Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Week Back to Work

This was Eric's first week back to work since Aine was born, and we all managed relatively well (surprisingly). Although I had quite a bit of help from Barney (you know, the extremely annoying purple dinosaur!) Aine was still in night owl mode...wide awake until about 12/1 I wasn't quite getting my full beauty sleep (don't know if I'll ever catch up with that though :) ). When Leah woke up, I'd get her a sippy with juice and a bowl of cheerios, bring it in bed with me and put on Barney (multiple times). Not that I like finding cheerios in bed, but I did what I had to. We worked very hard on keeping Aine up quite a bit throughout the day, and it seems to be working. She now goes down around 9 and wakes up around 2:30/3 and again around 6 (definitely more doable that getting to sleep at 1:30 only to get up a couple hours later.) God is very good to help us shift her schedule!!! This was the week (5th) Leah started sleeping through the night (and we're openly encouraging Aine to beat her sister...let the sibling competition begin!) I go for my 6-week checkup this week...can't believe it's already been 6 weeks. Time goes so fast! 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Late Night

Please note the following things in these two pictures:  the glazed over look on our faces (must...have...sleep!), the blackness outside (i.e. it's LATE), Aine's wide-awake eyes and screaming face. Things are improving every day though :) lest I paint too dark of a picture!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Six Hours of Sleep

We had a great day yesterday at the portrait some great shots! Unfortunately Aine slept the whole time, so there are none with her eyes open. We'll be back though, so maybe next time! Yesterday was Aine's one-month birthday (time is going soooo fast) and she gave me a wonderful gift last night of 6 hours of sleep !!!! (I don't think I can insert enough exclamation points). Poor Eric is down to two more days of "vacation" time (I use that word loosely) and has to go back to work on Monday. He's been off for a month and is definitely enjoying's going to be a shock to his system Monday morning. Gratefully, Aine is giving me more sleep, so I should be pretty functional on my own. I'm the type of person who NEEDS at least 8 hours of sleep...

Leah sculpting her Play-Do. She was quite intense.

A half-smirk...

I love it when she sleeps like this :)
Janice and Al stopped by for a couple hours on their drive back from Alaska, and Janice held Aine the whole time :) It was so great to see them and hear of their cross-country experience!
Boo sits/sleeps in some of the weirdest positions...

This is one of my favorite pictures by far...
Leah "helps" with the laundry and loves to put my bras around her neck like a necklace! I've been trying to snap a picture of her for a long time, and she finally let me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Budding Mathematician

A Very Buttie Weekend

We had a great weekend. On Friday we went to Steve's promotion ceremony (he pinned on Lt Col) and were able to see some old friends there (including Pete who was in town for the weekend). We got to see Steve's brother and sister-in-law, his parents, and MarCi's parents. Leah enjoyed playing with the kids and running around. Then on Saturday we were lucky enough to see Steve and MarCi renew their vows at their church which was followed by a promotion party at their house. On Sunday we got to hang with Pete for a bit. It was a really nice time. 

Sleeping beauty...
My favorite people...
She definitely looks deep in thought!

MarCi's mom knit this beautiful blanket for Aine (she had also blessed us with one for Leah).
Leah playing with Jordan and Jonah (Steve and MarCi's niece and nephew). They had a blast chasing each other around after the promotion ceremony and at the Buttie "estate". It was adorable to watch!

A family shot.

Petey Pete...aka Foxtrot with Aine.  Or as Leah refers to him: "my Pete"
The big sister at work...

The Alexanders' Visit

We attempted to capture Aine's handprint and footprint, but unfortunately she didn't cooperate. Leah on the other hand was more than willing to cooperate :)

Here's Leah dressed up in John's shirt with a pair of tights on her head. She looked like a little monk or something!

Matt and Alice were in town for a day and met us for lunch at Harry Ts in Destin. Unfortunately Mason wasn't feeling 100%, so we didn't get to meet him..but it was great seeing Emma Kate and Leah together again.