Baby Trey DeEsch

OUR BEAUTIFUL SON, DOUGLAS ROBERT DeESCH III "TREY", WAS BORN MARCH 20, 2009, AT 9:04PM. HE WAS 8 POUNDS, 8 OUNCES AND 22 INCHES LONG! HE IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

TREY DeESCH

TREY DeESCH
PERFECT LITTLE ANGEL

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH
OUR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL

Baby Carrington DeEsch

WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING LITTLE SISTER CARRINGTON'S ARRIVAL, BUT AS SOON AS SHE JOINS OUR FAMILY, WE WILL ADD HER TO THE BLOG!

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH WAS BORN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 AT 8:30PM. SHE WAS 8 POUNDS, 4 OUNCES AND 21 INCHES LONG. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

































































Monday, July 25, 2011

Being content with just being HOME







This past weekend, we had planned (at the last minute) to go to the beach- just the 4 of us- no family, no friends, just us, and we were all really excited! Unfortunately, on Wednesday, Doug's boss announced that there was just too much work, and he didn't feel comfortable letting Doug have Friday off. Now, I hate to be a complainer, but on Thursday, Doug called to let me know that his boss (the same one that had refused to let Doug have Friday off) had taken Thursday AND Friday off to go on a last minute vacation with his wife. I'm sorry, but there is something very, very wrong with that picture... Needless to say, we were not going anywhere.

By Friday evening, I realized that staying home was probably best, since Carrington is getting all 4 of her top teeth in, and having a tough time with fevers and a diaper rash. We decided to instead spend the weekend at the pool, just relaxing. Saturday morning brought us a little baby girl that wasn't feeling well, and 2 kids with opposite nap schedules. Carrington slept 3 hours in the morning, and when she finally woke up, Trey went down for his nap, and this little "off-pattern" continued into Sunday.

So, all of our best thought out plans actually left us with a weekend spent at home- deep cleaning, doing laundry, and organizing closets. SO FUN, right? :) Trey got to watch movies (current favorite- The Bee Movie) and play in the backyard, while Carrington spent most of her time sleeping. It doesn't sound overly fun or glamorous, but we still had a great weekend doing what we wanted to do, right from the start, and that is spending it JUST the 4 of US, together, and that's the best part!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Happy Kiddos! :)





Here are a few quick pics, since I wasn't able to load all the pictures from the visits with our super fantastic families! :)

Carrington is crawling like crazy, she is attempting to stand all the time, Trey is in love with carrying her around (which terrifies me, but she loves it), and they are almost at the point where they can, sort of, play together. And by play together, I really mean Trey handing her toys, reading her books, picking her up, or pushing her down- loads of fun, right?

I think we are going to spend next weekend at the beach- talk about last minute planning! We have been dying to go, and we promised ourselves we would spend at least one long weekend there, just the 4 of us, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed we can find something fabulous, affordable, and available at the last minute! We'll see!

A Beautiful Day on the Lake









We spent this gorgeous day out on Lake Norman today, and it was just another reminder of how lucky we are to live so close to the water, and how often we don't take full advantage. Doug and I have CONSTANTLY discussed getting a boat, and I think it is safe to finally say that we are leaning more towards "yes" than "no" at this point. We absolutely love the water, Doug loves to fish, and I know we would spend every weekend out there, if we could!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Visit from our Family!

I've been trying for 2 weeks to load this post, but unfortunately the pics won't load, so I've decided to just post a link to the pics, this one time :).

The title of this post is a little misleading, since we've had several visits from lots of our family memebers lately, but it was the best I could come up with! I'm going to try and pack 4 weeks worth of information into one post, to conserve time and energy, so bare with me!

Uncle Brian, Aunt Melissa, and Rylee all came to stay with us for 5 whole days!!!! We had a ton of fun visiting the Discovery Place Kids, going to the pool, hanging out in the backyard, and taking a boat out on the Lake! It was so much fun, and Trey was seriously in mourning for days after Rylee left! We were reading a book last night, and there was a little girl in the book, and Trey kept pointing and saying "Rylee? Rylee?". He definitely misses his cousin! Even though they love each other to pieces, they did have a few little fights, which crack me up! We all watched Trey and Rylee out on the swingset while they worked out a little argument- there was minor slapping and pushing, and then they were happy as can be to continue playing together. So funny how kid's mind's work! Who knows what upset them to begin with?

As I've mentioned before, Trey has become extremely interested in his potty, and I took the leap a few weeks ago and bought him big boy underware! Thank goodness they sell underware with his favorite characters on them: Toy Story, Nemo, and Yo Gabba Gabba. He loves wearing them, but I think he loves being naked even more :). I am so grateful that potty training seems to be an easy transition for him- Lord knows that most transitions in Trey's world are not quite so easy!

Brian and Kristyn also came to visit over the 4th of July weekend, and again, we had a TON of fun! Trey adores them and again, cried and cried when they left. Now it's gotten to the point that even when we Skype with them and have to say goodbye, he cries. He clearly has separation issues! Trey LOVES fireworks, and for a few days prior to the 4th, we would set off fireworks at night, and each night he would climb up into Aunt Kristyn's lap and watch them go off. We threw our annual 4th of July block party and Trey actually stayed up until MIDNIGHT playing with all the kids and having a great time! I've learned that a house full of party guests and 2 kids is tough work, and thank goodness Uncle Adam was there to keep an eye on Trey, otherwise I'm pretty sure we would have lost him! :)

Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn put in a lot of time coaching Carrington on the finer points of crawling, and I am thrilled to announce that she is officially a professional crawler, thanks to their encouragement. We also had to lower her crib, since she is seconds away from fully pully up and standing! Yesterday, I took Carrington to the doctor's office because we thought she may have an ear infection. Turns out, we were wrong, but poor little girl has all 4 of her top teeth coming in at one time! Yikes!!!! She already has her 2 bottom ones, so this will make 6 teeth altogether! She is so mild mannered, that other than a small fever, she has been awesome! On a side note, her weight at 8 months is exactly 16 pounds.

Trey has become more interested in his baby sister lately, and while Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn were here, he even went so far as to pick her up and carry her around. Adorable at the time, but now I have to watch him like a hawk, since he has a tendency to randomly pick her up and start walking around the room! We all went out to lunch this past Saturday, and Doug and I heard Trey talking to Carrington in the backseat- which is adorable- and all the sudden we heard "Baby, want bite?" Ummmmm.... NO Baby DOES NOT want a bite! I immediately flung around and found a sour spree candy in Carrington's mouth! I didn't even know he could reach her mouth from his carseat! And where did he get the Sprees???? Oh, the questions I have with no answers...

This week will be our last week of art class- "My Little Picasso", and I'm really going to miss it! Hopefully they will add one more level of classes, and I think I'm going to sign Carrington up for the beginner class in the fall- things to look forward to!

Our coming weeks are going to be busy- we have more family coming to visit and then off to the beach! WooHoo!!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crawling Like a Big Girl!

I am so far behind on blogging, and I think about it constantly, but never have the time to sit down and share the stories that run through my head! Before I let another day go by, I wanted to at least post some cutie pie crawling videos that I took of Carrington. I still can't believe that my sweet baby girl is a crawler! Don't be alarmed by the first video- she did fall head first onto the wood floor, but she's totally fine :). And, of course, this morning she crawled right over to the electrical sockets and attempted to stick her little fingers right inside- JUST like her big brother did! :) Enjoy!
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