Monday, October 27, 2014

20 Weeks: Mango - Gender Reveal




We had our 20 week ultrasound and found out we are having a baby girl!

We are naming her Jane Lily Wolfe.

Stephen and I both have a thing for old-fashioned names and we love the sweet simplicity of Jane (much like Alice).  

Also, I love Jane Austen.

As for Lily, I just thought it sounded nice, and will probably call her Jane-Lily often.

Jane was being difficult during the ultrasound and wouldn't move her hands from in front of her face so I don't have any cute ultrasound pictures to share.

So excited for Alice to have a sister!

Also, it means we don't have to buy anything!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Zoo, Aquarium, and Insectarium


My in-laws gave us tickets to the New Orleans Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium (3 separate places).

We have been waiting until the weather got cooler to use them and that took until now.

And so we spent the day at the zoo on one beautiful Saturday a couple weeks ago.



They had a fun little area where they talked about different animals and let the kids pet them, like this guinea pig.


Alice really wanted to ride the carousel.  She was nervous as it was moving but really sad when it was over.



Just cutely eating snack.


It was lots of fun and Alice definitely had a blast.

Then yesterday we went back to New Orleans and did the aquarium and then the insectarium.


The otters were especially fun to watch.



After the aquarium we went to lunch.  It was thankfully a pretty loud restaurant because Alice decided to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star very loudly for a good part of the time we were there.

Then we walked over to the insectarium.

The best part of the insectarium was the butterfly room.



Not sure what this face is about.





All the other stuff in the insectarium just kinda creeped me out.  Though they had a neat display of some really beautiful moths and beetles.

It was funny because Stephen has taught Alice that if you see a bug on you, smack it (good advice with the mosquitoes here) so she will often say at home "bug, smack!"

So as we showed her the different bugs at the insectarium she kept saying "Bug, smack!"

In the swamp bug section they had this 'gator that Alice thought was pretty fun.


So another fun day spent in New Orleans, thanks for the tickets Michael and Patti!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

16 Weeks: Avocado



Well I am a little disappointed that I am only a tiny bit bigger than I was in last month's picture.

But the baby is still getting bigger all the same and that's what matters.

I just like being more obviously pregnant :o)

I have been feeling great and am so anxious to find out the gender next month!

Also, I can't wait to feel the baby move.

That's always amazing.


PS  I added a tab (right under the heading photo with Alice and the boots), "Bump #2: With Fruit!" to put all the pictures, for better comparison sake :o)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alice Turns 2! A photo shoot!


So we did a little photo shoot for Alice's 2nd birthday.

It's hard in photography when you have specific ideas of how you want your photos to look and then they don't turn out that way.

I got a lot of cute pictures but they weren't quite what I had envisioned, in particular how the confetti would look.

Oh well.

Prepare yourself for a LOT of pictures of Alice in all her cuteness :o)

We did a balloon full of confetti and popped it.





Then Daddy sprinkled confetti on her and though sadly you can't really see the confetti, her reactions are adorable.







Then we tried putting it in her hands and having her blow it, which also didn't quite turn out as planned, but still cute.




Then of course we had to give her a cupcake and she LOVED blowing out the candles and asked to do it again.





She was so dainty about eating the cupcake and only licked a little frosting off it.








Then she wanted to play with the confetti again.




Then just some random cuteness.






Sunday, August 31, 2014

12 Weeks: Plum


Ok so I know I said I wasn't going to do belly pictures but...

I had a good (and easy) idea and just couldn't help myself!



So every 4 weeks I will do a belly picture with the "your baby is now the size of ____" fruit or vegetable.

Easy peasy.

And so cute if I say so myself :o)