Friday, March 27, 2009

Bella and I

Jen snapped this pic of Bella and I while we were at a baby shower. People always mention I never post pics of myself. I'm usually the one behind the camera (and I don't particularly like being in front of it).

Kayden and Addi

This is a picture of Kayden and his best friend, Addi. He loves to hug and kiss everyone, but I think he likes kissing Addi the most. Luckily, she doesn't seem to mind.

Family pics

Unfortunately, James was at work when we had the pics of Bella done, so he's not in them. At least Kayden smiled though!

Bella's 3 month old pics

My good friend Jen took some pics of us last week. Bella is 13 weeks old in these photos. She really seemed to enjoy being in front of the camera and the pics turned out great!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bella's new chair

A friend let me borrow a baby chair, so we could test it out on Bella before purchasing one. I had to pack blankets around her, but she seemed to like the view. Seems like she is always lying down and I think she liked being able to sit up for a while.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Music time

I snapped this cute picture of Addi, Kayden's friend, while at Play-Dayz.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tummy time!

Bella likes tummy time. She always looks so surprised when she rolls over, like she didn't really intend to. I love the bottom on her pants which was the whole reason I took the picture. Had to get a couple pics of it before she grows out of them!


We joined our friends the Tibbetts at Play-Dayz this morning. Today's fun included toddler yoga, which Kayden was less than thrilled about. But, once the scarfs, parachute and bubbles came out, he opened up and started to play. The bubbles are made of sugar and they don't pop right away, enabling the kids to catch them first.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Well, the weather was crappy today. We did what we could to stay entertained. This is a picture that Kayden drew.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

12 weeks of Bella

Bella is 12 weeks old today. Where does the time go? This sweet smile just for mommy makes all the sleepless nights well worth it. She did bless me by sleeping extremely well last night. She went down at 7 and slept until 7 this morning. She did wake to eat of course, but went right back out. Tonight, well, she's still fighting sleep.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sleeping beauty

As promised, I'm taking more pics this week. I suppose it's not a wonder why she doesn't sleep at night, given that she spends most of the day asleep! Kayden and I went to check out a pre-school today (signed him up!), went to Petco to see the animals, then stopped off at Jamba Juice. She slept the whole time. Even slept for another 2 hours after we got home. I'm trying to get her on a more normal schedule, but it's not working so well. She finally goes down around 1 AM, which in retrospect, beats 4 AM like it used to be.

Craft time

Today Kayden and I made a snowman craft. He wasn't in the posing mood. It's like pulling teeth to get him in front of the camera sometimes. We made a ton of snowmen! It's amazing how easily a 3 year old can be entertained with paper, a glue stick and cotton balls. (Never mind the nakedness, he has on big boy undies!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Remembering Grandma

My Grandma passed away 2 years ago. I miss her terribly. She only got to see Kayden once and Bella has her middle name, Merlene. I only wish my children would have had the chance to really know her, and her them. She bravely battled cancer 3 times before it ended her life, much too soon.

Fire House Tour

Our playgroup visited the local fire station last week. Kayden made sure to stick close by but seemed to enjoy himself. He loved his fire hat.

Trip to Seattle

Kayden had to drive a car while we were there (of course!)

My Grandpa came up for a visit this past weekend. He'd never been to Seattle, so we played tourist on Sunday. We went to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and then to the Fisherman's for a crab feast. Despite the long walk back to the car (stupid Monorail was out of service for the trip back), in the snow, it was a great day.


These pics were of Bella when she was 9 weeks old. She's almost 12 weeks, so I need to take some more. It's so neat to watch all the firsts come around again. She rolled over at 10 weeks and is full of coos and smiles.

Kite Flying

The weather was real nasty on Saturday, but rather than brood, we took advantage of the wind and Kayden and James flew kites. I got to play with the new lense James got me for Christmas. I was able to stand on the porch and take pics of Kayden close up. It's got awesome zoom!

Baby Bella

These are some pics taken right after Bella was born.

Starting over

Despite MANY attempts, I can't seem to get the template to work the way I want to on my other blog, so I'm starting over! I'll be posting more pics as I take them this week. So frustrating!

Anyways, I guess it's a good way to motivate me to take more pictures this week. I decided to start with some maternity pics that my good friend Jen took. Hope you like them.