Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jane: 6 Months Old

Jane just turned 6 months old!

It came so fast!

She's pretty mobile, she gets around pretty good with an army crawl but has started doing a real crawl the last couple days.

She's pretty content crawling around and playing with her toys, trying to get at whatever Alice is doing.

She got her first non-breast milk the other day.  I gave her some banana but she just made a face like "why is this in my mouth?" and spit it out.

Unfortunately my good sleeper has started being a bad sleeper the last couple weeks.  I don't know why but she is waking up crying like 6+ times a night.  Thank goodness we co-sleep!

So of course I had to do some pictures of her turning 6 months, decided to do something similar to what I did with Alice.

Here is Alice at 6 months:

And now Jane:

Don't they look so different!

Alice looks more like Stephen and his family and Jane looks more like me and my family.

Here is some more cuteness for you.

Miss Pretty-in-Pink

And of course I had to get some sister pictures while I was at it!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Alice Turns 3!

 First Birthday:

Second Birthday:

Third Birthday:

Alice at age 3 in a nutshell:

She's a total girly-girl who only wears dresses and almost always a "tutu dress".  Thankfully this girlyness has yet to include being very emotional, moody or sensitive.

She also loves all things transportation, airplanes, boats, buses and trains especially.

She sleeps great, goes to bed at 7:30 and we wake her up at 7.  She naps at 1:30 and I wake her up at 4.

It's still a struggle to get her to eat at mealtime.

She has a lot of energy, especially in the evening she can get really crazy.

She'll be a little shy in a new situation or place where she doesn't know anyone.

But at home or someplace with a friend she is super outgoing.

Favorite books: Beatrix Potter books, Pete the Cat books, Locomotive, Dr. Seuss books and the Jesus Storybook Bible.

Favorite shows/movies:  Peg + Cat, My Neighbor Totoro, Song of the Sea, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Winnie the Pooh.

She loves Jane and is a great big sister, most of the time.

She loves going to church and cries every Sunday when we leave.

We love her to pieces and are so blessed to be her parents.

So on her birthday we started off with a mickey pancake and candles:

Then we headed to the zoo, which is an occasion which obviously warrants a tutu dress, birthday girl crown and a "boppity-boo" (magic wand).

We ended the day with a cupcake with trick candles on it, her reaction was hilarious.


I wanted to take some pictures of Alice for her birthday which is easier said than done.

Alice is not good at getting her picture taken, it's so hard to get her to look at the camera and even harder to get her to do it while smiling.

Thankfully I learned a good trick from my sister-in-law (and mother of 4)....bribery.

In this case, jelly beans did the trick.

Wish I was a photoshop pro and could add fairy wings to this picture!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

California: Part 2

The second half of our California trip was spent in Napa with my parents.

The first afternoon we celebrated my Boppa's (my dad's dad) 85th birthday with a bunch of the family.

My grandma.

Smiles for my Dad, her Boppa.

My grandparents meeting Jane, their 12th great-grandchild, 11 of which are girls (they have 8 grandchildren, 7 of which are girls).  We make girls in the Cooney family :).

The party also included some great old photos including this one:

My dad is the second from the left, the one with the red shirt, jeans and groovy hair :)

The next day we went to Train Town in Sonoma.

Alice LOVED it and is still talking about it.

She loves trains.

Riding the train.

Then it was on to all the other fun rides!

Her first taste of cotton candy, we had to convince her it was food at first.

The next day we went to the Academy of Science in San Francisco.

We got there and I pulled out my camera to take a picture and realized I had left the battery in the charger back at my parents house!  Thankfully my mom had her camera.

Jane was mesmerized by the aquariums.

Can you tell she was having a good time? ;)

Our last day in Napa we met up with my friends the Dunnes for a quick visit at the park.

Alice got to play with her long distance best friend Evie who is a month older than her. 

Then to Stephen's Grandma's to introduce her to Jane.

That afternoon Alice played with my parents in the pool in the backyard.

Riding a bike all by herself!

Being goofy with Nana's glasses.

And of course our trip wouldn't be complete without some baking with Nana, which she loves.

We got back to Louisiana around midnight.

The shuttle driver sounded exactly like the firefly Ray from Disney's The Princess and the Frog.

It's not often that we get to hear a heavy Cajan accent.

Then we almost hit an armadillo on the drive home.

Reminded us how different Louisiana is from California!