Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gratuitious Giggling Baby

Just thought I would share our after bath giggle time with everyone... guaranteed to put a smile on your face! I just can't believe this kid is only 11 weeks old - he seems so big and strong and smart...not that I'm biased or anything ;)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Day of School!

Well, the fall is upon us, meaning everyone is heading back to school! This includes little Miss Aurora - by the grace of God I managed to hijack a spot in Yuma's best preschool program which also happens to be on my own school campus! This is great because now she can come to school with me and I can stop in and visit and have lunch with her whenever I want to :) Her first day went pretty well, I think - I stopped in to check on her at nap time and of course she wasn't napping, so to keep her from bugging the other kids I took her on a tour of campus and we had lunch together in the cafeteria. I took her back to her class for the rest of the day, and on the way home at 5 she passed out in the car - maybe next time she'll take the nap! Here is a picture for posterity:

First day of School!


And while going through pictures, I found one I really like from when Grandma Miller was visiting. I didn't mention it here at the time but she was definitely a lifesaver for us while Alan and I were in the hospital! We couldn't have done it without her, and I think Aurora really enjoyed having her around :)


Aurora's second day of preschool is tomorrow so we're getting everything packed up and ready tonight...I'll be back with more stories later this week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just trying to win a contest :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alan's 2 month checkup

Well I'm a few days late in posting this, but I wanted to mention that Alan had his two month checkup on Monday and weighed in at a whopping 15lbs, 8oz! And he is 24 inches long, so he's a chunky little monkey for sure :) He was a total charmer at the doctor's office, too - smiling and wiggling and just being adorable - until the SHOTS. But even the shots didn't slow him down too much.. he just cried a few minutes and then all was well again. I am really happy with how laid-back and sweet this kid is.. he just goes with the flow and nothing bothers him! We even took both kids to Sea World last week (3 hour car ride, day at Sea World, 3 hour car ride home) and he was just as perfect as can be! No major meltdowns, no traumas, no crises - both kids were amazing. He did get a tiny bit of a sunburn across his nose, but even that didn't bother him. Yep, I'm a lucky mama. Enough bragging - here's pictures!

Yep, I made him wear the same clothes and sit in the pink chair so I could compare them:
From Alan James

From Alan James

Twins two years apart, right?

Waiting in line for the Elmo ride at Sea World-
From Alan James

Sunset from the rest stop on the way home -
From Alan James

An orca snuck into our car to eat our child while she slept-
From Alan James

(just kidding - she has slept with Shamu every night since we got home)

Good view of the suburn -
From Alan James

I would say she's regressing a bit-
From Alan James

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