Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gianna Leigh is Here!

September 25- Savannah and Dylan have a precious new cousin! Auntie Jacquelyn & Uncle Jarrid welcomed Gianna Leigh almost 8 weeks early on Thursday afternoon. Despite being very early Gianna is doing great and is absolutely beautiful! Jacquelyn is doing well too and recovering after a very tough couple days leading up to Gianna's delivery. We're so thankful that everyone is safe & healthy and can't wait to watch Gianna grow--Congratulations Jax & Jarrid!!

Mommy & Daddy Gone Wild?!?

Everyone keeps asking "What did you do in Cancun?" and our first answer is SLEEP! But we did actually brave the club scene one night. After a nice dinner, we ventured into one of the clubs downtown. We bought an "All-You Can Drink" bracelet and gave it the ole' college try. After a few beers, a few shots and even some dancing on the bar-- we finally looked around at the lovely establishment we were in and the high quality people we were keeping company with-- and then happily went back to our hotel with our tails between our legs. We were all cozy in our pj's before midnight-- but hey, at least we tried :)


Mitch & I escaped last week to Cancun for 5 wonderfully relaxing days. Pommy & Papa (Mitch's parents) watched the kiddos while Mitch and I enjoyed lazy days on the beach and nice long nights of uninterrupted sleep!!! As nice as it was to relax and spend some quality time together--we couldn't wait to get back to the kids, of course!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dylan's New Trick

September 14- After a few days of crawling Dylan has learned how to pull himself up. The first object he used to hoist himself up was the wine rack. I recently removed all the wine from the bottom of the wine rack because it was one of the first things Dylan went after when he started crawling-- a true Napa Valley kid, right?! :) Well I guess he decided that he really wanted the wine and cleverly pulled himself up on to his knees so that he could reach it again. He was so pleased with himself! A couple hours later we looked over and he was completely standing up at his Leap Frog table. I am hoping he will be content for awhile with his new ability to stand...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

8 months

September 10- Here is a picture of Dylan splashing around in the bath at 8 months. He weighs a little over 20 lbs and has 4 teeth. As he is perfecting his crawling skills, he is quickly becoming a very busy little boy & getting into everthing. It is hard to believe that it has already been eight months since he was born!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dylan is Mobile!

After months of rocking back and forth on his hand and knees ,followed by launching himself forward onto his face, Dylan finally figured out how to crawl! He is so happy with his latest accomplishment and the fact that he can scoot around and get to things on his own. Savannah on the other hand is not quite sure how she feels about her brother's new ability to go after her toys. I'm pretty much in agreement with Savannah on this one... as cute as Dylan is when he flashes a giant grin of accomplishment while scooting across the room, I am not quite ready for him to be into absolutely everything!

My Messy Kids

September 3- As Dylan was eating dinner tonight and making an absolute mess (top picture), I decided that I needed to capture the moment on film. After taking the picture and looking at it, I remembered a very similar picture of Savannah at the same age...

Sweet Siblings...

When we were taking pictures this morning, Savannah insisted that I take some pictures of Dylan and her together. They were so cute I couldn't resist sharing :)

Savannah's 1st Day of School

September 3- Today was Savannah's first day of preschool (last year she went to "pre-preschool" at the same school). She was very excited this morning and couldn't wait to get out of the house. When we got to school she ran up to one of her teachers, Miss Betty, gave her a big hug and told her how much she missed her all summer. It sure does make it easy to leave her when she loves going to school so much!