Monday, June 27, 2011

Frances Goes To The Beach!

We have just returned from the beach with (most of) the family.  Frances had a blast!  We went with Meme and Grump, Sage and Jack, and Jack's brother Matthew.  The weather was great- just hot, so went spent a lot of time floating in the ocean.  We were SOOOOOO excited that Sage got to come with us....probably her last excursion before those 3 girls make their grand debut.  Next time we have a family beach trip, there will be lots of little ones!  Here are just a few of the pictures from the trip:

Just chilling out in the shade.

Sage + 3!

Matthew and Will having fun swimming

Lots of lounging on the couch with Sage! 

Captain Jack and  Grump setting out on our adventure.

Frances assisted Captain Jack with the navigation

Jack, Will, Grump, and Matthew

Time to swim

Frances loved napping on the boat....she's under there somewhere!

Sage gets some practice with bath time.

Frances loves Matthew!

Matthew gets (temporarily) inked!
One last swim!
The proud parents to be of 3!
Felt like a luxury hotel under the umbrella

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

This little gal is so in LOVE with her daddy!

Daddy and Frances
We spent the weekend at the lake with a group of old running buddies.  We appropriately call ourselves the "Lakeshore Lunatics."  This is the group Will and I were running with years ago....before we even starting dating.  We had such a fun weekend swimming, lounging, and of course eating....there was a short run thrown in there somewhere too.  Yours truly even broke out my old skills on the water skis (be thankful that didn't get caught on camera)!

Fun swimming with mama.
Frances enjoyed hanging out in the shade some too. 
The Lakeshore Lunatics

 And in other news, check out this big girl.....


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bath Time!

This girl loves her bath......

Check out the belly!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

4 Months Old!

 Today Frances is 4 months old!  She is getting so big.  Here is a look at how much she has grown...

We have an official date for Frances' heart surgery.  It will be August 3rd.  We are anxiously awaiting for it to get here and be over.  We can't wait to put this part behind us!  But for now, we are really enjoying the summer time with tons of swimming and looking forward to our beach trips.

We love you so much, Frances!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Big Day For Frances

Today we celebrated the baptism of Frances Rose McCalley, and it was indeed a celebration!  It was so wonderful to have our family and friends with us for such a special day.  Frances is a beautiful child of God and we are so thankful for her to have received the gift of Holy Baptism today.

The church service was awesome- Pastor Gates did a knockout sermon and Dwight picked the perfect song for Frances (it should be posted on the church website soon:  By the way, you should come visit us at 10:30am on Sundays at Christ Episcopal Church in Fairfield!  Lots and lots of pictures.....and this was cut down from over 200.

Beautiful Baby Frances

We were pretty sure she wouldn't care for the water.....
....and we were right, but she recovered quickly!
Uncle Richard did a little improv piano playing.  
Frances loves her cousins!
Pretty and so yummy cakes from Dreamcakes.
Had to take a little break from all the excitement 
The Yayas and Yaya babies (we miss you, Ashley!)
Best friends forever- these girls love to hold hands!
Frances and one of her godmothers, Amy.
This girl was wiped out!

Of course we had to get in a little pool time also!

Frances now loves the pool- she stayed in for almost 2 hours!
Yahoo, Aunt Sage is here!

 And in other news......

That's right, Sage and Jack have triplets on the way!  They will be here sometime in late fall.  We are so excited we can't stand it!!!!!  Please keep Sage, Jack, and these sweet babies in your prayers.  Everything is going great so far.  We can't wait to find out if they are boys or girls (I'm banking on 3 girls)!

Can you believe there are 3 babies in that belly?
How cute is she????

Thank you so much to everyone who celebrated with us on this special day!  A BIG thank you to Meme and Grump for hosting the great lunch. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Time

With this HOT weather, we have been spending a lot of time at the pool.  We finally found a float that works for Frances and she seems to love hanging out in it!

Still got plenty of growing room in my swim suit! 

Just relaxing!

Meme was having a fit when we took this picture....I promise Will really is close to her! 

We have been doing a lot of swinging in the evening too!


On another note, we finally have a tentative schedule for Frances' heart surgery.  She had her monthly check-ups yesterday with the cardiologist and pediatrician.  Frances is up to 9 lbs 5 oz!  The doctors are very pleased with how well she is doing, and say her weight gain is not too bad.  They are scheduling her surgery for the first week of August (we will know the exact date closer to time).  It's scary to think about and its only 2 short months away, but we will be SO happy to have this part behind us.  So between now and surgery, we just pack her full of calories and get her as fat as we can!