Tuesday, March 30, 2010

happy smiles

Our little man is in full smiling swing now! His little smile is so cute and sweet. And, he was 7 weeks old yesterday!! So, we decided to snap a few pictures of ourselves:

We've been getting slightly adventurous lately. By adventurous I mean that we went on our first walk by ourselves in the awesome double stroller down to the farmers market last week, and today we took over the thrift store to find some cute clothes for the kiddos!

And, just so you don't feel deprived of Lily photos (after all, she is darn cute!!!), here's our little princess:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lily turns 2!!

Yes, it's true...our little girl is two years old! I can hardly believe it, in fact, I keep saying that same statement over and over, "I can't believe Lily is already 2!" She is so much fun and brings such joy to our lives. She is a little chatterbox now and finds so much fun in just living life. Instead of having a birthday party, we decided to take Lily up to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the weekend. Steve's brothers, Mike and Tom, along with their families (Auntie Bev, Auntie Barb and cousins Kiana, Corryn, Jadon and Gabriel) joined us. We were also met up there by my cousins Cindy and Steve who live close to the Aquarium and treated us to a wonderful tour, along with brownies for the birthday girl at their house afterwards! The weekend was tons of fun, Lily loved all of the "fishies" and penguins and had a great time getting to touch starfish and crabs and kelp. Here are some pictures from the weekend...I'll try not to overwhelm you, but there were a lot of cute moments!!

Lily and cousin Jadon playing "catch the fish" in the kids play area.

Lily and cousin Kiana jumping on a trampoline in the "splash zone"

Daddy and the birthday girl.

Nathan hanging out with Uncle Mike.

Jadon and Gabriel admiring the fish in the "Kelp Forest."

Me and Lily touching starfish.

Our family of four outside the Aquarium.

Our adorable 2 year old on her actual birthday (in her cute new shirt from Uncle Mike, Auntie Bev, Corryn, Jadon and Kiana!)

Lily on her new tricycle!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5 weeks old already....

I remember from when Lily was itty bitty that time with a newborn goes by fast, but wow! Nathan's first month of life has just flown by! Maybe because we are busier chasing two kiddos around now, but it really seems like we just came home from the hospital. Nathan is growing and growing and is getting cuter everyday (not that he wasn't already the cutest little boy we know!). He started smiling at us this week and there is nothing that melts my heart like those first baby smiles.
Lily is doing great. She is such a smart, funny and amazingly articulate little girl. She will be 2 on Sunday....wait, what??!! My little princess is going to be a 2 year old! So crazy! This weekend we are going up to Monterey to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for Lily's birthday in leu of a party. We are excited to get away, have some family time and enjoy Lily. A few of Steve's brothers and their family's will be joining us and we anticipate a great weekend.
Here are a few more pictures from the last couple of weeks of Lily and Nathan!! (Beware...there are a lot of pictures...bear with me!!)

Daddy and Nathan getting some much needed rest.

Lily showing us her "silly face."

Mommy and her little prince.

March 6, 2010...Steve & Tom celebrating the one year anniversary of a successful bone marrow transplant!! Tom's wife threw Tom a surprise 1st "re-birthday" party...with a pinata and everything!

This picture is not posed at all...Lily wanted to "feed" baby just like Mommy feeds Nathan and got all of the "supplies" herself. Too cute =)

Nathan posing on his 1 month birthday.

First smiles!!

Big news!! Lily let me put her hair in pigtails for the first time!! (I had to bribe her and they only lasted about an hour, but it was a start! and she looked amazingly cute...)

Like father like son...Nathan sitting in Daddy's favorite chair this morning.