Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Meeting more cousins!

Reuben, Gigi, & Peter, reading to go swimming!

We had a super fun time last week when we had David's mom, sister Stacey and our nephews Peter and Reuben visiting. The Leonards adopted Reuben from Korea a few months ago and we were so happy to meet him. He is a very happy, cute little guy. And it was great for Stacey and her kids to meet Gianna!
We did lots of fun things- hit up all of Stacey's favorite Southern California spots, and more. Here is the link to the photo album, there are a lot of fun ones to look at!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennettars/sets/72157600986546942/

P.S. I also added a few cute pics of Gigi in her flower girl dress to the "July 07- first half" album that I got from the Dears (thanks guys!). Gigi at 10.5 weeks- she's full of smiles these days!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gianna is 10 weeks old!

Look how much she has grown already!!

New July Photos

Is it possible to take too many pictures of your first child? :) I think not! She's just way too cute!! Here are some pictures from the fun events of the first half of July. Gigi's really getting big!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennettars/sets/72157600859555769/

Monday, July 09, 2007

Last week was a week of a few firsts for Gianna. On Monday she met her cousin Riley who is just 5 weeks older than her when I met her Aunt Tiffany and Great-Aunt Jann for lunch in Orange. Riley and Gigi had fun staring at each other.
And on Tuesday she went to her first Dodger game! The Dodgers won and it was the day that they made history by being the first sports franchise to have 175,000,000 fans! We had a fun time hanging out with Alex & Angelina, and Aunt Laurel, Uncle Joe & Marissa!
We spent her first 4th of July at the beach and bbq-ing with friends from David's work. She didn't seem to mind the fireworks at all, and we had a lot of fun.









Yesterday we spent the afternoon celebrating the retirement of a good family friend from the fire department where my dad works. Apparently in the car on the way down, Gigi laughed a little giggle in the back seat with Unc A and Angelina-- mommy & daddy will have to see it for themselves though to make it official. :-)









More pictures from all these events will be forthcoming!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Diaper Rash Remedy!!

Just wanted to share a little secret for babies with red, sore tushies. Gigi had a pretty bad diaper rash last weekend and her doctor, Dr. Pauline Pepek, gave us a somewhat obscure but miraculous remedy!

Mix a 50/50 batch of 1% cortizone cream with Lotrimin (or generic) anti-athletes foot cream (I got a nifty little bottle from the travel section at Target to mix it in). It medicates the area nicely and then you cover the medication with your diaper rash ointment of choice (we use A&D, Buttpaste and/or Aquaphor) to seal the medication and block the pee/poop from the skin. After just a couple of applications at diaper changes, her rash almost completely disappeared [enter sigh of relief here]!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Is June really over?

Everyone always talks about how time flies and it's true! Here are the rest of our photos from June. Gigi got to be the littlest flower girl ever possibly in her Auntie Rena & Uncle Jesse's wedding. It was a really fun night but I didn't do a very good job taking pictures. Hopefully I'll get some more pictures that actually show Gigi in her cute dress soon from the other girls.

This month Gigi went swimming for the first time in my parents' pool! She seemed to like it, or at least, it didn't bother her. :) I will post a video of that later. Gigi also went to her first bachelorette party! Although, most of the time she just hung out with Yaya.

Here are the links:
Rena's bachelorette & the Frey Wedding:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennettars/sets/72157600625332561/
Gigi- Weeks 7-8:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennettars/sets/72157600668867897/

Monday, July 02, 2007

8 Weeks Old!

Today Gianna had to have her 4 shots at the doctor's office. She had one in the hospital and it didn't really bother her, but today's were obviously very painful, and it was pretty traumatic for all three of us; I think we all had teary eyes. After she finally calmed down, I fed her before we left, and then she seemed fine and fell asleep. So hopefully she isn't too fussy tomorrow as a result, since we are off to Gigi's first Dodgers game tomorrow night!!
I've been working on editing some video clips and here a couple of little movies I've put together for you all!