Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 Month Check Up

We went to Michael's 2 month check up on July 7th and my fears were confirmed, he is growing way too fast! He weighed 14 lbs. 8 oz. and was 25.5 inches long! He is off the charts in height and 95th percentile in weight! Even though he is growing so fast, he is healthy and the doctor is very pleased with how well he is doing. I happened to look at my baby book where my mom used to record my growth and I weighed 14 lbs. 8 oz. at my 6 month check up! I think he is taking after his dad in size.

He is a whole 11 weeks old today!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Michael's first big trip was to Florida where we stayed for 2 whole weeks. He was 5 1/2 weeks old when we left and 7 1/2 weeks when we returned home. He was a great traveler and did so great of the airplane both ways. The sounds and motions of the airplane lulled him to sleep. When he got fussy I fed him, and then all was well with the world again. We went to Florida for Gabe's sister, Beth's, wedding where she married Chip Castle. It just so happened that they got married just a few miles from where Gabe and I got married (in Seaside) 6 years ago. In fact, we celebrated our 6 year anniversary on the trip. Beth and Chip make a great couple and I am very happy for them! After all the wedding festivities were over, Gabe and I stayed and waited for my parents, bother (Kevin), and sister-in-law (Kristen) to meet us in Florida. We were supposed to go on this trip last year, but the oil spills delayed our plans so it ended up working perfectly this year for us to go on an extended vacation in the gulf. Here are some pics from the fabulous beach vacation.

The Bridesmaids with Beth before the wedding

The wedding party with Mr. and Mrs. Castle!

The Skypala's and the newly married Castle's!

Auntie Beth!

Family pic after the wedding

Michael smiling (7weeks)

Uncle Kev and Aunt Kris

Out to dinner on our last night in Florida

Gabe teaching Michael to fly

We had a great time with everyone and we miss the beach! I can't wait to go back when Michael is a older and can enjoy the sand and waves a little more!

Gotta go take a bath and turn on the wave sound machine and pretend I am at the beach...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! We enjoyed celebrating with our sweet little firecracker! We attended our neighborhood parade and then headed out to the Palo Duro Club (PDC) for another parade with our friends Canyon, Kaki, and their beautiful, little Claire Bear (pictured below). Claire is 6 months old, but I have a feeling that Michael is going to pass her up in size pretty soon! We had a great day celebrating being an American! I am grateful that we live in a country where Michael can be free to not only dream big, but also have the means, resources, and freedoms to achieve his dreams. Here are some pics from the day:

At our neighborhood parade

Claire and Michael in their patriotic strollers

Our sweet neighbors and their adorable kiddos

Hugo got hot, so he hitched a ride in the Barbie Jeep