Sunday, March 21, 2010

Big Day!

Well, not only did Alea turn 6 weeks old yesterday, but New Moon came out on DVD!! What a big day! We definitely had a photo shoot with her awesome Team Edward shirt given to her by the sweet Karen Drennan! These pics are for you! ... and all those Edward lovers out there! :)

In honor of her turning 6 weeks old, I will tell you 6 new things about our sweet Alea!
1. I truly believe she has special powers. She can be upset and then all of a sudden she will start staring at the ceiling and start smiling and talking. I believe she sees angels! At least I know they are surrounding her! :)
2. Her other special power is the weather. I've decided her new nickname is Storm. She does an excellent job of rolling her eyes in the back of her head... and we have had snow 3 times since she was born. I mean, really? Snow on the first day of Spring???
3. I have started laying her on her activity gym. She enjoys it. You can tell she tries to move her arms and legs to touch the toys.

(This is the closest I've gotten to a smile on camera!)
4. You know she is in a deep sleep when she has both arms above her head!

5. She has started tracking her daddy and me with her eyes. She knows our voices and watches us walk away.
6. I guess #6 really isn't something new about her... but this week we are going to TRY to accomplish two BIG goals - feeding from a bottle (to get used to when I go back to school) and sleeping in her own room. The main word here being "try!" The bottle is most important. I know it is a lot to work towards in one week, but I've got to start sometime. So, say a little prayer for us!
Here are some more pictures I just couldn't leave out! :)

(This has to be one of my favorite faces she makes... she gets so excited!)

(And, then this is what we got... and I love this face, too! Look at that lip!!)
Then, last but not least, here is a picture of her just a day old, or maybe less!
And here is a picture of her at 6 weeks old! Look how big she's gotten!! I don't know what I would do without her!

Friday, March 12, 2010

5 Weeks Old Tomorrow!

Hi friends! Alea has had quite an eventful week! This past weekend Grandma came into town! Alea, Grandma, Nannaw, and I ventured into town to do some shopping! It is time to get her introduced to all the shopping she will do in her lifetime!! :) We had a lot of fun! We also watched Daddy's softball team win two more games... I'm telling you... she is good luck!!!

I can't believe she will be 5 weeks old tomorrow. I am so thankful I still have a month to be at home with her. We have had lots of fun. She is growing so quickly! And my love for her grows deeper every day, hour, minute, and second!

As requested from Poppa Karl... here are some more pictures!

Look at all of that hair!!!
She always gets so excited to get dressed and have her diaper changed! I think she knows feeding time is next! :)

She looks like her mommy with that hair all spiked up! Now we just need to add some color... maybe one day!

Gosh, she is just so precious!! I could look at her for hours and hours...
Oh... BIG yawn... :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exciting Weekend!

Alea had a very eventful weekend this past weekend! It was her first time to really get out, and she did great! On Friday we had our first of many trips to the famous El Sombrero for lunch with her daddy and Kate. On Saturday she attended her very first LeTourneau Lady Jackets softball game. I like to think she brought her daddy a little bit of luck... they won 7-0! The girls played great! Look out cute she looks in her LETU outfit!

She was able to meet some new friends who thought she was adorable! How could they not?!?

On Sunday she made her first trip to LifePoint Church where she met a lot more new friends. She did a great job in the service... I think she loved the loud praise music! :)
I wanted to dress her up in a new outfit, but she is in between sizes right now. Newborn is just about too small, but 0-3 is just still too big. So, I put her back in the same outfit she came home from the hospital from. Might as well get good use out of it. It is just about too small! See how big she is getting!!

I weighed her this morning... 9 lbs! I can't believe my little girl is getting so big. Almost a month old. I am so thankful for the time I have had at home with her. I just love her so much!
Ok, here are some more cute photos that I had to include! :)
Mom... stop taking pictures of me!!
Oh my gosh... how cute is she?? I dressed her up for her daddy... he loves his little Longhorn! (She is going to be so confused... Wreck Em' Tech! :))
Our first real bath! She did so well... didn't cry at all. I think she really enjoyed the warm water!
Thanks for keeping up with us... more to come soon! :)