Wednesday, November 17, 2010

T-6 Solo

Just a quick blog to congratulate Bryan on his solo in the T-6 today!!! He did a great job!! I took the girls so we could watch him... Amelia slept the whole time and one of Bryan's classmates chased Maddy so I could watch. All in all it was a successful morning!! Per tradition, once he was finished with his solo, we got to walk out to the plane and take some photos together... Then, he was dunked in a big tank of (what appeared to be very cold) water. Maddy wanted to know when it was her turn to go swimming. HaHaHa. Here are some photos we took... Enjoy!!

This is what Maddy did while Daddy was flying... She played in the dunk tank with one of his classmates:

There he is:

This is what Amelia did while Daddy was flying... SLEEP!! :)

After the solo flight!! :)

There he goes:

That water looks COLD!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday!! We're over the hump and looking forward to the weekend!!

Love you guys!! :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I have finally found a few minutes of "me time"!!! I thought I'd use some of this time to fulfill my promise of posting photos of our little family (as has been promised for almost 2 weeks now)!! Can you believe it?!?! Amelia will be 2 weeks old tomorrow!! Not much has changed since my last post. We're settling into our new routine. Amelia is still sleeping great... Getting up just a couple of times every night... Maddy is still NOT sleeping well... Still getting up a couple of times a night. HaHaHa. I just bought this toddler alarm clock from today in hopes that we can kick this getting up all night habit once and for all!!! When the monkey's eyes are closed, she is supposed to be asleep, and when they open, it's okay for her to get up. I'll have to let you know in a few weeks how successful we've been. LoL.

I know you've all been waiting, so here are the promised photos:

Checking Amelia out for the first time... All Maddy kept saying was "look at the baby!!" She must have said it 3,000 times in the first hour she was visiting at the hospital. LoL.

Kisses for her baby sister:

Hugs for her baby sister:

Holding her for the very first time... Looking like a proud big sister!!

Amelia's first Halloween. Bad parents that we are, everyone had on their Titans gear except Amelia. We'll have to take another photo once Amelia can fit in her Titans onesies!! :)

First bath... The obligatory photo... Unfortunately, Amelia doesn't seem to care for her baths like Maddy always has. I'm hoping that once she's a little older, she'll enjoy them more!! :)

That's all I have time for at the moment. I have great plans of taking some newborn portraits soon... Once that happens, I'll be sure to post some of those, too!

Happy Friday everyone!

Love you guys!! :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I haven't forgotten... blog about Amelia's arrival. It's just that having 2 little people is a little bit of work, and, quite frankly, when they sleep (at the same time), I try to do the same!! I was planning to upload some pictures today because Bryan and Maddy went to San Antonio for the day to go to an airshow (thus leaving me with the little person that eats, sleeps and poops... emphasis on the sleeps), but I forgot to get the photos off the camera before they took it with them... I DO have one picture that someone else took on my computer of the 4 of us that I'll let you see as a little sneak peek!! :)

Amelia's arrival was just about as smooth as I could have asked for. You may recall that Maddy came 2 days before her due date, so when I made it TO my due date with Amelia, I decided (after some discussion with the doctor) that it may have been in our best interest to induce labor. This was certainly not my first choice, but with the impending arrival of a houseful of company, the pressure got the best of me. I will say, however, that when I got to the hospital and got hooked up to the monitors, my contractions were already pretty regular at 4 - 5 minutes apart... BEFORE the induction even started. This is actually when all the books say that you should head to the hospital... We may have ended up there that night anyway, even if the induction wasn't scheduled... There were 3 steps that the doctor suggested we try to encourage Amelia to "come out and play" as Maddy began saying to my belly the last couple of weeks. :) The first step was scheduled to take about 12 hours. About 6 or 7 hours in, it was go time!! Shortly after my contractions got so intense, Amelia was here!! Just like Maddy, once the ball was rolling, things happened very quickly. This time it was so quick that the doctor didn't even make it in time!! HaHaHa. I had no idea that a nurse could deliver a baby, but I'm sure glad they are trained to do that!! :) Weighing in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Amelia is perfect in every way!!! We couldn't feel more blessed with our happy little family of four!! Oh yeah, and after all of Maddy's sleeping problems (which continue to this day), Amelia sleeps like a dream!! I sure hope that she keeps this up!!

In other news, just days before Amelia's arrival, Bryan and I took some 2-year portraits of Maddy. Here are a few of our favorites:

I hope you're all doing well... Again, sorry for the delayed post... and the lack of pictures of our newest princess!! I'll see what I can do in the next few days about that!!

Love you guys!! :)