2013 Project 52

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thump...Thump...Skip...Thump...Thump {5 months}

Five months.  I absolutely LOVE this age.  This baby girl of ours is so full of smiles and coos, she makes my heart skip a beat every time I look at her.


And I'm not the only Alyse fan in the house...

Big brother and big sister are just a bit crazy for her too (and don't forget Daddy!)

Can you believe she already knows how to share!?
I think she's going to have to wear this onesie more often.  She was called a boy on 2 separate occasions this past week!

There. That's better. :)

She's a pretty chill baby...

...who likes to help mommy during work calls.... 
Really, mom?  Simple response variance is so...simple.
...and bounce around in the doorway jumper.
Hey mom, can you help a kid out?

We had a little blip in her sleeping record when she started to escape her swaddles.  So, I tried a few nights without swaddling, which was not.good.at.all.  She scoots around in her sleep and was doing 360s all over the crib, waking herself up multiple times a night.  So, we tried a new, bigger swaddle and we're good to go!  Hello 9 hour nights (most of the time)!

She graciously took some time out of her busy schedule to model for some 5 month pics this afternoon...

Remember when Tessa wore this ensemble?  I'm so glad I kept it. :)

My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!
Her reaction to the sunglasses was nothing short of hysterical.  She was literally trying to eat them off of her face!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Two weeks ago, Alyse got to meet her BFF, Samantha!  They are birthday buddies...born just 4 days apart.  Alyse and Samantha's mommies have been friends since high school, and we hope they become lifelong friends as well!

Kickin' it in the bumbos

Who doesn't love some chubby baby feet?

I found these matching dresses at a consignment sale this spring and I couldn't resist!


Mommas and Babies

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The writing is on the wall...

At least I don't have to wonder who did it...

Friday, June 17, 2011

More Cousin Adventures

 The kids had lots of fun adventures while their cousins were here!

Racing at Clemyjontri (on the hottest day of the year so far!)

 4 year-olds sharing ipad apps...

Water/Sprinkler parks

Science experiments
 Photo ops

 Pizza and movie night!

Tea parties


and a trip to the aquarium!

 It was such a fun week and we miss them all already!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grandparent Time!

 My dad and Peggy also came to visit for a few days while Sean and Vandana were here!

I was pretty impressed that we actually got this photo!  The big kids are all wearing the t-shits that Poppa and Grandma brought them from Mexico. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Water + Chalk = Fun!

A few days after we returned from Michigan, Sean & Vandana and family arrived for a week at our house!  It was a full house, but lots of fun for the kids (and us)!  

During an afternoon playing in the sprinkler, the kids discovered that mixing chalk and water is a whole lot of fun! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend -- Part 3

On Monday, we rounded out the weekend by taking the kids to my hometown Memorial Day parade and then had our big family gathering with aunts, uncle and cousins on my mom's side.  It's always a lot of fun watching all of the little cousins play together!

Watching the parade

Aunt Vandana and Tessa

Sprinkler time!

Blake and Tessa

I think Blake's got the right idea!

Awww...even though Blake wasn't so into the hug, they still played so well together!

Jake and Ella

Uncle John and Ethan

Sean with his little boys.

Tessa played in the grass by herself like this for a long time.

Aunt Sharleen and Jaya

Sandhya models her "wedding dress"!

Alyse and Great-Grandma Bird

Babies!  Rohan & Jaya (2 months), Alyse (4 months)

We stopped in Pittsburgh again on the way back home and got to visit with Maria and Abigail.  Abigail was so sweet with Alyse!