Nana and Papa hunt came to visit to after Ava's birth. Their week-long mission included: doting on Bea, helping Allison with Ava, weeding the yard, planing doors, and building a set of shelves for the kitchen.
Ava Josephine Skidgel was born at 3:22 pm on December 27, 2006. She weighed in at 7 lbs 10 oz and was 19.5 inches. She and mom are doing great. Bea is happy to have a baby sister. While dad is joyed to have two beautiful daughters, he's now getting used to idea that he's outnumbered.
Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Dave sent us a package for Christmas. After placing the gifts next to the fireplace, Bea had some fun running around in the "snow." I guess it's a good thing we had the furnace fixed recently.
Here it is, our official holiday photo. Given #2 is due any day now, we decided to go light on the decorations this year--a wreath on the door and standing the holiday cards along the mantel are about all we could do this year.
I'm still painting the picket fence: one more coat of paint for the long stretch of fence that runs along Shafter Avenue. We planted more this weekend and ordered olive and meyer lemon trees which we will plant next Saturday.
Bea had several friends over this morning to celebrate her second birthday. Besides running around the house with her pals, she played in the backyard. Highlights included...
Bea Behind Bars We took off Wednesday night for NYC. Since I’m in between Adobe and my new job at Radar Networks, we decided to shoot off to the Big Apple since I probably won’t have much time off until Skidgel baby #2 arrives in late December. We saw concerts in Central Park and in …
Ultra Sound of Skidgel Baby #2 We visited the East Bay Perinatal Center yesterday morning and had the 12-week ultrasound to peek at the new additon to our family. The baby looks fine and has a good heart beat (the third picture). Beatriz was very sweet during the ultrasound by pointing to the picture of …
Beatriz loves icecream. After dinner, we went over to Piedmont Avenue to get a scoop of icecream. Bea loves to say icecream as much as she loves to eat it.
Our new front walkway is in.