Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend: Summer lets do this thing already.

Memorial Day weekend marked our last hurrah before Cory started his full time job, and I like to think we made the most of it.  My parents came down from North Carolina and finally got to meet Amelia! It was so fun to introduce her to them. She smiled a them for a moment and then promptly fell asleep, as she is wont to do. 
Over the weekend, we attempted to get Nathaniel's reaction to his little baby cousin. He was disinterested most of the time, but a few times he gave us this look (shown above) that seems to say, "Is this really all she's going to do? Really?" She'll get more interactive soon Nathaniel, I promise. For now I'm just enjoying the long periods of slumber in which I can clean out closets and catch up on Netflix.

Anyway, my Mom bought my Dad a new grill for Father's Day,  but we decided to break it in early. It's so fancy! It gets like, 700 degrees in 5 minutes. And it's shiny. And...that's about as much as I know about it. But it seems pretty sweet!
The boys were all outside around the grill while my Dad cooked up the steak. Something about cooking outdoors just calls to them. Even baby Nathaniel couldn't get enough. Such a man's man.
Nathaniel says, "I would like that Medium Rare, please"
Life tip: Grill corn in the husk for about 30 minutes. Its delish.
Ever since he was a tiny newborn, Nathaniel has really been the apple of Grandpa Hansen's eye. He laughs hysterically every time my dad plays with him, and will stare intently into his eyes when he's talking. My dad has always bitten his tongue when he's concentrating or distracted, and Nathaniel will do the same thing! I was snapping a few photos of them together, and in one of them they were doing the weird tongue thing! Priceless. They are two of a kind.
My parents headed back to North Carolina early Monday morning, so we spent the holiday with Cory's family. They were grilling steak too, so we ate like king's two days in a row! So lucky.

Also, we coordinated our outfits. We're totally those people. And I'm not sorry even a little bit.
I'm ready for more of the same this summer! Let the weekend bar b ques and beach trips commence.

P.S. Arrested Development Season 4...was lacking. I laughed maybe 4 times. So sad.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Baby Girl made her appearance last week! Cory finished his last final at 3:45 PM on Thursday, and we were admitted to the hospital at 6:00 PM. The labor and delivery was fairly quick, and the recovery has been fairly easy so far. I'm so impressed by the human body right now. 

We're home now, and deliriously happy. Cory has three weeks until he starts his job, and we're filling our days with diaper changes and rocking sweet baby Amelia to sleep. We spend a ridiculous amount of time just looking at her and telling each other how cute she is. We're so in love with this tiny little person.

P.S. Shout out to my girl Freya, who was kind enough to bring her fancy camera to the hospital and snap some pictures of our first days with Baby Girl. She's my fave.