Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kalahari Water Park

Mid March I had a work conference at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Jamie and Gwen were able to join me. This was Gwen's first experience swimming, other than in the bath tub. She was emotionless while in the water but when we would take her out she would get really excited to go back in. She did really well! Jamie even took her down a child sized waterslide. This didn't go as smoothly as we would have hoped. It was a little more than I think they both expected. Neither of them cried, they both just got really wet. Sam, who works for me at the Club as well as Gwen's babysitter when Grandma is busy, was also there. We had a wonderful time and are excited to get Gwen back in the water soon.

Gwen's 7 Month Photo Shoot

Here are a few pictures I tried doing at home for Gwen's 7 Month photos. These didn't turn out that well since all she wanted to do was "GO". As stated in the last post, Gwen likes to move. She wants to explore and doesn't like to sit for anything.

Friday, March 28, 2008

New way of Playing

One of the new things Gwen has discovered is pulling herself up to standing and then playing with her toys. In these pictures she had crawled over to her walker, stood up, and liked playing with all the fun stuff on the front of the walker.

She can crawl, pull herself up on things, cruise on furniture and toys and most recently can carefully put herself back on the floor without just tipping over. She is loving her new freedom. With that freedom of hers, Jamie and I are CRAZY busy just trying to keep up with her. She won't sit still and likes to explore! She finds a way to amaze us every day. For those of you who haven't seen her lately you wouldn't believe how much she likes to move and talk! She must get that from daddy???!!! (Just kidding)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mommy and Gwen

We had some time one morning before I had to go into work so we tried taking some pictures together. As you can tell my aim isn't the best but some of them turned out cute either way.

Gwen's Purple Hat

When I was shopping the other day I ran across this hat. I thought "It miiiiight be cute?!" Well, I do think she is adorable in it. Jamie on the other hand doesn't think the same. She isn't much of a fan of it on the right way (she smiled right away and then took it off and threw it) but seemed to not mind so much when it was on either side ways or backwards (which are the ways I like it best too). What do they say...Like mother like daughter. She was acting so goofy that day and the hat just topped it off.

Big Girl in the High Chair

I had to post this picture since I think she looks SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOO big! She looks like such a grown up girl holding her own bottle. I was looking at Gwen in earlier pictures of her in her high chair and can really see how much she as grown. Where has the time gone?!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Here is a picture of our "crazy" dogs. Many of you come over and you probably think that our dogs NEVER settle down, but as we say...they are lazy dogs when no one is here. This picture was taken on one Saturday afternoon. Gwen and I were playing while Jamie and the dogs took a rest.