Thursday, September 25, 2014

52 : 29 (part 3)

Ewan went in the pool for the first time as a 3-month old and has loved it since. With his recent head-crack we have been very strict about him wearing hats in the sun, which led to the search for a swim hat. This week's photo shows Ewan modeling his swim hat, which serendipitously makes him look a bit like Spike Lee. He loves the hat and received many compliments at the pool!

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5 months Darby Darbs! People ask how you are and all we can say is "wonderful!" This month you are measuring 26.75 inches and 17lbs 11.5ozs --- growing daily. You are such a happy girl and you make everyone around you smile. Everyday when we pick you up at school there is a tale of your smiles making someone's day better. Your only angry moments come with hunger or exhaustion. You enjoy all of our outings and are getting so good with your hands, reaching out and grabbing everything you want whether it be your purple wood diplodocus (your current favorite toy), mama's hair, or daddy's shirt collar. You babble and squeal and make everyone giddy my dear.

Darby Moira - 5 Months

Thursday, September 18, 2014

52 : 28 (part 3)

While on a trip to the grocery with Kevin, Ewan requested a pumpkin. He of course wanted the largest ones that they had, but was convinced the smaller variety were cooler. He brought his pumpkin home, named him Orange Pumpkin McDonald, drew portraits of him, and has since taken him everywhere, including bed as seen in this week's photo.

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Trying solids with Darby has been fun! So far she has eaten bananas, baby cereal, carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes. To our great surprise the big winner thus far is peas!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Darby 20/52

Darby started rolling about a month ago, but now she takes it very seriously, rolling from one side of the room to the other, and occasionally under furniture, which she does not like too much!

52 : 27 (part 3)

Sweet Ewan,

You are two and a half now, or two point five as your Daddy taught you. This is a fun age buggy, you sure know how to push our buttons and crack us up all at once. 

We are still predicting you will be an engineer of some sort, your favorite activity is building castles with magnatiles. You amaze us with your understanding of the different triangles and how you can fit them together to make "stop signs" and "spiky roofs" for your structures.

Your imagination is growing more vivid everyday and you now ask for original stories at bedtime instead of our go to songs. Bedtime is one of the sweetest times with you, you are in a fighting sleep phase but you are so tired from playing hard that it only takes a few minutes until your warm body is breathing the rhythm of sleep and we can't help but be lulled to sleep as well. You don't need us to fall asleep, but it is honestly the only time you are still and we can steal cuddles. 

Ewan boy you have the sweetest soul and frequently stop to kiss our arms, our hands, our knees... Whatever you can reach to show your love. When we ask for kisses you wander up and put your hands on our cheeks and offer big smooches. Your love makes any day better and we are so grateful to have it. 

We dread the day your sweetness is tarnished by this world Ewan, if only we could protect you from that inevitable fact. This world is lucky to have a boy like you and so are we. 

Knuckles - Blow It Up,

Ewan Porter - 2 Years 7 Months

Thursday, September 4, 2014

52 : 26 (part 3)

School was closed for the end of last week to get ready for the new school year, so we took some time to visit Mama and Daddy's offices. This week's picture shows Ewan preparing to take over the world one day. We also spent some of our off-time taking sibling portraits, going to the zoo, and mini-breaking in Napa!

Darby 19/52

This week Darby started her academic career. Mama went back to work and she started in the Starfish classroom, just a few doors down from big brother. From her first visit Darby has done great at school, already loving her friends and teachers, but Mama has missed her dearly. And because timing always works out in our favor Mama's first day back to work coincided with the first day of a mandatory overnight offsite for Daddy, so she also FaceTime'd for the first time this week as well!