.
- She now loves her bouncy seat and play gym.
- If she's fussy (especially at night), the trick seems to be to take her outside, especially on a walk. She'll just sit there in her stroller looking around, no need for her pacifier.
- She still loves to talk and look at faces
- She weighs around 12-1/2 pounds - almost exactly the same as Evan at his age.
- For the past few weeks, she's really been working on grabbing for things. She concentrates so hard, and she'll usually be able to reach out and grab a toy that she's looking at.

Here are some pictures from the last month:

Playing in the playgym

After a bath - Ainsley loves her bath!! It makes such a mess because she loves to kick the water everywhere!

Happy 4th of July!

I love her dimples.

My sweet baby girl!

With Great-Grandma Evelyn. Ainsley loves her (and loves to fall asleep in her arms).

Showing off during tummy time.

Daddy and his little princess.

Taking a walk outside.

A bow Evan made for Ainsley.

Ainsley checking out her cousin Mya.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It takes a village...

Doug and I are so thankful to have our families live close by! We are so spoiled by both our parents and so grateful for how much help we receive. Our parents are part of our kid's lives, and it is such a gift for us all. Thank you Nani and Poppy and Grandma and Grandpa!! You are the best!!!

Grandma and her Grandkids

Swimming with Grandpa on Father's Day

Swinging with Nani

Laughing at Poppy's stories