Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Miss Fin

Finley loves bath time. Most nights the girls pile in the tub together to splash and play. C has elaborate games for us to play and F goes along, sweetly. It is such a wonderful way to end the day. Most days I am exhausted by bathtime, but something sweet happens in that tub and I wouldn't trade that 1/2 hour for the whole world. Daddy will come in and talk to us about our day and his work and all that's going on in the life of the girls and the dance studio. It's a bit crowded, but we don't care.

Finley after her bath, wearing one of Mommy's 'vintage' nightgowns. This was one of Gigi's favorites for me to wear and I love knowing that one time I was this small, too.
Relaxed and ready for sleep.

Big Girl Bed

Finally sleeping in her big girl bed!

Park City, Utah

Uncle Seth moved to Park City, Utah recently to take a job with the new Waldorf Dakota Lodge. He invited us to come and visit and that's all we needed to find a weekend for the trip. Delta flies direct to Salt Lake City and the flight was only 2 hours, 45 minutes. What a breeze! C even thought it was amazing that we only had to take 1 airplane ride to go visit her uncle 'Seffie.' The girls did great on the ride. Charlotte slept in Gigi's arms the entire way and Finley decided she wanted to stay up and coo with Mommy. Despite the weather, it was an easy ride. Gigi didn't even get a headache upon landing! We were lucky and ready for some fun in the mountains. When we landed in SLC, C asked Mommy, 'where are the mountains?' And Mommy replied, 'they're all around us.' We literally were surrounded on all sides by beautiful red and brown mountains, with snow on top. But it occurred to me that she only knew of mountains in books and had never SEEN them before....it was fun to see her experience mountains for the first time.

Riding in Seth's truck, up to the ski lodge. We were so excited to go high up in the mountains.
It's just too hard to walk in these boots! Gigi, will you carry me?

Happy snow angel! Finley loved the mountain air.

Our sweet tree-hugger.
Thank you, Seffie for an amazing time. We loved it! There really is something amazing about the clean mountain air. We loved seeing your cabin, going to dinner at spruce, walking around Park City, seeing your new office and fancy hotel, but mostly, just hanging out with you. We love you!

5 Months Old!

I can't believe our little peanut is 5 months old. She is doing really, really well. She is a joyful baby - full of smiles and laughs. Her favorite person to look at and be around is Charlotte. Whenever big sis comes near her, she lights up. It's too sweet for words. Lately C has been playing more with baby dolls (before Fin I don't think she even touched one!). She likes to help with diaper changes and she nurses her babydolls when Mommy is nursing Finley. The first thing C says in the morning is, "let's go get sister!"

5 months old on 10/08/09.
This is yummy!


Sisters hanging out on the couch - a little chill time.

4 month visit

12 lbs. 11 oz.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

McKenna Children's Museum

Building with blocks.
Painting...always with hands.

Outdoor water station.

Smelling the flowers at our picnic.

We have been wanting to make it to the McKenna Children's Museum in New Braunfels for a very long time. We finally made the trip! It is a great museum for kiddos Charlotte's age. Finley had fun, too...checking everything out from Mommy's bjorn. The girls laughed and played and had a great time!