Photo Book

I created this book on shutterfly with a groupon purchase I made ~ now I'll receive a $10 gift certificate for blogging about it ~ not a bad deal!


mother's day weekend

Mother's day weekend flew by and we had such a wonderful time. Mary, Justin & Mira visited and it was so fun to have so much family time! Friday we celebrated my sister Joy's birthday and the girls went out for dinner while the dads watched all the kids! What a great time to have one on one time with my mom and sisters...doesn't happen too often at all anymore with all the babies! Sunday we had Brad's parents & brother and his fiance over for Mother's Day brunch, then headed back to Jenna's for a cookout. The weather was beautiful and it was a lovely weekend.

Emma Clare holding her littlest baby cousin, Mira

mom & maggi

proud cousin meredyth with mira

proud nanny with the youngest of her 11 grandchildren, Mira Mae

maggi & adelaide - I love how much these girls love their new little cousins

naomi & mira mae

emma clare & naomi

jenna & joy with EC & Adelaide

samuel is clearly outnumbered by all these girlies! but he is so sweet with them!

my mom with her gaggle of girls & their girls (&1 boy!) on mother's day :)

again, proud cousin meredyth with mira mae

someone found some mud...

not sure what was so funny, but this might be my favorite picture

wonder what she's smiling about

sweet girlies maggi & mira

bathtime is even more fun with a playmate!


7 months!

       Adelaide has developed quite a little personality this month. She gets Very upset if you take something away from her that she's not supposed to have...her favorites being the TV remote & my blackberry. She is reaching for everything and her nickname of nosey rosey has never been more accurate. As soon as we pick her up, she pushes away so she can face outward and see what's going on. She started the month by being able to sit on her own in the tripod pose, and ended it with being able to sit up unassisted. She's trying so hard to crawl, so far she just manages to scoot backwards though, which is very frustrating to her. Her sleeping schedule has been a mess - between teething & practicing her new skills we've had a few rough stretches, but we've been back on track for the past week or so now. She sprouted her 2 bottom teeth, the first with no fanfare whatsoever, but the second warranted a week of fussy evenings and waking up in the middle of the night. It was so hard to see her so upset and not really be able to do anything about it, but she survived. We love watching her play with her teeth with her tongue. So cute. She still generally goes to bed around 10 or so, but she'll wake up anywhere between 5 & 7 now - we read around 6 months this usually happens because they're developing so many new skills and like to practice them whenever they can, even at 5am. Depending upon what time she wakes herself up, once we've settled her down she'll usually go back to sleep until about 7:30 or so then I nurse her before I go to work. We started introducing solids to her this month - mashed avocado, sweet potatoes, bananas, peas, green beans, carrots, apples & pears - it is so fun to watch her little expressions as she tastes the different foods. So far, we just offer them to her once a day between feedings and she'll have a few tastes and be done with them. Brad went back to work this past week, so Adelaide goes to Lora's house 4 days a week. Lora is Italian and we LOVE that Adelaide will get to learn this language! Lora also watches a 2 year old girl, Lily and occasionally a 2 year old boy, Dominico. I'm excited that Adelaide will be able to interact with other little ones on a regular basis.