Adilyn Ann

Here she is our beautiful, perfect, calm, independent little girl Adilyn Ann.  She was born on December 3rd, 2013 at 3:35pm after being forced to arrive!  Labor and delivery with Adilyn was vastly different than Aubrey.  I was induced the morning of December 3rd and when that didn't take effect like they had hoped they used pitocin and less than 1 1/2 hours later our sweet baby girl was born.  When they placed her in my arms I remember looking at Adam and we both just went "wow...it's Aubrey!".  She was 8lbs 10 oz and 20.5" long, almost a pound and 1 inch bigger than big sister Aubrey was.  Aubrey handled becoming a bib sister great.  She loves her little sister and helps out whenever she can, especially with putting diapers in the garbage and bottles in the sink.


Almost 5 months later!

So almost 5 months since my last post and wow has a lot happened!!!  Here is a very very quick recap on the last 5 months.  And here is to hoping I can update this more frequently now!

We took Aubrey to her first ever movie theatre movie, Frozen.  She ate a lot, and I mean A LOT of popcorn and was pretty quiet throughout the entire movie.  I'm pretty sure she was completely enamored with it!

Baby Downs was due on November 23rd but that day came and went, so did Thanksgiving, and finally on December 3rd, after being induced...Adilyn Ann made her debut!  Our beautiful little girl was a spitting image of her big sister (more details in another post all about Adilyn!). 

We had an amazing Christmas with both girls.  Sophia the elf on the shelf made her debut at our house and she sure did keep Aubrey busy in the morning searching for her and also kept Aubrey on her best behavior so that Sophia didn't need to report back to Santa!

Santa was very good to everyone this year, especially Miss Aubrey.  Aubrey was very excited to see the new princess Jeep Santa left near the tree for her and even attempted to drive it in the house.

We spent New Year's Eve at home with my parents and it felt like old times when I was a little kid!  Aubrey had so much fun eating the snacks and staying up late (til 10).

Aubrey started 2 1/2 year old preschool at the end of January and to say she loves it would be an understatement.  On her very first day she had no reservations about me leaving, probably cause her buddy Jack was there, but then when I got there to pick her up she informed me that she was not going home! 

We celebrated Adilyn's baptism with our immediate families and had some great food following.  We even had a surprise guest, my Uncle Brent who was home visiting from Arizona. 

I went back to work after maternity leave in early March.......insert super sad face here.  The girls are left each day in loving hands of my mom though so that definitely makes it a little easier to leave.


My peanut

Love this little girl so much....she will always be my little peanut!
From 5 days old to 2 years old!

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Go Pack Go!

This baby sure is lucky!  So far, baby has gotten to travel to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit twice (ok maybe that city isn't too exciting), has gotten to watch two Brewers games from box seats, and now, Monday night football for the Packer game at Lambeau field....1st row! 

We had a great time at the game with Tom and Nicole (and baby Moniz too) even though Aaron Rodgers got hurt and we lost 27-20 to the Bears no less!  The weather was perfect too!

37 weeks...and this mommy is ready for baby to arrive!


Just like mustache grandpa!

Aubrey has quite the sense of a humor for a 2 year old, she even likes to poke fun of Grandpa Downs because of his mustache!  Over Halloween time I bought a package of fake mustaches and she had such a fun time wearing them around and wearing them to show "Mustache Grandpa"!


Happy Halloween!

Halloween this year was so much fun watching Aubrey enjoy the holiday and have a great time with her buddy Jack as they went from house to house getting candy!!

One very beautiful Cinderella and a muscular Spiderman!

I even dressed up too, thanks to Grandma Pam for making me the shirt!!!

Goodbye hugs!

Pumpkin Time!

We've had our pumpkins picked out for over a week and something always kept getting in our way of getting them carved.  We finally did it!  Aubrey loved getting all the seeds and guts out of her pumpkin, but I think she loved the Cinderella that daddy carved even more!