Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Today is Ben's first Father's Day and to celebrate, we had lunch for him and my brother at my mom's. It was a wonderful meal and I ate way too much, as always. Later, we went over to my friend Sam's house for a dip in the pool and to hang out since she and her parents just got back from a vacation to England and Ireland. (yes, a tad jealous here) Even though Amelia was pretty fussy and cranky and I got this look a lot

it was a good time and I got some good sun which is always nice :)

Wait, here's a smile

and my two loves :)

The one thing that did keep Mia smiling were these two characters

Rudy- He would sneak (and by sneak I mean deliberately walk up and lick as many times as possible before someone yelled at him to stop) as many baby kisses as possible. He is so funny. He also LOVES to swim. Especially jumping in the pool and splash everyone.

And Buddy, who is too scared of Mia to get within 3 feet of her and who is also terrified of swimming. So he stands on the outside and catches water in his mouth that you splash at him.
All in all it was a very relaxing day and I hope Ben enjoyed his first Father's Day. I must say, Amelia has the best Daddy I could have ever imagined. Ben loves her so much it overwhelms my heart to see it. I mean, I knew the guy was a softy deep down, but this
this is something, you can't even explain. Pure, true, love. He tells me all the time just how incredible he thinks she is and I have to agree. She's amazing. And I'm not sure, but I think she really thinks he's awesome too
That's one lucky girl and daddy. And I am the luckiest of all, cause I get both of them. Happy Father's Day Ben. You are the best :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer :)

Aside from the blistering heat and the overwhelming humidity, I. love. summer. I love it even more now that I get to share it with the most beautiful little girl on the planet.

just watching her soak it all in, the outside, the sun, the....bugs (she tries to eat them) just fills me with this passion and zest for life. There so much I can't wait to do with her, and so much I can't wait to show her.

Yesterday she got to experience the splash park that right next door. And boy did that girl have a ball.

We will without a doubt be spending more time at the splash park. I could never get enough of her smiles and giggles. They make my heart swoon.
And check out these thighs! Aren't squishy babies the best?? I could just eat them up!

More summer posts to come. Promise :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


We are having a blasst on vacation and Amelia has been better than I ever imagined. She LOVED swimming for the first time yesterday

We went for a stroll in The Village

went to the aquarium

This is a sling my friend made me. It is so comfy and Mia LOVES it. Thanks again Megan!
Some more random pics
We met up with a friend of mine who has a boy a month younger than Mia. They loved each other and it was so good to see andrea

And the cutest picture I've ever seen. Ever.
We love Gatlinburg.