Teddy came quickly on June 28th and was born at 4:35pm (an hour after arriving at the hospital). He was 7lbs 5oz, 19.5"" long, and just perfect. Here are a few pictures with a million more to come over the years! Brooke did fantastic with her swift and natural delivery.
To celebrate the beginning of summer, we created sun-inspired monoprints (courtesy of Make and Takes). Once Max got the hang of it, he was off and running. Violet didn't quite grasp the concept, so she grabbed some other tools and started her own project. Our sunny paintings line our fireplace mantel for a bright summer banner.
Friday night, Nick and Max decided to camp out in the backyard. We came home late from the concert in the park and the boys put up the tent in the dark while Violet was put to bed. After the tent was built, they made s'mores and set to bed. Both guys were asleep quickly and slept till after 7am (which is shocking considering the sun rises at about 4:00am these days).
Come Saturday, I was determined to walk Baby Steve out at the Strawberry Fest - yet I sit here Monday afternoon and still no baby! But in any case, we had a great time at the Fest with Nani and Grandpa and enjoyed many strawberry-flavored treats.
The duck race we didn't win.
The next Neil Armstrong (hopefully not that crazy lady astronaut who still wears a diaper)!
I'm a little delayed on posting our pictures from Father's Day, but better late than never, right? I left the day up to Nick and it turned out to be a relaxing and fun day for us all. After opening gifts, Nick took the kids on an early morning bike ride (courtesy of our thrifted bike trailer) and stopped at a park to play. For an hour or so, I felt like it was Mother's Day! We met for brunch and then headed home to relax. Later that night, we ran out for a quick mexican dinner and the kids fell asleep on the way home - a perfect ending to our day!
Max's write-up of Daddy. Originally seen here. Click on the picture for a larger view of his answers.
Why I decided to pick strawberries in 90 degree weather while 9 1/2 months pregnant with two small kids alone, I'll never know, but we sure had a good time. It was an afternoon to remember with them before their world changes!