Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Walk on the Wild Side




All Treats and No Tricks!

Last weekend we met up with the Rawn clan in Willcox, AZ at Apple Annie's Orchard. That's right...apples, peaches, pumpkins, corn, sunflowers...all growing in the middle of the desert.

Madison was hamming it up on the hayride out to the pumpkin field.

Two proud Daddies: Ib & Colin.

Uncle Ib and Hailey in search of the perfect pumpkin.

It was a beautiful day for pumpkin-picking.

Then the girls enjoyed playing in the "corn bath". They filled their shoes, pants...anything that would hold corn. Mel is still picking kernels out of her washer and dryer.

Today, we met up with the Rawns again at the zoo. Colin's sister, Molly, and her little one, Piper, came to town from Montana. Again, it was a lovely day to be out and about.

Knox posing with the elephant (this is for you, Auntie Am). He was thrilled.

Hailey-bug was rocking the skull & crossbones pants.

Even the giraffes got a special Halloween treat: pumpkins!

They were chowing down.

We made quite the stroller parade, tooling through the zoo.

Maddie hanging out in the tortoise shell.

Knox really did enjoy his day. And we all got a little fresh air and sunshine.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Growing Boy!

Today Knox is 3 weeks old! On one hand, it's hard to believe that it has already been 3 weeks...but on the other, it seems like he's been a part of our family forever. Either way, we are so blessed to have such an awesome little guy!

He is such a happy baby! I love his little smile. And he is exploring more and more of his world each day. I love to watch him discovering things.

Vinnie is such a lover. He and Cooper keep a close watch on the baby. And any time we leave, they make sure we brought him back when we get home. I'd say they've grown to like him.

Today's check up revealed that Knox has grown an inch and a half since birth. He weighs 9 lbs. now, which is a gain of just over a pound. Dr. Hobeich is extremely pleased with Knox's growth. His next check up will be in a little more than a month, for his vaccinations.

He was sporting quite the rockstar look today. Everyone at the Dr.'s office commented on how cool (and coordinated) his outfit was. I've decided that dressing babies is much more fun than playing Barbies ever was.

Thanks again to Auntie Nini for making his attention-getting personalized shirts and Auntie Laura for the punk-rock tennies. We've got the best-dressed baby in town!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Time Flies

It's hard to believe our little guy is already going on 3 weeks old! Last Monday, Knox's umbilical cord stump fell off.

Ib has been playing the guitar and singing for him before bed time. They both really enjoy this time together.

He is becoming much more alert, and aware of things going on around him.

Vinnie is so good with the baby! Cooper, too. They both have lots of love and kisses to give any time they get close to him. Knox is also curious about the puppies. He gets pretty excited when he sees them.

We've been having some play time throughout the day. He stares intently at the toys and then will reach out and grab them. He hooks his little hand through the ring and then moves it all around. I'd like to think it's intentional, but he probably just gets his hand stuck.

Of course, I can't resist the naptime photos. He is so cute and peaceful when he sleeps!

Last night was the first "real" bath in the tub. Daddy scrubbed him up nicely, and Knox enjoyed every bit of it. He didn't even fuss when we first put him in the water.

Of course, since I was too busy taking pictures instead of drying and getting him dressed, he peed on me and his towel after the bath.

That's OK, though. He is too cute to resist!

Thursday is his 3-week check up. Our little man is growing up so fast!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


On Saturday afternoon Farlan, Shanika, Jayden and Amar'e road-tripped from Phoenix to Tucson to visit and meet little Knox.

Amar'e is 7 months old now...and boy has he grown!

Jayden had kisses for his new cousin. Such a sweetheart!

We had a great time visiting. They spent the night and Ib cooked us a bacon and eggs breakfast on Sunday morning. cute!

Amar'e spent most of his time in the jumperoo. He LOVED that thing! He bounced and bounced and bounced...smiling the whole time. He liked it so much that we sent it home with him, since it will be a while before Knox is big enough to use it yet.

Thanks for making the drive to visit us! We love you guys!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grammy & Auntie Am Visit Tucson

We really wanted Mom to get a taste of the desert while she was here. One of our favorite spots to take visitors is the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum.

Ib equipped her with a camera and we were on our way!

She and Ib watched the otters.

While Auntie Am & I hammed it up, sister-style, for the camera.

And Knox got a bag full from the gift shop.

We drove home through Gates' Pass so she could check out the views and we got a family picture.

Enjoying diaper-duty, as only a Grammy could!

Daddy being melodramatic. He really doesn't use the mask to change diapers...yet, anyway!

Grammy loving the baby.

We took them out for some authentic Mexican food.

Auntie Am didn't eat her beans, so I did! Mmmm...frijoles!

Then we posed for some family pictures.

We had a great time and can't wait for them to visit us again!

We love and miss you! ♥