Thursday, June 11, 2015

F-A-M-I-L-Y {part 2}

The last post had a few too many pictures, so here is a little bit more from our adventures with Grandpop, Nana, and Uncle Buy-in.

Dave was off on Sunday and we headed over to Krohn Conservatory to check out the butterflies.
Had the weather cooperated, we would have enjoyed a picnic at Eden Park, but it was raining so we went out to lunch and then spent the rest of the day playing at the house.
On Monday we said goodbye to Grandpop and Nana and our swagger wagon. Sophia was rather upset to say goodbye to the Grands, but she was also quite sad to say goodbye to third row seating and her very own cup holder. I, on the other hand, was quite happy to get back to my compact little hatchback.
After lunch at Dave's restaurant, we visited the Children's Museum for the first time. I'm not sure who enjoyed themselves more - Bryan or Sophia. I was happy to cuddle Emma and be an observer. 
Tuesday brought an end to our adventures with family. Sophia was thrilled to bring Uncle Buy-in to watch her at gymnastics before we brought him to the airport. Don't be too fooled by the picture below. Sophia was genuinely sad to say goodbye to her uncle, but at this particular moment she was over tired and wanted chocolate more than she wanted to give him a hug.
The best news of this whole post is that the girls and I are headed to Pennsylvania to visit with family. Not thrilled about the price of plane tickets so we are taking a nice long road trip. Wish us luck!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


We had the best time with family in April. My brother flew in from the West Coast and my parents flew in from the East Coast for a mini family reunion.
My brother arrived first and we picked up our swagger wagon and headed to Newport on the Levee to eat lunch at one of our favorite spots - Tom and Chee. Rain changed our group plans, but Dave and Bryan headed to Over-the-Rhine and checked out a few of the local restaurants (Sophia threw an epic meltdown because Uncle Buy-in went without her).
The next day we headed over to Findlay Market and had Eli's BBQ for lunch followed by my favorite - Dojo Gelato. 
We stopped at a playground and then headed to the airport to pick up my parents. Sophia and Emma got treated to a little shopping spree and then we spent the rest of the evening relaxing at the house.
Saturday we spent the morning at the zoo. It was quite crowded, but Sophia loved getting her face painted and showing everyone around.
After the zoo Sophia got lessons on how to ride a bike, spent some time at our neighborhood playground and ended the day with some ice cream.
Stay tuned for a more of our adventures...

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Emma Layne (four months)

Emma Layne,
You are four months old today (June 6, 2015)!
Here are your stats:
Weight: 15 lbs. 4.8 oz (73rd percentile)
Length: 24.25 in (41st percentile)
Head: 42.5 cm (93rd percentile)
You have dark hair and light blue eyes.
You are wearing size two diapers and clothing ranging from six to twelve months, but are rapidly outgrowing the few six month items that still fit.
You eat almost every three hours during the day. I don't pump often, but you are taking about a five ounce bottle and then wanting to nurse when that is finished.
We are still working on getting you to sleep longer at night. Your first stretch is the longest, usually about five hours and then you wake frequently after that. On good nights you will last another three hours, but sometimes you are ready to eat again in an hour.
You do not have a set schedule during the day and are pretty easy going and nap wherever we are.
You are not a huge fan of being alone and like to be within eyesight of one of us. You have the best smile and are quite the little chatterbox. 
We are still struggling with tummy time. You do your little baby push ups and will tolerate it for about five minutes and then you just put your head down and get very worked up. You have great head control and like to sit in your baby seat. Everything is going in your mouth right now. You love to hold onto toys and like to grasp a blanket when you are falling asleep.
Sophia has become quite obsessed with you this month. She is constantly checking on you and talking to you and keeping you entertained. She loves to hold you and give you bottles. She has also started changing your diaper (with help).
Baby Sunshine, thank you for being such a ray of light in our lives. We love you right up to the moon and back.

Read about Sophia's fourth month here.

A comparison with Sophia:
Your monthly comparison:

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