Saturday, November 22, 2014

24 Weeks: Cantaloupe

Jane is now the size of a cantaloupe!

She and I are really getting big now.

I've been feeling great and have enjoyed feeling her little kicks.

At my prenatal appointments, my midwife keeps telling me I am boring because everything is fine and I never really have any questions :o)

Boring is good, I hope it stays that way.

It was around 24 weeks that I started having early contractions with Alice (which ended up leading to nothing but really freaked us out) so we are a little nervous that will happen again.

I am so excited to have a baby soon.

Alice seems more and more grown up everyday, which has been so much fun, but it does make me miss having a baby.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Little Artist

We put Alice's easel outside and gave her some paint and let her go at it.

I dressed her in one of my old Cooney and Co. (my dad's company) t-shirts.

It reminded me of the many painting projects I have done in that shirt.

It was finger paint, but she is like her daddy and doesn't really like things on her hands and so was a little upset when she got paint on her hand. 

Then Daddy showed her she could do a handprint, and then it was cool.

"I have a paintbrush!"

"So awesome!"

"This one is for my blue period.."

"And it needs a little!"

Potty break.

Time for a popsicle.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Alice has recently fallen in love with Cinderella.

It's the only Disney princess movie we've let her watch.

We like Cinderella because it has no scary parts and because she is kind and respectful and isn't rebellious (I'm talking to you Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Rapunzel and Meridia!)

Whenever we put Classical music on, Alice gets really excited because she thinks it's the music from Cinderella :o)

We are not big Halloween people but a while back Stephen's grandma gave Alice a dress up Cinderella dress so we thought she would have fun dressing up for the day.

And of course I had to take some pictures.

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.