Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Family Pictures

In early May we had a family photo shoot* and today we were finally able to pick up our beautiful pictures! It is so fun to see these new, beautiful pictures around the house. Below are some of our favorites. Click on the video at the end if you'd like to see a few more =)

Adorable video of the proofs!

* For those in the Ithaca area, we went to Jari Poulin Photography. As you can see from the pictures, she did a beautiful job. She even gave us the video clip of our proofs as a bonus. We highly recommend her!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

10 Months Old!

Cora is 10 months old today! My goodness, time is flying!

Not a little baby any more!

Cora had a Dr's appointment yesterday and her ears (which have had some infection trouble) checked out a-okay. She's also down to 80th% in weight. All that crawling is starting to lean little missy out =)

To celebrate Cora's milestone, and take advantage of the beautiful 70 degree weather, the girls and I went for a hike and picnic in Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park. Just a few miles from our house, this is a lovely resource to have =)

On our 'hike'

Water fun!

Our double BOB stroller* is perfect for outings like this. Cora can chill in the stroller and Noelle can walk or ride, depending on her mood. Best of all, I can easily carry everything we need for a comfortable outing; food, extra clothes, blankets, toys, etc. So, we were able to have a lovely picnic in the woods, far away from the cars.
Food tastes better out here =)

* The only down side is that this stroller is huge - it definitely requires a SUV or minivan to transport it!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rainy Weather

We have had quite a bit of rain the last week. It hasn't cramped our style much, though. Noelle was excited to put her rain boots and coat to good use!

Ready to hike in the rain!

Two minutes later, while I was a bit distracted with Cora, Noelle headed straight into the stream and fell down; soaking her pants and filling her boots with water! Fortunately, we always travel with spare clothes and shoes =)

Let's try this again

Watching from the stroller

Noelle is officially in what I've started to call the 'me do it self' phase. It's great that she's excited about dressing herself etc. and usually all it means is things take a bit longer. Getting her own food, however, has proved a bit problematic!

Cereal, um, oops

Can't have too many goldfish, right?!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Water Fun

We're about to get some relief from the recent unseasonably hot weather. So, we made sure get in a ton of water fun in recent days!

Sprinklers at a local park*

Giant shaved ice - water is good frozen too!

Good 'ole kiddie pool!

Noelle swimming away

Cora's 1st swim lesson!

Over the next few days it'll be cool enough to go for walks and play on the playground equipment again. So, we shouldn't be suffering too much =)

* Mom forgot a swim suit. Underwear is almost as good!