Thursday, February 27, 2014

A February Afternoon

There's something I love about our bedroom. The way that the afternoon light streams through our windows is really beautiful. Lately, I have been letting Gavin sleep in our bed for his nap so I can nap too with Lily in her bassinet by the side of our bed. One afternoon Gavin had fallen asleep, but Lily wasn't interested in sleeping, but being held and played with. She was being so sweet and talking up a storm. It was so nice to share such sweet moment with her. It has been a while since I used my tripod for some self portraits. I decided to take a few. These are the pictures that I got. The quality of some of them aren't the best, but I love them, because they capture the moments between Lily and me. Also, Gavin was asleep on the bed the whole time, you just can't see him behind me. ( if you were wondering where he was)

Our week

For Valentines Day we got Gavin a set of bathtub crayons. He LOVES them!
When Gavin and Lily both take naps at the same time it is so wonderful!
The roses that Jayden got us for Valentines Day lasted for almost 2 weeks! We sure enjoyed having them around the house
I can't believe how big my baby girl is getting!
One day Gavin disappeared into our room for a minute and then came out with a brush. He had me sit on the couch while he brushed my hair. 
The weather has been chilly this week, but last week it was so nice! Our apartment was giving out popsicles by the pool when it was 83 degrees :)
Last weekend we made a really yummy homemade bbq chicken pizza on wheat crust. It was delicious!
Then we ate it in the family room and had a picnic while we watched a Bugs Life

I love sweet baby snuggles

I'm pretty excited because eating healthy and working out is paying off. I am able to fit into a few pairs of pre pregnancy pants now! Wahoo! The picture on the left was a few days before Lily was born. The right picture was last weekend

Gavins handsome suit coat that my mom found for him. It was raining on our way home from church so that's why it is wet. 
Gavin has been SO good around Lily lately. He plays with her and loves on her all day. He is a great big brother!

Here is a picture of Gavin and Lily both at 3.5 months
Lily loves to stand on her legs, she is getting really strong!

Gavin stretching with Jayden after our workout a few nights ago .
My Grandma Borden made this sweet headband for Lily, and 2 other ones too!

The view from our run the other night

A few days ago, I was taking some photos of Lily while Gavin slept on our bed. She fell asleep too. It was nice getting some work done while watching my babies sleep. 

This picture cracks me up, because clearly they weren't too happy that I was taking their picture!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Your Eyes are Beautiful!

A few mornings ago I was taking a video of Gavin and Lily. I asked Gavin to sing Lily a song, so he started singing "Twinkle Twinkle" he stopped in the middle of the song to tell Lily, "your eyes are beautiful! It was the sweetest thing. I love that I caught it on video!

Lily at 3 Months Old

I've been meaning to post Lily's 3 month post for a few days now. Lily is now 3 months and 10 days old. She is the happiest baby you will ever meet. She is so much fun and so interactive. Here are some things about Lily at 3 months old.

-She is in size 3 diapers
-She is wearing 3-6 month clothes
-She is now figuring out how to use her hands and can grab toys
-She LOVES Gavin. She gets so excited when he talks to her.
-She has giggled a few times
-She is still breastfeeding like a champ!
-She has so many rolls that are too cute
-She loves taking baths

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Family's Visit/ Our Weekend in Amelia Island

My family came to visit us last week. We had a great week with them! The first night that they were here we went to Mellow Mushroom Pizza. It was a really fun pizza place and the pizza was really yummy! 

Here is a picture of Gavin and Drew sharing food at Costco. 

We decided to go walk on the pier one day. It was so cold the day we went. It was so windy and freezing outside.
 On Valentines Day, we went to Amelia Island for a weekend getaway with my family. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and it was a beautiful resort.

On the way up to Amelia Island, we stopped in downtown Jax for lunch at the Black Sheep. It was a really cool restaurant with really good and unique food. It was warming up that day so we ate lunch outside in the sun.

 This was the view from our hotel room
The first night we were there we walked down to the beach when there was the full moon. It was really pretty. I wish I would have brought my tripod to get a good shot. 

Later that night they had a band perform in the lobby. Gavin and I danced for a few minutes

The next day (Saturday) we had a really yummy lunch at the hotel restaurant. We then took naps on the beach for a while and then went swimming. Later that afternoon/night we went to the Lego movie and to an excellent seafood restaurant in Fernadina Beach called Bretts Waterway Cafe.

Lily went swimming for her first time and she loved it! She was so happy and smiley in the water the whole time!

 The hotel grounds were so pretty!

 Drew took these pictures of Lily and I on the beach

Thanks for the fun trip, see you guys in a few months!