Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Happy Two Months

Marin has been smiling and cooing for several weeks now, but yesterday on her two month birthday she let out a real laugh. It is the sweetest and funniest sound I have ever heard! She's such a Daddy's girl that of course he's the one that made her laugh! She is just such a fun little girl and I find myself just staring at her in hopes that I never forget all her sweet looks and sounds as a newborn. Below is a video of her adorable little laugh. We had to hide the video camera behind Mark because if she can see the camera she'll just stare at it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

War Eagle

Mark and I were able to take Marin to one of our favorite places... Auburn. I just love Auburn. Even though I only spent four years there, it always feels like home when we visit. It was fun taking Marin around and showing her the places I used to go (even though I know she doesn't understand yet). We walked around campus, and of course had a picture made at Samford and then we tailgated the rest of the day. We made a quick appearance at Tiger Walk before I realized it was just too loud for her. Mark went into the game, while Marin and I headed back to the lake. She crashed once we got to the lake. I think Auburn wore her out! We watched the game on TV and enjoyed a nice quiet night at home together.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Ballerinas

Evyn (3 mos.) Cameron (5 mos.) Marin (1 mo.)
Marin and her cousins, Evyn and Cameron, dressed as ballerinas for their first Halloween. Our neighborhood was packed for Halloween. We enjoyed a nice dinner together and then Marin enjoyed a bottle while everyone else went trick or treating.

It is going to be so much fun watching these three girls grow up together. I can't wait to see them play at the lake together and have spend the night parties! Will they be perfect angels or get each other in trouble?? Let's hope Marin is not the instigator if so!

Monday, November 8, 2010

So In Love

When I was pregnant everyone told me how difficult parenthood is, but no one can even begin to explain what a wonderful experience it is to be a parent. We are both just so in love with this little girl. There is nothing better in this world than that toothless grin. I know this sounds crazy, but I even like getting up with her in the middle of the night. It is such a sweet peaceful time with just the two of us. She is so fun now that she is cooing and smiling.

Marin is growing like crazy. At her six week check up she was 12 pounds and 24 inches, which means she's off the charts for both height and weight. We love her chubby cheeks and thighs! We are having so much fun with Marin, and she gives us something to look forward to everyday! What a blessing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Road Trip

Marin went on her first out of state trip Saturday. Mark and I love to travel, so we are hoping Marin will be a good traveler too. We went to Chattanooga for a visit and it was a success. I was a little nervous how things would be traveling with a newborn, but she did great! I think she really had a good time. We love Chattanooga because the downtown is so easy to walk around. We had a good time just walking around shops and hanging out in Coolidge Park. That night we watched Auburn win another game at a fun restaurant/bar downtown. Marin was so well behaved the whole time. I think she enjoyed getting out of the house just as much as Mommy. I told Mark that this trip was just what the doctor ordered.. I needed a change of scenery! I think we're ready for a beach trip now!

She loves hotels just like Mommy
Blowing bubbles during the Auburn game
Watching a carousel
Enjoying the park
Daddy had fun showing Marin Chattanooga