Thursday, May 31, 2012

In the recovery room, relaxing with Mommy

This, I think is as relaxing as it gets!

Welcoming the newest member of the Skees Family: John Patrick Skees.  11:16 pm May 30th; 9lbs. 11oz., 21.5 inches.  

Rose was overjoyed . . . 

. . . while James was a little uncertain, but still very excited.

Overall, a great success, and a new arrival for which we are all very thankful.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A New Friend

Rose was invited to her very first birthday party at the American Girl doll store.  She had a blast just walking around and seeing all the baby doll accessories (who would've thought they had enough stuff for dolls to fill two floors of a store in the mall?).  
Then, lo and behold, the birthday girl gave out the 'goody bags' and look what was inside it!  Marie-Grace, one of the historical dolls from their collections.  WOW!!  Rose was in love at first sight.

 They had these funny little doll holders in the bathroom stalls so you could keep them clean.  It was actually a good thing, since every little girl in there had a doll with her.  

 Then the party moved into the bistro (fancy word for restaurant if you ask me).  The dolls were provided with booster seats to sit next to the girls.

 And little cups for drinking of course.

 Some cool things about the bistro - the neat light fixture and they way they served the food.

Overall, she had a great time and made a new best friend.  At least she will have an easy time with her wishlist this year!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Aunt B's graduation weekend

See a resemblance?

Too cute, little man.

Yes, I realize how big I am.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Belly painting

I did it again!  This babe loves to try to get out right about where that foot is depicted so we thought it might be fitting to have a picture of a baby's foot breaking through a brick wall.  Gotta love the graffiti!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Not feeling well...

Rose was sick on and off all week with a low-grade fever.  She doesn't willingly take naps anymore, unless the car is moving in the afternoon and she can't help it.  But today she said she was going to take a rest in her box...and promptly fell asleep.