Camping at Newport State Park

The three of us went camping with all of our friends at Newport State Park which is in Door County Wisconsin on the coast of Lake Michigan.  This was Chloe’s first camping trip and she seemed to have a blast.  We spent the first afternoon there hiking back to our remote campsite.  It rained the first full day of camping so we tried to stay dry and warm.  Luckily we had built a shelter the night before so we could hang out together without getting wet.  The weather was fairly dry, but cool during the rest of the trip.

Here is Daddy holding Chloe in the baby carrier.  You can also see the cute hat that our friend Jenni made for Chloe.  (09/24/2010)

Chloe already wants to try beer at 6 months old!  (09/24/2010)

Here we all are getting ready to cook some breakfast over the campfire.  (09/24/2010)

We had heard that we were going to get a lot of rain the first day we were camping so we built a shelter right away.  It was a good idea because it rained nonstop the next day.  (09/24/2010)

Later in the afternoon on the second day we were camping, we all took a hike along the coastline of Lake Michigan.  (09/24/2010)

The weather got cooler so we bundled Chloe up in her snowsuit.  Doesn’t she look cute!  (09/25/2010)

Chloe was so cozy, she fell asleep on Daddy next to the campfire.  (09/25/2010)

During a nice afternoon, we all took a long hike on the state park’s trails.  (09/25/2010)

Here are all of us on the hike.  (09/25/2010)

When nature calls we have to attend to the diaper!  (09/25/2010)

Here is Chloe having fun with Jenni.  (09/25/2010)

Chloe relaxing while we are packing up to go home.  (09/26/2010)

It’s hard work watching Mom and Dad pack.  (09/26/2010)

Chloe’s Sixth Month

Here is Chloe and our friend Jess on her 5 month birthday.  (08/22/2010)

Chloe is showing Daddy her new set of teeth.  (08/22/2010)

Here is Chloe during a hysterical laughing fit when Mommy is shaking a frozen quesadilla.  Man, she is so cute!  (08/23/2010)

This is an example of how Chloe buzzes her lips when she is frustrated or angry.  It’s really hard to take her seriously when she does this!  (08/23/2010)

Chloe playing with her feet during a diaper change.  (08/25/2010)

Chloe has definitely mastered jumping on her own in her Jumperoo. This time she has a laughing fit when Mommy starts clapping for her.  It is so funny!  (08/26/2010)

During Chloe’s sixth month she started sitting up with assistance.  Here are a few shots of her in action.  (08/29/2010)

In this video, Chloe really goes to to town spinning the little toy on her Jumperoo.  (08/31/2010)

Goofing around with toys.  (09/01/2010)

Cute picture of Chloe and Daddy.  (09/01/2010)

Chloe gets a kick out of one of her toys when it falls off her head.  (09/01/2010)

Cuddling after bath time.  (09/02/2010)

Chloe sitting on Daddy.  (09/06/2010)

What a big smile!  (09/07/2010)

Exhausted after a hard day of playing.  (09/08/2010)

We visited Grandma and Grandpa Nelsen for a weekend.  Here is Grandpa making Chloe laugh.  (09/11/2010)

Chloe having a laughing fit when being tickled by Daddy.  (09/11/2010)

Grandpa just can’t put Chloe down.  (09/12/2010)

What a happy little girl!  (09/12/2010)

Hanging out in the swing.  (09/15/2010)

Chloe and Daddy reading during their bedtime ritual.  This is Chloe’s favorite book Fluffy Baby Animals.  (09/18/2010)

Mommy making faces at Chloe.  (09/19/2010)

Chloe’s first Packer game!  She seemed to really enjoy watching the game.  She’s a Packer fan through and through.  (09/19/2010)

Chloe is zonked out with paci while being held by Daddy.  When she was 5.5 months old she was able to put the paci in her mouth by herself for the first time.  (09/21/2010)

Chloe’s Fifth Month

Chloe had a big fifth month because two of her teeth came in!  Her bottom central incisors popped out four days apart from each other.  Her first teething experience didn’t seem so bad (at least Chloe didn’t cry or fuss too much).  As the teeth came in, she actually seemed in pretty good spirits.  Chloe also started splashing in the bath; a sign she is starting to enjoy it.  She started buzzing her lips together.  Sometimes she would do this just for fun, but it seem that most of the time she did it when she was frustrated or upset.  Man, it’s so cute when she does that when she’s upset, we can’t help but laugh.

These are pictures of Chloe on her 4 month birthday.  (07/22/2010)

Chloe is just chilling out in the swing baby talking with Daddy.  (07/23/2010)

Here is Chloe hanging out with the little teddy bear that Great Aunt Mary gave her.  (07/24/2010)

Looking cute in her pink dress!  (07/26/2010)

This is a short video of Chloe conversing while on her diaper changing table.  (08/01/2010)

:P  (08/04/2010)

Admiring her tiny hand.  (08/04/2010)

Daddy is carrying Chloe outside in the baby carrier.  She loves it!  (08/05/2010)

Chloe is happy to be hanging out with Daddy.  (08/08/2010)

Here is Chloe laughing at Grandpa’s funny faces.  It’s so cute when she does that high pitched squeak when she laughs.  (08/08/2010)

Drinking milk is such hard work.  Poor Chloe!  (08/09/2010)

Chloe is having lots of fun playing in her Jumperoo. Boy was this toy a good investment! Here she is starting to bounce on her own.  (08/09/2010)

Mommy gave her a carrot to chew on.  It seemed to be a great teething toy.  (08/10/2010)

Here is Chloe after her first tooth popped through.  She’s definitely still in good spirits so that is cool!  (08/10/2010)

Chloe began to drool quite a bit and liked chewing toys to comfort herself as teething started.  (08/11/2010)

Another video of Chloe playing in her Jumperoo.  This time she is actually spinning the little spinner toy by herself.  (08/12/2010)

Here is Chloe really contorting her body attempting to crawl.  She was able to reach out and grab her toy, but not crawling quite yet.  It’s cute how she balances on her stomach and flails her arms and legs.  (08/13/2010)

She is making faces.  Almost looks like she ate a lemon.  (08/15/2010)

Chloe is thoroughly entertained by Grandpa Nelsen.  (08/15/2010)

Mom did an outdoor photo shoot in our front yard.  It was a nice, warm summer day.  As you can see, Chloe found her feet for the first time.  (08/16/2010)

Chloe is being a real chatter bug in her swing.  She’s having fun just relaxing and taking it all in.  (08/16/2010)

Here is a really cute video of Chloe buzzing her lips and making bubbles.  So precious.  (08/17/2010)

Our friend, Libby, met Chloe for the first time and they had a good time together.  (08/21/2010)

Ozaukee County and Wisconsin State Fairs

We decided to check out the Ozaukee County Fair in Cedarburg.  It was a pretty small and simple fair, but just perfect for us.  We took Chloe to see all of the farm animals and she seemed to like them for the most part.  We also indulged in some good fair food like corn dogs and cheese curds.

Here is Chloe and Mommy at the sheep pens.  (07/28/2010)

All of the sheep started “baaing” at the same time and freaked Chloe out pretty good.  I think she was a little overwhelmed.  (07/28/2010)

Chloe seemed to enjoy the rabbit area.  Since Mommy grew up with rabbits, we thought it was only appropriate to get a picture by some.  (07/28/2010)

Here is Chloe and Daddy with all the fair goodness in the background.  (07/28/2010)

Our friend, Lisa, and her daughter came over to visit and we all went to the Wisconsin State Fair.  Again, we looked at a bunch of animals and had a really good time.

Chloe and Daddy after walking through the cow exhibit.  (08/05/2010)

We stopped to take a break and to eat some snacks and decided it was a good time for a photo op.  (08/05/2010)

Chloe’s Fourth Month

During Chloe’s fourth month of life she started becoming much more active and because of that, we took lots of pictures and video.

Here is a picture of Chloe on her 3 month birthday.  (06/22/2010)

This is a picture of Chloe sucking her thumb for the first time.  She doesn’t use her thumb as a paci very often, but she knows it exists!  (06/23/2010)

Daddy and Chloe doing their night time ritual of reading.  (06/23/2010)

We took a walk outside around the yard because the weather was so nice.  (06/26/2010)

Chloe found her voice for the first time.  Hearing her talk was so exciting.  (06/26/2010)

We decided it was a nice evening to grill out.  Chloe is mesmerized by the fire.  (06/27/2010)

Here is Chloe talking again, but this time to her play gym.  (06/27/2010)

Chloe’s first experience in her crib.  From the start she was very comfortable with it.  This is about the same time she started to sleep for 7-8 hour stretches.  (06/28/2010)

Chloe enjoyed watching some TV while sucking on Daddy’s finger.  (06/29/2010)

Chloe sleeping so soundly in her crib.  (06/30/2010)

Chloe shows us her rolling skills.  (07/01/2010)

Often we would walk into Chloe’s room while she was napping and find limbs hanging out of the crib.  (07/07/2010)

Around this time Chloe began reaching for and playing with her toys.  (07/07/2010)

Chloe looking cute during some tummy time.  (07/08/2010)

Daddy and Chloe having fun bouncing.  (07/09/2010)

Chloe and Mommy having a precious moment together.  (07/12/2010)

One morning she zonked out on the floor while playing.  (07/13/2010)

Chloe started to laugh when she was about 3.5 months old.  Here is one of her most hysterical laughing fits.  We were at Qdoba with Vince and Ava and Vince started shaking his ice filled cup and she went crazy!  (07/13/2010)

Chloe really loves to be bounced.  Here are a video of Dad bouncing Chloe.  (07/14/2010)

We bought a Jumperoo for Chloe because she started to be more active.  She really enjoys it!  (07/15/2010)

A precious moment caught on camera of Chloe sucking her thumb.  (07/15/2010)

Grandma and Grandpa Nelsen visited over a weekend and good times were had by all.  (07/17/2010)

Chloe sure thinks the spinning toy on her new Jumperoo is really funny!  (07/20/2010)

Chloe is already starting to make Daddy lose his hair! :)  (07/21/2010)

Chloe Meets Her Friend Cooper

We met some friends, Ben and Jen, at our birthing class and started hanging out.  We met up in July for the first time since our babies were born.

Here are Cooper and Chloe hanging out on the floor.  (07/10/2010)

Here is a picture of Ben, Cooper, Chloe and Kristen.  Chloe enjoyed meeting her new friend.  (07/10/2010)

Fourth of July

We spent the Fourth of July weekend with Vince, Ava and the Enwalds at Ava’s parents’ cabin. We had a good time relaxing in the cabin and on the boat on Lake Petenwell.

Before we left for the boat trip, Chloe practiced her talking skills.  (07/03/2010)

This was Chloe’s first time in the water other than a bath.  We bought a little floatie for Chloe to have fun with, but she didn’t seem to care for the relatively chilly water.  (07/03/2010)

Chloe felt more relaxed chilling with Mom on the boat.  (07/03/2010)

Chloe’s Shower

Kristen’s aunts were kind enough to throw a shower in honor of Chloe.  It was nice for everyone to be able to meet her.

This is just one of the many cute outfits that Chloe was given that day.  (06/19/2010)

Grandma Hanson bought these awesome shades for Chloe.  (06/19/2010)

Here are Mommy and Chloe with the cake.  (06/19/2010)

Before we left town, we stopped to visit Grandma and Grandpa Nelsen.  Here is a picture of Grandma Nelsen holding a smiling Chloe.  (06/20/2010)

Chloe and Great Grandma Meet for the First Time

We took a trip up north to visit Great Grandma Delano so that she could meet Chloe.  Great Grandma seemed to have a really fun time with her.  (06/12/2010)

The four generations of the Delanos and Nelsens.  (06/12/2010)

Three generations of moms.  (06/12/2010)

Here are a couple more pictures of the family.  (06/12/2010)

Here is Grandpa Nelsen getting Chloe to give us a nice smile before we left to go back home.  (06/13/2010)

Chloe’s Third Month

Chloe hit some big milestones this month.  She started sucking her hand, rolling over and cooing/baby talking.  Thankfully, she also started sleeping for long stretches at night!  We also purchased nursery furniture and moved her into her own bedroom.

Here is Chloe on her 2 month birthday.  (05/23/2010)

Catching some ZzZs with Daddy.  (05/29/2010)

This is a shot of Chloe during her daily dose of tummy time.  (05/30/2010)

Where’s Chloe?  (06/07/2010)

Here she is catching a snooze.  (06/09/2010)

Adam learning baby care 101.  (06/11/2010)

Here we are all dressed up to go to Andy’s cousin’s wedding.  (06/12/2010)

Here she is wearing Daddy’s favorite t-shirt.  (06/13/2010)