We celebrated Meg’s birthday this year with a surprise party / sleepover. She requested a surprise party this year. Every once in awhile we would ask her what kind of cake she wanted or something, and she would reply “I’m not having a party this year, unless someone throws me a surprise party ;).” The surprise mostly worked, although some of her friends spilled the beans during school. Clare led the girls in making bath bombs. Sarah did the girls nails. We had pizza and got out the chocolate fountatin. They all had a great time.
For her actual birthday Dave and Ellen came over and we had ravioli and lemon cake with chocolate frosting.
Margaret turned one week old yesterday. To celebrate, we took her on her first car trip – to Woody’s pizza in Golden, where we met our friends from around the block – Rick, Alisa, and Tao.Meg wasn’t too wild about being in the car, but calmed down once it was moving. She is doing pretty well so far. Today she had her one-week checkup, and she is gaining weight – back up to 7 lbs 2 ounces. That makes us very happy.
Spencer continues to be very nice to his sister. Last night he was playing with some magnets that spell out his name, and at some point, he came over to give them to Meg. It seems like he will do a pretty good job teaching his little sister all he has learned about the world. Dave had to go home yesterday, which was sad for us all. Ellen is staying until Saturday, which is nice. It has been very helpful to have them around.
Other highlights of Meg’s first week include a walk around the duck pond, and lots of cuddling with Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.
Margaret Alice Dibble-Felty arrived on Sunday, Feb. 27th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
weighing 7 lbs, 8 oz
measuring 20.5 in long
All are doing well.Spencer has been really great with his new baby sister. He frequently points at her and says “baby”, and then “quiet, sshh” One of the first things he did was offer her a toy – a teething ring.
Maren weighs Margaret, while Spencer watches with great interest
We’ve been receiving a lot of packages for Spencer over the last couple weeks. We saved them all up until Sunday morning, then let Spencer open them. He is getting really good at opening presents. Thanks to all the friends and family for the great presents!
Spencer opens up the blocks from Grandma and Grandpa Felty
Spencer turned two years old today. We had a whole weekend full of fun. Even today was fun. Dave and Ellen arrived Friday evening, and Dave left a few minutes ago. We all had president’s day off, so we were able to continue playing with Spencer today. However, the big birthday event was on Saturday. We rented a room at the Apex – the local rec center – and had a pool party. Every one had a really great time. Ellen went all out with party favors and decorations using a fire truck theme. She got fire hats for every kid, along with buckets and beach balls they could use in the pool, plus fire-hydrant shaped water bottles, and some little fire engines. We couldn’t find a fire engine cake, so instead we got monster trucks, which Spencer absolutely loves.
Every one was able to make it to the party, including all the kids from our block, Spencer’s friend Tao from the Academy, who lives just around the block, plus my cousin Jessie and her kids, as well as one of Clare’s work friends. Spencer gots lots of cool new toys – mostly trucks and cars, his favorite. Thanks to every one for making Spencer’s second birthday a great one.
Clare, Rob, and Spencer came home today around 1:30 p.m., after all the nurses agreed that mother and baby were doing fine. It feels nice to be home. Spencer wasn’t too happy about being in the car seat at first, but quieted down after a few minutes. This seems to be his modus operandi. Every time you move him, he gets a little upset, but then he becomes content again after a few minutes. He must be just trying out his lungs and vocal chords.
Peek a boo!
Once we got home, we called a few more people to share our wonderful news. We are really happy that he is finally here!
Clare and Spencer talk to Grandma and Grandpa Dibble