Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving Highlights

Although I am posting late about Thanksgiving, it doesn't mean we didn't have a wonderful time. We did! The food was absolutely delicious, but the company was the BEST! It was so much to get together with my family. All of my siblings were there except Amy (once again you were missed!). Here are some exciting highlights accompanied by pictures.

Caleb was able to attend his first basketball game.
His Aunt Emilee played really well-it was so much fun!
Caleb and I, Uncle Matthew, Grandma and the star player-Aunt Emilee

We had my sister take a family picture of us.
(Perhaps you have noticed that Caleb has had his first hair cut. It was really hard for me to do, but his hair was getting really straggly. He is still absolutely adorable, although I think it makes him look older.)

Caleb enjoyed Grandma's exersaucer so much that we brought it home with us.
Now he loves not only standing but jumping as well when being held on someone's lap.
Caleb's cousins Ethan and Chloe loved entertaining him.

It is a family tradition that the weekend after Thanksgiving we head up into the mountains in order to hunt down the perfect Christmas tree.
Caleb had a good time-he slept most of the time in the Baby Bjorn.
The 3 of us bundled up beside our tree.

And lastly, an adorable picture of Caleb modeling the hat his Uncle Matthew made him.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Expressions of 4 Months

I can't believe Caleb is 4 months old!
Weight: 15 pounds 3.5 ounces
Height: 25 3/4 inches
This outfit sure fits differently than when we brought him home from the hospital.
Actually, I was surprised that it still fit.

He makes some of the cutest expressions (see below):

Saturday, November 1, 2008

lil' cowboy

Caleb was the cutest little cowboy for Halloween.
I'm usually not into dressing up, but it was a lot of fun dressing Caleb up.
As you can see, his outfit is complete with little cowboy boots and even a little cow.
The only thing he didn't have was a cowboy hat.

Actually, Caleb loves horses so a lot of his outfits are cowboy outfits.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

First Snow Storm

Caleb all decked out as we prepare to head
to church during the first snow storm of the year.

Tanya picked out this outfit when we went shopping
together after the first doctor's appointment I went to with her.
Brian's mom made these booties from his grandmother's pattern.

Caleb all bundled up with Mom
If you look closely you can see snowflakes on Caleb's cheeks.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A few of Caleb's favorite things...

Caleb's response to his favorite things.
A few of Caleb's favorite things:
Caleb loves bath time. He enjoys kicking and splashing with his feet.

Caleb also loves spending time with his daddy.
When Brian gets home from work he is all smiles.

One of Caleb's NOT so favorite things:
Caleb does NOT like tummy time.
He usually lasts less than a minute before he starts to make his dislike known.
Lately, though, he has found that sucking on his fist sometimes make it a little more tolerable.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Power of Zout

Thank you Krista and Lisa for giving us Zout at the baby shower!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Totally and Completely in LOVE

I am totally and completely in LOVE with
two boys!!!

Brian is such a wonderful husband and father-
supportive and loving.

Caleb is such a special little boy-
he brings so much
joy into our homes not to mention he is absolutely adorable.
Daddy and Caleb cuddling.
Brian loves being a dad. He is so wonderful with Caleb.
When he's home he's more than willing to change Caleb's diaper, burp him or just carry him around-even at 3:00 am.

We enjoy going on walks with Caleb.
He really enjoys his baby bjorn and is usually asleep before we leave the parking lot.
He's such a cutie with this hat on-
although it's way too big for him, it's the only one that shades his face completely.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Getting Bigger

Today I realized that Caleb really is growing.
The hard part is he is in between sizes.
I put this outfit on him and had to laugh because
the shirt (newborn size) is getting too small
(it shows off his cute belly really well if I don't put a onsie underneath)
and the pants (0-3 month size) are still quite big (they slide down without the onsie).
I guess it won't be long before I have to pack up his newborn clothes-
what a sad day that will be because I'm a really sentimental person.

Look at the cute cheeks on this sleepy head!
Another picture that shows off how big he's getting.
By the way he's 90% asleep in this picture.
It just takes a little while for his eyes to close completely.
He's so cute and so much fun!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fun picts of Caleb

So this post is going to be just a few random but fun pictures of Caleb.
I thought this was an appropriate first picture!
Caleb loves sleeping on his boppy. (Oh how I wish he slept as well in his bed, though he's doing much better lately.) Look at this fun bed head! I love the expressions he makes when he is stretching after a nap! When we put Caleb in his bed we try to bundle him up so his flailing arms don't startle him while he's trying to fall asleep. Well, he does not like being bundled and most of the time wiggles out by the time his nap is over. This is how I found him a couple of days ago. Yes, our big boy is sitting up! Ok so he's propped up, but isn't he adorable!! He's all dressed up for the first time going to our ward.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Family get together

Brian's family decided to get together to celebrate Caleb's 1 month birthday.
Ok, so actually his 1 month birthday happened to fall on the family reunion,
but it was fun getting together anyway.

Caleb wasn't the only baby at the cabin as you can tell by the picture below.
He has 3 cousins that are less than 1 year old.
Grandma holding Caleb (1 month) and Madison (10 days old)
Aunt Marilyn holding John (7 months old) and her grandbaby (Brian's oldest nephew's daughter) Lorelei (5 months old)

Everyone wanted to hold Caleb. I don't blame them-he is so much fun!
Unfortunately, I only have pictures of a few of them.
Cousin Elizabeth holding Caleb
Cousins Kimber and Kristin entertaining Caleb.
He is starting to smile and coo a little-it is so cute!
Caleb got to meet his first horse (no he didn't ride-I didn't dare).
Unfortunately he slept through it.
Thankfully Star didn't mind.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I've been a mother for 1 month!

I can't believe that Caleb is 1 month old!
Time has flown by, and I have loved every second of it!
I can't believe how fast he is growing-as of Aug. 11th he weighed
8 pounds 2 ounces.
I want to say, "Whoa, slow down time!" my little boy is growing too fast!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Caleb's first family reunion

First things first-a picture of Caleb!Yep, he's as cute as ever!
(Just in case you were wondering, his shirt says "Automatic Sprinkler".)

So Caleb enjoyed his first family reunion last weekend. It was a lot of fun spending time with my mom and my brothers and sisters, although everyone was a little bummed that Amy, Matt and Zachary didn't make it. Why do plane tickets have to cost so much? Well, Amy, even though you were missed, we had a lot of fun!
Friday night we went to Brandon's, ate dinner and just hung out.
Caleb finally got to meet his cousins. Ethan was especially excited and gave him lots of "loves" throughout the weekend.
Everyone was captivated by Caleb, even little Eliza.

Then on Saturday we went to Katie and Aaron's to eat breakfast and then we all headed to the zoo. I was a little nervous about taking Caleb, but he did amazingly well. I borrowed a sling from Jamie and he slept in it for most of the day. I guess we'll have to take him back when he's older, he missed pretty much the whole thing:)
This is what I saw one time when I peeked into the sling to see how Caleb was doing.
Caleb wasn't in the sling the whole time, though. This is him and his daddy enjoying some sling "free" time. (My 2 handsome boys!)
We all thought this picture was pretty funny. This gorilla was just lying there in the shade with a burlap bag under his head that he was using for a pillow.
After the zoo we headed back to Katie and Aaron's, all of us pretty bushed from a day walking around in the sun. Although everyone was too tired to go swimming, we enjoyed celebrating 4 birthdays.
Happy Birthday Bennet (you can see the back of his head in the bottom right corner),
Chloe, Troy and Aaron!
Sunday after church we once again gathered back at Katie's, ate lunch, and took family photos.A photo of my family minus the 3 sorely missed persons already mentioned. This is our second family photo
(the first was taken right after Caleb was born in the hospital.)
Don't I have the cutest family?
It was a marvelous weekend! The only sad part was it had to end!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

1 week

I have wanted to blog for a week now, ever since Caleb was born, but somehow I can never find the time.So I am practicing my multitasking skills and going to attempt to blog while feeding Caleb. We'll see how good I am at typing one handed.
This past week has been a blur of wonderful experiences that I will always treasure in my heart. The time that we had with Tanya and Caleb in the hospital was priceless. I was able to be in the delivery room when Caleb was born and Brian came in soon afterwards. It was such a special experience which continued that night when I spent the night with Tanya in her room. I was able to help take care of Caleb and I will always be grateful to Tanya for that experience. As Brian mentioned in a previous post, we are so blessed to have such a wonderful friend as Tanya.
We brought Caleb home Thursday and it has been an absolutely wonderful experience taking care of him. I LOVE BEING A MOM! Even at 2:00 am I absolutely love gazing into his precious little face. Our son sure is such a cutie!
Yesterday was his 1 week birthday. I took him to see the pediatrician and found out he now weighs 6 pounds 12 ounces (he's only 1 ounce away from his birthweight!) and is 19.5 inches long. He is a very healthy little boy. For his 1 week birthday he only woke up during the night once-happy birthday to me. (Don't worry-he made up for it last night by waking up every 2 hours to eat.)

Now what you all have been waiting for- more pictures!Caleb on his 1 week birthday.
I thought this outfit was very festive although it was quite big on him.
Such a handsome little guy!!
We took this picture today after giving him a bath (he has peed through 3 diapers today-I think it's time to invest in some different diapers) and when we took off his pee soaked outfit we found his little umbilical cord missing-yep it fell off today!