Saturday, November 14, 2009

Teagan Photos!

I know I've been bad with posting but here are some Teagan photo albums!
Maybe someday I'll be able to get back to real posts :)

Teagan 4 months

Teagan 3 months

Teagan 2 months

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scott & Roxie's Surprise!

A few weeks ago, Mike's family had their yearly reunion at Keuka Lake. This year was a little different though because Mike's parents were at their house to pretty much stay for the rest of the summer. They have both retired this year and are quite excited about this next step of life. They also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, Scott turned 60 this year AND they both became grandparents for the first time ;). So with all of these fun and exciting events happening, the 3 kids got together and decided to throw them a surprise party to celebrate!

It had been quite the chore to keep this party a surprise, but the biggest surprise was that Ryan, Sarah, Betsy and Ben were coming to town for it! We had to plan how to present this surprise in the most fun way, so here is what happened:

The day of the party, we were at the lake and somehow had to get Scott and Roxie out onto their boat (we were going to take them by boat, up the lake to a state park where the party was going to be held.) Mike and I had to get them onto the boat without them suspecting anything too big. We decided to present them with two gifts and told them that they were late anniversary presents but for them to make sense, they had to open them out on the lake. So off we headed to the boat and the 5 of us (Teagan's first boat ride) headed up the lake.

They were pretty funny as we traveled and you could just see the wheels turning in their heads. Finally we stopped across the lake from the state park and allowed them to open their gifts.

Each box contained one receiving blanket and a rubber band. The reaction we got was exactly what we were going for - Roxie said, "you aren't pregnant again are you?" HA! We let the silence linger for a few moments and then! Today these are not receiving blankets, they are actually blindfolds. And now we need to blindfold you so you can get your real present.

Now the wheels were REALLY spinning and they were so confused with what we were going to do to them. It was great! So once the blindfolds were on we headed across the lake to the state park.

We first had to make a quick stop at the dock to pick up the 4 kids. Quietly they jumped onto the front of the boat and then we headed up a little further along the lake to where the whole group was gathered.

Once we got to a spot where we could see the whole group on shore we let them take their blindfolds off and look around. They then discovered Ryan, Sarah, Betsy and Ben on the boat and all the people on shore. What a fun surprise and they never suspected a thing! It was a success! (Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the big reveal but I'm sure you can imagine their shocked faces :).

Here is a fun cake we had made for them with their wedding picture on it.

Their love still burns brightly!

Here are most of the girls. Both Scott and Roxie's families were there - so much fun!

The whole gang :)

We also got to meet Ryan & Sarah's new baby - Durok. Here is Evan and Conell walking him.

Aunt Toni, Mia & Teagan. Mia was so excited about Teagan :)

Uncle Mike provided root beer, which was a huge hit - especially with the kids.

Auntie B with Teagan

After the picnic we all headed to the Treehouse for a little after party.

Sleepy Babies - Mike with Durok & Auntie B with Teagan

Teagan passed out after a busy and hot day!

Brian and the boys

And one final goofy picture - Evan got ahold of my camera and has turned into quite the photographer :)

State College Trip

We got to make a quick trip home a few weeks ago because a friend of ours, Jim was getting married. We were so excited to join them on their special day.

His wife, Jess is such a great person - we're really happy for them!

We also got to reunite with Louis. Here is Mike, me, Jess, Jim & Louis :)
This was also my first extended period of time away from Teagan. We both did well.

Here is a hanging papercut that I did for them. I've been a little bad about papercutting lately so I decided to offer them a custom made papercutting instead. So one of these days I will make a framed one for them with their requests.

Of course we had some family time too.

Here is Conell with Teagan. He loves her so much! Every time we are together he wants to hold her and is so interested in what she is doing and how she is.

Some QT with Auntie Jeannie

The ladies - Teagan with Gammy & Gram :)

Proud grandparents

These are pictures of me and Teagan in the same outfit. My mom had saved a lot of outfits of mine from when I was a baby so we had fun dressing Teagan up. Can you tell who is who?

This is me and Teagan is above :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Some of Teagan's Firsts

Teagan has been growing in leaps and bounds! She is now 11 weeks today! I actually started this post a few weeks ago but got distracted and so there is a lot more to add. Here are some fun "first" experiences that she's had.

Here she is taking a bath. It's actually her second bath (I was by myself for her first bath and couldn't manage the camera at the same time.) She really seems to enjoy bath time so we do it about every other day.

Here she is on her first stroller ride - we went about a mile and a half - slept most of the way :) We've been trying to take walks regularly. She really seems to enjoy being outside.

Here she is with my parents downtown Ithaca. There was a band playing - so technically this was her first concert (although I can't remember what the band was.)

Here we are at our first meal out at a restaurant. We went to Kilpatrick's with my parents. She was really good and slept almost the whole time.

Here we are with David, Jeannie, Evan & Conell. This was Teagan's first hike - we went to Buttermilk Falls. She slept through the whole hike but woke up for ice cream afterwards :)

A second hike at Robert H. Treman the next day.

The girls at Robert H. Treman.

Her first brewery tour!

Here she is at Taughannock Falls State Park with Mike's parents. Again, she was really good and slept most of the time. Although she did wake up a minute to catch a quick glance of the falls :)

She was really excited :) Now we just need to get her to Watkins and we'll have all the major parks!

Here she is on her first long car ride to State College - she did really good - slept most of the way! She has been traveling really well.

Here we are after my first day back to work and her first whole day at day care. We've been doing pretty good with the adjustment. It was definitely the hardest thing to do but we're happy with the place she is going. I'm working 4 days a week for now, so that really helps with the transition.

And here we are at the Trumansburg Fair at Teagan's (and my) first MONSTER TRUCK show! Oh man, I was not prepared for that at all and soon realized that was not the best idea. SOOOO LOUD! Not the best place for an infant...but now we can say that Teagan was at a monster struck show when she was just one month old.....oh boy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watch Her Grow

Here is a recap of pictures from the past several weeks!
She's been doing really well and we've been having a ton of fun with her :)

Coming home from the hospital - 2 days old

3 days

4 days

Enjoying her new swing - 4 days

5 days

1 week

Hands - 9 days old

Outside with Mom - 9 days

Outside with Dad

9 days

Thinker :)

Being cute as usual

12 days

Cloth Diapers!

She likes getting her diaper changed - we have it set up in our bedroom on my dresser - she loves to look at the red wall and stare at the pretty scarf that hangs down.

13 days

13 days - in new PINK outfit!

14 days

15 days - girly outfit

Snuggling with Daddy

18 days - I love this picture. I had given her a bath and it was a little chilly out so I wanted to bundle her up. It looks like she's been attacked by the pink pepto bismol monster!

20 days - testing out the tub

Being silly :)

22 days - hanging with Mom

Cute little toes - 22 days (although I guess I should really say cute LONG toes - she has the hands and feet of her father - very long digits!)

She is so cute sometimes - I just can't stand it!!
26 days

Hanging out in the Moby - she really loves being in this wrap and I love it too because I can use both hands! That is actually how I am getting the time to post on the blog right now!
This was taken today - 26 days! I can't believe she is going to be 4 weeks old on Friday!