What are we up to?

We are living in Woodbridge VA and loving it. We now have 2 beautiful little girls, Evelynn and Cora, and look forward to the adventures that are coming our way. We have such a blessed life together and are thankful everyday for our eternal family.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Evelynn's Baby Blessing

This past Sunday we gave Evelynn her baby blessing in church. We have been looking forward to doing it for a long time because Preston's parents were coming all the way out here for it. We had such a great visit with them and were sad they had to leave so soon! Evelynn looked so cute! We are a little sad that she only gets to wear that dress once cause it is so pretty! Anyway, it is an amazing experience to watch your wonderful husband take your baby girl in his hands and with the power of the priesthood give her a name and a blessing made just for her. I will never forget that day and I am so grateful to have a husband who holds the priesthood. Here are a couple pictures!!

Also.. this week I had to take Evie to get her 2 month well baby check up. She weighs 11 pounds 9 ounces and is now 22 inches long. Almost double what she was when she was born! I can't believe she is so big already! I can get her to smile about anytime I want her to now and there are times where she just wont stop talking to you! She still loves to roll from side to side and our new game is to make her legs run as fast as they can and she just can't get enough of it!! She also LOVES to play on her play mat and thinks mommy is really funny! ANYWAY... she had to get 3 shots while we were at the doctors. She was such a trooper but I have to say that it was way harder on me than I ever could have imagined it would be! I think I cried more than she did! I told Preston that he gets to take her next time cause I don't think I could do that twice! I felt so bad for her but she pulled through and in a couple days she was back to normal happy Evie! Here are her little battle wounds!
This is just a cute picture of baby and Daddy watching some football. That's what I like to do during football too!! Isn't she just so stinkin cute?? We are crazy about this little girl!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 Months Old and Lake Anna

Well Evelynn is 2 months old already! Can you believe it? She is still the sweetest little girl ever. We love her so much!

A couple things about Evelynn at 2 months old:
  • She loves her Mom and Dad
  • smiles all the time
  • loves bath time
  • loves her pacifier and also sucking on her hands
  • her favorite game to play is when you grab her feet while she is laying down and roll her from side to side. Even when she is crying, this game will put a huge smile on her face
  • likes to be outside more than anything
  • she has started sleeping through the night
  • she won't fall asleep unless her nap time tunes are playing
  • and has started to take a big interest in Tonka
She is so much more fun every single day and we are loving every minute of being this little girls parents!!

This weekend we went out to Lake Anna. One of Prestons co-workers was having a farewell party at their lake house. This place was huge. Apparently there are a couple of them that own it and they rent it out by the week. Anyway it was a lot of fun. I wish I would have got some more pictures of the place but I didn't. Evelynn had a really good time and everyone there thought she was just the best little baby ever. We kept telling them how much she loves being outside!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Over Labor Day weekend we decided to finally head downtown and see the sights! I can't believe we have been here since April and haven't done it yet. It was so much fun and we are glad we were able to finally get down there. Here are a bunch of pictures from our weekend!

Washington Memorial

Preston driving the stroller.. It makes him look less girly when he pretends it's a motorcycle :)
The World War 2 Memorial
This was one of our favorites! It made us both kind of sad though.

Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Even though it was REALLY hot and we forgot her pacifier in the car, Evelynn had a good time too. She is such a trooper and loves being outside!

Arlington Cemetery

We were able to watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. It was an awesome thing to watch. If you are ever in DC and want to see something amazing I suggest visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

DC is such an awesome place! We had a great time checking out the sights and we are so glad to be here for a couple more years so that we have time to do everything we want to! DC is HUGE!!