Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Road Trip

     Last week we took our first road trip to Clovis as the Reed family of 4.  The trip there could not have gone better.  I mean I was a little nervous but the girls did great.  Ansley did ask if we were almost there when we were in Georgetown though (which is 25 minutes from our house).  Once she realized this was a REAL car trip and not just a trip to go shopping she was fine.

     We got there on Tuesday night and on Wednesday Adalynn met her great granny.  Then later that night we went to the Curry County Fair and had our pictures made with our friend Cristy who has been a sweet friend since we lived in Clovis.  She is married to one Jay's best friends from high school and he was also a groomsman in our wedding.  Cristy is super talented and what I love most about her is her desire to use her business for the Lord.  If you have never visited her website, you should!  www.cristycross.com  Also if you want to help us earn free photos comment on Cristy's blog post of the Reed family here http://cristycross.com/jounral/?p=2085  
     On Thursday we ended up taking a few more pics of Adalynn and Ansley at Cristy's house and then we got to visit with our friends the Osburn's.  It is always good to see them and catch up.  Ansley then went swimming with Jay at another friends house.  Friday Ansley "played" golf at the par 3 course with Jay and his dad.  She has been visiting the driving range and putting green with Jay here at home through out the summer so this was her first time playing actual holes although I'm not sure she finished any hole all the way though. HA! Me and Adalynn just mostly sat around the house on Friday but that was good because I think we wore miss Adalynn out.  Saturday we packed up and drove back home.  It was a good time and kept Ansley and Jay busy.  Adalynn was a little more fussy on the way home but both girls did get a good 2+ hour nap in.

     Jay's dad has a huge garden in his backyard and I just had to post a pic of Ansley and her vegetable find.  It was pretty crazy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

One month old

1  month old
     So Adalynn had her one month birthday today.  I feel like "man it's already been a month, and man its ONLY been a month" all at the same time.  I am not sure I'm totally taking it all in.  I feel like I walk around like a sleepy airhead most of the day.  I am realizing why I barely remember anything from life with Ansley before she was 3 months old.  You are just too tired to remember anything that is happening.  HA!  The first two weeks seemed to go extremely well, followed by a much more difficult 2 weeks.  We will see how things go from here.  I feel like Adalynn is sleeping fairly well considering, she only gets up once around 3 or 4 AM.  It's just I'm still not accustomed to waking up in the middle of the night.  Apparently I am a deep sleeper and when I'm out I would like to be out for a long time.  I typically would rather not sleep at all then sleep for only a little while. So I am not a napper, usually.  I say usually because I think I've napped more this month than at any other point in my adult life.  This makes for feelings of guilt when relating to Ansley.  I can't help but wonder what she thinks about me napping all the time.  I keep telling myself that it's ok because if I didn't nap I would be a much grumpier mommy and Ansley wouldn't like that either. :) The best part of the last week has been 2 of my other friends having their babies.  Ansley's MDO teacher last year Ms. Kayla had her baby on the 5th and another of my friends from church/MOPS who's oldest son was in Ansley's class last year, had her baby on the 7th.  We are still patiently waiting for Kathleen to have her little girl.  Her due date was today and I am dying to meet Jill.  I'm sure Kathleen and family are too.  But it's so sweet to see all these beautiful baby girls that have all been much anticipated for so long.  
Before church last Sunday morning

     Ansley is still doing very well and seems to love being a big sister.  Yesterday she found one of the "baby" movies that we watched when she was little.  When Adalynn was awake and playing yesterday evening Ansley wanted to watch it because she thought it was a movie she and Adalynn could both watch together.  I thought it was sweet of her to try and include her baby sister.  She hugs her all the time and wants to hold her as much as possible.  She also likes to help hold the bottle if we use one.  Her favorite is when Adalynn holds onto her finger.  Ansley has so many questions too.  I can't imagine what she thinks when I'm nursing and what she thinks about all the crying.  I do know she does NOT like the crying.  I don't either who can blame her :)  I feel bad saying this but I kinda think the worst part of newborn life this go round is Ansley trying to "help".  Sometimes I just want to tell her, "Don't worry about it, I'm handling it".  Also she seems in the way a lot and I know she is just curious but some things would go a lot smoother without a sidekick following me around.  I am grateful though for how understanding she's been because I am sure I've hurt her feelings a lot lately but maybe one day she'll forgive me.
     So thats life from the first month of life with 2 children.  I can't wait until I am well rested once again and can really start taking it all in and enjoying these beautiful girls the Lord has given me.  I am so blessed!