Monday, June 25, 2012

dear summer, i love you.

no matter how old i get, i don't think summer will ever be long enough.

Friday, June 22, 2012

my sister erin gave me some old pictures recently, which got me thinking about whether any of my kids look like me when i was a baby...
dot seems to have inherited my big, serious eyes...

and, poor finn, was the lucky recipient of my gaping mouth... 

lucy and i both opted to pass on smiling until we were about 2 years old...

i also came across this picture of my mom.
written on the back is "lynn on her way to the hospital to have emily"
wait, what?!  she is 9 months pregnant in this picture?

and i just thought this last one was cute...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

the first couple days

this little lady certainly came home to a whole lot of love and attention.
lucy comes in our room first thing every single morning desperate to hold her little sister.
"hello, little cutie," she says to dot as she bounces her in her arms.
finn smiles and stares at her and occasionally says, "she's just too cute, i just have to kiss her!"
and, of course, jack loves her like crazy.  he worries about her, is concerned when she fusses or when someone stops by to meet our little dot and doesn't hold her quite right.  the first day we brought her home, lucy went off with g.g. and finn went to play at jimmy's, but jack insisted on staying close.  he didn't want to leave dot, he said.
the transition to four kids has been just lovely.  to watch how much they adore her and want to help with her.  lucy is our resident diaper changer (pee only, she will tell you) and was more than a little upset that there would be no bottles to feed her.  they all hold dot, bounce her, shush her and generally stare at her lovingly.  
and, of course, pete and i have wasted many an evening staring at her ourselves.
dot, what did we ever do without you?

dot already has lots of people who love her and came to meet her in those first few days...

cowboys, of course, don't smile.  even when holding babies...

they will, however, take the time to nicely shush a baby...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


ahh, june.
my favorite month.
this year i decided to kick it off by having a baby on the very first day.
even with sweet dot thrown into the mix, we have still been doing all our favorite june activities of hanging out by the pool, eating popsicles, baking, coloring, playing, reading, going to the library, being lazy and having nowhere we need to be.
this year we have added watching the euro cup to our calendar, as well.
yes, june is wonderful.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


can you ever take too many pictures?

Monday, June 18, 2012

welcome dorothy cecilia!

On Friday, June 1 little Miss Dorothy Cecilia made her appearance in the world at 11:00 p.m.  
She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long.
She is adorable and wonderful and we couldn't love her more.
She is definitely being smothered in constant kisses by all of us.
It feels mighty fine to be a family of 6.
Welcome to the BurchJerks, Dot!