June 17, 2013

.Dylan turns 2!

Today, Dylan is two!!  It's been a whirlwind.  Between Mila's arrival, my birthday, Father's Day, Dylan's birthday, and then my mom's birthday all within three weeks... it's been celebratory chaos.

I didn't want to neglect Dylan's second birthday just because of the coming of her sister, but we were limited.  So last minute, we planned a simple play date with a few of her little friends, and although the weather absolutely did not cooperate and we had to seek cover, I don't think Dylan minded a bit.

Two years is gone in a flash and this little person with (ahem... strong) opinions and a lively personality brings fun and humor into everyday life.  It's never dull nor predictable, and I can't wait to watch her flourish with a playmate and as an older sister.

Happy birthday my sweet girl!

P.S. Dylan's first birthday and her birth story.
P.P.S. My mom made adorable flower crowns for the girls, and Dylan hated it and refused to wear it more than 3 seconds.  Typical.

June 16, 2013

.I love this day.

This holiday gets sweeter and sweeter as it serves as a time for me to reflect on my girls and their loving father.  This is the kid that I've known since we were 17, and although there are things that have never changed about him, there are times when I look at him and can't believe this is the same high school boy who used to pick me up for dates.  Fatherhood looks great on you G.

And happy Father's Day to my own dad, who still has the capability to make me feel encouraged and supported, and yet also embarrass me terribly when he gets the chance.

P.S. Father's Day last year & the year before.

June 10, 2013

.Rookies no longer.

Our first week together, much smoother this time around, perhaps because we are no longer rookies.  This rhythm we know, still fresh in our minds, unlike the unknown territory of raising your first.  

Dylan is in love with her little sister, giving dozens of kisses, and totally ignoring Mila's personal space.  At the hospital, when it came time to check Mila's vitals, Dylan very seriously said to the nurse, "be nice!"  It's adorable, and I hope in the future that protectiveness and love wins over any jealousy or competition.

So far Mila seems laid-back and low maintenance, but as time goes on I look forward to better knowing this new soul.

P.S. The rest of the littlest nursery.
P.P.S. Our other first week.

June 8, 2013


That feeling of meeting someone and yet just knowing that belonging.  That knowledge that there was always a distinct place for them and how quickly it feels natural and like it's always just been.  And this whole new future with them can be imagined all at once and it's no longer scary nor overwhelming, but just a part of your course.

Mila, what a wonderful shock to our system you've been.

June 3, 2013

Hello, I'm new here...

Amelia Sloan

Born June 3rd, 2013
 7 lbs, 13 oz
 20 inches

Sometimes, the moments just can't get much better you know?

P.S. The other most crazy/ beautiful thing we have ever done