Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lots of Visitors!

The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind of activity for our family. We've had the opportunity to visit and catch up with both friends and family who are visiting from out of town. Earlier this week, Amelia got to meet her friend Benjamin for the first time. Krisanna, Benjamin's mom, and I were friends way back in elementary school so it's especially fun that we now have babies just two weeks apart in age! When I met Benjamin for the first time last fall, I distinctly remember holding him and wondering how old my little girl was. We didn't know about Amelia at the time, but as I held Benjamin I just had a feeling that my little princess was just about his size. Imagine my surprise when we learned of Amelia and discovered that her birthday is just two weeks before Benjamin's!

Benjamin and Amelia (getting a good picture of these two active kids was quite the challenge!)

We were also lucky enough to get to spend some time with Uncle Jon (Dada Jeff's brother) and his wife Auntie Catherine who are in town visiting for the week. They were both great sports as we braved the hottest, most humid day of the year to let Amelia and Graham play at the park and have a picnic lunch.
Some day, I think Amelia will kill me for making her wear this bonnet with a big pink doesn't get any more girly than that! Thankfully, as long as she's on a swing though, she doesn't care what she's got on her head!

Enjoying a ride compliments of Uncle Jon

And finally, but probably most exciting for Miss Amelia, is her new 'trick'. This evening, just in time for her 1st birthday later this week, Amelia decided that the best way to eat her animal crackers was in the upright position. It's now official, Amelia can stand on her own, for as long as she wants. She's very steady and I've got a feeling she'll be walking before we know it.
Hooray for Amelia!