Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Family Comes to Meet Reagan

As I mentioned in my last post I told my mom to come a week after the baby was born since they always "wake up" and aren't as sleepy. Well I was right...Reagan has definitely gotten harder. And the transition from 1 to 2 is becoming more of a challenge everyday. The great thing is we had lots of visitors to ease the pain a bit. My mom & dad came together and then my mom was able to stay on her own several days after.
Camryn was sure spoiled with attention. My dad is the best at making up games and fun unique ways to play with his grandkids and Camryn was obsessed. It was so great having both my parents play so much with her to make her feel so special when I was unable. 
This was our first family outing with the babybjorn and I was able to walk more than a few steps. Even though it was cloudy-Salt Creek never disappoints and it was fun to show my parents around town since they hadn't seen much of it before.

We also finally succeeded in getting Camryn to hold Reagan (which involved a treat of course). Camryn loves her sister but is a little nervous when it comes to touching her, but it getting much better everyday.
We also got to have my brother Scott and his family in town for the weekend. They stayed with my sis Amy but we were able to do our pool/hot tub on Saturday for a BBQ and also dinner on Sunday night at the park. This is Camryn and her cuz Ryan in her car. She loved getting to ride with all her cousins and luckily they liked the car as much as she does.
Cute SIL Carrie & Reagan
Cousin Kyle 
And Seany
Labor Day was another cloudy/rainy day so we walked around Carrie's favorite beach below the Montage-Treasure Island. It was a lot of fun exploring beaches we had never seen. I love where we live.
Camryn and 3 of the 4 Motley boys. Some of the cutest boys I know and you can tell how much Camryn loves them too.
After everyone else had to go home we got to have my mom all to ourselves. She even got to see Camryn's first real dance class. It is so fun to see her dance. I am also glad to know I am not the only one that is obsessed with her little body in her ballet clothes.
Showing off her adorable apron that my mom made. On top of sewing projects, she also stocked up on everything at Costco, made meals for us, cleaned every nook & cranny, played with Camryn & helped out so much with the baby.  

 Her last night we took her to go see the Newport Temple and out to dinner as a small thank you for doing so much for us. I have one great mom who is such a giver. I was so sad to see her go and my other family, I just pray that though the honeymoon is over I will be able to make it through the next couple of weeks with a some ease.


Carrie said...

It was awesome to get to come see you! So glad we made it work...thanks for letting us come on such short notice and during recovery! I love that you have girls! It'll be so fun to refer to them as the girls! That sisters pic is awesome! So cute:)
And love the grandma/Camryn pic!

lauren ann said...

Oh man, Camryn in her ballet outfit melts my heart and I love that she is nervous to touch Reagan- so cute. Glad your mama came to help. Im dreading the honeymoon phase to be over... noooo.

Can't wait to see you on Friday!

Any Ryan, your comment on my blog made me laugh really hard. Always so witty

Brenda said...

Camryn certainly gets her dark complexion from her two handsome grandpas.I know that Reagan will slowly win over her big sister. I love the picture of Camryn nestled in-between all those cute boys. I also think the picture of Camryn and "grandma Motely" in her apron is precious! And ballet girl? Melt my heart.

v a n e s s a said...

i also love camryn in her ballet outfit! i already put a tutu on nellie. you guys look so happy and i'm so happy for you. i only have one but i feel your pain on the not sleeping, it is hard! especially when it's not sleeping plus crying cause they are tired... but man oh man, it's so worth it. can't wait to meet that beautiful baby!

Whitney said...

Camryn looks adorable in her ballerina outfit, she looks like she is going to be tall and skinny like her mama! I also love the family pic of you guys all wearing stripes. I am a stripe lover myself. And lastly mom are the best, everything always seems to work out ok when they are around.

MediocreMama said...

Hang in there. It will get so much better. Even between now and after the holidays your life will be so different in a good way. It's hard to be sleep deprived with a toddler all day long, too. It will get better. Cute pictures and I WANT MY OWN BALLERINA.

Karen M. said...

Thanks for the nice thoughts! It was a special week for me too. I would gladly clean your house and play with my granddaughters any day. Getting to experience the first ballet class was the best! Thank you for not mentioning what a nostalgic mess I was. Reminded me too much of her cute mom at that age off to ballet class and loving it just as much. Good times-so long ago!

Kathy said...

You guys all look great. You have two of the cutest girls! I need to get to CA and meet your newest ASAP!

nikki said...

I need to meet that baby Reagie too! What a fun week you guys had settling in. How are you feeling? I love that mom and dad of ours. And Camryn in a leo? Awesome.

Brianne-zam said...

so happy to see that you have gotten a lot of help. the transition to having an additional child is always rough. be patient with yourself!! my mom always says to give yourself a year til you really feel back to the groove you were in before the baby. i know that sounds daunting, but really try to be forgiving to yourself. you'll be an amazing mom of 2!!