Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Officially ONE!

I can't believe it has been a year already since I held this little boy for the first time.  

He brings us so much joy!!
My sweet sister in law Allie and I went out to take some pictures of our BIG one year old.  He was quite the ham.  Well, in between him trying to run the other direction from us!  Little stinker!  :)

Mimi (Blake's mom) made his adorable shirt.  Thanks Mimi!!
Thank you Lord, for Your sweet blessings in our little ones.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Today is Austin's 1st birthday!!!!

What a wonderful day it was when our baby #2 was born.
We did not know boy or girl, until 6:45pm that Sunday evening, 9 days after my due date.  Austin, you measured in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long.  I will never forget that day.  So many wonderful memories flood my mind with happiness. The thing that struck me the most, (besides that you were a BOY) was your full head of black hair.
Not only was I completely overwhelmed with joy watching your daddy hold his little boy, I also melted watching our family of four come together.  Your sister was in love from the first second she met you. It was such a precious memory for me. 
I can't believe how little you were!! 

Little man, you are not the best eater.  Sometimes you eat everything in sight and other times you can be quite the picky eater.  You often like something yesterday, but not today or tomorrow or the next day.  The multiple colds you have had, I am sure don't help make you feel good.  Poor little guy.
Even though the food thing can be tricky, you are an awesome sleeper at night.  You sleep from 7pm to 7am.  LOVE it!  As long as we have portable crib you will sleep anywhere.  We are so thankful for this!!
You love walks in the stroller.  You love to be near people.  You light up when you see anyone.  You love to laugh, giggle and to be tickled.  You also love to get into EVERYTHING.   One of my favorite things about you is when there is music on, you are a dancing machine.  HA!  
You love, love, love your sister.  You love to play with her.  You love to follow her. You love to be near her.  You also really love to mess up her toys.  :)
You absolutely LOVE to be outside.  This is an essential for every day.  You are a momma's boy for sure, but when daddy comes home you follow him everywhere he goes.
Happy 1st birthday Austin James!!   You sure are loved by so many!  I can not believe you are ONE!!  YAY!  Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day!!

We have a fun day ahead planned for us over here.  Aubrey Rose has a Valentine party at preschool.  She was so excited to bring little Valentines for all of her friends.  

For lunch, Daddy is going to take his little girl out for a special date.  She is really into dates lately.  He asked her where she wanted to go and she said "To school."  HA!  She LOVES it there!  :)
Later, as a family we are going to have fun jumping and playing at Skywalk and then dinner with some friends.  We are looking forward to it!
I love how every Valentine's Day looks so different.  This year we have a new little guy around.  Last year I was wondering if we would have a Valentine baby.  Little did I know I still had almost 2 weeks to go.  What a blessing to have these precious feet to kiss and tickle today. 
 I love how when we took these fun pictures, I sat Austin right next to Aubrey Rose and this is how she posed...
for like five pictures.  :) She loves him.  A lot.
She just wanted to squeeze him.
 And tickle him.
And hug him.
I love how they love each other.
Their smiles make me melt and so do their blue and brown eyes.
And just to keep it real (hint...hint...Karen)  HA!  He had enough of this picture stuff!  He was ready to go and play.  :)
We hope you enjoy your special day too!  Happy Valentine's Day from our home to yours! XOXO

Friday, February 10, 2012

Almost ONE!

We are getting so close to Austin turning ONE.  Time is flying.  Here are some of my favorites of him the last month or so.  The end of the month he will be a big ONE year old!  This boy sure brings us so much joy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Aubrey and Auntie's fashion show

Austin has had lots of love on here lately.  How about some love for his girly-girl sister!  Auntie Blair (Blake's sweet sister) asked if Aubrey Rose wanted to be in a bridal fashion show.  Auntie Blair was the bride and she asked if Aubrey wanted to be her flower girl.  Oh my, it was one of the cutest things I have ever seen.  
 Aubrey has to work a little on our posing and the correct model walk,
 but she loved all the glamour,
 especially getting to do it with Auntie BB.
 Here is a little video of her big debut.
The video below was my favorite.  She walked by herself, blew me a kiss and then ran over to me and gave me a kiss on the cheek.  HA! Not really typical catwalk style, but melted my heart!  :)
And just so I remember what this little girl talked like...love her!
Then, we got a special treat.  One of the employees of the building took us on top of the rooftop.  It was so neat!!
For all you Fresno people, that is Freeway 41 with Riverpark in the background.  So fun to see the whole city from so high up.
Aubrey Rose was quite the fan of this whole day.  She said "It was so fun getting married, Mommy!"  Oh dear!!!  I quickly informed her she is DEFINITELY NOT MARRIED.  And she never will be.  Okay, just kidding I didn't say the last part.  :)