Thursday, June 30, 2011



Muffin Jaws

Not a day goes by when these cheeks dont get pinched or commented on! I sure love to kiss them. Here are a few comments we have gotten on our budda baby so I dont foget:

"Those are what I call muffin jaws"- Lady at Pea in the Pod Maternity (we were there for my sis in law, NOT me!)

"That is one healthy, healthy, fine looking boy." -Adorable food sampler lady at Costco

"God spent a lot of time on that little one." -Seamstress at Badgley Mischka (I think God does on every precious child)

"Il est un petit boule." "He is a little ball." -French photographer for Shilav clothing (he did a little photoshoot for them)

"Wow, those are some big cheeks. He's fat. Why is he so fat?" -5 year old in my Sunday school class.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jake 5 Month Update

Jake is now 5 months old and he is a character! Here are his updates and stats.

-He now weighs a whopping 17lbs 5oz ounces and is 24 3/4" (he's a wee one)
-He is happy and since mom has taken out a lot of dairy his tummy is doing pretty good
-He loves to reach up and touch faces and will touch mom's face even when he's sleeping when she wishes him goodnight
-He is very determined, yet sensitive
-He fake coughs
-He is super slobbery and is NOT teething. Cant imagine what THAT will be like. I'll have to buy a rain jacket!
-He loves being tickled on his neck and tummy
-He squeals like a piggie when he laughs
-He screeches like a cockatoo when he's laying on his back and really hyper, while his legs and arms are fully extended and straight, then he jets his arms from his elbows and moves his legs straight up and down like a robot all while maintaining perfect jazz hands.
-He baaaaahhs like lamb and pouts if he's not being held and left alone for more than 2 seconds
-He HATES being alone for more than 2 seconds
-He takes 3 naps a day
-He turns his head really quick if he hears something exciting or wants to see something
-He pulls peoples hair and just loves the feel of it
-He played in grass for the first time and loved the feel of it with his little hands
-His feet just kick with joy when he rides in the Bjorn and we go for a walk
-He gets comments on his cheeks just about every day. Today a lady at the store called them "Muffin Jaws."
-He can turn a little bit when he's on his tummy, and scoots back
-He rolls over from tummy to back, and almost did back to tummy today
-He is a mamma's boy and has my number day and night
-He LOVES being outside and looking at flowers and trees
-He loves when both mom and dad stare at him and giggles with delight
-He is bright-eyed and bushy tailed in the morning, often smacking, cooing, and gurgling for several minutes until he comes around
-He reaches for up for toys but cant quite hold them or take them too good yet
-He loves the rag used in the bath tub and will grab it and suck on it and always reaches for it
-He loves plastic and paper, the sound, feel, and taste. Paper might just be his first food j/k
-He growls and makes guttural noises to people walking by, just his way of saying hello
-He smacks pages of books and hits the pictures on the pages
-He tries to grab as many toys as he can and gets super excited by just hitting all of them at once
-He will smile when you kiss him at night while he is sleeping
-He sleeps with a little yellow ducky blankey (his comfort/security blanket). We see him pull it on and off his face, but when he sees that we're there paying attention, he leaves it on his face and starts screaming and he lets go with his arms and he flips out.
-He is our little angel and we love him more today than ever

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Andy's First Father's Day

Andy is an amazing father. For Father's Day we went to church, came home and napped, then went and visited our dear friend's precious newborn baby boy. There is a special spirit around new parents and their little ones. I cant even describe the feeling in the hospital room, but it was a great reminder of the importance of fathers and parents. I love beholding new little ones. They are so unique and beautiful. Even when they cry. Even when they keep us up at night. They are wonderful.

We then came home and enjoyed a prime rib dinner (Andy's favorite) and some fun lil gifts to show our love for Andy's first Father's Day. It was perfect and sweet, and we are so lucky he's our dad. He puts up with our tricks and circus acts every single day with more love and devotion than any man of steel out there. He is our constant source of love and peace. We're thankful for him. Happy first Father's Day Andy Love!

Killer Fashion Icon

Andy snapped this picture a few Saturdays ago. It made me giggle. Sometimes I dont care what I wear, if it matches, or what goes with what. Like when I plant flowers on Saturday morning. It's nice to unleash sometimes and not be all fancy pantsy. I think the mail man might have seen me dressed like this *gasp*! It was cold that morning so I put warm socks on and they just happened to be the perfect gardening socks even after it got really hot out. Not all days are picture perfect, but HEY, I (almost) got ready for the day. Dont judge, just laugh. I did. ;-)