Saturday, July 31, 2010

May I help you?

Not sure what this is about, but this is Jacob's new face.
As soon as I started laughing, he started smiling.

He was watching tv so either he:
a).  is concentrating
b).  is posing
c).  is mad that I'm taking his picture.

I'm betting 'c'.  Surely he knows I need blog material.  :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Play Time!

I got out the play mat for Levi today.
Between my sister's munchkins and my own, he's the 4th baby to use it.
Needless to say, some of the pieces are missing, so we had to improvise.
He didn't seem to mind.  :)

Guess who else wanted to play!  :)

Such a sweet big brother!
Melts this momma's heart!
Oh how I love my boys!
And I LOVE the fact that I get to say "my boys"!  :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Main Squeeze

I seriously have to concentrate not to squeeze too hard.
There is just something about a cute-as-a-button baby!
Especially when he fits in the palm of my hand.  :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Childhood friends

My childhood friend Stephanie was in town from Virginia visiting her parents and she dropped by this afternoon with her girls.  
Lauren, Stephanie, Abigail

Later my sister Beth came over with her little monkeys.
*I got my hair cut last night.  Kris said it looks like I've got a "moms" hairdo.
Not sure if that's a compliment or not, but I am a mom so...
Getting all the kids lined up for a picture.
Kate's babydoll Kelly and her hot mess hair, Kate, Lauren, Abigail, Luke, Jacob

Stephanie holding Levi.  I think I see a grin on him! :)

When it was time to go, Kate didn't want to leave.
She stayed with us a little while longer and ate with Jacob.
Oh, and she would've stayed the night if I'd let her.  :)

Good times!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hunka Hunka

I've noticed lately that sometimes Levi slightly raises the left side of his upper lip.
Almost giving him an Elvis appearance.  :)
I don't even think this picture looks like him.  

On another note, poor little guy is going through the baby acne stage.
His little face is so broke out.  
I know it's just a phase and it will pass, I just wish it would clear up.
Nonetheless, he's still handsome to me!

We put him on his belly for the first time for a nap.  Look at those feet!!

Here is a similar picture of Jacob.
He's laying on one of my baby blankets.
Glad my mom hung on to it.  :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Latest Love

Meme and her new little man

I'd say he already has her wrapped around his little finger.  :)
Just like the rest of them...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mr. Cool!

Meme got all the grandkids sunglasses, and Jacob thinks he's Mr. Cool.
He wears them everyday on the way to daycare.  
I haven't taken him in the mornings since having Levi, but Kris says Jacob walks through daycare to his classroom with them on.  I'd love to see that!  :)
p.s.  looks like I need to get out the Windex. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

1month old... already :(

Levi today you are 1 month old.
I have tears because that went by entirely too fast.
Everyone warned me it would...

Weight:  9lbs 11oz
Height:  22 7/8"

*you are the best baby.  you rarely cry, it's more of a wimper. 
I can count on one hand how many times you've had a full blown cry

*you are a fantastic sleeper!  we noticed that immediately.
your last feeding is around 11pm, then we put you down for the night.
You typically wake up between 5-6am, sometimes 7am!

*you are more and more alert each day.
I've notice you concentrate at my face when I speak to you.
and when I feed you, you look deep into my eyes (melts my heart!)

*you wear mainly onesies in this summer heat.  most are newborns size.
you have moved up to a size 1 diaper.
*you are the best cuddler!
you're like a little ball curled up on my chest.

*I have to grit my teeth sometimes so I won't squeeze you too hard.
I could eat. you. up!!

You have enriched our lives so much!
We are a complete family.
Please don't grow up too fast little Levi.
Momma loves you so so much!! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Gift

My mom's friend Jammie was so kind to make a sweet gift for Levi.
I think this towel is so precious and I appreciate that it's homemade!
Thank you so much Jammie!  So thoughtful of you!
I cannot wait to wrap Levi up with it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just a Swingin'

Levi really enjoys the swing.  
He is mesmerized by the mirror and the mobile directly above.
Oh, and no matter how many times we fix his head, he will immediately put it right back in the same spot.

When Jacob noticed Levi was swinging, he wanted to sit next to him and swing too, so he grabbed his rocker.  So sweet.

Jacob was on his way to taking a bath, thus no shorts.  :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Little Levi

All stretched out.
He takes up the length of the couch cushion.  :)

I saw this little onesie and just had to have it.  :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

All Clean!

Levi does so well during a bath.  
I love wrapping him up in the baby towel and then greasing him up like a little piggy with Baby Magic.  :)
There is nothing like the smell of a clean baby.  :)

One of these days, he will take up the entire changing table.  
Right now he lays perfectly in the middle.  

Jacob loves to hold Levi.
Here I asked him to say "cheese".
This is what I got.  :)

Momma loves you Jacob & Levi!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hospital Pictures

Here is a side by side comparison of the hospital picture between Levi & Jacob. 

To me it looks like Levi is showing off his "guns" and Jacob is showing off his chest.  :) 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Good Deal!

So I've mentioned before that I LOVE Hobby Lobby!
Once again, I attacked the seasonal aisle after the holiday. 
These July 4th decorations were 80% off!

I got all of this for $19! 
The blue ceramic square bowl on the right was regularly $29.99 itself!  Hello $6 bucks!

I cannot wait to pull these out next year!
I will seriously need a room for my seasonal merchandise if I continue to hit the 80% off sales!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A sweet gift!

My sweet friend Sharon in Florida sent Levi a package with these precious outfits inside.
They are sooo cute!
I appreciate that she thought of both Kris and I.
The one on the left says "Daddy's MVP" and the other says "Bananas Over Mommy".
Too cute!!

She is a frequent reader of the blog, so she definitely deserves her own post!
Thank you Sharon (and Wayne)!

Miss and love you both!!
Come see us! :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting So Big

My goodness this little guy has already changed so much!
I cannot get enough of this sweet face - so alert, so handsome!

So before I turn around and he's 3 (like his big brother), I wanted to capture some of his sweet details:

Just want to kiss those sweet lips!

Love the swirl in his hair

Close up!

And here's big brother.  Such a little stinker!

Love my boys!

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Summer Show

Since the summer is full of reruns and I'm on an 11wk maternity leave, I thought I'd give this new show that recently premiered a try.  We have watched 3 episodes, and we have actually enjoyed it.
I had a feeling if it had Betty White in it, it must be funny.  
If you're looking for a new show this summer, give it a try.
Oh, and it's recorded in front of a live studio audience.  
Which is so old school and another reason why I like it.  :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Love a Sleeping Baby!

How precious is this?!
He's been doing a lot of this, but I guess that's what newborns do.
Luckily, he's a good sleeper at night too.  


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Why oh Why?!

It's no secret, I have wavy/semi curly hair - thanks Dad.
If I want straight hair, I have to use a straight iron.

Growing up, I always wanted straight hair, and was so jealous of girls who did.  
I hate that I have to work at it to get it - wish it came naturally.  

Since my c-section was scheduled, I was able to "get ready". 
I looked so rough in the hospital pictures after having Jacob (hello, labored  for 15hrs!), so I purposely got up at 4am to shower, apply makeup and straighten hair!
sidenote:  had to be at the hospital at 5:30am

While in the operating room before the surgery began, I felt hot and light headed.
The nurse asked if I wanted a cool wash cloth for my head - indeed!!

After surgery, after post op recovery, I came out looking like this:


I got exactly what I didn't want:  a hot mess of hair!!

I'm glad I was able to provide a few laughs to my mom, sister and Kris.

One word:  sheesh!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Right where I belong...

...with my two sons  :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dreaming of Hot Dogs

We had a full house yesterday for lunch with family and so it was a long day for this little guy.
Around 6pm after everything had settled, we found him in our room - this time he didn't make it to the bed, the floor was just fine.  Love that he is cuddling the (pretend) mustard.   

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Nothing says July 4th like lovin' on some ice cream.

Levi has a matching onesie and I'm so sad I didn't get his picture made in it before we had to change him.
*he gets his chins from me :)

and just for smiles, here are some sweet feet :)

Hope you are enjoying your 4th!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sweet Gift

Thank you, thank you, thank you Aunt C for the baby blanket!
We were so surprised to see the package at the door and even more when we opened it up!
We absolutely L.O.V.E it!!!
Thank you for thinking of sweet Levi.
love & miss you!
come see us!  :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Boys... them to pieces!