Saturday, January 8, 2011

Five months old :)

My sweet little dude,

Lately it seems that I blink my eyes and a week has flown by - the time is just going so fast and your fifth month was no exception - especially with the holidays and mommy's work and photography. You seem to learn something new every day now - you are "talking" up a storm - you don't make any sense most of the time but you love to sit and babble to your toys or daddy or I - you know how to raise your voice as well when you want something and don't think we are getting it or doing it fast enough :P You love to chew on anything you can get your hands on - especially your keys and love to watch tv in your swing in the living room and poker in bed with daddy. Daddy claims the voices on the poker shows are soothing to you :P

Thank you for all of the happiness you bring to our lives - we both love you so much and love to see you smile and laugh and learn and grow.



Here is your five month bear pic (4 month on top, 5 month on bottom):

First Thanksgiving!

My mom always hosts Thanksgiving with both sides of my family and a few close family friends - this year Joe's good friend Ed joined us as well :) First on the agenda we had to have a little shoot in Christian's first Thanksgiving shirt:

Then Christian hung out outside with daddy and the boys (it was a little chilly out :P):

Then he went inside and hung out with some various family members :)

And then slept . . .

and slept some more . . .

I'm sure next Thanksgiving will be slightly more exciting for him :) We have so much to be thankful for this year - a roof over our heads, good jobs, good health, great friends and a loving family and of course our newest blessing - Christian <3

Month 5 pics :)

The biggest event of Christian's fifth month was his first Thankgiving but I'll save that for it's own post :) Here are a random pics from the month:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Four Months Old :)

Little mister,

Mommy didn't get a chance to write to you on your actual birthday and now the details of the month are kind of fuzzy but I do know that the biggest change for you this month was that mommy went back to work and you started spending every day with daddy. I was a little nervous about leaving you since you don't always eat well from a bottle but you did a great job and hardly gave daddy a hard time. At your 4 month check up you weighed 16 lbs 10 oz and were 26 inches tall - you're a big boy! You did a little better with your shots this time - I think they're much harder on mommy and daddy than they are on you.

It is so much fun watching you grow and learn new things - daddy and I love you so much.


Here's your 4 month bear pic (3 month on top, 4 month on bottom):

1st Halloween!

Since Christian was much too young to trick or treat this year he didn't get a real costume - I did find some awesome glow in the dark skeleton jammies at Old Navy though so he did kind of get to dress up :) Grandma also found a 1st Halloween shirt for him so of course we had to do a photo shoot in that as well:

Month 4 pics :)

I went back to work the end of October right about the start of holiday portrait season so my schedule was pretty crazy the last few months of the year - let's just say I totally underestimated how hard it would be having a full-time job and a side business on top of being a mommy - at least I will know for next year :) I've been on vacation since December 23rd so I have finally had a chance to catch up on my personal pictures and some other projects I have been wanting to work on including updating our poor neglected blog :) Besides celebrating Christian's first Halloween, his fourth month was pretty uneventful. He and daddy adjusted well to me being at work all day - and while I miss my boys so much while I'm gone it's nice to know that Christian is getting the best care possible :) Here are a few of my favorites from the month: