Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Birthday Girl!


Krissey celebrated a BIG birthday a few weeks back. It wasn't big for the reason birthday's normally are, it was big because for the first time since Londyn was born, we went out. On a date! Dinner AND a movie! Everyone down here loves Londyn (who can blame them?) so getting a babysitter was pretty easy.
It was pretty weird to be without our little girl, shortly after we snapped this picture, there was a lapse in the conversation. Krissey was the first to say it, but we were both thinking about our little angel. Turns out, Londyn survived just fine without us, so hopefully future date nights won't be with so much worry. It was a great night, and I'm glad we got to spend it together.
Happy Birthday Beautiful! I love you!

Strawberry Swing

If you can't tell, the weather has been wonderful down here in the Land of Enchantment. It's a spring that really feels like what I think spring should feel like. You'll notice I didn't use the word perfect, just wonderful. We have had some crazy windy days that we haven't been super fond of. 
Since we've had such wonderful weather, it's been fun to help Londyn explore her new world. Krissey is good about taking her for walks during the day, all over the neighborhood. Unfortunately, I miss out on a lot of these walks, but Krissey helps me make up for them on the weekends.
A week ago Saturday, we had a friend of ours take our first family pictures. Luckily the wind held off, and we had a great shoot--even if we couldn't get L to smile for the camera. Following the shoot, we let L test out the swing. It might not seem like much, but as a (new) parent, each and everything Londyn does is reason for a mini-celebration.
 
Enjoy the vid, don't forget to check out our other recent posts.
[Updated: Now with pictures!]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Roll On 18 Wheeler, Roll On!

It's been a very exciting few weeks to watch our little princess. In addition to enjoying a healthy regimen of rice cereal, Londyn has discovered her ability to roll over. Last friday (luckily my day off) Krissey and I witnessed her first complete roll ever. She'd been showing signs that she was close for the last month or so, but never really got anywhere. Maybe it was the Adventure Island soundtrack, or some toy that finally caught her eye, but she put all the pieces together and made history (her history anyway). She would only roll from her tummy to her back, at first only if we helped place her hands correctly--as seen in the video below.

As of yesterday she's gone over from her back to the belly a whopping 4 times, including a surprise yesterday, when I tried to put her down for a nap. Krissey had left me in charge, and L was exhausted but would not let me rock her. I placed her in the crib, tucked her in with a blanket, and left the room. She was quiet for a few minutes, but then really started to get fussy as I listened to her on the monitor. I stepped in the room to find her on her belly with her head on the opposite direction as I had placed her in. It's officially time to start baby-proofing the house--she's ready to roll! Enjoy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Infectious

L was in a pretty weird mood today, probably brought about by a hatred of napping. One minute she'd be an ornery baby, and then the next she'd be laughing her head off. It's amazing the lengths parents will go to make their child happy, Josh felt like an idiot after watching this, but it may have been the best Mother's Day present ever. (Happy Mother's Day all!) Her laughter is a new thing as of late, but we are in love with it and wish she would laugh some more, enjoy!
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