Thursday, August 23, 2012


Bennett had some fun at Nana and Papa's this week. Sidewalk chalk drawing of King Bennett and Sophia!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our Girl

Baby Sophia is the apple of our eye. She is a sweet cuddly ball of love that Travis and I are soaking in. We assumed before she was born that Bennett was going to be good with a new baby. He was convinced that it was a brother! He would talk all about a brother and how he only wanted a brother, not a sister. But still you hear the horror stories of people that can't leave their children in a room together along, or others that act out and rebel against the parents or sibling after baby arrives. And yet others that have regression in behavior or skills... I just hoped that none of these would describe our situation. And I was right. Bennett loves on Sophia almost more then Travis and I do. He is just obsessed with seeing her, hugging her, kissing her and just being around her in general. And sometimes it is just the littlest things. Tonight we let him hold her standing up. Like an adult does. Of course I never took my hands off her, but he was just proud as a peacock as he stood holding her and patting her bottom to calm her down. It is so sweet to watch the way he acts with her. It reaffirms what a sweet boy he is!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

She took it... for a minute!

We have struggled to get Sophia to take a pacifer. We still have not been successful! The day she had this one, we saw a bit of hope. For about 3 minutes, and then she spit it out screaming!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Big brother, Little Sister!

They look alike, even when they are sleeping!

Monday, August 13, 2012

First day of Camp

Bennett and Ethan went to a construction camp at a local Farm school. They had a great time at camp building things and playing on the farm. Emily and I carpooled the kids, so I took this picture at drop off on the first day. They were both super excited! 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A boy and his dog

Gosh, they love each other!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

YMCA Sports Camp

Bennett and Ethan went to the YMCA sports camp last week. Each day they worked on a specific sport. The last day was Gymnastics! His favorite. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

T-Ball Party

We had an end of the year T-ball party for the kids and parents. It was a great time and they had so much fun playing together. 

The cookie favors! 

Monday, August 6, 2012


Aileen holding Sophia! Two sweethearts!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Little Eater

Sophia was super sleepy in the hospital after she was born. She went for about 10 hours without eating and lost almost one full pound. They suggested that we give her some formula in a cup. She was not very interested, but did take a small amount of it. Just like Bennett after he was born.