On Tuesday June 24th we were super excited to welcome our first nephew into the world! Liam Michael was born at 8:30 a.m. and weighed 7.9 lbs. It is so fun to finally have a little boy in the family! Since I live literally around the corner from the hospital, it is almost impossible not to go see him every free chance I get! Congratulations Lee, Brooke and Addie! Thanks for giving us the cutest nephew ever!waiting patiently with Ya Ya
anxious big sister, Addie
kickin' back, chillin' out, eatin' some "O"s
so new, so tiny, so precious... so much hair!
AK loved watching her cousin through the nursery window.
The THREE cousins! We just told Anna Kate that she is not the baby of the family anymore... she is quite shocked and appalled. :)
Mom... Dad... I know my new cousin is cool and all, but it's my bedtime! Don't worry though. I'll just sleep here...
We had a really fun day on Monday. Anna Kate and I got to go to the aquarium not one time, but two times! Although we live less than ten minutes away we don't go very often... we felt like tourists in our own town! Monday morning we "visited the fish" with my parents and grandparents.
The butterfly garden is one of my favorite places!
Anna Kate was in awe of the sharks! She stood there looking at them for so long!
She had all the fun she could take!
Chris was very sad that he did not get to go with Anna Kate on her first visit. Fortunately, the tickets are good all day (and that they should be a $20 a piece)... we decided to take advantage of it! We called up our good buddies the Moncriefs (who would appreciate a free ticket more than Jimmy?), and asked them to come along. Sorry in advance about the plethora of pictures, but it's a really cool place!
Bye Ada! I had a fabulous time with you as always!
Last Saturday, Anna Kate went to the zoo for the first time! Chris and Uncle Lee were playing golf, so Aunt Brooke, Addie, AK, and I had one last "girls day out" before we add my little nephew to the mix! Brooke is such a trooper! She was three days away from having a baby, and braved the zoo in 90 degree weather! We had a great time seeing all the animals, riding the carousel, and wishing Hank (the zoo's famous chimp) a happy 40th birthday!The birthday boy! :)
Snow leopards... my favorite animals there.
AK's face cracks me up!
Goodness... I know she's my niece, but isn't she gorgeous?
Chris. Amy. Anna Kate. Throw in a dog and a couple a cats, and that's our little family! Chris and I were high school sweethearts and were married in 2005. Anna Kate stole our hearts and changed our lives with her arrival in September of 2007. Our time together as a family is now spent on playgrounds, playing with baby dolls, watching Sesame Street, reading board books and finger painting. My wonderful husband deals with the headaches of the stock market all day, so that I can have the privilege of staying home with our beautiful one year old. This is a peek into our world.