Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Skill #1..

Week 12: hand-eye coordination

He is loving his hanging play gym. Those little arms get moving to hit and occasionally grab onto the hanging toy. I am also loving it due to the fact that he can lay there for awhile entertained and I get some "me" time.

Christmas Tree Time...

As always, it's just not quite Christmas without a Christmas tree. This year, Levi helped us pick out our tree=)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Do you have an "classy" Christmas sweater??

Our friends Jordan and Jamie gave Levi this Christmas sweater. Since it is a funny Christmas sweater, we decided to head to the Thrift store and find ugly Christmas sweaters to take a family picture with. We definitely found some "classy" ones=)

and a few regular photos while we were at it...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Music

Who doesn't love some great Christmas music. As always, our music debuts itself every year the day after Thanksgiving. When we first got married, Andrew was not a fan of Christmas music.... you know, the boring traditional Christmas music... the stuff I LOVE! But as he did his research (and if you know Andrew, he definitely did some research=) he found some great music that was more his style. He has now become one of the biggest Christmas music fans I know. Here is the newest addition to our Christmas music collection this year. If you are in need of updating your collection, I would definitely recommend this album.


Here are some adorable letter/number flash cards...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

9 weeks

This is Levi's 9 week picture. We spent the week in bakersfield so our normal picture didn't happen. Plus I think this picture is pretty cute of him=)

A girl from church made Levi this adorable owl beanie. She is so talented and super sweet for thinking of Levi. Thanks Amber... you are the best!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

backyard update

As you know, our backyard has been a continued work in progress since we bought this house. It started out with a funky apartment/brick bbq room that pretty much took up the entire backyard and now is beginning to look like a backyard that we can hangout in and enjoy. Here are the steps that we have taken so far...

Step 1: Plant 3 fruit trees
2: Tear out apartment/bbq room
3: Restore back to a garage
4: Remove all the unnecessary concrete
5. Level the dirt
6: Mark out flower beds
7: Put in sprinklers
8: Plant grass
9: Build trellis against the neighbors fence and plant star jasmine to create a hedge
9: Build garden boxes and start a garden

(Since almost all of this was done while I was pregnant, Andrew has worked so hard by himself to create our dream backyard)

The last thing that we have had done was remove the brick driveway and concrete path that ran to our side fence. After much debate we decided just to tear our the brick since it was laid right on the dirt and was already breaking as we drove on it and just plant grass there instead. It already makes our yard feel so much bigger.

Our next step is to get some pavers from katie (thanks Katie) and build a paver patio to give us somewhere to sit and hangout on. Hopefully this patio will turn out as great as we have it envisioned in our minds.

This has been a long and incredibly fun process for us, turning something that was so awful into something that is beautiful.

Here is what is looks like right now...

Hi Olive! No more brick driveway

At Andrew's request we are going to put an avocado tree in that corner by the garage. Andrew says that avocados are the food of kings=) Royalty... here we come!!

The patio will go here where the cement pathway use to be

Andrew's beautiful garden boxes. We have been eating salad every night from our garden.

This is the trellis that Andrew built for our star jasmine to grow on.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

8 weeks

Week 7 accidentally got deleted off of the memory card so here is week 8. The rolls keep coming. We go today for his 2 month checkup so I am interested to see how much weighs. I will keep you posted=)

6 weeks

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Levi Waking Up

Levi waking up on our vacation!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Capturing the moment

As we took his Halloween pictures this morning he was so happy that we decided to capitalize on the moment and take a few more...

Levi at 7 weeks

My little Frogger...

Levi's decided to dress up as a frog for his first Halloween.
Cutest Frog I have ever seen!!!

Who wouldn't love being a frog!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

5 weeks

Thank you Aunt Katie for taking Levi's 5 week pictures since we were at your house.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


The smiles are starting and making all the screaming worth it!!!


Here are a few pictures from our family trip to Shaver...

I love how much Henry loves his Uncle Drew

Olives heaven... having adventures in the woods

Charlie smiling at Levi