Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
First, make sure everyone is paying attention to your baby brother, this shouldn't be hard. Then, slip away to survey the Christmas cookie selection carefully. Don't rush into a decision.
Choose your cookie.
Repeat as often as you can get away with it. It is always good manners to help replenish the cookie tray. This also gives you an opportunity to make sure your favorite cookies are available.
Don't forget to open presents.
Remember to thank your brother for being such a great distraction.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
A few Christmas morning highlights...
Jasper's gift opening skills improved over the course of the day.
Jasper was so sweet as he opened gifts for Joe. He would show his brother the present and let Joe know it was for him. This picture shows a new set of pacifiers. Lucky baby.
It took us all day to get through Santa's presents, stockings, and gifts that had been mailed to us from friends and family. We went to cousin Debbi's for dinner, I'll post those pictures soon.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
It's been a fun Christmas season this year. Jasper really seems to understand that Santa is coming. We have been listening to Christmas music and reading holiday stories so he is also excited about Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
And here we have a Seahawks hat by Nana.
Stockings are for your feet, no?
Cookies have been baked and decorated...
Oh, and all the boxes! I don't get out of the house much these days, so I've had to rely on my internet shopping skills.
Aparna and her mom visited. Aparna did a great job holding Joe.
Joe sleeping again.
Joe the skeptic.
Monday, December 16, 2013
...before I settle in, here's a sweet picture of Joe.
I haven't been able to post as much now that Joe has made us a family of four. We've had visitors and dinners brought to us and cards and gifts arriving in the mail. You have all helped with the transition. I hope to post more soon!
Joe just before his fist bath at home.
Joe after the bath. It didn't take him long to recover.
Jasper helping make sugar cookies.
Friday, November 29, 2013
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Both sides of our family were at our place for the big feast. We had a potluck with my mom cooking the turkey. It was so nice to hang out with everyone.
Jasper also pitched in.
Jack, Jasper, Joe, and I had some snuggle time in bed this morning. We were a cozy family of four.
I love not Black Friday-ing. PJ truck time!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Yesterday we welcomed our newest family member into the world. Joseph Levi arrived at 7:54 am, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He is 19 inches long and has a full head of hair. So far he has proven to be a great eater and a decent sleeper. When you have one child, you love them more than anything, how amazing it is to discover that you can fall in love with another child just as much all over again.