On Monday, Paloma turned 8 weeks old. Needless to say, we are in a time warp over here, with many days seeming like Groundhog Day, the same sequences happening over and over. It's absolutely wonderful.
We have continued to spend time with family and friends, as we have integrated Paloma into our family and life. She is adorable, and sweet, and fits in perfectly. She smiles with her whole face, not just her mouth, with her eyes sparkling and her dimples puckered - it is contagious! Her grunts continue, and she is starting to "talk" and make her presence known. Paloma is strong, and a good eater, and last night slept 6 hours straight for the first time! I can't begin to tell you how refreshed I felt this morning.
Here are some highlights since our last post:
Celebrating Tyler's 2nd birthday!
Meeting her best friend Morgan for the first time!
I love this picture of Christina holding Paloma
Quincy loved Tyler's golf tee
Daddy & daughter time
Garrett wanted to practice holding a baby before his new baby brother's arrival
Joan came to meet Paloma
Kristine & Olivia came over to meet Paloma too
Our little beauty
Forrest napping with his sister
Solon participated in the IMS 1/2 Marathon - the weather was predicted to be in the 70s but it ended up raining on the participants pretty much the whole time. Here he is crossing the finish line!
His goal was to beat his Flagstaff 1/2 marathon time, and he did! By 20 minutes! We were so proud of him!
Quincy meeting Garrett's new brother Mason
Liz was there to meet Paloma too
Paloma on my right, Mason on my left! One month apart!!
Quincy loves his Retro Rocket
I had this fabulous idea to go to the Zoo on the last Sunday of February, and it started raining as soon as we got the kids in the stroller. We figured it wouldn't last more than 10 minutes, so we decided to tough it out. We started making our way towards the lions, and it started SNOWING on us!!! IN PHOENIX!!!! Of course it melted after 30 seconds, but I couldn't believe it!
A half our later, the rain/snow had stopped, the clouds had cleared, it turned into a wonderful day.
Kellan & Quincy chillin with the Komodo Dragon at the Phoenix Zoo
So life has kept moving right along the last 8 weeks. I am not going to lie, it is hard with 2 kids some days. Some days I am lucky to get a shower, but other days, it's seamless and fun. Those are the days that give me confidence that it will only get easier. I have made a commitment to myself to be a hot mom/wife (hair down, make-up done, cute shoes on) at least 2 days a week, so if you see me on one of those days - yay for you! =) I am looking forward to returning to the gym in the next week to start getting back to normal, and now that the weather is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS (80 degrees, anyone?), I plan on hitting the hiking trails at least once a week with Paloma in the Baby Bjorn. That is, before it gets hot again. Our 6th wedding anniversary is the 19th of this month, so Solon and I are looking forward to a date night! Other than that, we will continue to take life one day at a time, until we get into more of a routine, and are looking forward to some trips to visit Solon's family in Iowa and Seattle in the spring.
Time for bed. =)