Gerrit and Elise

Gerrit and Elise

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Avery loves her ice cream. We have a new frozen yogurt place near us that she and I frequent. She gets to choose her flavor and toppings all by herself. We decided to take daddy this weekend for a date.


Finally captured some real smiles on camera! Love this boy so much. I can't believe he'll be 11 weeks tomorrow!

Beach combing.

Chelsea and Liam were in town, so we got to spend a night with them at the beach house. Sadly, we didn't get any photos of the babies together, but I did capture Avery collecting some shells at low tide.

Showing me her loot. Check out the mountains in the background.
Bucket full of sand dollars.

Not hard to collect sand dollars when they're this abundant.

Self Portraits....

This is what happens when Avery gets a hold of the camera....

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Time flies....

Time flies when you're having fun. Gerrit is such a joy. He's so happy most of the time. We've had a rough couple of nights after one really great one. Poor little man has some reflux. But during the day, he is so smiley and talkative. If you put him on the changing table, you are sure to have a nice conversation with lots of great smiles. He makes this really cute face where he squints his eyes and coos at you and smiles. Makes me melt every time! He also loves to be sung to, he is starting to "sing" along now too. Big sister, Avery has been a good helper still too. We've noticed that she's started being a little less gentle with him the last week or so. We're wondering if it's just because she's getting more comfortable with him. She's still doing well at school and is now taking dance classes on her own every Wednesday! She's slow to start every week, but by the end of class, Miss Amber (her teacher) tells me what a great job Avery did. On another, sadder note, I have to go back to work 3 weeks from today. I do not feel ready yet.

Learning how to hold his own toys.
How can you resist this face???
Big sister helping to make tummy time more enjoyable.
Much time is spent in the Baby Einstein gym.
Avery enjoying a little beach time on a very cold. windy morning.
She wore her runners so she could run on the beach!