Wednesday, August 5, 2009

While the nephews were in town...

Over the last couple of weeks, we were able to spend some time with the nephews who came for their annual visit. Since they live in Connecticut it is hard to see them often, so we try to have as much fun as we can while they are here. I decided to post some of the pictures of our adventures, I hope that you enjoy them!
While the boys were here, me and Grandpa were able to take the
boys to their first MLB game and the DBacks even won! The boys had
more fun than the pictures indicate!

This was also the first time that the boys were able to meet their new cousin.
Unfortunately while they were here, Maisey was in an "I want mommy and
daddy only" mood, so the pics are of a fussy girl. We also quickly found out
that Gage does not like to ride in the car with me and Aunt Kim while Maisey
is fussy. Gage quote "She is so annoying!" We know that he meant it with love :)

We decided to surprise the nephews this year with a trip to San Deigo! They seemed
to have more fun on this trip than last years trip to Disneyland. I know, go figure!

We quickly found out that Maisey isn't the biggest fan of the ocean yet.

But she loved napping at the beach!

A few pics from our days at Sea World.

A short vid from my favorite Sea World show, Sea Lions Tonight.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to the Life!

Today was my first day back to work and, I have to say, it went much better than I had anticipated. In the last two weeks Maisey has started believing that life is better when she's in my arms and makes sure that everyone knows that is where she wants to be. The first day we noticed this change was at lunch with my mom. Maisey had fallen asleep so I passed her to grandma and somewhere in the middle of her sleep she opened one eye, looked at my mom, realized what had happened, and began screaming bloody murder. Now, this has become a more consistant reaction. Needless to say, not only does this drive those who love her and want to hold her crazy but, it also raised my anxiety about leaving her alone. My concern wasn't all for Maisey as a good cry has never perminantly scarred a baby but for those who have to deal with her! Today I worked half the day and, other than Uncle Dustin getting to experience quite the blow-out, I got a great report! She ate, she slept, and overall everything was well in her world.

Last week Maisey got to experience lots of firsts:

First time camping
First time at Sea World
First time going to the beach--and putting those cute toes in the ocean
AND--First time being stuck in the car for hours on end
(Pictures to come)

This week Maisey will have another busy week with mommy going back to work, her joining me for Leadership Summit, experiencing a longer weekend at church, and having her 2 month doctor's appointment. I can't believe it has been 8 weeks! Where does the time go? We've got so much to share from this last month and, as soon as we get our feet back under us, we'll get the pictures transferred to the computer so we can share how much Maisey has grown.