Sunday, June 8, 2008

Our Girls

Days come and go too fast I've decided. Riley is already 5...I say already only because I was looking at Zoie yesterday and remembering times when Riley was that little...it went toooo fast. People keep laughing at me cause I keep making little remarks about how Zoie is getting too big too fast. I get the response, "Shea, she is still tiny, she is only 3 weeks old (almost 4!)." So my response to that is, yes, the 8 little pounds that she is is still pretty little (especially since she holds all of her weight in her cheeks and her little legs remain scrawny.) but the 4 weeks she has been with us have flown. She is already trying her hardest to keep her head up for us, and manages to have some awake time for a good hour at a time. Riley starts first grade next year...yes, I'm telling you all that time goes too fast.

This week has been yet another fun eventful week for our little household. We were graced with the company of our dear high school friends Katherine and Pam. It was so nice to have them here spoiling Riley and Zoie and being patient as they experienced the "family" life of Berns and Shea. They flew out from California Wed night and made the trek back home early early Saturday morning. We already miss them. However, now that I have no more visitors for a few weeks, I will gladly ignore the house work and cleaning for awhile while I nap and snuggle a newborn and play My Little Ponies with our 5 year old.
We also got the chance to take Riley to Raging Waters water park for my jetBlue's yearly summer party. They weather started out pretty yucky and cold, but we braved it anyways. It ended up getting sunny (although, still a bit chilly). My sister and her cute family followed behind shortly to join the fun. Berns and I walked away with some pretty heinous sunburns, but Riley had a grand time. Not to mention that the water park gave everyone a ticket to go back another day this summer because the weather wasn't ideal. YAY for free fun!!

Berns and I remain madly in love with our two little girls (and each other) and that is the most important thing. At the end of the day we plop down in our bed exhausted and realize that we havent spent any time together that day because it was filled up with feedings, changing diapers, watching a spirited 5 year old learn new tricks, or play new games. I suppose some people would be baffled by the fact that we love this life. We wouldnt trade it for anything. We adore life and adore our girls...here are some pictures of the cute little ones...hopefully you'll understand why we find life so twitterpaiting :)

Zoie exhausted from the day...it's tough being itty bitty

Cute toes...we cant resist them

Zoie in her swimsuit ready for the waterpark! (ya, so she just sat in the shade the whole time...but the suit was too cute to not have)

Riley loving on her sister...she is so sweet with her

Sisters hanging out on Riley's bed


Riley enjoying lunch at the waterpark...nothing better than junk food and swimming in the sun!

Bright eyed beauty...she looks like her daddy

Riley out of the water...a bit chilly!!!


Zoie's bath!! She is starting to love them



7 comments:

mari said...

pretty girls! I wonder, where does it come from???? ehehe

lovely laurie said...

And it never slows down (which is why I haven't come to see you--yet!). Love all the fun you are having.....

SladeMomma said...

It does my heart good to hear you sound so happy. Yes, you have very pretty girls. My favorite Zoie picture is the 2nd one from the last blog entry. So precious.

Guiherme said...

Bernardo, cant believe that you are a dad !!!! and i havent even had your number to talk to you and congratulate both of you on a beautiful baby!!! give me your number looser and quit sending me facebook stuff I want to talk to you !! valeu maluko abracao

Guiherme said...

Bernardo, cant believe that you are a dad !!!! and i havent even had your number to talk to you and congratulate both of you on a beautiful baby!!! give me your number looser and quit sending me facebook stuff I want to talk to you !! valeu maluko abracao

Jenice said...

Berns- I'm so glad to see you so happy with your family of girls. Congratulations! They're all so beautiful. Shea, your blog is so fun to look at. You do a great job. Thanks for sending the updates. Keep them coming.

-jenice heaton "benson"

Jenice said...

Berns- I'm so glad to see you so happy with your family of girls. Congratulations! They're all so beautiful. Shea, your blog is so fun to look at. You do a great job. Thanks for sending the updates. Keep them coming.

-jenice heaton "benson"