Thursday, July 29, 2010

Plus Two

Maybe you've been wondering why this blog has been so quiet lately. Maybe you haven't been wondering. Either way, my excuse for the silence is because I've been zapped of all semblance of energy by the wee baby growing inside of my belly.

Yep, the Dunlaps are ready for Baby Round #2. Well, maybe not ready, but we're doing it anyway.

Again, we apologize if this is the way that you're finding out our big news. We've been trying to spread the word, but now we're succumbing to facebook and blogger.

Our baby is due February 10th, 2011. This due date is exactly 23 months after the birth of Wild Child #1 (Delaney). I'm more than a bit nervous at the thought of having a two year old and a newborn, but I'm confident that this timing will be just right in the long run.

I'm 12 weeks along today, and crossing my fingers that the morning sickness/exhaustion will start to subside. I'm very, very thankful that Steve has been around this summer because I haven't been on my A game when it comes to things like discipline and doling out patience towards my high-energy toddler.

That's our big excitement here at Casa Dunlap. We'll make sure to keep you posted on further baby-whatnot.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sequoias, Part One

We returned from camping on Thursday, and we're still recovering a bit. We had a great time with our dear friends. Delaney LOVED the great outdoors, she's such a nature baby. I don't have the energy to give a detailed report right now, so this post is primarily for my family. They're itching for some new Delaney pics, so here you go. Stay tuned for more pictures to come.

Delaney and Moses found the dirt pile to be vastly entertaining. I tried really hard to be ok with this arrangement. They were just so happy playing in the dirt.

Delaney is in love with Moses, can you tell?

We spent a day at Hume Lake, where we met up with the Osborne family. Delaney proved, once again, that she has zero fear when it comes to water. Boo.

Delaney thinks she can blow bubbles. Pretty cute, huh?

Delaney is like her Grandpa Lee, she rises with the sun. She actually did a great job sleeping at night, and didn't wake up too obscenely early.

In the backpack with Daddy. This kid has it made.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

4th Percentile

Sorry, no pretty pictures of Delaney here today...

I know the blog has been silent, and I promise to give full-fledged updates in about a week or so. We have had a busy summer, but we keep leaving our camera behind, and I really don't like to write a post without a picture. But I did want to share a few exciting things going on around here...

We spent a few days in beautiful Santa Barbara with our BFFs Beka, Jake, and Ayeresam Dorr. Jake's Grammy lives in SB and was the hostess with the mostess. Jake took a ton of pictures, so we'll eventually have pictures to post. We had a wonderfully relaxing time with some of our favorite people.

Tomorrow we're heading up to Sequoia National Park to camp with some more of our favorite people, the Quesadas and the Lances. Don't worry, the camera is already packed. I'm excited about the trip, but Eagle Scout Steve is especially excited to share one of his favorite past-times with his daughter.

Steve finished up his commission work in Sacramento. I'm going to make him write a post about his experience so that you can hear it from him.

And lastly, we had Delaney's 16 month check up yesterday. Drum roll...SHE'S FINALLY ON THE GROWTH CHARTS! Yeah, it's just the 4th percentile, but we'll take it. We all cheered when we saw her little dot on the chart, her doctor included. Eating is such a struggle with Delaney. She is finicky, temperamental, and likes to exert her control and independence into the eating process. I know so many families who have tougher battles to deal with, so I'm trying to be thankful for what we have.

Check back in a week or so for some actual posts with pictures!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Day at the Beach

Here is a little video of Delaney's first trip to the beach.