Thursday, June 30, 2011

First boating trip of the season

This past weekend we took the boat out for the first time this year! Josh was in Heaven. Boating is seriously his favorite thing ever. Lucy is probably the only thing that makes him happier. He loves everything from preparing the boat, to getting behind it on his board.

Lucy and Finn did fabulously. They couldn't have been better, which was such a relief for me. Lucy still relies on her naps so much, that I was worried we would have a tired and cranky baby who just wanted to sleep all day. She did awesome though and was such a champ. Neither she or Finner were fans of their life jackets. They couldn't move in them! Lucy just sat perfectly still (for the first time in her life) for the first two hours, sulking because we were making her wear it. I've never seen her so calm, it was amazing. Maybe I'll just have to pull that life vest out when I get tired from chasing her around, at the end of the day.

She fell over when we first put it on and was just stuck like this for a few minutes. She couldn't get herself back up and we of course all thought it was hilarious. She didn't seem to mind!

She loved playing with her Aunty Tiff and Uncle Jared.

Finny kept trying to eat the wind. It was hilarious.

Joshy doing his favorite thing!

Our sulker.

She loved playing in the water with her daddy.

Our little boating family.

I would say the first boating trip of the season was a success! The boat worked perfectly, the baby was happy and we had a perfect day with some of our closest friends.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lucy Lu

I had the fantastic Jen Herem take pictures of L for Josh and my dad for Father's Day. They turned out amazing, beautiful, magnificent! Jen is seriously talented, I definitely recommend her. I'm going to have her photograph my next birth, she does the most incredible birth stories. Anyway, Lucy was a dream for this session. I love that we have been able to capture so much of her life in photographs. She is growing up so quickly and I love to go back and look at her sweet little life and remember how things used to be. We are so blessed to have a healthy, happy baby. We love her so dearly.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Our Spring CA Trip

We spent almost a week in CA this past month, and it was wonderful as always. We had at trip packed with good friends, family time, swimming, a day trip to Santa Barbara, the zoo, a child-less date night with Joe and Tori, pilates, walks around the lake, shopping, and Lucy was finally able to 'meet' her Uncle Patrick.

Lucy was a champ pretty much the whole trip. She had a little melt down around nap time one of the days we spent at the pool, and got antsy at a restaurant one of the nights, but other than that she was awesome. She LOVED the flamingos at the zoo, and really enjoyed seeing all of the animals for that matter. We were able to Skype with my brother, Patrick, who is serving a mission in Argentina, on Mother's Day. It was so good to see him in action, happy and doing well. I love and miss that kid.

Lucy fell in love with a mylar balloon when we were at Walgreens one evening, so of course it came home with us. She thought it was the coolest and funniest thing ever. She loved playing with her friends. We were able to see Finn, Luke and Reese while we were there.

All in all, it was a fantastic trip. We always love being able to spend time with my family, and love soaking up that California sun.