Thursday, May 29, 2008

Freeze this Moment

After much convincing and self motivation I decided that I needed to write in this blog more frequently than once (if that) a month. This is mainly due to the fact that we have many family members down in beautiful Brazil that would be terribly angry with me if I only told them how the grandkids were doing once a month....I also have a mother who is constantly asking for pictures ( I try to remind her that the photographer in the family lives in Seattle and she is bugging the WRONG child, but she wont give in)....I also have quite a few friends that send emails, txt messages, and phone calls telling me that my blog is "boring" because my updates are so far and few between. SOOOOOOOOO....I will try harder. For those of you that were really doing quite well with only hearing from us once a month--bless you--and you can ignore the more frequent updates and still continue to read just once a month....


It's been two weeks since precious little Zoie entered our lives. it has flown by and has been quite a busy blur--this could be because I have had no sleep....My wonderful mother came for a week and graced our lives with WONDERFUL food (she will be rolling her eyes right now because she claims everything she made was "so easy"....blah blah blah). She also played NONSTOP with Riley who is constantly on the go. We were then graced with John and Leire for a few days...they were also subjected to Riley's fashion shows, princess play, and make believe weddings. We miss them already! Riley graduated Kindergarten, Zoie had 2 docotor appointments (just check ups and some blood tests--nothing out of the norm) and now we are preparing for more visitors next week (Pam and Katherine!!) Being that my mind does not currently function from the lack of sleep and energy--I will let you just look at more pictures: enjoy!
Little Zoie being spoiled....
Dressed up and all ready to go home!
Our little beauty Riley...in the hot hot weather
Riley's new toy...and what happens when she spends ALL day playing on it...(she fell asleep)
Like father like daughter...they do after all look alike...
Zoie in her snuggly. She loves it!
A long play day at Kangaroo Zoo...its exhausting!
Zoie after her first bath...she hated the bath--but loved being snuggled after it!
Riley ready to go to school for crazy hair day--that's right--she has blue and pink hair--and she made sure her clothes matched
This is what we found when Riley was sleeping on the ground in her room--Sophie snuggled right up next to her.
Zoie and her classic "scrunched" face...she makes it quite often...(this one is just for you mom)
My handsome husband...'nuff said
Lovely Leire and Precious John John...we wish they lived here...
Riley's Kindergarten graduation...she is laughing at grandma Nisey in the front row dancing for her..
Riley throwing her cap...what a big girl...she is getting too big too fast
Our bright eyed beauty...she's amazing
Little Miss Zoie and her binkie...which is the size of her face...
Our other bright eyed beauty...ready to leave the hospital...
My handsome husband being a "daredevil" on the big blow up slides at Kangaroo Zoo (note: he got a slide burn on his chin...)
There you have it--Its been quite the wonderful lovely eventful 2 weeks. I wish I had more pictures--of mom, of my niece Izzy when she is trying to "softly" touch the baby, of my nephew Jack holding baby Zoie, or of my brother Justin falling off our trampoline. We feel very blessed with the life we have and the 2 wonderful girls we have. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoy them. Much love to you all--and come visit...we like visitors

8 comments:

ll said...

Oh indeed! You DO have a beautiful family. I love the more frequent updates (although being the nice aunt that I am I would never have told you to do it. I leave that to your mom). Congrats and good luck keeping up. When I finally catch up with all our goings on I'm going to come visit you. Bet you can't wait!

Aubrey said...

In the scrunched up face picture, Zoie looks just like Berns!!! I couldn't believe it!! You'll have to let me know when Pam & Katherine are here, I'd love to see them.

jalynnie said...

you have a disgustingly cute family.
i love you mucho..will you be at camp this summer????????????????

WaynenRissnKids said...

You all look very cute and very happy, Shea. Congratulations on baby Zoie. Hopefully we can see you guys sometime when we are in Utah. Man, everyone is moving there!

Congrats again!

SladeMomma said...

BEAUTIFUL baby!!!!! But you knew that. Riley's cute as always. But why no pics of you or your mom? What, is your figure not bikini worthy yet?!!

Linda said...

Wow...a little Berns/Shea so sweet and cute. I am so happy for you all. Brings back memories of my sweet little Katie Pats. Doing a happy dance! love you guys!

Linda

Taisja & Brady Maxfield said...

Shea,
Zoie is beautiful! I am so sorry I haven’t been by to see her yet. I’m trying to get over a bad cold and will be over with Brady as soon as I am better. I’m so happy for you guys! All your pictures on your blog are so cute! Talk to you soon,
Taisja

lissalynn said...

hooray for shea and her family!! you all are so precious. im guessing that the reason you have so many pictures of riley sleeping is because that is only time she is still enough to get one. Zoie is beautiful and she looks very healthy. i cant wait to to you so soon. luvs