Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Unofficial Start of Summer

Memorial Day....the unofficial start of summer....

Here and gone already!

One thing I will say....it sure felt like summer! It was very hot and humid all weekend long....loved it!

Saturday we met Gabe's parents at the public market. We did our usual shopping then visit at the coffee shop. Avery is all about the coffee shop. We weren't shopping very long and all she wanted to do was "go for coffee." It was pretty funny!  That evening, we went to Panera for dinner and ate outside since it was nice out. Then we stopped and got some ice cream too! Yum!

Sunday we went to Buffalo. We went on the late side since Cassandra decided to take a two hour nap in the morning! I actually woke her up because I didn't want to leave too late and when I went in her room, I found her like this:
So sweet!

We got to my Mom's and again it was hot outside. We got Avery in her bathing suit and she tried out a new sprinkler that my Mom bought her. Her water pressure is pretty crappy so I don't think it did what it was supposed to do, but Avery still had fun playing in it!

Yes she has a little butt cheek hangin' out!

My Mom's neighbor and her little boy stopped over to see the girls for awhile and my friend Renee also came by for awhile. We had a nice cookout for dinner then got ready to head out. 

Avery was wearing this lei on her head for most of the day which was cute:

And we were trying to get Cassandra to laugh:
look at those little thighs!

Monday we went to Gabe's parents house for a cookout which was nice. We had dinner at their "old" house and dessert at their "new" house (they're in the process of renovating and moving).

Here are both girls in their cute dresses:
And with their cousins, Owen and Bianca:
I hope you all had a wonderful unofficial start to your summer! I know we did!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Four Month Check Up

Today Cassandra had her four month check up.

She's still a little peanut....she's 23.5" long (25th percentile) and 11lbs 7oz (10th percentile). 

The doctor said she looks really good!

She had to get 3 vaccines today-one oral one and two in her leg. This kid was a champ-the oral one she sucked down in about 2 seconds. The first shot in her thigh she didn't even cry! Not a single peep-even the nurse couldn't believe it. The second shot she said would hurt more and Cassandra let out a little whimper then was done. No tears at all....amazing!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Four Months Old!

Yesterday Cassandra turned four months old! I had to work yesterday so I had to do the photos and stuff today instead.

She's still in size 1 diapers for the day and 2's at night. She's still in 3month clothes as well. 

She still eats every 2.5-3 hours during the day. She's typically up twice overnight. The times vary though. She's always in bed between 7:30-8pm. Some nights she'll sleep until 2-3am and some nights she's up at 11pm for her first feeding. Then her second feeding is usually around 5-6am depending when she wakes up the first time. Normally she's awake around 7:30am for the day. She still naps best in the morning and then it's a crap shoot the rest of the day!

She really has started kicking her legs like crazy when she gets excited about something. She also has started laughing (which I *Love*)!  Her fingers are her favorite things these days-they are always in her mouth. She hasn't found her thumb yet though-she can't figure out how to stick it out just yet!  She also figured out how to blow raspberries which cracks me up. Near the end of the month she really started having good head control and can hold it up really well now. And I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but this kid loves her baths! She has never cried during a bath (knocking on wood) and just loves it!

Here's Miss Cassandra at four months old!

The infamous tongue-it's out a lot these days!

These are my favorites:

This is one of my favorite faces she makes-her little nose gets all scrunched up...love it!

And for some fun memories....here's big sister Avery at four months!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Workin' at the Carwash

Yesterday it was a nice day out so Gabe decided to take advantage of it and wash his car.

We thought Avery would have fun helping, and we were right!

She got all suited up and ready to go!

She got her supplies all ready:

And got to work:

Scrub those tires girl!

And after, she made some soap-stone soup.....mmmmmm good!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bounce House Fun!

Today we went to a birthday party for one of Avery's daycare friends. It was at a local bounce house...one that we've never been to so I was anxious to see what it would be like!

The place is pretty big and some of the bounce houses were too big for Avery-she tried going on one and the "steps" were too far apart for her to reach so she couldn't climb up it. So that was a bummer....but she did enjoy the stuff she was big enough for....like this one:
That's her at the top of the steps

And they had a little play area that her and a few friends played in:

She loved this dinosaur bounce area that was for ages 3 and under. I'd say she spent half of her time in it! They had a few blow up dinosaurs in it and she loved it!

She also loved this other 3 and under slide....she loved going down on her tummy!
The kids got to play for about an hour, then they went to a room for pizza, cake and presents. After that, they had as much time as they wanted to play. I think we were th last ones there-we stayed probably an hour and a half after gifts were done. And she didn't want to leave!  She also found this helicopter (which you have to pay for of course) and rode it 3 times....she had a blast in it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Avery loves holding her little sister!
And I had to put this one in because Cassandra's face just cracks me up!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

We started our day with our Mother's Day tradition...brunch at the Hyatt!! I think this is the 4th year we've gone (at least) and we look forward to it every year!

This year there were 14 of us and we had our own private room! It was great because the kids could run around like mad and no one had to know but us! Which of course happened :) 

Before eating we got a few photos....
Gabe, Avery, Aunt Pat


Me and the girls

My Aunt has a way with Cassandra-every time she holds her, the baby is as content as can be and will sleep like a champ! It's so funny! So at brunch my Aunt was holding her and Cassandra was just cooing away-it was so precious!

Look how happy she is with her:

Along with the amazing food, they have the kids room where they have clowns making balloon animals and doing face painting. Somehow I didn't get a picture of Avery's painted arm, but I did get one of Owen's really cool dragon!

Everyone had a really nice time-we all left there stuffed and the kids had a blast!!

Before we left we got a shot of all of the Moms!
Aunt Pat, Molly, Me, Camille, Mom
The rest of our day was pretty relaxing. We didn't really do much but hang out at home. Gabe and the girls bought me some beautiful earrings and we just enjoyed the day being together.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there! I hope you enjoyed your day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Noah!

While we were in Buffalo on Sunday, we had a birthday party to attend!

Noah turned 3!!

They had a kids party at Adventure Landing (aka Putt-Putt)-brought me back to the days when Megan and I used to work there-and here we are attending her son's party there! 

Of course as we pulled up, we saw his name on the marquee!

Once all of the kids got there, they all got their mini golf clubs and golf balls and we headed outside for a nice group photo:
It was a riot watching all of the little ones....most of them were just hitting the ball however and wherever and would pick it up with their hands and plop it into the hole! It was so funny!

Avery has never played before so this was her very first shot:
Look at my little trend-setter on the green....sporting her dress and sunglasses-the kid cracks me up!

This is how she swung at the ball....it was funny!
She would hit it once then would pick it up with her hand and put it right next to the hole then try hitting it in with the club. Hey, whatever works, right?!
After golf, the kids all went inside for some pizza and then it was time for cake!

Everyone singing "Happy Birthday!"

Blowing out the candles!

After cake, it was time for presents!
Once presents were done, the kids got a bunch of tokens to go wild in the game room! Avery had a lot of fun and won 350 tickets!! She cashed them in and got a huge bouncy ball, a tiny bouncy ball, a bracelet, 2 tattoos and some lollipops....girlfriend was happy!

Before we left she gave Noah a big birthday hug (and kiss!!) and they posed for the cameras!
After the party we stopped back at my Mom's real fast and then we were on our way home shortly after.

Happy Birthday Noah!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nama's House

Today we went to Buffalo for a little visit.

We started out at Nama's house!

We got there and had some lunch/snacks and hung out for a bit. 

Avery wanted to hold her little sister:

And Cassandra took an infamous cat nap....football style (her favorite):

Three generations:

My Mom's friend JoAnne stopped by with her daughter Joelle (who is my age) and Joelle's son Andrew (who's 8 days younger than Cassandra). The babies hadn't met yet so it was great seeing them!! Joelle's daugther, Samantha, is also 8 days younger than Avery-too funny! So it's nice sharing our Mommy stories since the kids are the same ages!
JoAnne, Joelle, Andrew

Shortly after they left, we had to head to a birthday party (post to come).  After the party, we stopped back at my Mom's real quick before heading home.  It was a fun day!!

Oh, and Cassandra knows how to keep it cool.....