Monday, July 30, 2012


Lovey, sleeping baby vs. What-in-the-world-are-you-doing-to-me?! baby.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Having Fun with Mom's Family

My Mom's sisters, my aunts, were so sweet to throw a Getting-to-meet-Ivan party on Sunday for that whole side of the family! They even put out this awesome spread of Mexican food!  They were so thoughtful in their present giving - lots of things that will truly help us out with Ivan!  Oh, and the peaches and ice cream were fabulous!

My mom and aunt S took some of the best photos that we're sure to cherish in years to come.

Great grandpa with Ivan and me & then sister B, Ivan and me.

The family below is where sister B and I came from: my mom, aunt J, aunt S, my grandma and grandpa.

Ivan and his great grandpa.

Me, Ivan, and his great grandma.

Four generations: grandma B, my mom, me, and baby Ivan!

 The moms: C's mom (L), me, baby Ivan, my mom.  Gotta love this picture!

L, me, and Ivan (he is so lucky to have two doting grandmas!).

Thank you for the wonderful party!  We were able to see a lot of family that we haven't seen in awhile and they were so sweet!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Almost Eight Weeks Old and Becoming a Chunky Monkey

I'd say we've made some serious progress since day one.

Please check out the fat rolls. We are so very proud of those. He takes after both of us in the chubby baby department. I will report tomorrow as to whether he's doubled in weight yet!

We love this guy so very much!

- Posted from my mobile phone

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Not the "Photo Shoot" Type of Guy

It started out innocently enough. I wanted to see if this outfit actually fit yet. It looked so huge when it was given to Ivan when he was about three weeks old. It is a little tight now. Oops.

Super cute though.

Still enjoying life.

Evidence of a double chin - go Mama!

Photo shoot heads south.

Aaaaannnnddd, it's done, over. Back to the changing table to remove brown checks and khakis. Onesie can stay as long as immediate nursing commences. We're good now.
- Posted from my mobile phone

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Meet & Greet the Family

Ivan met his great aunt and great uncle today! Great aunt S was sweet enough to bring my grandpa up with her! She took a lovely family picture of the three of us!

Then Ivan was introduced to his great grandpa!

- Posted from my mobile phone

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Peach Picking at the Orchard

Our friend G has an orchard and the peaches were ready! What else was there to do, but grab little man, my parents, and go picking?

See the branches bent with peaches? What? You were looking at the little family? Okay, so we are the focal point in most of these pictures taken by my mom.

Dad C checking the ripeness of one baby Ivan.

Little dude is out whenever we take him into the heat. I think he likes it.

Apples in the background, along with C and G.

Apparently dads are allowed to pick their sons' noses. Gross.

Three generations of my family: my dad, me, and my new son. Half eaten apple not included, unfortunately, neither is the beautiful summer sun setting rays.

My mom with Ivan. She was extra good at keeping his face out of the sun. He hates the sun - vampire baby anyone?

Passed out still. His dad picked the awesome plaid pants, not mommy.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Saturday, July 7, 2012

This Week in Review

First visit to grandpa J's store. Did not get any paint on him. Starting to fill out the carseat.

Snuggles with Mom. Probably hungry - always hungry.

Meeting the generation that came before. This gentleman would be C's grandpa's brother, and his lovely wife. That would make this Ivan's great great aunt and uncle.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

Some fun photos my mom took as we spent the 4th at C's parents' house. I quite like how close our families can be. Does anyone else spend holidays with their significant other's sister's husband's parents? That's what J does for sister B. So sweet.

Me and sister B. I didn't get much sleep the night before (thank you, baby I).

J finally held Ivan and sister B is rocking the neon shorts.

Aww, J is telling baby I all of his secrets. Sister B is editing.

- Posted from my mobile phone