Geez, where is the time going? I definitely know that it’s going WAY TOO FAST!!
Hanna is now almost 7 weeks (on Friday). She’s smiling and cooing. We’re just loving every minute with her! Caty is still being quite the helper.
Hanna’s out for the count!
Kisses for sissy
Smiling – okay so this one is while she’s sleeping, but it’s still cute
Bathtime at Nana’s
Cute nudie butt!
Trying out her crib – this was my crib as a baby, then Caty’s and now Hanna’s
Caty wanted to lay down and this is the face that I got when I told her that she couldn’t
Seems that Hanna thinks it’s quite funny
The shirt says it all! :)
Here’s a quick rundown of the July so far:
We BBQ’d with some neighbors on July 4th – kind of nice not having to leave home. We bought some fireworks this year, a first around here. Caty had a BLAST watching them. She hasn’t gotten to stay up before to see the fireworks, so this was a special night for her! She finally sacked out around 10:00 – way late, considering she’s usually in bed shortly after 8:00.
Trying out the sparklers with Nana a few days beforehand
On July 11th a good childhood friend got married. Marin and I met 32 years ago – it’s wonderful to be able to say that we’ve known each other (literally) all of our lives. I was 1 and she was 2 when we met. Marin and Brian got married in the most unique of locations. Marin has led river raft trips down the America River out of Coloma, CA. The ceremony took place at the river camp, which was about an hours drive from our house. We unfortunately missed the ceremony, as the map we printed led us to a different location – always check, when using Mapquest, that you’re going where you should be going. We arrived as the ceremony was ending and Marin and Brian were getting into a raft. When you’ve got the American River there, who needs a horse and carriage.
The wedding guests were then invited to join Marin and Brian on a 9 mile raft trip. Obviously we were not able to partake, although we would have loved to. Caty has gone to my parents for the weekend, but we had Hanna with us. So we drove the hour home, spent a couple hours there, then drove back for the reception. It was totally laid back and very casual. We spent the evening enjoying the cool, mountain air, along with a keg of beer, pasta for dinner, followed by homemade (by Marin and her mom, Miesje) apple pie for dessert. It was the perfect wedding for Marin – who has spent time in the Philippines which serving in the Peace Corp and also biked from Panama to the California border (as her Masters project). Lots of love to her and Brian as they start their new life together.
And finally… we headed down to my parents for a few days and had a little get together at my parents, inviting friends over to come and meet Hanna. Three of my good friends from high school came by, along with some other family friends.
Hanna with Nonni and Nonno
With my friend Jacqui
Taking a snooze on Michelle
Hanging with Devon
Okay, so I think that this has been my longest post EVER, but I figured I’d try and get everything into one, as I clearly don’t have time to do multiple posts. I want to leave you with one last picture