Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tour of Dodger Stadium

 Last year for Christmas, we gave Rod and Sue a trip down to L.A. for a Dodger Stadium tour. Two weeks ago we finally made it down there. I have never seen anyone get so intense watching a Dodger game so walking around the stadium with him was so much fun. There was a baseball clinic going on that day on the field so we weren't able to go into the dugout or onto the field which was a bummer but we were able to see a ton of other places where I had never been before.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Camping at Wishon

This past weekend we went camping with our lifegroup up to the Wishon Village. This was an area that I have never been to and it was so beautiful. It was our first camping trip with Levi and I was definitely nervous about the whole tent sleeping thing but he did great!! We are loving our life group and getting to do life together! We can't wait until next year.

We did some fishing and hanging out at the Wishon Reservoir 

Levi was filthy the whole time. Who needs toys when you have rocks, sticks, and dirt!!!

Andrew and Levi playing in the water

The group hanging out around the camp fire

Some rock jumping

Eating lunch and hanging out by the lake

Family Photo

Levi knocked out on the walk back to the car

Piggy Back time

Our little bear cub!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Levi loves his daddy!

It's fun to watch Levi get so excited when Andrew gets home from work. 

Andrew can always get Levi to laugh and squeal. 

Helping him fix the water heater

Lots of books

Playing in Dinky Creek

Shoulder rides around the house, one of his favorites

Levi is so lucky to have an amazing dad!

Runaway Baby...

I go into his room to change his clothes and diaper. I get everything off, reach over to get his new diaper and look back and he is gone. I look around and this is what I see. I never knew changing a diaper could be so difficult=) 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

9 months

This was a huge month for Levi.

- His first tooth popped in on Mother's Day (bottom, middle)
- He really figured out the eating thing and now eats anything
- LOVES blueberries, he will put as many in his mouth as possible
- He is starting to crawl!!! he is very slow though, it is really cute to watch
- Learning how to open cupboards
- He is starting to lengthen but the rolls are still there
- He had his first fever/flu, which led to his first trip to the Urgent Care. It was so sad to watch. For 3 days he didn't open his eyes all the way, the only sounds we heard were moans, and he couldn't lift his head off of my chest. He had a fever for 4 days and then for the next 3 days he was extremely fussy and irritable. I am so glad that is over
- Still such a happy little guy. The smiles come so easily!
- LOVES dogs. His favorite thing is when Olive and Chuck play/wrestle together. He screeches and wants to follow them everywhere
- I still feed him to sleep for naps and bed time. Wakes up usually wakes up once in the middle of the night around 1:30
- He is a social little guy. I have been called out of church to come get him in the nursery once and that was the only time there were no other kids in there. He loves to be around other kids.
- Started to move all over the place in his crib.
- He had a rough start to life but he has turned into such a HAPPY little guy. We just love him to pieces!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our family

We went to a wedding that had a "photobooth." We decided to take a family photo.

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Birthday Hike

For my birthday, the one thing I wanted to do was go on a hike up at Shaver. I love being up in the mountains and we are definitely spoiled here in Fresno to be only an hour away. My actual birthday was this past Saturday but since Andrew has Fridays off we decided to head up to Shaver a day early. Christian, Lacy, and Winston (their adorable Pug) came with us. It was surprisingly really cold but we had checked the weather and dressed appropriately. The scenery was beautiful as always and the day ended up being perfect. 

Levi is in the pack on Andrew's back

Lacy helping Christian along=)

Levi took a little nap on the walk back. His face was flat against Andrew's back... so precious

I think a birthday hike might be the new tradition... you are all invited next year!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

8 Months


- We felt and saw Levi's first tooth on Mother's Day. What a great gift to me!!!
- For the past few weeks when we put Levi to bed for the night, between 7 and 8, he has been waking up about 45 minutes later as if it was a nap. This has created not very relaxing evenings for Andrew and I has we spend the next hour or so getting him back to sleep. (Lots of crying)
- He is starting to figure out the whole keeping things in his mouth thing but it is hilarious to watch the funny faces he makes with new foods.
- He is finally starting to move to only needing 2 naps a day.... Most days
- Still waking up 1-2 times a night.
- We have really seen a growth spurt this month.
- The hair is really starting to come in=)
- We are on the verge of crawling. He is wanting to reach things that are further away... lots of face plants going on around here.
- Cherrios are still not making it into the mouth
- Loves to suck on frozen blueberries out of the little mesh bag
- Levi loves the mirror. Especially a floor length mirror that he can sit in front of and hit with his hands. I think he thinks that the person in the mirror is a friend.... very cute to watch
- When he reaches for me to pick him up I just melt
- Love the turn the pages when we read to him
- This month I started to jog with him in the stroller facing forward rather than in his car seat
- Still sleeps the whole way down to Bakersfield, as long as we leave around his nap time
- Smiles, smiles, smiles.... keep them coming sweet boy!!!

7 months

- Levi is having a tough time figuring out how to eat. That tongue just keeps getting in the way
- He loves to play with cheerios but is yet to put them in his mouth
- Still makes all kinds of noises... most often we hear "dadadadadadadadada" not sure if this is meant to be DADA as in Andrew or not. Andrew thinks it it=)
- Levi was dedicated this month at Church
- Levi met his friend Liam and Aunts Erin and Susan for the first time
- He still wakes up 1-2 times a night
- I either feed him or rock him to sleep for naps
- Levi loves grass, No need for a picnic blanket on the ground. He loves to pick at the grass and play with it in his hands.
- Levi is a happy boy, for the most part unless he is hungry or tired he is smiley and making lots of noises.
- I just can't get enough of him!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


You're all invited!!!