Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm An Auntie!

I am officially Auntie Nicole! Makenzie Rae was born on July 21st at 7:14 pm, weighing 8 lbs, 4oz and 20 inches long! After a very long day of labor, and pushing for THREE hours, she was finally delivered by a c-section. Vince and I went for a visit yesterday to meet his new cousin. Mommy and baby are doing great.

Auntie Nicole and Makenzie!

We went to the DL Water Carnival Parade on Sunday. Vince got A LOT of candy! 

Jack has sure changed in the past couple of weeks.....he is an expert at crawling and sitting up! He can really get around now. Time to Jack-proof the house!

He also loves playing with toys. He gets so excited, and can entertain himself for quite a while now. My life has become much easier the past month!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spirit Lake!

This past weekend we had our first family vacation with Jack. We went to Andy's family's cabin in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The weather was perfect-hot and sunny! Maddie even got to come, too. We all had a great time!

Jack is SEVEN months old!
              The Carousel.                                                                     The 'Water Ride'
On the kiddie roller coaster....Vince was a little scared. He told the operator to turn it off when he would go by, but he made it through and thought it was fun afterward.
Vince's favorite ride...the fishes!                       Jack hanging out in his Pack 'n' Play outside.
Relaxing on a raft.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Long Time, No Blog!

A couple of weekends ago we went to the EJ Reg. at Maddens. The first night they had a bouncy, slide and foam party. Vince loved it, he had so much fun! The weather was great, and we had fun swimming, going for walks and eating! Jack was so tired out he took a nap in one the the beds.
One of Jack's funny faces while eating....       Jack fed himself for the first time! It's kind of like a rice cake-he seemed to enjoy it, a little.
Jack loves playing with his toys!                                  Vince reading Jack a book. He is such a great big brother!
Thursday we had a play date with a friend I went to school with, and her two girls. They just loved doting over Jack. Vincent's first sparkler!
Friday we got to see A. Lisa! We had fun swimming, riding on the Jet Skis, and going for a pontoon ride. This was Jack's very first boat ride! He really liked the steering wheel.
Jack can sit up on his own! Yay! He seems pretty proud of himself.        Love that smirk!
G. V. made Vincent a fancy drink with an umbrella in it. He thought it was pretty cool.