Monday, October 11, 2010
In the past year Tristan has turned two and has become quite the talker. Olivia is a month away from her first birthday and I wonder how that is humanly possible. Life in Dayton has been so much about family (as we're now within driving distance), and we've been able to have frequent visits with both sides of the family. Paul has done a great job of balancing school and family (I feel so blessed to see him as much as I do) and I have passed the time by making new friends and learning to be a better runner (this past year I was able to run in 2 half marathons-and loved doing it).
Here are some family pictures from the spring that I'm quite fond of.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Today when I grabbed a spare minute, I thought I'd share these few pictures that I'm fond of. I was lucky enough to find a photographer here and in time to get some newborn pictures of Olivia. These were taken when she was a week old (I know, I know-that was weeks ago-I'll work on getting some updated pictures).
Besides the craziness that is adjusting to a second child, things are great. Olivia is a great little eater and sleeps pretty well (daytime is good, but at night she's waking up a couple of times just from congestion-the poor girl sounds like a pug). Tristan is being sweet and learning how to be gentle. On the downside with Tristan (he's always presenting me with some sort of challenge, that I find myself asking friends and family about)-he's boycotting his one nap. He still goes down for a nap, but he doesn't end up sleeping. As we speak he is playing in there with his truck. If someone was to say to take away the truck, well than I wouldn't be able to get him in the crib at all. So...if anyone has any suggestions about getting an almost 2 year old to sleep at nap time (instead of play) please send them my way!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
For our last vacation I wanted to just relax and be bums on the beach. So...we found a little resort on the island of Sardegna and did something different-pretty much nothing. On this trip we didn't do a lot of sight seeing or marching miles across a big city, no this time we tried our hand at playing at the beach and just enjoying the balmy weather.
This was the view out of our room.
After a busy day at the beach Tristan enjoyed running around in the buff.
We did go into town a couple of days, and as usual Tristan slept great in his pack.
I had to put this picture in here for all of you to enjoy. Here you can see the Italians working out in the Mediterranean. I wasn't motivated enough to join in (besides my bathing suit was already stretched to the max in my oh so huge pregnant state-I didn't want to push it).
Tristan with Grandma on the Eastview carousel.
Here's the little guy playing with his bus on the kitchen counter. Tristan was a real champ as our new home was pretty close to empty for two weeks.