Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A New Smile

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This morning Reid has been sticking out his tongue…a lot!  We saw him do that for the first time in his 28 week ultrasound, but he hasn’t done it much since then.  Today he seems to be getting a kick out of it! :)

Maybe he’s super excited because we have a movie date with two of his friends:  Ava and Raquel.  That’s right, TWO LADIES!   (Not to worry:  Mommas will be there to chaperone! :) 

Jer’s advice to Reid was wise and thoughtful, just like you would expect from a father.  He said, “Way to go, Dude!  Two chicks!  Let them fight over you!”  Oh Geez…

We’re heading to the Alamo Drafthouse for their “Baby Day” showing of The Proposal.   Movie, girl time and sleeping babies (we hope!)…I’m so excited!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

First Swim, Then Again and Again!

Family swim on Father's Day, 6-21-09

During our family weekend, Reid went swimming for the first time in my parent’s pool.  He was very mellow, like he is in the bathtub, and seemed to enjoy it…for the most part!  Here are two short videos from his first swim:


The next day, I took him swimming with my good friend Amanda and her kiddosReid (12 weeks) and Brady (6 mo.) all bundled up and ready for a swim! 6-22-09Momma & Reid, 6-22-09I’ll have to post more photos of our visit later!  Amanda was a shutterbug and I didn’t pull out my camera often enough during our visit!  Bummer!

Then the following day Stephanie and I took Avery and Reid to our cousin Marianne’s house.  Reid met his cousins Madeline and Carson, and his Great Aunt Bobbi!  We went swimming and had a great visit!

Cousin Carson & Reid, 6-23-09    Aunt Bobbi & Reid, 6-23-09Reid & Marianne, 6-23-09Madi, Reid, Jenny, Steph, Avery, 6-23-09 Reid & Momma, 6-23-09 Avery, Steph & Madi, 6-23-09Jenny, Steph, Marianne & Carson, 6-23-09 One thing is for sure:  swimming tires him out!  :)Sleepy little swimmer, 6-23-09

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Swaddle Me Not

Reid slept without being swaddled for the first time this week.  I think we were a little late on this…but he still seemed to like being bundled like a burrito, so we kept doing it!

Well, we gave it a try and, as always, he woke up happy and probably enjoying his new freedom!IMG_6878 IMG_6877

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jer!

IMG_6886Happy birthday to my best friend and my partner!  This has been a wonderful, life-changing year for our family, and it is only the beginning.

We love you!Happy Birthday, Daddy!  6-26-09

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Allaire Family Stay-cation

We spent Father’s Day weekend with my family up in Ft. Worth.  We hung out as a family…played with the kiddos…ate too much…played in the pool…ate some more…went to a museum…celebrated Father’s Day…ate AGAIN…  It was an Allaire family get-together, after all! :)

Annabelle hadn’t met Baby Reid yet, and Avery was excited to see him again and tickle his feet.  It was really fun to see the kiddos interact and to think about what family get-togethers will be like when two more babies arrive later this year!  WOW!

It was a great time!  Here are some of the pics from the weekend. 

First time in the pool!!  6-21-09Grandma & Grandpa with Reid, Annabelle and Avery, 6-19-09 Annabelle, Reid, Jenny & Avery, 6-19-09Avery, Jer, Reid, Karon, Annabelle & Chris, 6-19-09First trip to a museum - The Cowgirl Hall of Fame, no less!!  6-20-09 Avery Jane riding a horsey at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, 6-20-09Uncle James & Reid, 6-20-09 Aunt Karon & Reid, 6-20-09Aunt Stephanie is helping Avery tickle Baby Reid's feet while Annabelle smiles for the camera, 6-20-09Sweet little Annabelle and her AJ, 6-20-09Mommas & Babies, 6-21-09Grandpa with Annabelle, Reid and Avery, 6-21-09

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We took our first road-trip with Reid up to Ft. Worth this weekend to see my family.  I spent a couple extra days there with Reid and Sadie Belle, while Jer had to fly back to Austin to work. 

We’ll post more pictures soon and share details about our visit, but until then, here’s a picture of Reid as we began our trip!

Roadtripping Reid, 6-19-09

I’m happy to report that he is a good traveler!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

“Sadie Belle Did It”

Reid & SB, 6-11-09 At my shower, my friends decorated onesies for Reid.  I’m not sure who made this one, but it sure is funny!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun, Friend-filled Weekend

We had a nice weekend!  We saw lots of friends and got a few things done around the house, too.

On Friday, Reid and I met the Martini family at our community pool.  Reid has some new dorky sunglasses to shield his pretty eyes from the harsh Texas sun. Momma & Reid, 6-12-09Ethan loved the pool! Ethan & Dave Martini, 6-12-09 Someone fell asleep right after I got him ready for the water!Sleepy Reid, 6-12-09On Saturday, Michele Hofer came to visit us from Houston.  She’s the first Hofer to meet Reid!  They are a really special family and we can’t wait to introduce everyone to Reid!Michele & Reid, 6-13-09Michele and I snuck out for a mani & pedi while Reid and Daddy took a nap and Sadie Belle stood guard on the backyard.  Thanks Jer!  :)Daddy & Reid sleeping and Sadie Belle watching for trouble, 6-13-09John and Shelley came by for a visit on Saturday night.  They hadn’t seen Reid since he was 2 weeks oldJohn & Shelley, 6-13-09 Sunday, Jer did some yard work while Reid and I kept him company on the back porch.  Again, the dorky glasses!  6-14-09And Sunday afternoon, we took Reid to a local Irish pub, er, I mean, restaurant, Opal Divine’s.  We met our friends Camille and Don and their little guy Wyatt.  He’s about 5 months older than Reid and we expect they’ll be good buddies!Camille & Reid and Jenny & Wyatt It was a really nice weekend, and we were sad to see it end!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy and Swinging, but Not Sleeping

Reid often takes a mid-morning nap in his swing.  After a short time playing and kicking, he’ll usually fall asleep. 

He must have slept for about 10 minutes, but when I just went to check on him he was wide awake and happy!  Reid in his swing, 6-10-09 Reid in his swing, 6-10-09

I love my big-eyed, happy baby!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Play Date #2

We had such a good time at our first happy hour, er, I mean play date, that we decided to do it again!Jenny & Reid, Susan & Ava, Gretel & Cabo, 6-4-09Ava, Reid and Cabo have grown a lot in the last month!    (I can’t believe I had him in the same onesie.  The shame!! :)Ava, Reid & Cabo, 6-4-09“Reid!  We don’t hit our friends!!”Ava, Reid & Cabo, 6-4-09 Happy Momma and sleepy baby!Jenny & Reid, 6-4-09

Our friend Amie and baby Raquel were there, too.  Unfortunately, we didn’t remember to get the camera out before the left!!  There’s always next time… :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Happy Reid wearing shoes!  6-5-09Guess who wore shoes for the first time?Shoes!  6-5-09Of course, shoes aren’t necessary for a baby – we know this.  But we realized that we have several pairs that were gifts, and since he is growing so fast, we better start using them!  :-)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reid Meets Marianne!

Marianne and sleepy Reid, 5-26-09 Last week, my cousin Marianne came down to visit us and meet Reid.  It was really wonderful to have her company and help!  She told me to think about what she could do to help when she came down for a visit.  My two requests were:  hang out with me :) and help us stock our freezer with home-cooked meals.  She made us Chicken & Dumplings, BBQ Chuck and a Chicken Casserole.  YUM!

It was fun to hang out in the kitchen, catch up, and to have another person love on Reid!Marianne, Reid and Jenny, 5-27-09Thanks for coming to visit, Marianne!  We promise not to work you so hard next time!!  We can’t wait for Carson and Madi to meet Reid!  They are great “big cousins” to Avery and Annabelle!  :-)