Thursday, May 19, 2011

its almost that time!

k so even tho it is mid-may in bakersfield, we have yet to have any real sign of summer yet. today is supposed to be a perfect sunny and 78 degrees! maybe the hot weather is waiting until we finish our pool! that's right we are putting in a pool :) its going to be a big (20ft by 40ft) rectangle so nothing cool and fancy. we are also going to have a spa attached and a fun little gas fire pit to hang out around too. i am soo very excited about this because my family LOVES to swim! and up til now we have always had to load up everyone and drive somewhere (either riverlakes or a friend/family member that has a pool). it will be sooo nice to just throw on our suit and grab a towel. the idea of being able to swim while kids are napping or just me and joe after the kids have gone to bed sounds sooo nice! but that does mean i need more than one swim suit! i havent ordered from this site yet but they look like that have a TON of super cute and modest swim suits!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

going kinda out of order here

i know that these posts are totally out of order but its better than nothing. im sure whoever out in cyber world is reading this will enjoy the pictures even out of order :) i decided not to do a 3d ultrasound with this pregnancy because i didnt want to know the gender so i debated doing maternity pictures instead. then i decided i didnt want to have a bunch of pictures of myself with a belly LOL. so we did a super fun newborn photo shoot instead. i looked on the internet for different fun poses of sleepy naked babies and gave them to brooke as ideas id like to try. the shoot ended up taking like two hours because he just didnt want to fall asleep. but when he finally did knock out it was soo fun moving him around into cute poses! here they are!!

the cloth bum!

so as some of you know i switched taylor into cloth diapers when she was about 4 months old. many of you probably thought i was crazy or a weird tree hugger or something, and i am proud to say that i am still using cloth diapers. i think for one they are soo dang cute compared to a white diaper with mickey mouse on the front that feels like paper. i sure wouldnt want to wear paper underwear every day! but really, i do enjoy doing cloth diapers so much on both the kids (hoping taylor potty trains soon). it really isnt like it was back in the old days. i use the Gro-Via diapers for both kids. its a one size fits almost all that you can adjust to fit all sizes of kids. nathan wears it on the smallest setting and taylor on the largest. i have a sink in my laundry room so after i take off a dirty diaper i spray it off and then leave it til i do laundry that night. i have tried to get friends to try them out and make the switch as well because its sooo nice not having to buy diapers all the time! i couldnt imagine how much i would be spending on paper diapers right now with the two still in them! here's a few pictures to show off our fluff!
this was him at one month old. i try to do pictures every month for the first year since they change soo much soo fast
look how much he is growing! this is his two month photo shoot. how can you not think this diaper is soo dang cute!

time to do some catching up!!

yes i realize that the baby is no longer a tiny newborn in the NICU. but i DID finally update my family picture so that should count for something right!?!? i will try to do a few more posts today while landen is at school. for now enjoy a couple recent pics of my THREE kids
I cannot believe what a handsome boy he is becoming. he will be five years old in another couple weeks. he has really dont a great job being a big brother as well. he is sooo proud that he finally has a little brother. he asks to hold him all the time!
taylor and her crazy red hair! who would have thought that my family with all blondes would have this little girl! i have never been a fan of redheads but i couldnt imagine her any other way. she just turned two this past weekend (ill do a separate post) and she is such a fun little girl. she loves being a big sister to her baby and wants to help me do EVERYTHING!
and of course the newest guy who just turned three months old yesterday. he is not very little anymore tho as you can see. he is just the happiest guy ever and smiles all day long. he has been sleeping thru the night for a few weeks now and i just moved him into the crib in his own bedroom. i am hoping that when he gets older that the boys can share a bedroom and we will still have a guest room for when family/friends come to visit.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

new family pic coming soon

yes i know we have now been a family of five for four whole weeks now. my profile picture on here is very old and outdated, but we have already taken new family pictures and are waiting for them to be edited and sent to us. i also am very much looking forward to nathans newborn pictures. i had my best friend take those sleepy pose newborn pics that you always see that are soooo adorable. i cant wait to get them back and post them for everyone to see :)
update on baby-he is doing good eating every 3 hours (half formula and half breastmilk). he has his one month appt on monday and i expect the dr to say he is lookin good. i have no idea how much weight he has gained but i know he is growing. he is starting to get a little chubby cheek action going on! he still fits into the newborn size clothes tho, so im guessing in the 8-9lb range. i will definitely update on here after his appt. i have taken pics with my cell phone and joe's as well so ill do some random around the house pictures on here as well.