Thursday, June 30, 2011

More wedding pictures...

These are long overdue! I've finally uploaded some of the pictures that my dad took of Ping and Surina's wedding. I print my blog into a book every six months so I wanted to be sure to get these pictures in before I order my book tomorrow.

These were taken at the rehearsal. Our dear, dear friends Steve and Lynda drove in from Colorado for the wedding. Steve sat down on the ground and within seconds, the kids started flocking around him. It was so sweet. Even my nephew, Bennett, who is a little hesitant with new people was sitting comfortably on Steve's lap. I couldn't believe it.

I love these two people so much...met them when I was nine and they've treated me like a daughter ever since. They are the greatest people I know. I am a better person for knowing them.

The beautiful bride walking down the aisle!

Miss Makayla joined in on the Mother-Son dance.

While Steve and Lynda were still in town, we went to visit them in their motorhome that they drove from Colorado. This thing is massive! You easily forget you're in a vehicle. Ayla kept asking to go in the backyard. :) I don't think she realized that we weren't in an actual house.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Aubree: 3-months

Our little Aubree is 3-months old today and is as sweet as ever. Each month seems to go quicker than the one before. Having two kids feels completely normal now...during that first month, I wasn't sure I'd ever feel this way.

Here are some random tidbits about Aubree right now:

-She is sleeping five to seven hour stretches overnight, which is awesome. There have been a couple occasions when we put her pacifier back in and she sleeps even longer. She usually goes down around 10:00 p.m., give or take a half an hour. After she wakes up to eat between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m., she goes back to bed pretty easily.

-She is still our happy, chill, little baby...still really only crying when she's hungry or tired. I've discovered that she cries the loudest and the hardest when she's really tired. At that point, we swaddle her and before the first fold is even tucked in, she's calm. Even when she doesn't want to sleep and is a little fussy, swaddling helps.

-She smiles a lot now and we've gotten her to laugh a few times. Just this morning, I had her on my lap facing me and I sneezed several times and it made her laugh. :) I pretended to sneeze a few more times and she continued to giggle. Sweetest sound in the world.

-She is just about at that point where I have trouble holding her in one arm if she's laying down. She's sooo long. It kind of makes me sad...she's growing so fast.

-She loves her big sister. Ayla doesn't even have to say anything to her and she'll have a smile on her face.

-She's cooing a lot lately. Usually after her bottle, she'll lay on the ground, stare at her hands and talk to us.

-She hates being in the car. Pretty much everytime we're in the car, she cries at one point or another. She'll freak out until she finally falls asleep. Poor thing.

-She still doesn't like tummy time, but she's able to hold her head up so well now. She loves sitting upright and being able to look around.

-She loves to suck on her fingers. She hasn't quite found her thumb yet, which is okay with me. A pacifier is much easier to get rid of than a thumb.

She is so amazing and we love her oh-so-much. What did we ever do without this sweet little face?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I uploaded these pictures in the wrong order but it will take entirely too much time to rearrange them so we're starting with the end of the day first. :) Anyway--Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there, especially my dad, Lee, and Dean. I hope you all had a really good day. I brought Ayla and Aubree to go visit my dad this morning but I completely failed at taking any pictures. I will have to snap some tomorrow!

We went over to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner tonight. Ayla ran through the sprinkler for a while and had a ball. She loves it. Pure. Joy.

Raspberry teethPicking raspberries with Grandma
Showing me what she picked
Washing them off in the sprinkler
Happy dads! Handing out flowers she picked
Aunt Marla! We worked on a present for Daddy earlier in the took a few takes but we got it done! Ayla was hamming it up as usual...Aubree wasn't as thrilled about it.
The final product
She worked on Father's Day cards for quite a while one afternoon last week...she covered them with drawings and stickers. :) Helping Daddy open his present.
She loves tissue paper...I think it's her favorite part of every gift.