Friday, July 13, 2012


April was a busy month full of appointments, work and of course FUN! 

 Happy Easter!!! Athea's first bunny ears!

8 Months old!!!!
14 lbs, 5 oz 
2 ft, 1 in
(taken April 19)

Athea is starting to get herself into the sitting position from her tummy!

We took Athea to a public pool next to the zoo. Athea wasn't sure what to think of the water. We thought she would love it right away since she loves bath time... but she was very reserved!

Here are some fun pictures throughout the month. Some reading in the laundry basket, bath time in the rubber ducky, stroller ride, hanging out at the farmer's market and of course... Lorenzo hanging out in Athea's room!

Grandma Lil and Grandpa Tom stopped in for a short weekend visit! Athea last saw them when she was first born so this was so nice for her to be able to see them again!

We spent a couple of hours at the Reid Park Zoo! 

Check out the picture of Athea totally passed out after spending an entire day with the grandparents!

One last morning to hang out with the grandparents... plus we had to skype with Aunt Jen! Thank you for coming to visit Grandpa Tom and Grandma Lil! We had a ton of fun hanging out with the two of you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Spring!

The month of March was full of sunshine and of course... spring break! Woohoo!

We've been introducing "solids" for about a month now... Athea hasn't really taken to the pureed food. Yes... that is Ben's crazy beard... as you see more pics you'll see the progress!

Check out the beautiful painting that Ben made for Athea's room. 

Since Athea is at the daycare at Ben's school we are able to see her at lunch time (top left pic Athea is enjoying "lunch" with us) and we are super lucky to be able to see her around campus. These pics are when we actually had our phone available to take the pics!

Athea LOVES to play peek-a-boo!

During spring break it actually got pretty hot!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Developing a love for reading.

Ride the Motorcycle!

 Our good friends from Wisconsin were actually in Scottsdale for their spring break and we were oh so lucky that they drove down to Tucson to spend the afternoon with us! 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

We are All Alive!!!!!

It's been way too long since I've been on this... but we are all alive and doing well!!!!!

I have been trying to find time here and there to create some collages of pictures that we've been taking... so I thought I should try to post some while Athea is actually sleeping!!!! Sleep has definitely been a challenge which means finding a few moments to ourselves is challenging as well...

Anyway, more to come later... we go back to work in two weeks so I am crossing my fingers that in this short time that we will develop a better sleeping pattern at night as well as take some naps during the day, update the blog and enjoy the rest of the summer!


5 months!!!!!
11 lbs, 8 oz (end of December)
22.5 inches long

Uncle Nick and Aunt Devan visited us during MLK weekend... we had a ton of fun hanging out with them and it was awesome to see Athea interact with them. Lots of cuddling and of course lots of pictures! We also ventured back to Old Tucson Studios! Thanks for visiting!

 Athea seems right at home with her Aunt and Uncle!

 Old Tucson Studios!!!!!

 Our last day with Aunt Devan and Uncle Nick.


6 months!!!!!!
12 lbs, 9 oz
23 1/5 inches long

Athea has been in daycare for a little over a month and so far she hasn't gotten sick!!!!

 I couldn't decide which "normal" pic I liked so there is an extra one!

 Some pictures at school (Athea's daycare is at Ben's HS and it is also one of my schools!). We all get to go to school together and see Athea during the day! It's the best set up ever. 

During Rodeo Weekend (the rodeo is pretty big down here and we all get two days off!), Uncle Zach and Aunt Liz came down to Tucson for a nice long weekend! We had a ton of fun hanging out, hiking, cooking and taking tons of pics!
We jumped right in and took them to Little Cafe Poca Cosa... one of our favorite places to go but they are only open for breakfast/lunch during the week... so we were excited to be able to take them. 

 Tucson Botanical Gardens

 Early morning hike at Catalina State Park. We took Athea on this hike before she was even born.

Story time with Uncle Zach and Aunt Liz

It was awesome to have Uncle Z and Aunt L visit us!!!!


7 months!!!!
12 lbs, 14 oz (taken at the end of Feb)
24 inches long

Athea is a pro at sitting on her own... she hasn't rolled from back to front yet but her sitting skills are awesome!