Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2nd 1st day of school

As promised here are BellaRose's pictures from her 2nd 1st day of school. She LOVES school and could not wait. Of course we started off the day with pancakes, a staple around here!

The dog is still an important part of BellaRose's life, ever since her 1st day of school last year. Doggy made his appearance again this year, but has not been back and she put him away right when she got there!

You all remember BellaRose in that outfit that Hollings is wearing?
One of my favorites.

On the way to school and on the front steps of school!

I love everything about this picture. In particular,the face Will is making, I am pretty sure Annie makes that face quite often! Annie will be having baby boy #2 any day now.
I am ready and waiting for the call!

Next up another update on that Hollings. Girl is just motoring around here and clapping away.
Just so sweet!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oak Island

We just got back from a lovely week long trip to Oak Island. We could not have asked for better weather. We typically go to the Outer Banks but we are SO thankful that we did not as Hurricane Earl was blasting those barrier islands when we would have been arriving. If you remember from last years trip, our road flooded and it was not even a hurricane.
The girls had a blast. Hollings loved the ocean and thought the waves were pretty hysterical. She also started to crawl on the trip, 9.9.10 to be exact. It is not fast but she definitely moves in a forward motion on all fours for a couple of steps. The drive down and back went very smoothly since we moved Hollings out of the infant seat and into BellaRose's britax rear facing. She is so much happier now that she can see better!
Now sleeping is a whole other story. I am not a fan of the pak n play! She would roll over and hit the sides and wake up and the only thing that would get her to sleep was nursing. I certainly did not want to go down that road since she is sleeping through the night at home, but on vacation you just have to make exceptions.
Trent joined us this year and provided a lot of entertainment for BellaRose!
Thank you!
So now here are a whole lot of pictures. It is just too hard for me to narrow them down, but this is not nearly all of them.

BellaRose learning to skip.

She was also a very dedicated kite flyer. She played in the sand holding the string and just sat in her chair with a scowl holding it, sort of seems more like a job, but I think she enjoyed flying.

Kayak sessions with Daddy in the ocean.

A hole is to dig.
Anyone read that book?

Riding the ferry to Fort Fisher and then on to Wrightsville beach.
Riding the car onto the boat and riding the ferry was certainly a highlight of the trip.

Hollings was not sure about her dad who just turned into a head.

Loving those waves!

Hollings adores BellaRose.
I asked Rosey who her most favorite person in the world was sort of hoping it was me, but she said Hollings and that was an even better answer!

Next post

BellaRose's 1st day of school for the second time (since it is her 2nd year in preschool)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sweet Hollings

A update

Hollings turned 6 months over two weeks ago and we had her check up on Monday. She weighs 14 pounds 11 ounces and is 26.5 inches long. She is almost exactly has BellaRose was at her 6 month check up. Hollings is sitting up on her own (a little wobbly of course), sleeping through the night (officially), still working on a day nap schedule (the plight of the second child I guess) she is eating puffs, cheerios, graham crackers, and is on a variety of baby food. She continues to not be a lover of the car which is such a bummer! Makes for a long car ride for us all. She just can't calm herself down once she gets worked up. Her smile is the most amazing smile I have ever seen on a baby. It honestly lights up her face and every one around her smiles. Her pout is just as big as her smile.
Her eye color is still undetermined. They are obviously not blue, but I am not sure what color brown or even green they are. Both T-love and OG have green eyes so it is not out of the question and they are not near as chocolate brown as Rosey's. We just have to continue to wait and see.
She brings us great joy and at the same time has made us realize we are pretty good with just two kids. Our family of 4! Our girls! We are good!