Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Cards

Shutterfly is having a sweet deal that if you blog about them they will give you 50 free photo cards! So, why not show you there fun Christmas card options?! These are the top 3 that I like:

I love the brown and red combo in this one.
I love the black and white picture! It makes the green/red stripes really pop!

And I just love this one too! Because both my kids can be either naughty or nice. Luckily, they are mostly nice! You can find those photo cards HERE

Shutterfly also has fun CALENDARS that you can give as Christmas presents! I personally like the desk calendar. For someone who sits in an office all day long, it would be so nice for them to look at fun family pictures!

And even though Jameson just had his birthday, I love THESE fun birthday cards you could send out! I may just have to do this for Lily's birthday in February! Anyway, there are so many options to pick from! Not sure how I'll decide!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Day!

We finally got some snow last night! It's not a ton, but enough to make it look pretty outside! It started after the kids went to bed, and I told Lily if it started snowing while she was sleeping, I would wake her up. I have vivid memories of my mom doing this with me when I was younger! She'd wake us up at probably only 9ish, but to me it felt like the middle of the night! We'd get our snow clothes on and go sledding down our hill! It was so fun! Anyway, I knew I wouldn't take Lily sledding in it last night, I just wanted her to see it. Well, 9:15 rolls around and enough snow had accumulated on the ground. I went into her room and tried whispering to her to wake up because it's snowing. My whispers turned louder and louder. That girl would not wake up! She was moving lots as I was talking to her, but was clearly enjoying her nice warm bed. Sad. I really wanted her to wake up! I guess I should just be thankful that she can sleep through anything right?! So this morning when she woke, I showed her the snow and she was very excited! I told her that I tried waking her, and her reply was "Yah, I was tired so I didn't wake up." You better believe that!

AJ and I got the kids bundled up so he could take them for a quick ride in the backyard on a sled! Jameson's gloves were much to large for his little hands, but they worked! All ready to go for a ride!

Weeeeeee! AJ was pulling them fast!

Lily was a great big sister and held her brother nice and tightly.

It's hard to tell, but Jameson IS smiling!

Hat hair! I had just given him a bath and then we decided to take them outside. So his hair turned from looking cute to a mess! Oh well, I love it! I'm so glad we got to have a little snow to enjoy and play in!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday AJ!

Happy 34th Birthday to my AMAZING husband

Who is the BEST daddy

And my BEST friend!
I love you AJ!!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1st Birthday Party!

Last week, we had our whole family over to celebrate Jameson and AJ's birthdays! Those two are exactly one week apart! So it was nice lumping them both into one big party! I made homemade pizza that AJ bbq'd-so yummy-and some delicious sides brought by the moms. And of course cupcakes for dessert!
He loves balloons!

I am One!
Jameson with his twin Uncle Joel! I hear all the time how much Jameson looks like my brother and I fully agree!
Jameson playing with his Grandpa Acker
Joel and Katie with the birthday boy.

Lily with her Auntie Leandra and Uncle Kevin
My dad being silly with Jameson and my mom!
I still can't believe he's one!
Big sister just had to help Jameson open his presents.
She kept saying "take a picture of me!" Oh geesh. Pretty sure she needs a slice of humble pie!
Lots and lots of presents!

He loved playing with this bow!
A fun walker/ride on toy! He loved it!
"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!" AJ took him off the new toy to eat his cupcake and he was not happy!
This is what he did when he saw the cupcake! He leaned forward and ate it with his mouth before ever touching it with his fingers!
"Mmm this sugar stuff is good!"

Now he touches it with his fingers!
And back to eating it with his mouth!
We love our baby!
OK, this is the worst picture of me and AJ (I'm greasy and his eyes are half open!) but I just loved how Jameson was wanting to touch my face so badly with his sticky, chocolate fingers!
I have the best video to put on here of Jameson eating his cupcake, but I can't get it to load!! I'm so bummed! I'll try and figure it out and post it on here later!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Jameson Andrew!!!!

*Warning: This will be a SUPER long post with lots of pictures....I just couldn't choose a few for this big birthday post!*
What a bittersweet day for me! My sweet baby turns 1 today and I honestly can't believe it's been a year already! I remember the day of his birth like it was yesterday! I remember waking up super early because I was too nervous and excited to sleep. I remember reading my Bible in the early morning and reading about God's promises and how He is faithful to me. I remember getting a shower and doing my hair and make-up before going to the hospital. (such a difference compared to when Lily was born and we left for the hospital at 1am!) I remember laying in the bed getting all hooked up to monitors and IVs and being prepped for surgery and being super anxious, but God was with me! My husband was an amazing support too. And shortly thereafter our sweet Jameson entered the world weighing 9 lbs. 12 1/2 oz!!! BIG BOY!

Right before I walked into the operating room.

Fresh out of the womb!!

First photo with our little baby boy!

Lily was SO excited to meet her brother! Since she wasn't allowed at the hospital (darn that swine flu!!) she-and we-were thrilled to be home so Lily could finally see Jameson for the first time!

First weeks at home...

He was and still is such a snuggler!

1 month old: Love those matching jammies!
Sucking his thumb while sleeping on sweet!

2 months: Whoa! Check out those thunder thighs!!! This boy loves to eat!

3 months old: First trip to Disneyland!
He doesn't realize that he's at the "Happiest Place on Earth!"

4 months: Really starting to get more chubby and smiley!
His red hair is the BEST!

5 months: Asleep while getting his diaper changed!
6 months: Can finally get his toes into his mouth! It took him a while to reach that leg over his ginormous belly!

I love dressing them in matching outfits!
7 months: Sitting up so well
Here he is dancing at his Auntie Leandra and Uncle Kevin's wedding!
8 months: Is the best sleeper and will sleep anywhere-including at the pool!

He loves being with his sister!
9 months: He loves standing against furniture!
And he loves playing outside!
11 months: Exploring, crawling, and moving all over the place!

Showing off his teeth!
12 months: Still a snuggly, great sleeper, and happy baby!

And he loves his mama! He won't say "mama" too often, only when he's crying and wants me to hold him! Then he will say "mamamamama" over and over. I think it's cute-for now at least!
He LOVES the dishwasher! He's usually fussy when I'm trying to make dinner and will stand on the ground clinging to my leg because he wants me to hold him. Since I can't do that and cook at the same time, I found he is happy as can be if he can stand at the dishwasher! He'll jibber jabber while pulling silverware out and banging it on pots. Whatever keeps him happy!

That was the fastest year of my life. I don't remember time moving this fast when it was just Lily! I long for just one more moment to hold Jameson as an infant so I can love on him and squeeze on him while he was so little! I do realize I sound like an over emotional crazy mom here! But, I'm just sad his infant/baby days are over. I still call him my baby and probably will until the day he says "Hey mom? I'm 10 now. Can you please not call me your baby?!" Ok, sadness over, I'm so excited to see what kind of boy he will turn out to be! I can already tell he will be into everything! He loves crawling and moving all over the place. He can stand up on his own from sitting down on the ground and without holding onto anything! He has yet to take any steps, but I can tell he'll get there soon! He babbles all the time and says dada every once in a while along with dog and mama. He has 6 teeth! They all seem to be coming in right after each other! He sleeps great at night and takes 2 naps a day. Honestly, he is SO much fun! Thank you Lord for this sweet baby that you've given us! Happy 1st Birthday baby boy! (There I go calling him baby again and again! Oh well!)