Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick Trip to Arlington

Mommy & Daddy's little pumpkin

Thursday morning I woke up in a pumpkin kinda mood. I decided Isabella needed to get in the Halloween spirit with a little orange; pumpkin shirt, bow and earrings!

The pumpkin urge may have also come from my slightly impulsive nature last week. I had told Chris last weekend that if the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to advance to the American League Championship series, I wanted to go see the Yankees take on the Rangers in Arlington (rooting for the Yankees of course). Tuesday night Game 5 approached between the Rangers and Rays. As I fed Zach and watched the Rangers wrap up that series, I hastely called Chris stressing that I still wanted to make the trip to Arlington. Fortunately Games 1 & 2 of the ALCS were in Arlington, game 2 being Saturday at 3pm. I was able to acquire tickets pretty easily, and in a shaded area. This last minute decision turned into a great family weekend. Friday night we had sushi, which we hadn't eaten in almost a year because of the pregnancy. Luke, the kids godfather, was also in the Dallas area for the weekend visiting family, so we were able to meet him for breakfast Saturday morning. After breakfast we headed over to the Fort Worth zoo, which was very nice and canopied. Bella had a great time and we relished in her observation of all the animals. Even after a busy morning, we were able to make it to our seats at the ballpark with kids in tow right as the game started. Zach slept peacefully on my chest while Bella sat in Chris's lap as we made it easily through 6 and a half innings. We left to beat traffic, rest up after a long day, and avoid watching the Yankees choke as they trailed 7-2. Regardless of the fast and tiring trip, we enjoyed being able to have these experiences with the kiddos, obviously more for us since they will never remember it!

After our long drive to Arlington Friday afternoon

The Fort Worth Zoo

Before the game

During the game

After the game

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Week In Pictures, Vol II

Judging by the size, this shirt is obviously not Isabella's. This is mommy's shirt, pre-babies. While cleaning out my closet, I found it. Most people that know me, know why I have this shirt. I felt it was fitting for the princess to wear. (The shirt says Little Miss Bossy!!)

Zachary is becoming such a big boy and finally filling out all of his NB clothes. He is moving to his 0-3 months clothes tomorrow.

Isabella loves going outside to take walks with mommy and help me prune flowers. She has a special drawer that holds her hat and sunglasses by the front door, which we make her put on almost everytime we step outside. She has gotten tall enough to open this drawer and pull out her little items. Thursday I was sitting in our bedroom on the floor sorting through laundry with Zach in my lap when I hear Bella get all excited. I look up to see her trotting through the living room with her sunglasses placed neatly on her face.

This is our latest PT toy. The trike is designed to build upper and lower body strength. In just one short week it has made a difference in her leg flexibility and ability to climb steps.

He is just so darn cute!