Saturday, April 30, 2011

back-up: easter morning

so kira got a present from mommy and daddy on easter morning... a lot of egg playing ensued...john, understandably maybe, finds kira fascinating
as you can imagine, the sunglasses didn't come off the rest of the day...this is the best shot we could get of kira's easter dress (thanks for the new threads, gramma!)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For Daddy

Jay returned to work today so I thought I would post some pictures for him. The toddler of the house chose not to participate in the photo shoot, but luckily we have another adorable family member now...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Cousin Walker, Kira, and John would like to wish you a happy Easter. (Incidentally, Walker is only 7 weeks older than John, but look at the size difference!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

how we're adjusting

everyone's sleeping pretty well, all things considered... except eli, maybe, who seems to be on high-alert to guard the newest addition to the family...it seems like just yesterday that he was sleeping under kira's crib...kira and i (this is jay) made it out to run some errands the other day, which is where she received that amazing starbucks sticker; the sucker is courtesy of our friends annie & brenton & baby piper, who brought us dinner the other night; the pants-less look is kind of normal around here now
we're watching a little more television than normal--although when we let kira choose it always tends to be the same thing: monsters, inc.
normally we don't let her eat and watch tv at the same time: but how can you resist this grin?
here she is: maybe a little bothered that i'm interrupting her favorite movie? tough to say...
more when we get it together!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a bit more from the first weekend

at the hospital...
meanstwhile, at home with Gramma...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

John Rand Wamsted

April 15th, 2011
3:51 A.M.
7 lbs, 12 oz
20 inches
Awesome hair

Monday, April 11, 2011

Grocery Store Revelation

"Rabbit drink out of a straw! That's so special, Daddy!"
-Kira upon spotting the Nesquik packaging

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting Around...

One more week until my due date. The doctor said she would be surprised if I make it that long. Let's see if Baby Boy agrees...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One More...

Here is one more picture of Kira from Addie's birthday party. This one is courtesy of Aunt Anna (who is clearly a wonderful photographer). I love the look on Kira's face here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Addie's Birthday Party

After a 3-hour drive to Montgomery (thanks for being with us, Gramma!), we made it to Kira's cousin Addie's 3rd birthday party. After some quick hugs hello, Kira went straight for the small playset. Soon she realized, however, that the action was better on the big-girl playground. Here she is on the big-girl swing for only the second time.
Grampa was thrilled to have the opportunity to push her (and maybe more thrilled to have his picture taken...). Pretty impressive that he can squat down like that at his age.
I include this picture so you can see how amazing Kira is on the big-girl swing. As improbable as it might seem, she recovered from this almost-fall without touching the ground. Notice also how calm Grampa is about the whole thing.
Here is Kira with both Gramma & Grampa. I have no idea what exactly Gramma is doing here with her right hand, but that is one of Kira's twin cousins in her left hand--Anne Perry. Aunt Anna (mother of the birthday girl) is in the background there.
This is Kira knocking down a piece of cake. Intensity, focus, gusto. She's a Wamsted.
Apparently pinatas are de rigueur at toddler birthday parties in Montgomery. Kira, however, had never seen one in her life until the events leading up to this picture. Again notice the focus amidst the swirl of activity. I don't think she quite got what was happening.
Fortunately, Aunt Anna helped Kira get into the spirit of Addie's birthday. Necklace, silly band, two rings--and those are bubbles in her right hand. I'm not sure what she's watching here, but I appreciate the way she is paused halfway up the stairs with her arm so jaunty.
This is Jay writing, by the way.

Griffin & Charlotte

We had some frineds over for dinner the other night. Nobody remembered to bring the camera out until after dessert. You can see what dessert did.