Thursday, June 26, 2008

Allie Laurel Allen

This week has been understandably crazy! I feel much aggrieved I have not been able to post until now, and this will even be an abbreviated post.

I'm sure by now most of you have heard the immaculate news:

Allie Laurel Allen is here! She was born Monday, June 23, 2008 at 2:26 PM at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. She weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 19 1/2 inches in length!

Labor technically lasted only about 5 1/2 hours and Charlotte was incredible! I don't have much time to post many pictures, but I will give you this beautiful one and the link to her birthday photoset on flickr:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Alyse Gets Her Game On!

You know your little girl is grown up when she can adeptly play a computer game by herself.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

My, How You've Grown

Well, our little Alex Bear turned one year old yesterday! It's hardly believable when your firstborn turns one, but almost impossible to believe when your secondborn does, I'm not sure why. Also I--Drew--started my new job yesterday, so it was a bit of an odd day all around.

Although Alex's party is not until this weekend, we tried to commemorate her special day with a few low-key celebratory measures:

Eating Birthday Pizza
Here Alex chows down on some special birthday pizza.

Drinking Birthday Spritey
Here she has her first experience with soda - Spritey! (As Alyse calls it.)

Alyse Blew Out Her Candle!
Then, of course, being presented with the birthday cupcake...

Eating a Cupcake 
Then, of course, cramming her mouth full of cupcake (...and subsequently leading a sugar-rush rampage throughout the house...)

Alex's Present
Opening her present from Mommy, Daddy, & Alyse.

Tear it Up!
And finally, senselessly destroying any remnant of wrapping paper.