Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A visit with the Grands and Great-Grands

 Chad's parents were here for lunch on Saturday, so we enjoyed our time with them.  After lunch, we all headed to Covington to visit with Great-grandmother Ruth and Great-granddaddy Max.  Caroline finallly got to meet her sweet great-grandparents!

 Grayson really enjoyed his visit and was pretty much the center of attention!  As soon as we got to their house, he was asking for "grandmama ruth" and "granddaddy"--it was very sweet.  He even got a much needed big boy haircut while we were there.  Amazingly, he sat pretty still this time (for about 5 minutes), then we had to bribe him with icecream so grandma could finish it up!! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Waiting for Grandma and Pops

 On Saturday, Chad's parents came over for lunch.  We had the kids all cleaned up, so they were playing while we were waiting for them to get here.  It was so cute--Grayson was serving Caroline a meal! 
 And she was so happy just to sit and  play along with him.

 I couldn't resist posting these pics of Caroline---I just want to squeeze those chubby cheeks and thighs!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Day at the Zoo

 Friday morning we packed up and headed to the zoo for the day.  We had been talking about the zoo and all of the animals for the past few weeks so it was really fun to see it become a reality for Grayson.  He LOVED it!!  As soon as we got there, he started asking for the "onkeys". 

 Caroline was a trooper and hung in there with us. She stayed awake for half the time and she slept half the time. 
 Grayson loved riding the carousel.  He thought it was so funny to smile at daddy each time we went around.

 Then he got to ride the train with daddy, which he also LOVED.  He was saying, "okay, here we go. whoo! whoo! bye mommy!!".
 The playground was also a big hit!
His feet look extremely large in this picture for some reason!

Needless to say, by the time we got in the car, he was pooped.  So this is what he looked like within 5 minutes.  We had such a fun time and can't wait to go back when Caroline can enjoy it too!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Around Here

 Grayson has been lots of help with Caroline lately.  One of his new favorite things to do is to help give her a bath.  As he bathes her, he sings her a little song---it's really precious.
 Caroline doesn't seem to mind the extra hands--although she does get a little worried look on her face sometimes and looks around for me to make sure I'm still there.
  We noticed that every time Grayson asked to hold Caroline, he was pulling up his shirt.  We asked him what he was doing and he replied, "sissy eat".  So apparently he is trying to feed her--so funny! Once again, sissy sometimes looks a little worried, but if she can see mommy, she doesn't mind too much.

 Caroline's first art lesson.  Grayson was telling her all about circles and eyes and hair.  Then he shared all of his small toys with her--being sure to explain to her that "crackers(ie. cookie monster) eats cookies" and "elmo has ball".  It is so fun to watch him try to play with her.
 So while they were doing that, I was doing this...
 Zucchini bread!  I found a way to use up some of our zucchini--and it was delicious!! I'm sure there will be more of this in our future-it was a hit!

Caroline is always exhausted after a few minutes of play with her big brother!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Daddy's Day!!

 Our chances of getting some good family photos are just rare these days.  It is almost impossible to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time---and it's even more impossible to get Grayson to be still!!  So here are a few of the pictures that we captured on this lovely Father's Day.

Lovely!  Thanks, Caroline!

Happy Daddy's Day to an amazing father, husband, and friend!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our Little Gardener

 This is our very small garden.  Chad and my dad got busy tilling the soil as soon as we came home from the hospital with Caroline--yes the same day, probably within an hour.  (It's amazing how things are so different with the second baby!)  After preparing the soil, they headed out to buy some plants.  We started out with one tomato plant, three squash, and one zucchini plant.  We've tried having a garden in years past, and we've never had any success because of all the shade.  So my dad suggested a garden right in our front yard.  So, yep, that's where it is... right beside our front walkway.  And it has been very successful!  Well, not really the tomato plant, but the squash and zucchini have done extremely well.  Our refrigerator is stocked daily and we've even had to give some away because it's been more than we can eat!  Chad is loving tending  to the garden, of course, but Grayson has also enjoyed being with his daddy outside.  He loves to tell people that his "daddy growing kinni."

This was our very first zucchini.  It was there when we got home from vacation and it was rather large, but still delicious.  We've been eating them sauteed, grilled, and in casseroles.  I'm trying to get creative with ways to eat our abundance of veggies.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2 months

 It's crazy to think that Caroline is already 2 months old!  It makes me sad to think how quickly this time is flying by!! She is such a good baby and we are really enjoying every second!!
 Here she is showing off her bandaids from the doctor's visit.  A shot in each chubby thigh!!  Grayson was very sweet and made sure to kiss her "boo boos" when she got home.  He's just a little obsessed with "boo boos" lately--and I think he was glad that it was her rather than him (and so are we!!)!
 Grayson always asks to hold his sissy.  He especially thinks it's fun to wipe her face when she spits up.  When he's all done holding her, he lets me know that "sissy wants to go night night".
Here is the 2 month update on Caroline:
She weighed 11lb. 12.5 oz.  --up to the 88th percentile! quite a jump from her 1 month visit!
Length-- 23.25 in. --94th percentile- very tall!
She is happy pretty much all the time unless it's time to eat or sleep.  She's smiling and cooing ALOT!  She LOVES diaper changes.  She's sleeping 6-7 hours at night and taking about 6 naps a day--1 to 1 1/2 hours long. 
She is such a blessing to our family!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Reunion

 We were happy to have Grayson back home with us this past week.  I think he's missing all of the extra attention from Mimi and Papa, but he's adjusting. 

 He thinks it's so funny that his sissy has a pink bear bear just like his!!

This is going to have to be one tough girl--she's already had to put up with lots of hugs and kisses that aren't exactly tender and sweet.  Grayson loves his sissy!!