Monday, June 30, 2008

Harkins Visit

Oh we missed my family dearly! All the girls and my parents spent the weekend with us just hanging out and having fun. At first Emily was a little nervous about all the smiling and unfamiliar faces of her sweet aunts, but she was quick to warm up to everyone. We had a cookout at our pool and as usual Emily took after her mommy and loved the water. Nana stayed with her earlier that day while my dad took us kids to see the movie Wall-E. So cute! The girls and I had a chance to go shopping at an outlet mall--it has been forever since I've been to a mall...I can't even remember when! So overall it was a blast to have them here and we miss them already. Emily learned how to wave bye-bye but was sad to see them go too...

My Birthday

Eli and I had a very romantic dinner at a fondue restaurant called the Melting Pot. We started off with the best cheese dip and had lots of fresh meats too...sooo much better than what we have at home for special occasions. Afterwards Eli made me close my eyes until we reached our next destination--a surprise party! I was totally taken off guard (especially since it was a Monday night) and was so pleased that so many people could make it out to celebrate. Last year at this time I was pregnant with Emily, and have had quite an eventful year with so much to be thankful for! Fred came up for the weekend to hang out and to give Eli some "guy time"...very fun!

Father's Day at the Lake

Emily has the best Dad in the world! We love him so much for working hard for our family everyday without a single complaint. After Emily and I made him breakfast in bed, we gave him a travel coffee mug that said "I love Daddy." We decided to go out to Lake Grapevine for a picnic and had a blast. Emily at first was very hot and afraid of the tiny waves, but Eli took her out and let her kick around and she couldn't stop laughing. Hopefully we'll be able to make this a tradition to celebrate Eli each year.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rangers Game

This week Elizabeth invited Eli and me to a Rangers game! Karen was so sweet to babysit Emily for's definitely hard to find a babysitter. We were so nervous leaving her (this was the first time we left before Emily was officially down for the night). Poor Karen had to listen to her scream for an hour, but Emily slept well that night once she fell asleep! The Rangers game was awesome--we had good seats and saw some grand slams.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Goodbye Kanes and Hello Baby Lemieux!

This week was an emotional one for us Danzes! Meaghan, Patrick and Matthew moved to D.C. and we will sure miss them. Since they lived about 2 blocks away we were able to get together all the time and they became like family to us (as they have no immediate family here either). We wish them all the luck in the world and will pray for them each day.

On May 30 at 6:48 am Aidan Peter Lemieux was born to happy parents Kyle and Teresa. Weighing 7 lbs 12 oz and measuring 21" long. Way to go on a 24 hour drug free labor! Everyone is doing well and is happy at home. I think he looks more like a Lemieux than a Danze for now, and we love his bald little head! The family will be moving to Austin at the end of June and then up to Dallas two months later. We're thrilled to be able to see little Aidan grow!

Emily is getting the hang of Dad putting her to sleep every night. The whole routine still takes at least 2 hours, but her crying time has cut down. Today was the first day she said "Dada" and Eli's heart melted.