Thursday, March 31, 2011

first smile on camera

I am having so much fun with Ainsley. My mom bought the headband and i made the flowers to go on it and I am dressing her up and playing with the camera. I was VERY fortunate to be able to catch a couple of smiles! I think they turned out great! Bryan sent it to his family and his dad already printed it off! That's a proud grandpa!!! ;o) I know when my mom gets home she will be doing the same thing! So here are the results:
I kind of have a reason for taking so many pictures; our friend is coming to take pictures of Ainsley on Friday for his portfolio and experience with babies so I have to know what outfits to put her in and what we have to work with in our home before Friday! So I have an excuse to take all these pictures! And of course I love it! Enjoy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ainsley Reese Fairbanks!

We are so excited to welcome Ainsley Reese Fairbanks to our family!
Ainsley was born today at 1:09pm. She was 7lbs 13oz, and 19 inches long.

Kambria and Weston were so excited to finally go to the hospital and meet their new baby sister.
Mom and baby are doing just fine! Eliza had to spend 4 1/2 hours in the recovery room. I guess they say the normal is 2 hours, but it took her longer to start feeling her legs and they said she couldn't go to her room until she could wiggle her toes. Needless to say, she is grateful she can now wiggle her toes!
Kambria is such a good BIG sister. She just loves holding her new sister! "Dad, I can do it all by myself!"

Of course Weston wants to hold his little sister too...I had to help a little, but he really is just a sweetheart with her. You should have seen him give her the softest hug and kiss on her forehead.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

My child hood memories always include green milk and green eggs from my father for St. Patrick's day...however I NEVER liked eating runny eggs let alone runny GREEN I kept the tradition of green milk, but instead made green pancakes!!! and non the less in the shape of a clover!!! I wish I had gottne up early enough to let Bryan have some, but at least he got his chance at green milk this morning...


Sunday, March 06, 2011

Zoo time in nashville

We visited the zoo one last time before it gets cold again! Not many animals were out and about...but we did see some.

Baby muskrats!!! These were fun to watch!Bryan showing off his new hairdo! This giraffe was hungry and kept sticking its tongue out to try to reach some popcorn. Too bad he couldn't get to it...but it was fun to watch his tongue! Now when we ask Weston what a giraffe says he sticks his tonuge out and in. ;o)Kambria standing like the flamingos. This is a new exhibit at the Nashville Zoo...kind of boring to me, but I guess some people like it

Photo op with Kambria

We had Kambria all dressed up for church and she wanted to take some pictures. They actually turned out better than we thought. Her room was perfect lighting and the green walls were just the right color. Then we had her cross her feet and try to put her hands on her lap... They turned out good...Weston getting in on the fun...even crossing his feet. ;o)Bryan playing with the coloring of the photo. What a cute grown up girl!

Mystery Train ride

The Saturday before Valentines we got to experience a mystery train ride thanks to Bryan's co-worker who had broken up with her boyfriend and had no intention of going on this pre-purchased experience. She gave the option to us and we took it! We even found a babysitter for the whole day since it went from 8:30 to 3:30.

This was a murder mystery that was performed on the train. We had about a 2 hour ride to this little town that they stop at and let you get out and go have lunch at your choice of maybe 5 different restaurants. (not very good food) Then you have the 2 hour ride back home where they complete the mystery. It was a lot of fun, more so just the experience of riding an old-fashioned passenger train...and having time to ourselves!

It turned out to be a LOT bigger deal than we imagined! There was about 12 cars on this train and FULL of passengers! Who would have thought!

This is us standing in line looking at the engine.

All the ladies got plastic roses...since it was for Valentine's day.

Self portrait on the train...we were in first class!

After a little while we got to walk around the train...this was the food car.

And then next to it was the dining car... There is a souvenir car. This car used to be the baggage car and is supposed to have thousands of pounds of luggage. So without this extra weight, the car really sways back and forth, Talk about motion sickness. Luckily the other cars were not like this.

Walking back to our was a little narrow~

My hand out the window!

Bryan standing in the breeze way of two cars.

Sitting and relaxing

This is the train depot. Wasn't much of a town but you can see how many people were on the train. It made me realize how in the olden days people came to pick you up at the depot.

How long the train was.

Me and my big belly standing in front of the train!

Bryan in front of the train.

Valentine's day

Just some pictures of our valentine's day celebrations.

We made heart shaped pancakes...

With chocolate sauce for those the wanted them...of course I did!

Kambria and Weston got cards from Nonnie and Papa...they were VERY excited to get their own mail!

I did not get pictures of the fondue dinner we had that night. We invited the Scott family over with their two boys to continue our tradition of Fondue on Valentine's day! It makes it so easy with no presseure on Bryan or I!

Jan 29, 2011

There is a new park over by our Target here and we decided to take the kids...They are cute to photograph!

This was the sweater that my mom gave Weston! He loves to wear his Nonnie sweater!

He loves to go down the twirly slide

And Kambria of course in her dress...she is wanting to wear a dress everyday!!!

Jan 15, 2011

We took advantage of a free museum day and decided to go to the adventure science museum. It was a fun day, but Bryan and I agreed that Chicago children's museum is definitely better. But all around it was a fun day!
Kambria and Weston playing a mind game...Kambria ended up winning! In the back of the ambulance

Kambria driving the "real" ambulance.

The inside of the ambulance.

Playing whack a mole

Bryan pulling a rope to lift a car....he did accomplish it!!! it was a fun exhibit.

Weston driving a see though car.

Bryan and the kids playing with the giant scooper! What a blast.

Now the kids are a part of the magic school bus!

Weston in the pretend box train.

This is a heat board...this is what it looks like with a flash...

And this is what it looks like when you move around.

The HUGE train set. Bryan thought it was so cool to show the kids. All in all it was a fun FREE time!