Monday, May 23, 2011

We Have Moved!

We decided to move to a new and improved blogging platform. No new post will be made here. Please visit us at http://lastingerfamily.com/

Let us know what you think of the new blog.

Thanks!

Jen

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lily's Swim Lessons (video)

Lily has had her swimming lessons all this week. This is her 2nd year taking lessons w/ Ms. Angela and she is doing so good. She did great last year for not even being 2 yrs old, but this year since she is so much bigger and stronger she is just doing wonderful. She looks forward to her lessons each day and has a great time during them. Here is a video that I took on Wednesday.

Lily's Swimming Lessons from Jim Lastinger on Vimeo.

Lily's 2nd year of swim lessons

Friday, May 20, 2011

Disney World

On May 17th we took our 2nd trip to Disney. We decided to go back to the Magic Kingdom since there were still alot of attractions that we did not have time to do the first time. We also met up with some friends of ours from SC that were spending the week in Orlando. We had a fun time, it was alot cooler than when we went a few weeks ago, so that made for a more enjoyable time. I think Jim and I have decided that we only want to go in the winter months, otherwise it is just too hot! After our day at the Magic Kingdom we went to Downtown and had dinner with Matt, Christi and Eli at The Rainforest Cafe, followed by dessert at the Ghiradelli shop. It was a fun day.

On the Merry Go Round w/ Jim.

Emma did so good!

Holding hands w/ Eli while we were waiting in line.




She had so much fun meeting Mickey and Minnie.









Friday, May 13, 2011

Pics from the past week (Emma 5 weeks)

Grammy came and spent the week with us. We all enjoyed having her!


Lily loves being on the play mat w/ her sister.


Happy Emma!

Stretching it out!


Pretty blue eyes!


Emma's 5 Week Photo Shoot

We wish Lily would have joined us in the photo shoot, but she adamantly refused to have her picture taken. So it's just the 3 of us for these.
















Saturday, May 7, 2011

Emma's One Month Birthday!!!

Today Emma is One Month Old! This month has gone by so fast. She is still so little, but I can definitely tell she is getting bigger. Clothes that I had put on her a few weeks that fell off of her now fit. She is a little cutie! She has been doing really good at night. Her bedtime feeding is somewhere around 10 or 11 and then alot times she will sleep 4 hrs and sometimes almost 5 hrs before waking up. Then I will feed her and she will usually sleep another 3 hrs before waking. When she gets up for her first morning feeding she will usually go back down for a 3 hr nap. Alot times I have to wake her at the 3 hr mark. Her other naps throughout the day usually are not as good as that first one.

She has already had so many changes and started doing all kinds of little things during this first month. She will follow us w/ her eyes and when she is upset if she hears one of our voices it will usually help her to calm down. She does have a good set of lungs on her when she gets upset. She will smile at us sometimes when we talk to her, which is so cute. Lily likes to help Emma to feel better when she is crying by getting one of Emma's rattles and shaking it for her. :) Lily has been so sweet w/ Emma.

Emma took her first breast milk bottle at 3 weeks. Jim gave it to her while I was at book club. He said at first she did not want to take it, but once she realized what was in there she gobbled it up. We've been giving her a bottle several times a week, b/c I would like her to be comfortable w/ both. Right now she nurses about 8 - 9 times a day. It was more in the beginning, but getting a little more spread out now. She is such a little sweetheart!

Here are some pictures I took of her this morning.

This one is my favorite! I was talking to her and she was so happy.