Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Half Birthday Aubrey Grace!

Posted by Andria at 10:24 PM 0 comments
(A sneak peek at Aubrey's 6 month photo session)

How did this happen so quickly!? Aubrey's SIX months old! It feels like yesterday Jeff, Aizlynn and I were sharing that sweet moment at home of meeting Aubrey for the first time. I can just close my eyes and I'm there, feeling her warm little body resting on my belly as I cry out to her "Hi baby".  She was so very tiny, barley 5lbs and here she is today, healthy, strong and not to mention beautifully chunky ;)

What a wonderful six months it's been having Aubrey here with us. Her smile, her giggles and her silly personality have just lit up our world. She seems to light things up for those around her no matter where we are. We recently had a family day in Down Town Disney and more than once, we were literally stopped by strangers who just had to get a look at her. Even employees at some of the shops!  I have to admit, I don't mind at all. I'm so proud of this little beauty ;)

After seven and a half years of not having a small baby around, it's actually been so awesome starting all over again. I've enjoyed so much seeing Aubrey go through all those firsts and new stages. Seems like every week she's learned to do something new.

At six months old Aubrey-

Sits!! Well, she does fall over after a while so we do need to be near her but, it still counts!

Has a her first tooth! Man has that been a hard ride for us all!  We recently bought her an amber teething necklace so hopefully it helps.

Grabs her toes and it's adorable! She actually started this at 5 months only now she can get them into her mouth.

Says "Mama" and "Dada"! She did say "Dada" first. (sigh) ;)

Can throw a mean fit- legs kicking, arched back and arms flailing. Mostly when she doesn't want to be put down.

Really, REALLY likes Barney. She squeals and screeches when we put on Barney. It's pretty cute :)

SUCKS at sleeping! There I said it lol! This little diva still wakes up a ton at night but, I do keep in mind that "this too shall pass"..

Weighs 14 lbs and gaining.

Had her first meal of solid food (carrots and apple sauce) however, her tummy did NOT respond well so we're holding off on solids for a bit longer.

Does this crazy, exaggerated inhaling/gasping sound when she's excited or playful. It's actually really funny but, the first time she did it, I had a heart attack thinking she was either suffocating or choking lol!

Aubrey you're growing so fast and Mommy wishes she could just stop time. At the same time I can't wait to see what the next six months have in store. I love you baby girl- you're truly a gift from above..

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Briggette's Go Bowling

Posted by Andria at 12:40 PM 0 comments

Just another fun family outing for the Briggette's. I think sometimes it's good to shakes things up a bit and do something that's out of the norm for us as a family. We are normally a park, swimming, movies, play-date etc. kind of family but, we hardly ever go bowling. On this particular day I think we were reminded of how fun it can be and plan on making it something we do a little more often..

I caught this sweet moment of Aizlynn looking at her Daddy so lovingly while he explains the rules of the game. Love it!

Making sure she's got a good grip..

She looked so cute trying to throw that heavy ball!

Aubrey and I were her cheerleaders!

Me and my little bowling ball haha!

Watching all the fun while chewing on a teether..

Yup.. Anytime, anywhere ;)

I love my baby dolls!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

At the Bird Bash

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As a homeschooling mama, I love jumping on the opportunity to have outings that include not only family fun but, also some learning. Recently I discovered that a local birds of prey center was holding a "Back to School Bird Bash" and we jumped at the chance to see all those awesome birds up close! We invited some of our favorite kiddos to share in the fun and got to not only see these majestic creatures but, there was even games and prizes.  There were so many species of birds and we had to leave before we could see them all but, we had a great time and decided it was definitely worth visiting again soon.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nine Month Maternity Photos for Baby #2

Posted by Andria at 6:23 PM 2 comments
It took me WAY too long to get these photos up but, better late than never right? Only a couple weeks before Aubrey's birth we had the most incredible maternity photo session. I honestly couldn't have asked for more when it comes to how beautiful the pictures turned out. Our photographer captured the love of  our family and the sheer bliss I was experiencing with my pregnancy. I was truly as happy as I looked in the photos. Without further adieu...