Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Swim

Took us a couple of minutes to get comfortable in the pool, but we ended up loving it!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Starting SSR Early

Adaline loves to read (she's like her mommy) and one of her favorite books is about numbers (she's like her daddy).


I am blessed.

Four Month Photo Shoot

I realized I hadn't taken many pictures of Adaline this month, so we had a little photo shoot to make up for it.  These two were my favorites.

...but still little.

We transfered our car seat bumper thing to the jog stroller because Adaline is still just a bit small for it.  I'm not sure if it actually does any good, but it makes me feel better!  Sure looks like she likes the stroller, though :)

So big...

Only four months old and already taking up over half the crib :)

Friday, June 25, 2010


We've discovered our voice and now we have sooooo much to say!
(please forgive the grainy cell phone video!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Mother's Day

I had my first ever Mother's Day this year and I had to work hard to not cry all day.  I'm so thankful to have a baby in our family that I am sometimes overcome with emotion.  It took me a full month to even write about it.
Travis and my family helped me celebrate Mother's Day with a fantastic brunch at my parents' house.  It wasn't just for me-  my sister, grandmother, and mom were all honored, too.  Travis presented me with a beautiful frame with Adaline's hands and feet prints.  He took care of me all day long, making sure I knew how much he appreciates and loves me.  Adaline and I spent some quiet time together after brunch, just being together.  I will never get tired of looking at or holding her.  She's just getting into the snuggling stage, where she'll burrow into your shoulder and chest.  I know she'll be too big to do that all too soon, so I try and soak up every nuzzle that she's willing to give me.
Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there.  I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did.

Four Months Already?

I can't believe Adaline is four months old.  She is getting so strong and her personality is really coming out.  She loves to play in the bath and she talks more in the early morning and late evening than in the middle of the day.  She doesn't mind tummy-time, but she'd rather be on her back grabbing her feet.
She's a slow-to-warm baby; she likes to sit and assess the situation before being approached by other people.  If you get in her face and try and talk to her, she'll let you know how much she dislikes it, even if she sees you all the time...she likes her personal space!  Adaline has added so much joy to our lives in these four short months,  I can't even remember life without her.

Only in Turlock

Think they have cup holders on those saddles?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Yikes!  The last post jogged my memory and had me looking in my archives.  I never posted a Mother's Day wish to my mom!  I was so busy enjoying my first mother's day WITH her, that I didn't give her due credit here!
Happy Mother's Day, to the woman who has consistently modeled grace, courage and kindness for as long as I can remember, throughout all aspects of her life.
I love you and thank you for always being there when I need you the most.  Even when I was in labor and asked that you go home, you stayed and patiently waited for 14 hours to make sure everything was okay.  You said I would understand that you can't leave your daughter and I do.  I understand completely.

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

I had to do a little digging to get a picture of my dad and myself together.  Usually I'm the one behind the camera, so I have a ton of pictures of everyone else, but few where there's proof I was actually AT the event.  This is one of my favorites; it was taken on Thanksgiving 2006 at my parents' then newly-acquired cabin.

Happy Father's Day, Dad, to the man that taught me how to stand up for myself, respect myself and others, and haggle with the best of them.  I love you!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy FIRST Father's Day, Travis!

Sunday was Trav's official first Father's Day.  His one request was to hike around Pinecrest Lake; something we've been prevented from accomplishing until now because of other obligations.  We were FINALLY able to take Adaline on one of our favorite hikes, and she loved it!

Happy Father's Day to the best dad Adaline could ever have.  She loves Travis so shows every times she smiles her huge gummy grin when he walks in the room.  She just melts in his arms, instantly comfortable, and loves when he reads to her.  I can't wait to see what the coming months and years hold for her and Travis.  This is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

June 19, 2010

Six years ago, Travis and I publicly committed ourselves to each other in the presence of our family and friends.  We had a fabulous ceremony (if I do say so myself) and a great party.

Six years later, Saturday night, we celebrated at the Twain Hart Concert in the Park.  We look forward to the concerts all year long, and this year the season opener was on our anniversary!  
It was Adaline's first concert, too.  She liked the first half of it, but it was a bit past her bedtime by the time we left.  She hung in there like a champ!
Happy anniversary, Travis!  I look forward to many, many more years with you and our new family!