Psalm 45:10-11, 13-15

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take heart to what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. [...] The bride, a princess, waits within her chambers, dressed in a gown woven with gold. In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!



Monday, December 15, 2008

Mother & Son: Answering a Request

My mom requested to see me in some photos with the baby (other than the Christmas pj one). So here they are...

On our way to the MOPS Christmas Party



I love this face! This is the "Mom, what are you doing" look.

I've started to call him "The Burrower," because this is what he does.

And a series of pictures that won't rotate correctly. Blogger is weird.



Tuesday, December 09, 2008

All I Really Want

Warning: This just might want to make you cry and open up your heart a bit larger...expand your vision of what Christmas is.




Enough said.

Monday, December 08, 2008

The "How" Pictures

Here's some more pictures of Joey for you all...you'll get to see him (and hold him) soon! 13 days and counting....


This is how we sleep,

aren't we cute?

This is how we wake up...
and how we cry.

This is how we try to go to sleep.

This is how we show our Christmas pajama spirit,

and a little something more.

And a little video:



Thursday, December 04, 2008

A New Best Friend

Someone's got a new best friend...



This morning after Joey's second feeding I was hurriedly trying to get dressed and eat some breakfast before he started to get fussy and wanted to be held. So, I put him in his crib and went on my way, of course, checking back in the crib every few minutes.

He was still there. At one put he started getting fussy and crying. I decided to bust out one the toys he got a the baby shower. (This one is from Poppa Z & Deb.) It's a little butterfly the that when you pull its tail plays a little lullaby. Amazingly it worked!


So I went back to getting ready and of course continued to check up on him. This time he was craning his little neck to see the animals on his bumper and looking wide-eyed and smiling at the butterfly.
To tell you the truth, I was shocked I had like 20 minutes where he was occupied without me!

Now he's ready for a diaper change, so off we go!

Monday, December 01, 2008

The First Ten Days

Well, we're just beginning to settle into parenthood. Today is the first day Joe is back to work, so little Joe and I are on our own--what an adventure! (We even have our first trip to the doctor without daddy today.)

Even though today is technically the eleventh day Joey's been alive, here's a quick look back at his first ten days of life.

He was born.

Then he slept,


and looked cute.

His first walk and trip to the park, which he slept through.

He made some funny faces,

and lost his sock. (Why these pictures won't rotate, I don't know.)

He had his first bath, which he didn't seem to enjoy.

On Thanksgiving we went to watch Daddy play football,
but it started to rain so mom and baby went home. It was his first time to
Hilltop Park (where Joe proposed) and his first time in the rain with an umbrella, of course.

His first Thanksgiving and (decent) family picture.

And, of course, he looks adorable...

especially when he's making faces with Daddy.


On Sunday we had him dedicated to the Lord
(or as Joe would say, "to the Jesus").

Then we were welcomed back by the junior highers

and they were introduced to Joe.


We had 4 jr. highers with birthdays in November and all of them lobbying
for Joey to be born on their birthday. One of the boys Sam B.
(not Simba as seen here) said from the beginning Joey'd
be born on his birthday...and he was!