Monday, October 31, 2011

Too young for trick-or-treating

..but still having fun with her Community Group buds!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween from our little pumpkin

Thanks Nana for sending me my 1st Halloween costume! Love. Reese

Friday, October 28, 2011

Eco-friendly mama

I received this awesome baby gift set from my friends at Terracycle this week! Terracycle upcycles our chip bags and turns them into new items to keep them out of landfills. I think this diaper bag, bib and changing mat turned out so cool!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Moorea moves in on Reese's turf

I caught Moorea the other day in Reese's crib.. and Reese hasn't even slept there yet!

It's official...

Reese is adorable and we're not the only ones who think so!

Reese won FIRST PLACE in the costume contest during the Halloween celebration at Frito today. While I wish we'd gotten better pictures, we had a blast introducing her to our co-workers and seeing all of their adorable kids dressed up and trick-or-treating around the offices. I just love Halloween and this was such a fun event!

LOVING Maternity leave

Maternity leave has gotten even better now that Reese has her 8-week vaccinations and can now be around other children/larger groups. I've been exploring Frisco to find fun classes for her and feel so blessed that this area has a lot of fantastic (and free!) programs for infants.

So far we've attended story time at the Frisco library and musical story time at the Music Institute of N. Texas. Both were awesome so we'll definitely be regulars! Reese just loves watching the other children (and I love watching her smile).

I've also loved my Square One group. Square One is a ministry at our church for new moms. We meet a few hours a week with our babies and just talk about relevant topics. This past week was about finding time for eating healthy, working out and doing quiet times. It was really motivating to me and also a fun way to meet other new moms!

Reese and I have also gotten out for lunches with my friends Sondra and Angie, walks at the Arbor Hills Nature Reserve with Cayce and Elliot, Baby Boot Camp class with Katherine and Dahlia, book club and bible study at Providence Church (a new church I discovered by our house that I like a lot). It's all been so much fun (plus the weather is gorgeous right now). My only compliant is that maternity leave is going by too quickly! I'm loving this sweet time right now...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reese turns 2 months old

My how time flies! Reese turned 2 months old. She weighs 11 lbs and is 10 lbs 14 oz (57% percentile) and she is 23 inches tall (75% percentile). Although when people see her they comment on how little she is, I feel like she was really only a "baby" for about 6 weeks. They grow up so fast!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Enjoying a leisurely weekend...

Friday our neighborhood hosted an outdoor jazz concert for residents. We have a really nice amphitheater on a grassy hill where the musician performed. Everyone packed a blanket and a picnic dinner (we had gruyere cheese with pretzel crisps, bruschetta, veggies and dip, a garden salad with lime dressing, spinach and mozzarella ravioli, carrot cake, wine and champagne... so much goodness) We met the Fox family there to enjoy the nice weather and pretty music. Other than the bugs, it was truly a perfect evening! My mom and I have always loved outdoor concerts, and this was one of the best ones ever (since it was free and right here in our neighborhood). Such an easy night out with a baby!

Saturday morning Dana made some delicious aebelskivers (little pancake balls) for our breakfast. That night we had scheduled a double date with the Wannemachers to see the movie "Courageous". Ryan got sick so instead we stayed home and Dana planned an Italian-themed date night. He made an AMAZING eggplant parmesan (seriously one of the best meals I've ever had) and we watched the movie the Godfather. Although I resisted seeing this movie for the 9 years we've been together, I really liked it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall has arrived!

Celebrating the birthday boy

Dana turned 35 this weekend so we went to Coal Vines with a small group of friends to celebrate. He says all of his wishes have already come true. Awww... makes my heart melt : )

Sunday we grilled out with our community group. Dana used his favorite toys (the Vitamix and his new food scale) to grind burgers from scratch! He stuffed them with gruyere cheese and they were amazing. He's quite the chef!

Seeing the pumpkins with our little pumpkin

Sunday morning we visited the Dallas Arboretum, with our friends the Wannemachers, to see the amazing pumpkin displays. The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time.

As could be expected, our little sleeper couldn't stay awake for photos.

More pics coming soon!

Reese's Birth Announcement

Reese's birth announcements are complete! I love them so much. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at us getting the shot.