Monday, July 24, 2006

Stay Puff Ian

Ian went in the big pool with Daddy on Sunday. He has a Nemo suit that keeps him afloat. When we walked out to the pool area he received a few chuckles since it makes him 3 times his regular size up top but then you see these tiny legs sticking out the bottom!

One Month Old

Abbie Grace turned 1 month old on Sunday! Wow...time has flown by!

Saturday, July 22, 2006


YAY! Daddy is home for good! Well, for at least a year! Joe got home safely Saturday afternoon from training for 7 weeks. Ian was so excited to see him and ran to him. Then he told him "I'm so poud (proud) of you Daddy!". Joe was surprised at how much Abbie Grace had changed. He was only home for a couple of days when she was born and left when she was only 36 hours old.
I am probably the most excited though! Joe has a couple of weeks off before going back to work so I can catch up on some sleep! Plus I will have someone to talk to...Most of you are probably saying "poor Joe" since you have had to be the ones to fill in the gap while he was gone!

Fun with Friends

On Friday we had our friends come over to play. There were 8 children ranging from 4 weeks to almost 4, including 1 set of twins, and two very excited children that had not seen each other in a few months (Ian and Azilee). While cooking dinner there were 4 of them chasing each other around and around the kitchen area...tons of fun! I'm sure you wish you could have been here:)! Our group from TN of 10 friends that started 3 years ago with only 3 children has grown to over 20 children! How did we manage that with all these deployments?!?!

Pool Time

Ian, Abbie Grace, and I made our first trip to the pool this week. Ian had a great time...even put his head under a couple of times. Joe is going to start working with him in the big pool soon:)

Comfy Cat

Aunt Kerry and Cousin Cooper sent Abbie Grace this soft kitty cat lovie. She will love this as much as Ian loves his "bankie" that Aunt Kerry gave him when he was born:)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sweet Baby Girl!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Funny Ian Stories

Here are a couple of funny Ian stories for you:

Last night Abbie Grace was sleeping in her bouncer and when she woke up she started crying. Ian went over to her and said "SHHH be quiet!". He then started in with his Ianese (own language) and lectured her for about 30 seconds before I had to stop him.

I've started having Ian sleep with his door closed so that he is not waken by Abbie Grace. He has a baby monitor in his room so that I can hear him though. This morning the trash truck came by about 7:15 and woke him up so I heard him looking out of his window looking for the truck. Once he was bored with that he laid back down and said ""mommy vere are do is cosed."

He is such a funny little boy and growing up so quickly. He loves his new daycare and is doing really well. This morning when he got there, he walked to the sink and washed his hands all by himself (daycare policy that they have to wash their hands as soon as they get there). Then he looked at me and said "Bye bye mommy" and blew me a kiss. He acted like such a big boy I wanted to cry!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ian's coming around...

Ian is starting to come around and associate with Abbie Grace a little more. He's still not completely sure of her and poked me in the tummy yesterday and said "baby back":)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

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