Apr 30

Oh,… and we had a baby

Posted by Nanc

March 20, nearly six weeks ago, I gave birth to our baby girl Kaylee Sue. She is beautiful and wonderful and a joy in the way that newborns are joyous. (Which is to say, very different from the joy of a 3-year old. Very different.)

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My plan (hope, expectation, wish) was to post pictures and the birth story and all that lovely jazz that people more creative/less exhausted than me have done. But that didn’t happen. Instead, you’re getting a post six weeks into it.

During these exciting and sleep-deprived weeks, we’ve been blessed with visits from some of our wonderful families to help welcome Kaylee into our lives. I also give props to their families: spouses gave up their partners, children missed their Mommy or Daddy, and households were single-parented for a week.

I’m certain that Kaylee enjoyed these visits as she was held and loved on near constantly, and who wouldn’t love that? But Evie really got the win with these visits: special games and attention, treats and gifts, and all the stories read to her that she could stand (or could be fit in before nap/bed times)!

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Also… each of these guests had their own superpower during their visit. (Is it right to call them guests when they worked so hard while they were here?) I plan to focus on these visits and how they were extra special in upcoming posts.

In the meantime, say hello to Kaylee Sue!

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Apr 14

Camp Evie

Posted by Matty

We went camping this past weekend. It was Evie’s first tent-camping trip, and she loved it. We had a great time in the great outdoors. Pictures abound.

We camped with Evie last year in a cabin, but this was her first bona fide camping trip, tent’n'all. We went to East Fork Park, which is near home. The weather was beautiful, and we had a great campsite by the lake.

Nov 29

Evie’s First Thanksgiving

Posted by Matty

For Evie’s first Thanksgiving, we decided to stay home and spend some time together as a family. We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend, and I wish it could have lasted just a little bit longer.

Here’s a selection of pictures from the weekend.

Nov 24

Moar Evie –

Posted by Matty

Here’s a video from this weekend that demonstrates a number of Evie’s abilities including Roomba love, speed crawling, pulling up and using her walker, all in about a minute.

Also, here’s a picture of her teeth!

Good morning, teeth!

Good morning, teeth!

Sep 15

Summer lovin’

Posted by Nanc

Some pix of Evie this summer. And a teaser to bring you in.

Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

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Sep 9

And some for Evie, too

Posted by Nanc

Don’t fret, Momma’s been sewing Evie up some clothes, too. Come see what finery and frocks Evie’s showing off.
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Aug 14

EV woos the Yarn Harlot

Posted by Nanc

Plus a sweater debut!

Take the way back machine to see what I’m talking about…

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Jul 20

Moon Cheese

Posted by Matty

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, have a look at some pictures that we took in Wapakoneta, Ohio a few weeks ago.

“But what does Wapakoneta have to do with the moon”, I hear you ask. The answer lies just below the fold…

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Jul 19

Benefits of 5 a.m.

Posted by Matty

There are some good points to being awake with a fussy bebeh in the early morning.

For some reason she’s extra cute once she’s finally asleep. I think that there must be some scientific correlation between your lost sleep and her sweetness factor.

But there’s more. You get to see sunrises, a trick I don’t usually manage, due to my fondness for sleep.

Also, you get to work on your pet projects once she’s settled down. (more on this project soon.)

Finally, you can bang out quick posts to sate the Internet monster, if only temporarily. Ok. I’ve stopped making sense. It’s time for bed.

Jul 14

See Food

Posted by Matty

Evie started on solid food this week, an adventure for her and us both!

Video and a quick pic inside.

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