Wednesday, October 28, 2009

road trip

on september 27, i packed up the girls for an impromptu trip to austin. my parents were going down for a few days and james was working a double shift so i decided saturday morning to just go for it. i put a movie on for avery in the car and carly was sleeping. the drive down was not too bad. i was expecting much worse.

avery was so excited to see baby ried (and play with his toys).

carly had some good cuddle time with aj.
we walked to the neighborhood playground. this was reid's first time on the swing.

taylor and gary came over to visit on sunday afternoon before we went home.

the drive home was a breeze. avery was so worn out from the walk to the park, and then playing at the park that she slept almost the whole way. carly loves the car so she was sleeping, too. it was a great trip and i am glad we went for a little visit. i hope we get back there soon!

and...i just love baby reid.
happiest. baby. ever.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

friends and family

in the spirit of playing catch up, here are some of my favorites from the last 6 weeks or so.
rachael, doug and baby max brought over some yummy dinner for us. max was not impressed.

labor day weekend we went to the kinard's lake house for matt's birthday.

nicole had some snuggle time with carly

avery was talking with the guys

my girl

time to rock

grandma wanda met her 7th great-grandbaby.

annabelle and avery with their babies

papa jim came for a visit

we are lucky to have such great friends and family.

Friday, October 16, 2009

september...i missed you!

i do not have a single blog post from september. we were busy at the flores house. it has been quite an adjustment for all of us, but i think now we are getting in to the routine and figuring each other out.
carly is a very sweet baby! she started smiling at 6 weeks and smiles all the time now.
avery loves being a big sister. she is very helpful and likes to open the flaps to the diaper and try to shove pacifiers in carly's mouth. she pulls her ride on fire-truck over to stand on it and peek in carly's crib. in the car, if carly starts to cry, avery will sing the abc's really loud. if that doesn't work she says "he want some music on." followed by "ooohh, coo carly." avery loves to hold her and lets us know when carly is hungry, sleepy, sad, happy, smiling, or crying. it is good to have a big sister watch out for you :)
i went back to work on september 17 and carly went to my friend, jacquelyn's house. it was so hard to go back to work and leave that sweet baby...but i know she is in good hands and gets lots of love all day! here she is on her first day.
the rest of the month is basically a blur...we are doing good to get all our shoes and socks on and out the door. i know it will get easier. i am trying to enjoy this time as much as possible. i am lucky to have 2 sweet girls and a fantastic husband!

pink fly photography

my good friend misti took some fantastic pictures of carly when she was almost a month old. her photography is always amazing! her studio is called pink fly photography. she has taken pictures of avery too and every time i am always so impressed by her talent!

if you want family pictures, wedding pictures, baby pictures or anything, misti is your girl. check out her website and you will see some little avery pictures too! :)